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Dark Reflections

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Three in the morning and yet I lie awake reflecting, strange stories playing out in my mind. They are dark but oddly beautiful, and their emotions are captured in this sleep deprived improvisation...

What story is the music telling you?

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Best kind of music come from dreamless mind.It expess the agony of wanting something but you can't get it for some reason. Simple and short.

BlazingDragon responds:

Good analysis. Thanks for commenting!

Hi again BlazingDragon, again a very lovely track, very calm, peaceful and this is something I'm putting on my "Trying to sleep" playlist, Thanks a lot again. :)

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you zivoz! :)

Why is it that the sky represents freedom and the vast open ocean adventure?
The sky is cold and harsh winds blow there is no rest for those in flight but the ground below.
The vast ocean dark and murky filled with vile predations where the only sanctuary is the reef.
They represent solitude.

BlazingDragon responds:

Interesting take on the sky and ocean. I lean toward the optimistic side, so I can't say I'm inclined to see the world in such a way. Still, what you wrote has some truth, and it certainly fits the music. Thanks for sharing your poetic idea. :)

I think this song is about your former past, containing dark emotions, and hinders life and the way you live. The song is calm, peaceful, but has a dark tone to it.

It's a bit too abstract to make any symbolism, except the title and the tone of the song. But overall, I believe it's something of an abrupt end to a joyous life. To put it more in detail, this abrupt end destroyed a new life, and ended up living the past again, learning nothing, and not doing anything that one desires anymore.

Whether this new life is only a dream, a fantasy, an illusion, or any fake and false experience, it at least has its right to have a significance and position for the one that experiences it. But truly, the only false experience is the one that isn't exactly direct, and we experience that all the time.

BlazingDragon responds:

I like your description of this piece having a calm, peaceful, and dark tone. Those are things that seem contrary, but they can work together in a really interesting way.

Thank you for reviewing. :)

"He gazed up at the starry night sky as he stood there, then continued on walking down the street. The drowsiness from the alcohol he had consumed was there, but it wasn't enough. No matter how dulled his senses would get, his mind was always tormented, poisoned. Tormented by his past, everything he did wrong and everything he didn't accomplish, desires and ambitions left in ruins.

The irrationality, the madness that he heard himself whisper sometimes in moments he could not understand why he allowed to happen, poisoned his soul, and even though he knew that the poison came from the misery of his life, he knew fully well that he was actually a good person, with a long life yet to come. But he felt that taint too well - even in his heart, did he feel a shivering, a pain that did not hurt, but one that reminded him of all the so-called life he had been forced to live, the life he would rather have never lived. For he did not know the value of a life; only the price of one. And that was his suffering.

He looked down on his hand. He held several pills, and in the other, a bottle of alcohol.

He threw it all away."

That, is what I imagined. Whatever you make of the ending, is up to you.

BlazingDragon responds:

Man...that's powerful.

I think that it is dangerous to make our satisfaction in life contingent upon accomplishments. It is heartbreaking to think about the people who spend their whole life pursuing a goal only to reach it and feel empty. That has been the cause of many suicides.

For me personally, God is where my satisfaction lay. Even through all my failures and mistakes, He has shown himself good to me. I do have desires and ambitions, but achieving those things are like icing on the cake. I've pursued them and have come up empty, but now I find myself having joy. Transformed each and everyday for the better in a way that I could have never done myself.

Anyway, you're story reminded me of my own experience. That shows how poignant it is. Thank you for sharing. :)

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4.45 / 5.00

Jan 3, 2014
4:39 AM EST
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6.7 MB
3 min 39 sec

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