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If I Knew

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Hi guys, I know it's late, and I don't mind losing by default or whatever, but I still wanted to at least give you something. You have been invaluable to my progression as a musician, I know I've been quiet last year and this year but I managed to work on something in the little time I had, hope this is acceptable. I'll have the lyrics up when I'm not at work.

EDIT: Here's the lyrics! Luckily this song was mostly finished and unmixed before I hurt my hand, so I was able to mix it at least a little and post it. Love for everyone <3

If I knew you I'd hate to know
If you knew me I'd have you know
I do not feel I ever proclaimed that I knew ya
If only you knew

I know if you knew I had known
Better I'd have more heart than shown
I can be greedy at the cost of my benefit
If only you knew

I do not see the sky as you may as you might
I will not feel the ground as you may as you might
You do not see the sun as I do as I see
You will not feel the waves as I do as I felt

You may read my motions
So still I stood, no twitch at all, so statue-esque ah
It seems the world sees right through me, transparency
Oh if I knew how I'd uncloud the glass to look right back at you

If you knew me you'd hate to know
If I knew you, you'd be my foe
You would advise I take more caution speaking my mind
If only you knew you got it good

Somewhere a scorching spine is bare
Someone's retweeting burnt my hair
You cannot say it's relative to where your head's at
It's always unknown

I do not see the sky as you may as you might
I will not feel the ground as you may as you might
You do not see the sun as I do as I see
You will not feel the waves as I do as I felt

You may read my stillness
So move I may, perpetual, I bet you will say
Telepathy is fictitious, ridiculous
Fair, but do you know of predictable, and typical oh

Telepathy is in your reach, without speech
Yes, if I knew how I'd love to teach, but damn we're knee deep
In muddy mayhem of our wits, confused spirits
Mmmm, if I knew you, I'd hate to know

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I concur with TL on this one and don't have much to add. Great ideas but needs polished. The minimalism and breaks didn't really work well together, and despite pretty good production quality and some daring instrumentation, the execution and composition eventually started to wear on me toward the end. Nevertheless, keep at it!

I like the reverberated guitar and the vocals. Reminds me of a musical in a way. The lyrics themselves are also quite good. Unfortunately, the minimalism was wearing on me after a bit, and I found the atmospheric breaks between the verses (e.x., 1:24) to be a bit out-of-place. The dreamy vibe at 2:04 was a nice shift in pacing, though, and the guitar that mimics the contour of the vocals at 2:30 was a nice touch. The sound design and atmosphere are awesome with this one. The details of the composition are great, too. The arrangement just feels a bit too dragged-out for this one - the pacing is really wonky somehow, and I think the effect of that is exacerbated by the constant minimalism. I think I needed more of an emotional height at some point. The continuity of the piece really wore on me after a while - I think it needed a daring solo or climax to hit it home. The piece doesn’t feel conclusive or climactic at any point, really - like part 1 of a musical number that’s expanded upon in the 2nd act. Overall, this is still really admirable work with the instrumentation and production quality, but I think filling out the texture and maybe consolidating your ideas on this one would serve you well. Keep at it, Kor-Rune. ;)


Wow, this is amazing, Kor-Rune. I really enjoy your voice and your composition skills are on another level. You have so much confidence in drifting seamlessly in an out of various feelings and textures and styles and have it work perfectly together. This piece is 6 minutes long, but it feels both longer and shorter - I remember looking up at one point seeing that it had only run for about 3 minutes, but it felt longer (in a good way, not like "ogodplsend"), just because of how much you had packed into those 3 minutes. I'm super impressed.

Good luck with the hand and recover quickly so you can make more great music! :)

Your music always makes me tilt my head to the side and say in my best Keanu voice: "Woah". Always something different, unique and and and and....forever awesome. <3

Kor-Rune responds:

love 4 u always bad man <3

really cool i like the new approach and chords and atmosphere and catchy melodies and cool solos and yea =D

no matter if u win or lose u have always won........... my heart

Kor-Rune responds:

I love you

Your track is GORGEOUS love

Credits & Info


4.55 / 5.00

Jul 12, 2017
1:08 PM EDT
File Info
11.1 MB
6 min 3 sec

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