did i really expect to be able to sleep last night pls
i tried singing Passion at 4 am to celebrate the resurrection of the Kingdom Hearts fandom and the glory and wonder of our lord and savior Square Enix, it didn’t go as planned but i don’t give a FUCK (but pls use headphones it makes a really big difference)
the piano was taken from a Synthesia arrangement found here, the voice is my voice
Today I decided to make a vocal version of Bran Bal, The Village Without Souls from FFIX. It’s one of the more haunting songs I’ve grown to love; the lyrics are shabby as usual, but they’re supposed to reflect the events of the game, so whatever. Again, headphones make this much, much better USE THEM pls thank you
I was really struck by Bran Bal because the more Zidane explores the village, the more dissonant and ambivalent he becomes. The home he’s longed for - the place he’s always yearned to find - is a shell of what he dreamed it would be. I wanted to convey that, which is why it’s a call and response which, to our horror, converges into one sermon.
Come, child, breathe in the light Carry your soul in the night Blood doesn’t flow in this realm Death lies not in this hell
Brothers and sisters lay wait (Why did I come to this place?) Watching the blue light abate (Is this the place I’ll call home?) Keepers and guardians cry (What did I hope I would find?) For grace’s sweet reprise
Is this the reason I’ve waited so long? Biding my time on the shores? Seeing a glimpse to what I once knew? Has my one dream fallen through?
Come, child, breathe in the light (Carry me home, I am scared) Carry your soul in the night (Hold me and don’t let me go) Blood doesn’t flow in this realm (I’ve become cold, I need-)
Death lies not in this hell
Brothers and sisters lay wait Watching the blue light abate Keepers and guardians cry For grace’s sweet reprise
Keeper of time, show me your hand Down in the depths of your lair Give me my answers, or strike down my will Make me an angel once more
So I did a vocal version of Hope’s theme! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PLEASE USE HEADPHONES IF YOU LISTEN TO IT I AM BEGGING YOU laptop speakers just kill it aaaahhhhh
I always find myself singing it, so I jotted down some lyrics last night and churned it out in the EMS when I had some time today.
Obviously the first half is about a very scared young boy; the latter half is a very brave young man who was reborn by the end of his journey. I really love Hope Estheim a lot, he probably went through the most unbelievable development out of the entire cast.
Etro divine, can you hear my prayer? Send me a sign if you dare. Lost in the dark, guide me through these lands. Help me to find my way home.
How can I say I’ve lost her? Will he accept me now? Stay with me, lead me through I can’t do this alone.
Warrior, forge me a new stone heart. Strength is my only reprise.
Etro divine, can you hear my prayer? Send me a sign if she’s there. Lost in the dark, guide her through your lair, Help her to find her way home.
How can she see I’ve lost her? Will she accept what I am? Bring me her sword, her fire, I can’t let her fight alone.
Warrior, rise, and return with the sun. Strength with you, find me once more.
I got bored and wanted to mess around in the studio again so I made a vocal version of Lightning’s theme to follow up after Hope’s! Let me stress again to PLEASE USE HEADPHONES sweet baby Odin it makes so much of a difference.
I kinda shat out the lyrics in a very impromptu fashion but hopefully they work with the fair Farron. I wanted it to incorporate her transition from weak teenager to solid soldier to furious l’Cie rebel, and I think it matches all right.
Back when I was still just a girl I would watch the great cities burn Steel that cuts through bone And wars that can’t be won
Oh, this night they’ll know how Lightning strikes
Breaking chains and stealing blood I’ll carve my way into the dawn Ride the tides and clear the field I’ll take what’s mine and what they owe
Hold the reigns and turning odds I may be fighting fate But the dirt roads are clearing I see my path now lit With blinding light