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From Earth's Blackest Night EXTEND ver.

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This was a piece that started as a short loop. I'd hoped for TMM43 to collaborate with me on this but after not getting a response for a long time, I wound up continuing this on my own
:( Another one, I promise, TMM. This one needed completing.

I sat down, reworked it, wrote lyrics and sang them, and decided to turn this into a Song of the Firefly song. Song of the Firefly is an indie game currently in development hell, for which I wrote another song, Nightfall, back in 2015 and released in 2016.

Funnily enough, when I started this song I wasn't thinking of SOTF at all even if the Kickstarters for it had come and gone, and I'd already been at MCM Comic Con promoting that game at one point. As a point of interest, the lyrics file of this song actually dates back to 16 March 2016. Not sure if the full set of lyrics was written then, but if they were, they seem to be oddly prophetic about my own situation. In the context of SOTF, I'd like a loopable version to be a battle theme, but I'm just dreaming up things at this point.

It may not sound like much, but I consider this song my own De Profundis.

(Those of you who don't know what it means, it means "from the depths," or "out of the depths." It is a lament, based on Psalm 130, and is used in literary parlance to describe a heartfelt cry of appeal, tinged with deep sorrow or anguish. Fitting for my situation for the past goodness-knows-how-many-years.)

If you'd like the details and all that jazz, it's 95 BPM, key variable but starts and ends in G. Not sure what genre this is, but the same Electronic - New Wave designation that I'm using now worked for Nightfall, which belongs in the same collection as this song.

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LYRICS:

Sing me a song from Earth's blackest night
When it seems all hope has faded
Sing with your heart and remember your light
That blows the dark away

Sing me a song from Earth's darkest hour
When it seems that nothing matters
Sing, for the light will consume and devour
The clouds of doubt and shame

CHORUS:
Tonight
We rise
Tonight
We fight for who we are

Sing me a song, when all is in ruins
(Sing me a song, when tears start to fall)
When it seems that dreams are dying
Sing through the tears, though hard it may be,
(Sing through the night, though hard it may be,)
And wonders will come to pass

Sing me a song, and reach out to me
With what scant light you can find here
Sing for the end of the world and beyond,
For we will still survive

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All I like, except the voicework. Just too much reverb and it muddies otherwise good sounding voice of yours. As singing is big part of the song, it brings the song down for me personally. But under that lies a good song.

Absolutely amazing. The vocals were exquisite and the music was dark and slow to match. One of the best tracks I have come across in a long time. Keep up the amazing work.

Troisnyx responds:

Aaa, I'm so glad you enjoyed it so much. ;_; Thank you for listening!

Píosa gleoite álainn atá lán de chaorach.

Troisnyx responds:

Full of sheep? Did you mean to say full of 'meep'?

Go raibh maith agat ❤️ And please let's learn enough Irish to not have to resort to Google Translate hhhh ;;

comparing to the original 50 seconds one and this version : i must say, this is even more chilling and better than the old one, i like it a lot, nice used of synths and ambience, reverb and all.
well not a big fan of that "pew" noises at the end part but that's okay.
now it sounds like a full opening song for any kind of anime.
overall, you sang beautifully.
you should keep it up.
good job.

Troisnyx responds:

Thank you ;A; Oh my, I'm so glad aaaaa

beautiful atmosphere!

And yeah the vocals really go well with it - well placed as well! I'd love to see this in some sort of apocalypse animation - has a bit of a dirge feeling to it as well.

Very cinematic feeling :)

good job!

-shawn-

Troisnyx responds:

Eee, glad you enjoyed it! Thank you meep ❤️

Funny you should mention 'apocalypse' -- Song of the Firefly takes place in an artificially induced post-apocalyptic Earth, and I imagined its setting when I expanded upon the lyrics. In the game, the moon had been broken apart, the sunlight was gone, the atmosphere had been covered in thick dusty clouds, cities were in ruins, and you could feel a sense of bleakness as you were going about your day trying to find people closest to you.

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Troisnyx
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Hoeloe
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