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Here to Stay

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Hey, look, I know how to upload! I was worried because, supposedly, everything goes away after a new year. And holy crap, it's 2015! This is not allowed! I mean, I still want to say it's 2012...and it's not just me, so don't even say it...
Anyway, so here is my newest release, "Here to Stay." Part of it is based off of Cole from Inquisition (who's my precious baby) and part of it is based off a story idea I have that I'll one day get around to writing. And I'm singing here, which is new (not counting my...uh...less than great cover of the Revelations theme...). I actually sing a lot, but I'm a little nervous with sharing that aspect of my...ehm...skill set. Besides, recording's a BITCH.
If you're looking for something weird and different, listen to the reversed version of this song, which I'm also uploading.
At any rate, if you're like me, you'll want lyrics. I mean, if you can't understand me, then that means my diction's fucked, but still, lyrics!

Can you see me standing here?
You're not as lonely as you appear.
I promise you that I will never disappear
Unless you want it that way,
I'm here to stay.

Here I stand and nothing's crystal clear,
I'm not a monster to be feared.
I'm not some senseless horror that will make you sleep
Forever and ever.

Let me stay, and I'll stay.
Bid me go, and I'll go.
Let me stay, and I promise
You'll never be lonely that way

I can see that you're in pain,
And I can't just sit here and watch in vain.
This path of self-destruction you've decided to take
Is not the answer.

Feel my skin 'neath your fingertips,
And I'll help fight back the cold that nips.
I promise you that all you're feeling ain't some trick
That I've conjured.


Can you see me standing here?

Update: Several commenters pointed out that the track was clipping like crazy, and I can't believe I didn't catch that before posting it. I've been meaning to fix it forever, and now I finally have, so it shouldn't clip anymore!
While I was at it, I updated the tracks with the nicer-sounding VST plugins I downloaded recently, so it's not going to sound exactly the same as before.

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Every now and then I come across singer songwriters playing tunes at popular places in town. I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada and the main attraction here is called The Forks. In a sense it is like an outdoor mall with a main attraction in the middle of it all. The main attraction is a medium-sized building filled with multiple shops ranging from tribal gifts and gear to donuts&coffee to a fruit market and much more. Certain artists display their talent within said building, normally with a fairly lightweight instrument in hand. What I am getting at is that you have a diverse selection of songs that many people do not even know about. Only today while surfing Newgrounds did I find your music. I'm betting people would be happy to stop and listen to music with such emotion.


I really like it. Was going to rate a 5 but the clipping on some of those vocals dropped it down to a 4. If you ever re-upload please tell me and Ill give you that 5! Great work.

RinOfWater responds:

Thanks...I already got a complaint about the clipping, so I'll probably re-record it when I get some free time...
I'm glad you've liked it, though!

You've got a very nice voice! And musically, it's a cool song!

Productionwise, I'm noticing quite a bit of clipping on the vocals, the level for that track could be a bit too hot.

Keep it truckin' ma'am! And Inquisition rocks!

RinOfWater responds:

Thank you very much!
I thought I fixed that, but I guess not...and I didn't save it in Audacity, so fuck. I'll have to see what I can do about that...might have to re-record on that one.
And yes, I love Inquisition...now, when's Dragon Age 4 coming out? >.<

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Jan 21, 2015
7:37 PM EST
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3 min 43 sec

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