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He Is Near

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This song has been annoying me since I thought I'd get it done a lot sooner, so trust me when I say I put a lot of time and effort into this song, along with prayer. I put a lot of work into all of my songs, but still.

I scrapped lyrics several times and scrapped vocal melodies over and over. Tried rapping, jazz styled singing, Southern gospel inspired vocals, etc. I ended up doing what I always do, just chill out the vocals and it works.

Tried to keep the instrumental simple while still filling it out.

Lyrics (ripped directly from my notepad):

He is around me
He is around me
He is near and you can't tell me otherwise

He is around me
Within and without me
He is here. I am not left cold, outside.

I know it's hard to see, when you can't visually
But it's a matter of fact
His presence fills the air
His breath blows through my hair
Of God, there is no lack.
You choose to look through Him
But He's here waiting, still
Reach out and feel the holes in His hands
Is there no evidence good enough for you?

I know it's hard to see when you can't visually
But it's a matter of fact
His face is in the trees
His Spirit's in the breeze
His Temple is my body and my soul

Will possibly fix grammar issues and stuff later, but this is the kind of thing I look at when I sing my songs.


Nice track. Actually quite liked the wierd intro. Really helped to add to the mysterious aura of the song :). The lyrics are pretty fantastic, and I love the singing :D. Perfect for this song. The arrangement of the song is spot on, and the mixing is really well done, especially considering the vocals as well :D.

Don't really have much wrong to say about this one :). Maybe the voices could have come clearer to thhe mix at some points, as I can't always hear what you're singing.

Thx for requesting a review from the:
{Review Request club}

Rahmemhotep responds:

Hey thanks for the review!

I've been using a Logitech USB headset for vocals for 7 years now and that is why the vocals aren't crisp. I'm getting a new vocal setup worked out right now, but even after that is all good, I think I'm doing all the songs for this album with the headset for the sake of conformity.

I had slightly mixed feelings about the song. It started off a little weird and kind of never got to the point where I thought it was going to go. Right after the introduction it did get a lot better, but something the entire time it just seemed really off. I can't quite put my finger on it though. Maybe it's just a style I'm not use to, but it almost sounded like two different opposing styles that quite didn't come together. I don't know though, did any of that make sense haha?

The lyrics were nice, the message was nice, the vocals were pretty good. A decent piece all around, but perhaps not my cup of tea.

The intro was a bit confusing for me, but as soon as the lyrics came in, it became clear how the progression was structured.

A very chill song. Keep up the good work :)

Rahmemhotep responds:

I'm going to flat out admit that before I had listened to that keyboard riff a couple hundred times, the opening with no other instruments confused me as well and I almost didn't start it that way.

It's a real brain disruptor without any complimenting instruments. Even though I wrote it. >.>

Thanks for the review!

Seeing a song with actual lyrics on newgrounds is a rare thing, so thats a big plus itself
Beside that I love the music and your voice.
Keep it up!

Rahmemhotep responds:

Praise the Lord!

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Credits & Info


4.78 / 5.00

May 12, 2015
10:58 PM EDT
File Info
4 MB
3 min 28 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.