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Cyberdevil's Back (2016)

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I was planning to post this after summer, but as seems to be tradition time flies, as does life, and here we are now in the month of slush and ice with sulfur/saffron/acid skies! But light this up like fireflies, dry your eyes, and get ready to vibe to something nice!! Well, maybe it's not the most viable to vibe on, this one - it's experimental. A quick percussion-backed track (thanks Nick!) to tell you all that: I'm Back.

Lyrics/vocals are mine. Percussion, production, track mastery and an extra ending adlib all courtesy of Jabun. Many thanks, man! Hope you enjoy, and without further ado: the lyrics.


Cyberdevil's baaaaaack!

You better get used to it, because I refuse to quit
If you want me to git! Then this is a dis track and it's YOU I dis
But if not chill and watch some Netflix,
Or some Newgrounds. I've been around
An old Newgroundian and now I'm back in town
It's: the Cyberdevil of the dead and the dead-end day jobs!
Don't say you've been diggin' it or in my head I've been grave(ly) robbed!
But I am BACK from: the living kid!
Back to fuel: my ignorance!
Can't nobody out-anything me I'll be all that I always pretended I'll be
Till my self doubt can't comprehend what I feel
I'll beat this like that music!
Bumping a disc my backs wracked with bruises,
Pack is fat with what I'm never losing
Got stacks of that growing damper than my boots but I'm
Getting out of the refuge... of the little so I can be huge!
Out from the middle of limbo, to: standing on roofs!
From being belittled to being on s(h)itshows! Riddled with rouge!
From speaking opinion to speaking truths - no one can refute! And it don't matter if I do lisp!
Clomping around in a bundle of tulips,
Spitting my tunes because ooh I got TWO lips,
If you're not well you better get used to it!
Cyberdevil back in it (with Nick on) and in a minute:
W/He'll be making music...


If you like this, check out the last one too: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/555329

Start of a new tradition, maybe? ;) As always: all comments much appreciated.

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Cyberdevil responds:

Thanks for the stars!

.....Did you leave Newgrounds at some point? Anyways, this was good! I really love the drums, even though someone else did it, it still was a good idea to have them in there! It's just as good as the Pico Day 2018 rap, but better, because there's some background music and shit. Now, Pico Day 2018 was still good, don't get me wrong, but this was DEFINITELY better though, all because of one instrument. Props to Jabun for helping you with the drums. Keep this up, and maybe, you'll make da MONAAY! I know I don't make any money here. But that's not what matters, what matters is your loving fans, and doing what you love, the only reason money is important too is because without it, you would not be able to make this.

Cyberdevil responds:

Well I leave on a long vacation each summer, about two months each year (so far), and one summer I wrote a track when I got back; Jabun put together an awesome instrumentals for it: https://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/555329

This was a bit of a revisiting on that old theme, and like the start of a new tradition... sort of. :) Do note the drums are custom-made for this too! I recorded it first and he tailored the instrumental after that. All custom tempo - it's pretty impressive.

Yeah I agree even the simplest things do a lot, though his post-production work is light years ahead of the basic effects on my acapellas too. :) Hope to make more like this, and more with instruments, and just MORE, overall. Yeah money would definitely help make more time for that. :) Thanks man.

Mmmmh yeah i think i like the original Cyberdevil's back more, don't get me wrong this one is good too, indeed it has more melodic rhymes, showing that your technique has grown, i don't know if you are following the drums, or if you rapped first and the adapted the drums to the rhymes, in either case it ends with a great effect that in the end is what makes the song, however comparing it with the original i feel it less aggressive, less energetic even, also some of the rhymes are kinda weird for example:

Don't say you've been diggin' it or in my head I've been grave(ly) robbed!
But I am BACK from: the living kid!
Back to fuel: my ignorance!

shouldn't is say: "Don't say you haven't been digging' it" ? and Isn't the newgrounds audience quite old by now? plus if you are back from the dead, wouldn't you be becoming less ignorant just from being alive?

Anyway in either case, it clearly shows that your skills have improved and that can only be good, more versatility and flow means a better ability for making more awesome drops.

Cyberdevil responds:

I rapped the lines first, and Jabun worked on the percussion. Took some tweaking to get it as I imagined, with beats to match accentuation and impact. Was considering submitting it a capella, but it's definitely better like this! Not as dynamic or melodic as the old, but it's not meant to 'replace' it, so much as try something new with the same theme, and showcase my skills a bit. :)

The 'digging it' and 'gravely robbed' are a play on grave robbers, and on people digging (liking) the stagnant life I lead each winter (also in previous line). The 'back from the living' symbolizes how I'm back from my summer up North, where I truly feel alive, to the dark, depressing winter and consistent computer routine with which I spend the rest of the year. As they say (and I play with in the next line) ignorance is bliss, and instead of rising with each revelation, I fall back on superficial routine accomplishments, and do the same things all over again until finally the sun, and warmth, and LIFE returns! Not that winters are all that bad, but that's the message. Self-realization: get out of the rut.

The 'kid' is in reference to the general audience, and a play on my own age/experience, so it's really: I am back from the living, kid. Hope that explains all?

Some lines are simple, but a lot of them are really packed with multiple meanings. Suppose they don't all make as much sense without reference.

Thanks for the review; appreciation! Honest feedback as always.

Killed it!

Cyberdevil responds:

Appreciate it!

What a way to return welcome back! lol

Cyberdevil responds:

Good to be back! :)

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4.58 / 5.00

Nov 28, 2016
4:06 PM EST
File Info
2.7 MB
1 min 10 sec

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