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We Shine Tonight

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This is my first online collaboration via Bandlab. It's a couple of years old, now. It took over a year to find a singer who I felt could do the job.


I hope you enjoy it!


Lyrics:


[Verse 1]


Looking at gold through smoke in a mirror

Growing brighter ever blinding

The hardwood puppet with tunnel vision

Sees only himself with the wealth he's binding


[Prechorus]


As the sun sets

The flames are blazing on the ocean

The moon rise

Makes the fire lights

Become the brightest stars alive


[Chorus]


And we shine tonight

We shine tonight

We make ourselves known

Through the dark of night

And we're not alone


[Verse 2]


In the shadows beneath the surface

Something else is here

A beast waiting behind the curtain

Drawing his victims near

Tasting the bitterness of blood spilt upon the ground

The remains of a ghost disappear without a sound

Those in the mirror are not what they appear

To prevent is to forget

If only we knew back then


[Chorus]


But we shine tonight

We shine tonight

We make ourselves known

Through the dark of night

And we're not alone


[Bridge]


No no

No no

No no

No no no no no

No No


[Verse 3]


Dystopia brings the comfort of fear

If we are only helpless and scared

It will get worse if the whites of your eyes

Are tainted with wear and tears


[Prechorus]


Look up to the sky

Look up to the stars

Look up to the lights

See how they guide you

Look up to the sky

Look up to the stars

Look up to the lights

And see what they say


[Chorus]


We shine tonight

We shine tonight

We make ourselves known

Through the dark of night

And we're not alone


[Outro]


No No

No No

No No

We are not alone


Vocals by: Christina Johnson of Bandlab

Music, Lyrics, and Mixing by: Codefreq

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DOWNLOADED! Past the quality of singing the verse transitions are what really make work of a singer. I've never heard a country twang used so energetically, you use it to transition into the beginning of singing, and I was quite fond of the distortion at 2:30 distortion. Seems like as song about confidence, and a small segment of the issues with overdoing it.

I think you can go even further with the parallel chanteuses, you worked it as more than just a simple echo.

Codefreq responds:

Wow, Thank you for the positive review! :D

Without giving too much away, confidence was for sure an element of what I was thinking about while writing this song.

Thanks again, it means a lot! 😁

Credits & Info

Codefreq
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Score
3.71 / 5.00

Uploaded
Mar 25, 2020
7:27 PM EDT
Genre
Heavy Metal
File Info
Song
5.6 MB
4 min 5 sec
Software
  • Cakewalk
Misc. Kit
  • Arturia
  • IK Multimedia
  • Native Instruments
  • waves
  • XLN - Addictive Drums 2

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