Late Entry

The Rebels, Part II

posted in 2HTS369 on Apr 25, 2021
play_arrow
(A new followup to a compo song I wrote in 2010)

[verse]

Just in time, the wall had fell. The rejoicing filled the streets

I didn't have a doubt that we had conquered the evil

Most of us had survived to the sequel

 

Dawn had risen, chapters closed, all the badness swept away

and we were free to roam and make our lives for ourselves

Oppression had dissolved in an instant

 

So what we did just then, we remembered who were gone

They went and made the ultimate of sacrifice for us

We will not forget what they brought us

 

[chorus]

The rebels, they are among us

The rebels, they fought the battles

The rebels, they were the fighters

The rebels, they who departed

 

[verse]

I feel a tinge of dark, as we march down toward the streets

But there we plant a new flag to mark it

When the rebels were here to spark it

 

I go and shake it off, all the doubt I had inside

It's time to mark a newborn day, and open a new door

Kindred spirits fill up the town floor

Flamingos at My House

posted in 2HTS368 on Apr 18, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

Today just felt like any other day, I didn't think it'd go awry

But the flapping increased

I looked right out my window and I saw them, the flamingos flying by

and disturbing the peace

 

Imagine if the birds had found their way through their migration at my grounds

A ridiculous thought

What other reason could there be though? Have I really lost my marbles now?

They're just rolling a lot

 

[chorus]

Am I a lunatic, because I'm losin' it?

and all things I own, I guard

I had enough of it, maybe I'm full of it

So many pink flamingos at my house

 

[verse]

What would happen if you spotted unfamiliar creatures at your stead?

Would you call the police?

Might you put out fencing blocking entrance, though they'll fly over your head?

Would you kick them to flee?

Late Entry

A Good Drive

posted in OHC652 on Apr 08, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

The extinguishing sun, no longer in your eyes

With the moon shining out, you know it is your time

Make a turn 'round the corner, go and take a right

and whatever occurs, you know it was a good drive

 

You ascend to the highway, speed without a care

Let the air whip around you, flowing through your hair

When you sit in the zone, you could go anywhere

and whatever goes down, you know it was a good drive

 

[bridge]

Your foot hits floor, you're gunning fast

Don't know how much this is gonna last

and through it all, your mind at ease

A comfort, you found some peace

 

[verse]

At a crossroad, you see the changing yellow light

Take a risk that you might not make it through the night

But you go ahead, as the moment's hanging tight

and whatever occurs, you know it was a good drive

Late Entry

Lines in the Beach

posted in OHC650 on Mar 25, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

We all draw lines in the sand

and choose a side that we want to live on

But as we look to the sea

The coming waves can be seen just beyond

 

[pre-chorus]

No, it holds no bias

Water breaks the silence

Doesn't matter, it's the equalizer 

 

[chorus]

Tides that go up and down, ebb and flowing

erase and make lines in the beach, da da da

and your opinions are no match for mother nature

It does what it can within reach

 

[verse]

We scamper back from the crest

and do our best to adapt to the change

Soon our leisure is done

and what's begun is reclaiming its stage

Late Entry

One in a Crowd

posted in OHC649 on Mar 18, 2021
play_arrow
(No A.I. lyrics this time)

[verse]

Shoulder to shoulder, nudge through the gridlock

Around the corner, there goes a gift shop

A simple tourist life is a pit stop

Between the airports, hotels, a mishmosh

 

At every city block is a fantasy

In every door, a thing that you have to see

The bopping crowd swarms past, much humanity

You make your righteous path, it will set you free

 

[chorus]

One in a crowd, alone with your hopes and dreams

You stand apart, and walk forth without a team

Branching aside, a goal that belongs to you

Away from the mass, your light always shining through

 

[verse]

Amidst the bustle, you spot a treasure

A happy place awaits for your pleasure

It's on the other side of the people

You go along, a thread through a needle

Late Entry

Singularity

posted in OHC648 on Mar 11, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

Time to shine, hit the switch, watch it unfold

Cast the light, open up, aperture goes

Fresh portal, babe, open wormhole

Fresh portal, babe, open wormhole

 

[pre-chorus]

Space, girl, your voice is my lullaby

On and on and on, girl, keep on

 

[chorus]

I wanna take this time to find you

Discover why I love you

and let my heart crash in through space

Let's go, the singularity

 

[verse]

Then the sun comes up and mornings never come

When crowds rise from the night

the space where I should be right now

No one ever breaks it down

 

[bridge]

Because my heart is one big hole, ah

and I just want to hold you close tonight

Late Entry

Skipping Stones

posted in OHC647 on Mar 04, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

So smooth from weathering, in the wash that came on the shore

The weight is comforting, it compels you, makes you want more

On the horizon, you might skip that stone far beyond

Some skill required, but your steady hand carries on

 

[chorus]

A stone from the stream

How much can you reach, far out there?

Hold on to your dreams

Aim well, and you'll meet your target 

 

[verse]

Life is a narrative, there are twists on board toward the end

As far as you might throw, the stones sink again and again

Late Entry

Something About Us

posted in OHC646 on Feb 25, 2021
play_arrow

(Daft Punk 1993-2021)

 

It might not be the right time

I might not be the right one

But there's something about us I want to say

'Cause there's something between us anyway

 

Look out and see the shore line

The majesty, and bright lights

But there's something about us I've got to do

Some kind of secret I will share with you

 

I need you more than anything in my life

I want you more than anything in my life

I'll miss you more than anyone in my life

I love you more than anyone in my life

Blossom Out

posted in OHC645 on Feb 18, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

Winter's winding down, as the snow departs the ground

Warming up, the greens and browns are returning all around

Like the song, here's comes the sun, as the season's almost done

In a flash, the time will pass, and the spring will have begun

 

From the shadows it can grow, like a flower, let it go

It can sprout right from the cold, adding beauty to and fro

What a sight there to behold, every story ever told

Universal, never old, when the change starts to unfold

 

[chorus]

Light and the temperature rise, right in front of your eyes

As the flowers replace the ice, isn't it so nice?

When the weather will change, it provides a wide range

All the colors that blossom out from the shade

 

[verse]

Curious for more, you begin to search the floor

Spot a plant or two galore, warms you right down to the core

Every second leads to growth, you admire nature's show

It's a metaphor for hope, only time will let you know

Rising Fire

posted in OHC644 on Feb 11, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

For too long, my life was frigid, lacking warmth within

No one to stoke that kindling, give me a chance to win

'Til you gave me the first spark, the start of a lasting burn

Gave me my new direction, I took a newfound turn

 

[chorus]

There goes a new emotion, a flame that resides in me

Inside, a searing passion, can't hardly stand the heat

There comes a rising fire, a lock for a molten key

Inside, a burning impulse, spreading for all to see

 

[verse]

Witnessing all the changes, that you bestowed for free

I cannot help but wonder, are you my destiny?

Temperature keeps on climbing, but entropy settles in

Can't keep this up forever, the hotness is getting thin

Midnight Rider

posted in 2HTS358 on Feb 07, 2021
play_arrow

(cover of The Allman Brothers Band)

 

I've got to run to keep from hiding

And I'm bound to keep on riding

I've got one more silver dollar

 

And I ain't gonna let 'em catch me, no

I ain't gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

And I ain't gonna let 'em catch me, no

I ain't gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

 

I don't own the clothes I'm wearing

And the road goes on forever

I've got one more silver dollar

 

And I ain't gonna let 'em catch me, no

I ain't gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

And I ain't gonna let 'em catch me, no

I ain't gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

 

Yes, I've passed the point of caring

Some old bed I'll soon be sharing

I've got one more silver dollar

 

And I ain't gonna let 'em catch me, no

I ain't gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

And I ain't gonna let 'em catch me, no

I ain't gonna let 'em catch the Midnight Rider

play_arrow

[verse]

I've never seen another pair of eyes

That caught my attention quite as much as yours

It drew my focus from the rocky sight

One step and I might have tripped right to the floor

 

A little date inside the cavern walls

The wonders that lie across the chasm there

They'll never match your beauty, such a doll

As long as I keep my grip, I won't have a fall

 

[chorus]

Don't look down, don't look down

Hold on to your wits, don't look down now

Hope looks out, it holds out

Don't look at the pit, hope holds out tonight

 

[verse]

I sidle slow along the wide crevasse

It's worth it if I can get across to you

But if I missed, at least I gave a chance

A life that I fell into, and maybe I'm through

The Wolfpack

posted in OHC642 on Jan 28, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

When the moon is full, life is wonderful

Free to roam on the earth in the night

Nature rushes by, no more passerby

Lead the hunt that we need to survive

 

Further down we go, through the hot or cold

The luxurious fur keeps us warm

We had formed a pack, speeding front and back

Stronger as a group, more than apart

 

[chorus]

As sure as a howl, we go off on the prowl

There is power in numbers, the wolfpack is out

 

[verse]

When the moonlight ends, we could still be friends

We return to our previous form

Go our separate ways, may return someday

Had this curse since the day we were born

A Forgotten Time

posted in OHC641 on Jan 21, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

When I walked through the growth

and the shrubbery on my own

I traversed, unaware

through a transport, exit unknown

 

I awoke, in a daze

The environment had a change

Then I stared, struck with awe

At the lizards filling the space

 

[chorus]

A forgotten time, before all mankind

There they lumber away, enormities

A forgotten sight, humble at their might

As they trample away, so much to see

 

[verse]

I remain, in the past

and remark upon this affair

Perhaps I'll get back home

To my friends I'll say I was there

Sail the Universe

posted in OHC640 on Jan 14, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

Cruise through a sea of the cosmic, when we go through the tide

Bank on the wave unaccustomed, many sights that arrive

Nebulas fold in the darkness, and they shimmer so wide

Right off the bow is the future, and the future is now

 

[chorus]

Oh, when we sail the universe

there is no coast, no boundary

and when we float, when we sail the universe

We all behold, and the odyssey that unfolds

 

[verse]

Traveling beyond through the parsecs, and the planets go by

Stunned on the deck, but we are set, any port that we find

Though we were used to the sunshine, on the edge of sea

Multiple stars lay before us, and what else might we see?

Snow Glare

posted in OHC639 on Jan 07, 2021
play_arrow

[verse]

Going for a stroll, but little did you know

That the brightness blocks your way

You're used to the cold, did not expect your foe

Got hit by those sunrays

 

You begin to stumble and then you take a tumble

As you blindly search around

Head is gettin' dizzy, the snow is really slippy

Then your body hits the ground

 

[chorus]

When that sun hits ya, and the snow

underfoot decides where the light will shine

There's a solid chance that you'll need some shades

When the snow glare goes for your eyes

 

[verse]

Still on the ground, don't dare look around

The light may strike again

Just gather your thoughts, all is not lost

It happens now and then

 

Get up on your feet, admitting defeat

You take your steps toward home

The sun at your back, it cannot attack

But your day of plans' gone cold

Impossible

posted in OHC638 on Dec 31, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

It seemed impossible, but we achieved it

It's unbelievable, but we succeeded

Incomprehensible, it made a ruckus

and yet we look right back, a year behind us

 

[chorus]

We made it through this giant, insane, random, funny year of ours

Survived the unexpected turns within this wild and loopy ride

We fell right off that crazy calendar, now on the other side

Let's hope we reach another year to sing the tale

 

[verse]

It's tough to put to words, what we are feelin'

The year has changed the world, let's get to healin'

Return to normalcy is what I'm hoping

But what is normal now? Let's get it going

 

[chorus]

We made it through this giant, insane, random, funny year of ours

Survived the unexpected turns within this wild and loopy ride

We fell right off that crazy calendar, now on the other side

Let's hope we make another year to sing the tale

Don't Give Up

posted in OHC637 on Dec 24, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

Ahead of you, there lies a trial

A bumpy road to face, with it's hills and it's obstacles

Try to process it, it drives you mad, a grueling gauntlet

Half of it incomprehensible

 

If you go and tell the big almighty, what your plan looks like

The response is bellowing laugh

You need to take that one first step

Into the great unknown, hope for the best

 

[chorus]

Things look tough. Don't give up

Keep it going 'til you make it through the course

Things look hard. Persevere

Don't you stop until you make it to the goal

 

[verse]

Got farther than you think you could

Or maybe thought you should, you could still double back if you want

The rest might be a cakewalk here

Or maybe more to fear, only one way to know

 

[chorus]

 

[verse]

The funny thing about a challenge, when you're on the other side

It feels like you're still in the trench

Your feeling of accomplishment is blemished by the notion

That you've got something left

Too Cold to Go

posted in OHC636 on Dec 17, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

I wandered in one day, so I could get a drink

Did not expect a freeze like I was in a rink

The barman looked to me, and asked what would I need

I want some warming up, to still my shaking knees

 

[chorus]

You gotta warm up, too cold to go

and when you're in, you sit right down

You gotta heat up, it's pretty cold

and when you're in, you drink it down

 

another cup, too cold to go

and when you're in, you sit right down

You gotta heat up, it's pretty cold

and when you're in, you drink it down, another

 

[verse]

The looming walls of ice perplexed me to no end

The bar was lined with stools, they welcomed like a friend

I ordered half a glass, but he insisted more

Cuz it would heat me up, inside these chilly doors

 

[chorus]

 

[verse]

and so I played along, within the frigid pub

Despite the arctic scheme, the place was filled with love

by the time I walked on out, was sweating like pig

In contrast to the icy night, I glowed within

Flowers Flow

posted in OHC635 on Dec 10, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

Oh, the frost has covered the hill

Can blossom forever still

collect the moisture

The frozen water can feed them, give 'em a fill

 

They turn over a new leaf

this time they won't be deceased

They color up the white sheet

The wide variety of hues seen

 

All seasons are the right time

The tulips always will shine

and 'round the corner you'll find

The daffodils all preserved in a line

 

Some roses peek from the snow

More kinds than you'll ever know

The countless species

Of flora spread on the ground, they grow and they grow

 

[chorus]

They won't ever let go, they bloom right in the snow

They won't ever feel the chill inside, cuz life find's a way to flow

They won't ever give up, a power like love

They won't ever feel the chill inside, the flowers flow

 

[verse]

Spring and winter here are the same

An absent sun is to blame

The only warmth's around town

the kind you make yourself with a flame

 

The plants here bring us a smile

Can see them clearly for miles

In some small way

They cheer us up with a brightness, least for a while

Snowflakes and Starbursts

posted in OHC634 on Dec 03, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

As the powder falls, wonder clings to all

Up against a wall, a giant force field you see though

It contains the air, so we can live out there

Housing all the colonies, remote from our homeworld

 

We can roll up snow, toss it down the road

Go to shape a snowman, glowing under the starlight

Having all the joy, careful to avoid

Getting lost, among the darkness and in the bright white

 

[chorus]

The snowflakes and the starbursts

they mix together and make quite a sight

We walk along the path in awe of the splendor

A cosmic thing to behold

 

The snowflakes and the starbursts

are interchangable every night

We walk along the path in awe of the splendor

A cosmic thing to behold this time

 

[verse]

Hear the crunching sound, coming from the ground

When you walk around, it flattens under your footsteps

Then you stop and think, what's the difference

From the cold in here, and coldness out in the vacuum?

To Feel Unique

posted in OHC633 on Nov 26, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

You want to feel unique

You'd like to feel brand new

The feeling hits, you want to stand out

But when it's time, you're still only you

 

You yearn to be distinct

Inspire all who sees

The impulse drives you all of the while

But make no progress, your hope has ceased

 

[bridge]

What is it like to be beautiful?

What is it like to be wise?

What can it be, to have all your fortunes?

What can you do to make it right?

 

[verse]

You fight for every chance

Get knocked by every blow

and scramble back up, never do quit

Cuz opportunities always show

Tucked Away

posted in OHC632 on Nov 19, 2020
play_arrow
You would not believe your eyes
Cities underneath a stony ceiling
Rock that stands in place of sky
Stretching far beyond what you can see

Marvel at the structures tall
Take a step and hear those footfalls echo
Hiking ever closer still
Take a leap of faith and learn to let go

Hardly thought you'd see this place
In a lifetime's worth of exploring these
But one day you spot it all
A society tucked away here

So it comes all down to this
Just a yard away, you reach the front door
This is far beyond your wish
Now you get to see what youve dreaming of

They welcome you in, celebrate your sight
A visitor they had not seen in quite some time
They lavish with gifts, things you've never seen
But after a while, you must be off and say goodbye

So you leave the cave behind
What you see and felt, you'll keep forever
Take a final look, it shines
Lives that hide inside, like buried treasure

Shining Scales

posted in OHC631 on Nov 12, 2020
play_arrow

When you live like a little fish, stretching out your fins

and you swim 'til you reach the ridge, this is all there is

Life is clear, as you fill the gills, water's full of life

and as near as you are to it, it won't leave your sight

 

With a school of fellow swimmers

Round the bend, and then return again

With a cool, and flowing body

Listen in, and you will hear them

 

Shining scales, of a kindred kind, you don't act so coy

There you go, gliding parallel, sharing in the joy

 

With a school of fellow swimmers

Round the bend, and then return again

With a cool, and flowing body

Listen in, and you will hear your friend come again

No Rain

posted in OHC629 on Oct 29, 2020
play_arrow

(To the tune of "Cocaine" by J. J. Cale)

 

When the sky's overcast, and the sun don't last -- no rain

With a clill coming in, seep into your skin -- no rain

 

You won't drown in this town

Touch the ground -- no rain

 

We had hardly a drop, though the clouds won't stop -- no rain

In the fall bitter cold, freeze ya to your bones -- no rain

 

No sunshine, make you cry

In this life -- no rain

 

Light peeks through every now and again

With a sunshower, but not always

Then the warmth hits your face like a dream

But it isn't real, when it goes away

 

So you put up your hand, just to feel a chance (but) no rain

Yeah, you tighten your coat, cold may reach your throat -- no rain

 

You won't drown in this town

Touch the ground -- no rain

No sunshine, make you cry

In this life -- no rain

Polarity (reprise)

posted in 2HTS340 on Oct 04, 2020
play_arrow

(This is a cover version of the song starla literally wrote for this compo round today)

 

[verse]

They say opposites attract

It's more likely than you know

When you crossed the finish line

I couldn't bear to tell you no

 

They say opposites attract

and you'll hear it every time

you reverse polarity

I found you at the starting line

 

[chorus]

When you pull us apart

and you stick us together

and you pull us apart

and you stick us together (like glue)

 

[verse]

Though the two us repel

There's a chance we will connect

Because one of us will change

Who will it be? You take a guess

We Move On

posted in OHC624 on Sep 24, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

We come across our daily mysteries

Another puzzle to be solved

The ticking clock of life will not loose speed

So many steps it may involve

 

You try to crack the code, it will not budge

and no solution to be found

It's simply not worth all the trouble here

Maybe someday you come around

 

[chorus]

We move on, and beyond, we move on

We move on, and beyond, we move on, yeah

 

[verse]

It's time to make a second go at it

But it persists, the problem lies

Continue right from where you went before

Then brush it off, not worth the time

Starship Thrill

posted in OHC623 on Sep 17, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

Venture into space on the bridge of a winner

Risks you have to take, just to see the whole picture

Travelling full speed, let's go right through the future

See what we will find, on the edge of adventure

 

[chorus]

Maximum warp takes us far away

Never know what we will run into, on the Starship Thrill

 

[verse]

Then we reach our goal, and touch down on the surface

What will nature hold? We'll determine the purpose

 

[bridge]

What we discover, is like no other

So many lifeforms, I love them all

What we uncover, might make you wonder

More variations out there to find

 

[verse]

On the Starship Thrill, at the end of our mission

As we head on home, so much things we'll being missing

 

[chorus]

Maximum warp takes us far away

and I hope I find myself again on the Starship Thrill

In the End

posted in OHC622 on Sep 10, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

Damp, and full of ruin

Where had the people gone after the worst had come?

A sinking void, where all the plants and moss had taken back their home

Seemed all alone, not even half the chance of meeting other souls

But there I see another person just like me

 

[chorus]

There I join a newfound friend

We'll survive disaster then

Cuz we made it in the end

Another day, it all depends, once again

 

[verse]

Co-operate, we use our skills to raise the quality of life

It's not too hard, and so much easier with you

 

[chorus]

There I know a newfound friend

We'll survive disaster then

Cuz we made it in the end

Another day, it all depends

 

There I join a newfound friend

We'll survive disaster then

Cuz we made it in the end

Another day, it all depends, once again

Comfort (cover of Yoobii)

posted in OHC617 on Aug 06, 2020
play_arrow

This is a cover version of the intro theme to an RPG Maker game made by Yoobii. https://gamejolt.com/games/annventure/191705

 

[verse]

A warm glass of milk, that old pair of slippers

Jeans that you'll never toss out

It's like the old tv show, you know it by heart

You sing the whole theme song out loud

 

We take it for granted, life that is cushioned

Makes for an easy livin'

Down on the couch, we're surrounded, creatures of habit

Reaching for what we're given

 

[pre-chorus]

We just coast along in life

Keep our hopes inside, and sigh

Never go to take a chance

Put effort in our sights, and try

 

[chorus]

We could soar beyond what's familiar

We would leave our comfort then

We could fly right past what we recognize

We would leave out comfort there

 

[verse]

The safe and the cozy, we always reach for

All to reduce the effort

No point in changing your routine this far

into your life, when it gives you pleasure

Rave in the Sky

posted in OHC616 on Jul 30, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

Creeping up on the horizon

Mystical, but not suprising

Such a view, and always rising

Twinkling, shimmering lights

 

All the world inside its purview

Even kids who hit the curfew

Change the mood, as if it heard you

Every single night

 

Never halts and always changing

Flips around and rearranging

Don't expect to see the same thing

It is quite the view

 

In a place and in the season

Simple cause, there is a reason

Stand in awe, and get the feelin'

It might take you

 

[chorus]

Rave in the sky

as the Earth begins to dance, on the cosmic floor

(I see a) rave in the sky

and the world moves with rhythm and flow

 

[verse]

So the people get a-movin

Overcome, no refusin'

As the lights continue cruisin'

This might last for days

 

On and on, and no relenting

Not a shot that it is ending

The universe is always lending

All in the fray

Never Stopping

posted in OHC615 on Jul 23, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

It can grow from the shadows

From the cracks the crevices within

Where the water cannot flow

Though the desert is barren, it will win

 

There are moments of beauty

In the middle of stagnance and decay

It can sprout like a flower

Even places where weeds don't dare to stay

 

[chorus]

and the plant, it goes on, as it reaches the sun

as it goes right along, never stopping

never swaying from life, as it reaches the light

when the day turns to night, never stopping

 

[verse]

One can pick up a lesson

Can observe the tenacity from this

Though surrounded by bleakness

Find the strength to endure and reach your bliss

play_arrow

[verse]

So there's a place by the bay, makes a solid panini

Makin' love to the world, like Roberto Benigni

We could go there on your break, before all of the tweeny

polka-dot hot shots go and ruin the scene

 

[chorus]

It's like you're always on my mind, always on my mind

It's like you're always on my mind, always on my mind

It's like you're on it all the time, on it all the time

It's like you're on it all the time, on it all the time

 

[verse]

Some folks float to the top, like a dollop of cream

I've watched you struggle like a mother since you were sixteen

It's insane, your brain is like a game of Jeopardy

Your Daily Double's got you down, you just wanna succeed

 

[bridge]

You're like the beanie baby everybody wants,

but nobody has (you're precious)

You're like a first-season sitcom no one picked up,

but I wish they had (cuz I would write that script)

 

[verse]

We could try something new, or just a stupid sequel

Used to think people were good. Now I think they're just people

If you think that you are trash, then I guess I'm a seagull

Hover close beside you, all other things being equal

Crazy Passageway

posted in OHC613 on Jul 09, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

In the rain we go huddle beneath, but come out

in the sunlight, to find the world is dry

The tunnel's a journey we stumble within

'Til we're outside, and then we wonder why

 

Can tell my up from my down, directions are mixed

in confusion. Can someone help me out?

Am I at the beginning, or am I right at

the conclusion? And what's it all about?

 

[chorus]

There it goes again, point to point

In this crazy passageway, there's no other way

When I make it out, go right in again

Will this passageway end?

 

[verse]

With a curve at top, and the pavement below

I am flummoxed, at where this path will stop

See what looks like a dot, it may just be the light

At the tunnel, but should I travel now?

Keep a Secret (cover of injury)

posted in OHC612 on Jul 02, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]

The battle's just begun, the war I keep inside

I'll keep it secret from you, keep it for myself

When you're out of sight is when my life begins

I'll keep it secret from you, keep it for myself

 

[chorus]

I wrap my myself up and withdraw from you

Get covered and blanket myself, away from the truth

When you're far away, I unlock my own

private comfort, I keep a secret

 

[verse]

The more I hide from you, the more I keep inside

I'll keep a secret from you, keep it for myself

When I'm all alone is when my life begins

I'll keep a secret from you, keep it for myself

 

[chorus]

 

[verse]

So in the end I find a secret's more than words

I'll have it hidden from you, keep it for myself

To try to let it out is such a reckless thing

I'll have it hidden from you, keep it for myself

Back and Forth

posted in OHC611 on Jun 25, 2020
play_arrow

[verse]
Distant relationships are a toil and a pain to the heart

I start to forget your face every second that we are apart

I feel so compelled to reach you, and feel your presence again

But all that I got right here is some paper and a pen to write you

 

[chorus]

Back and forth

Grab a pen and send me a letter, baby

Write me back

Let me know as soon as you can, my dear

 

Jot it down

You can go and send me a letter, baby

Please reply

Go to send a message and send it fast


[verse]

So to my relief I find it, your warm and sunny reply

and though it seems energetic I hang my head back and sigh

Its not quite the same without you here in the flesh and with me

But just for the moment Ill keep my pen pal stationary to write you

 

[bridge]

Penmanship can reveal such character

Lines that go on and on, no editor

Grammar so slight, and careless structuring

Fretting on every word, as it goes

Taste of Sugar

posted in OHC610 on Jun 18, 2020
play_arrow

I turn your cravings into satisfied joy

I give you all the sweets you need to keep going

When youre with me, youre like a kid inside a candy store

You want some more, and I provide

 

Be happy when I give you all of my treats

Laid out like a buffet, its all you can eat

The instant pleasure waits right there before your fingertips

A Hersheys kiss, from you to me

 

[chorus]

A love so sweet can be like candy

It comes and goes, and can be so brief

I have you hooked and youre hooked on me

A taste of sugar is all you need

 

A rush and then a crash is par for the course

But when I fall, I land without too much force

I bounce right back and just in time to get your peppermints

Another lift, a hit with speed

 

[bridge]

Im in a daze, and Im phased at the tartness of love

Can be sour, can be bitter and coarse

Fill me for days, and Im crazed by the sugar release

Can it sate, for a moment or more?

Out of the Dark

posted in OHC609 on Jun 11, 2020
play_arrow

Shadows are my best friends inside the cave

I know that I would hardly ever crave

for more. The light may beckon me to go

Explore, but I hold on to my belief

 

My choice to stay right here inside the hole

Unmoved, I have it all, a treasure trove

Sunrays entice me still, and draw me close

I walk beyond

 

Out of my darkened sanctuary

Never thought I would be so happy

This was the place I always could be

Out of the dark and feeling so free

 

Had doubts that I could live out the wild

Stone walls were shelter when I was child

Now moss would cushion me with every step

I walked beyond

 

[chorus]

 

Years pass, I take a visit to the hole

Unsure if it was smaller than before

Ive grown, in body, mind, and in my soul

I moved beyond

Breeze at Night

posted in OHC608 on Jun 04, 2020
play_arrow

Home, staying in from the storm

Has become our new norm

Even as things get warm

Looking out, theres a howl

 

As we watch from inside

All we can do is hide

Leaving so much aside,

cuz we know whats beyond

and there it comes

 

A breeze at night, can be more than it seems

Yes a breeze at night, can become quite a wind

 

So, watching unrest unfold

as the wind starts to blow

and you feel you must go

as it grows to a peak

 

Leaving comfort behind

Is a risk you will find

That could help all mankind

For the time you will see

That there it comes

A Closer Look

posted in OHC607 on May 28, 2020
play_arrow

A vessel floats along so gently past the pier

But then I see its not big as it appears

We take it all for granted, what we see and hear

But then we act surprised as soon as it is near

 

I had a closer look

That was it took

I had a closer look

By the flowing brook

 

I chanced a meeting with a lovely little face

But then she wandered off, just gone without a trace

Years went by before revisiting that place

Had she come back? I swore it might had been the case

 

I had a closer look

That was it took

I had a closer look

By the flowing brook

 

Had a closer look

That was all it took

Had a closer look

But I mistook

 

My spirit floats away, no longer tied to being

A life that ended, body cast away and free

Did I die, or was I still within a dream?

A closer look discerns so little left to see

Roots from the Ground

posted in OHC606 on May 22, 2020
play_arrow

What you once thought was your home

(is gone) and nowhere to be found

They took your roots from the ground

 

You stood firmly in your yard

(but alas) they denied you your town

They took your roots from the ground

 

You thought you were just like everybody else, I suppose

But the truth of the matter is that you stood apart, alone

 

The authorities were called (just for you)

When the forces abound

They took your roots from the ground

play_arrow
There goes ten years, gone right past me
as I wonder what I’ve done
No one quite knows where the time goes
Battles lost and battles won

A rustling jam is all I’m left with

As I shamble down this long road
Never certain where I’ll go
Pick things up as I go along
Breaking even, getting old

A rustling jam is all I’m left with

making due with constant changes
faces scatter like the leaves
distant winter coming closer
get my mind up off that freeze

A Little Tune ft. Steven William

posted in OHC389 on Mar 24, 2016
play_arrow
(composed, produced by JH Sounds
vocals and guitar by Steven William)

This night I wrote myself a little tune
It's not quite as beautiful as you
You make me feel new, like this little tune

Like inspiration coming out the blue
joined together, holding strong as glue
just me and you, as we always do

and every time I get closer to finally
pairing words with the melody
So I strive and I try to communicate
what you mean to me

Your smile delights me still, my little muse
ideas flow that I could freely use
So I thank you for this little tune

Ice Carrier

posted in 2HTS19 on Aug 17, 2014
play_arrow
my toil is endless burden, I sweat in this freezing cold
hard path for a measly pittance, others gave up I'm told
pull behind me a frozen slab, I grit and i bare my teeth
just so the very wealthy have something to cool their tea

I'm slinging this ice on my back, so sure that one day I will crack
I'm working all night and all day, and bringing this ice on its way

a land of glaciers, an arctic desert wasteland
horizon blue and white, I carry as much as can
I reach an impasse, the path through is frozen over
do I leave my cargo, and turn back homeward?

most men would give up at this juncture
no pay would be worth such a task
but I'm not quite like other people
with me, I've got nothing to lose

Big Surprise

posted in OHC305 on Aug 14, 2014
play_arrow
you were normal, I had quirks, from the start it wouldn't work
yet somehow then, love began
you opened up your heart, like a distant glowing star
i ventured forth, toward your soul

all the odds were against us, we came from different worlds
but found a way to get back someday

the months and years would pass, did a lot, but went so fast
we shared one life, you and I
always got your hand to hold, you'll be here when we get old
you're my love and, my best friend

all the odds were against us, we came from different worlds
but found a way to get back someday
all the good cards were dealt we were left with just two pairs,
but just your face would give me my ace that i need

we hold our newborn child, and he has his mother's smile
his father's eyes -- big surprise
our baby has such joy, such a wonderful young boy
and suddenly, we feel free

all the odds were against us, we came from different worlds
but found a way to get back someday
all the good cards were dealt we were left with just two pairs,
but just your face would give me my ace that i need

What Remains

posted in 2HTS18 on Aug 10, 2014
play_arrow
When the rug's pulled from under you, feels like you're floating
There's nothing to hold on to set you the right way
This vacuous space, is what's left of our homestead
and nothing is what remains

Do you remember our life when it rendered apart?
Had our future and everything else to look forward to
All journeys take turns, ours turned for the worse
It's a gamble, a fateful game

If I could go back, take a different step, walk along a brand new path
Hindsight clear to me, my vision's right and I want to set this straight

Have you spotted yourself and said "oh what was I thinking?"
That moment detached from the world with your mind blank?
Well that's where we are and yes this moment's forever
regardless you're still with me

If I could go back, take a different step, walk along a brand new path
Hindsight clear to me, my vision's right, and I want to set this straight
Not so bad when were not truly alone, like the song says "all you need is love"
Can we say we have nothing at all, when I'm right here by your side?

When the rug's pulled from under you, feels like you're floating
There's nothing to hold on to set you the right way
This vacuous space, is what's left of our homestead
our love is what still remains

My New Life

posted in OHC299 on Jul 03, 2014
play_arrow
found a new place, a new taste
and a new face (a new identity)
fools stay in they're old ways
made a cool break (i'm startin' over)

but then she shifts her eyes
as if to say "oh cool, do i know you?"
sending shivers down my spine, end of the line

i see the way you eye me
oh do you recognize me?
are you just flirtin' with it,
or is my new life finished?

is it too late? will i move it?
should i leave here? (find a new place)
i'm spotted, disappearing's my one option (and high tail it)
am i just paranoid, or will she just spill it, out in public?
is this her way of warning me in time?

i see the way you eye me
oh do you recognize me?
are you just flirting with it,
or is my new life finished?

Fun Escape

posted in OHC298 on Jun 26, 2014
play_arrow
feel the coolness, it spreads as the sun sets
leave you worries behind, it's cast away
see the road as it stretches so far ahead
join your friends as journey begins

because there's no more stress and no more mess
for our fun escape (don't have to worry here)
smiling up at the sky it feels so great

and so relax, no need to be tense
vacation's under way (we'll find the light within)
life's a dream when you have a fun escape

oh the doldrums of living's so hard sometimes
keeping schedules and chores piling on
brighten up when you see an opportunity
throw aside what you're told for what you need

because there's no more stress and no more mess
for our fun escape (don't have to worry here)
smiling up at the sky it feels so great

and so relax, no need to be tense
vacation's under way (we'll find the light within)
life's a dream when you have a fun escape

The Box

posted in OHC292 on May 15, 2014
play_arrow
an overnight delivery
i thought the mail would be there in time for her
my faraway love
but no the package disappeared
oh, was it lost as i had feared? then it came
to my door

oh what's inside the box (does it really matter)
is that really my box (that returned to me)
oh what's inside the box (it had been my answer)
for what's inside the box (is a part of me)

how much of me i gave away
my heart, my soul and everything i am
with postage attached
like that, the box was turned away
rejected by a stranger i thought i knew
now no more

oh what's inside the box (does it really matter)
is that really my box (that returned to me)
oh what's inside the box (it had been my answer)
for what's inside the box (is a part of me)

Sven Hoykanik Theme

posted in OHC282 on Mar 06, 2014
play_arrow
slowly gaining his bearings
getting a hang of this world
Sven Hoykanik spends his time
getting used to cultures new

he strokes his beard, amazed
the unfamiliar and strange
lands weird to him, language eerie
adventures he'll pursue

people say that he won't find his way
but all those pessimists
they don't think hope exists

Sven is making much progress
he's learned a sentence or two
customs, greetings they come to mind
as easily as can be

people say that he won't find his way
but all those pessimists
they don't think hope exists

now people start to say he's on his way
and now they're optimists
the hope they all had missed
has come to stay

A New Start

posted in OHC280 on Feb 20, 2014
play_arrow
I step back into the open air
and see the sky, no longer scared
signs of life i see everywhere
no longer alone

i stumble forth as i find my place
and hope i find a friendly face
a victory for the human race
we'll all survive
and the earth is still one piece

we spent so long, far apart
now's a new start

I'm back within the community
forgot how great my old friends could be
i reminisce with my family
good times for us all

looking up at the distant clouds
thinking back to the crashing sounds
the bombs are nowhere to be found
there's peace at last
and the world might heal itself

we spent so long, far apart
now's a new start

oh those haunting days when the war raged on, made me still
memories of hearing fights, who won? no one knows

dust it off like it never occurred, but you know
life may not be one hundred percent
after all that we've been through

Freezing Away

posted in OHC278 on Feb 06, 2014
play_arrow
there were four of us that fateful day
but only three had come back home to stay
night had fallen, we wondered where he was
we hope for his return just because (it might be)

too late on the other side
freezing away til the morning light
as we wait by the fireside
whiling away til the morning light

inside the cabin we knew we feared the worst
a man in the wilderness, and all the snow immersed
we thought of going out and searching for this soul
despite the risk at hand, the unrelenting cold (it might be)

too late on the other side
freezing away til the morning light
(as) we wait by the fireside
whiling away til the morning light

The Surveyor

posted in OHC276 on Jan 23, 2014
play_arrow
Secret lives of people in love
makes me think of all those above
the way they peer with their eyes
and the way they scrutinize

Secret lives of people like me
are the ones the others can see
they pry and peer all day long
where they don't belong

the surveyor of all that you see
isn't me

now's the time to speak up and halt
stop them breaking into our vaults
taking all out valuable thoughts
slipping in, they never get caught

go on now and pick up your voice
cuz the others give us no choice
save our right to hide as we please
and our privacy

the surveyor of all that you see
isn't me

get those people off of our backs
don't you think we try to relax?
get away from all of our things
that we hold dear

Make a Wish Upon It [BONUS]

posted in OHC247 on Jul 04, 2013
play_arrow
[Disclaimer: This was meant to be my entry last week, but I tinkered with it too long and overshot the deadline by several hours.]

clouds part and the moonlight falls on your shoulders
it make me feel awe to have you
you smile and the sparkle comes from your eyes
and the night is complete, in my view

a flash in the distance grows ever large
what a night for a wish, a comet
that star with the glowing tail, where your dreams may be real
a belief, a promise

There's a shooting star right above you
Streaking light across, we look up to
Anything you want may just come true
When you make a wish upon it

There's a shooting star right above me
Streaking light across the whole country
Anything I want may just come true
When I make a wish upon it

We fly in my dreams at night and we soar
past the hills in our flights of fancy
come dawn and the wish was granted
your here by my side and the stars, they made it so

http://jhsounds.com/

Down the Hall

posted in OHC245 on Jun 20, 2013
play_arrow
I just got the call
there's a party down the hall
it's just bumpin after all
and there's always something, always something

check the BPM, they're movin right and left
the DJ's namin' checks, checkin' names and spinnin decks
bodies on the floor, they always ask for more
that's what the jockey's for, the rhythm drivin', people jivin'

lights up in your face, they strobe across the place
right along the bass, buzzed at night, and feeling right
reach up to the bar, haven't gone that far
head all fulla stars, havin' fun until the sun

dig all through those crates, that crowd to satiate
those beats to contemplate, serving beats so they can eats
and feast upon those tracks, chicks are bumpin' backs
the club is fully packed, the night goes on all through the dawn

Feel So Bad (Duosis remix)

posted in OHC240 on May 16, 2013
play_arrow
Another place looks like home, but it doesn't ring true
subtle changes that strike me nonetheless, the little manners, the way you hold your dress, look different to me
And I don't feel right, belonging in this strange new world
Even though you look just like she did, to love you would be like I've lost my lid, I'm losing my mind
folks are phony, imposters, strangers to me
Would be great if I went from whence I came, got my whole other life to reclaim, I want to go back
To see those eyes again, the fire sparks within
And I think to myself, what's the rush? What's the other world got? Nothing much. (and I say)

I don't wanna feel bad anymore (x2)
Don't you think it's time that we explore the magic of our love together?
I don't wanna feel bad anymore (x2)
Don't you think it's time that we explore the secrets of our lives together at last?

This world is just the old one, everything's in place
you love me just like the other had, and all the times that we shared, good and bad, reliving my past
like some voodoo repeating all the things that we did
the bond that she held, we do too, it's like we're looping around, me and you, all over again
I feel so bad to be holding all these feelings for you
cuz somewhere out there I know she's still there. May never see her again, I don't care. I've got a new hope
Together we will prevail, unlike in the old world
Won't make the mistakes that split us apart, seems like I just got a new start (and I say)

[chorus]

You know I used to feel so bad, I don't feel so bad anymore

Fall of a Legend

posted in OHC191 on Jun 07, 2012
play_arrow
we sit back to remember an honored man
paved the road for countless others though his lifespan
his single lasting voice spoke throughout the ages
the legend grows forever, beyond the pages

we speak about the fall of a legend
leaving a footprint, an indelible imprint
of course we speak about the fall of a icon
one minute here, and in the next he is gone

we often take for granted what came before
all the talent, and the influence that opened the door
the endless line of people that walk his steps
they know enough to humble themselves in respect

Beyond the Silence

posted in OHC190 on May 31, 2012
play_arrow
our limbs outstretched for ever more
beyond the silence, grassy floor
I've never seen the boy before
he rushes up to me

he yells "what sorcery is this?"
we easily laugh and dismiss
this boy he knows not what he says
to disrespect our land

why do the humans
rush to our hands
they think we're just trees here
to follow commands

why do the humans
lie under our heads
do they think we exist
just to offer them rest

so we say "go on with you"
and he shrugs without a care
and we're losing our patience
in the darkening air

now why would he do that?
endanger his life
not a weapon is on him
no gun, and no knife

we reach the final moment
he makes his last move
though the boy was first brave
he was quickly removed

Descending Silently

posted in OHC188 on May 17, 2012
play_arrow
surrounded by four walls
the stainless steel so tall
the lift just goes one way
the sinner's path, your stay

the warmth rises up your neck
and lowest floor goes to [REDACTED]

descending silently toward a heat
imagine Lucifer there to greet
your chance to repent's flown, you see
the only option, is to retreat

the door opens suddenly
you know that you gotta leave
no ladder that's within reach
this cavern you must breech

hotness hits your every breath
avoid eternity worse than death

Raise Your Voice

posted in OHC187 on May 10, 2012
play_arrow
[I'm sure there's a song in here somewhere]

you've got to raise your voice (you got to let it out)
you've got to let them know (gotta tell em now)
you've got to raise your voice (you got to let it out)
you've got to let them know

spell it out and show them that your words are truly
something worth their time

here are all the people now
gathered just to hear your story
eyes upon your every move
you could fail or rise to glory

Hugging Time

posted in DDC14 on Mar 31, 2012
play_arrow
Team name: The Bangin Bros

JH Sounds - vocals, arrangement, production, lyrics

J Smooth (my brother) - vocals, melody, lyrics

Hangin' just my bro and I, havin' fun throughout the night
stop to think and then I sigh. do I try to hug him tight?
show I like him and I say "is this still a manly way?"
ask him now and he just shrugs. guess he's ready for a hug

Don't hug me too hard, but I like the affection
that has satisfaction, that has the affection

Think I gripped my bro too strong, but it didn't feel so wrong
care too much to let him down, when we stop to play around
knows I didn't mean no harm, when I tried to clutch his arm
he's delighted, smiles so wide. now I know it's huggin' time.

End of War

posted in OHC179 on Mar 15, 2012
play_arrow
War rages in my heart, once whole, now split to pieces
Both sides think they're right, but apart they're never beat again
Heroes rise to the occasion. Martyrs never see the light of day, oh so they say

The end of war's in their sights, they believe
Ceasing battle, reconciled, lasting peace

Love is a battleground. You toy with my emotion
and I take the lastet strike. Your strategy's in motion
Casualties they rise and rise. For what is all this madness? Who is right, in this fight?

Thursday Night's Alright

posted in OHC178 on Mar 08, 2012
play_arrow
It's getting late, been waitin since eight
And the OHC is gettin near
At nine o'clock I'm gonna rock
Got a head so fulla ideas
ThaSauce is a madhouse people go to hang out
And the organizer sits right there
60 inches tall, so she's really small
With a bit of blonde in her hair, ohhhh

Forget about all the chatroom drama
The music makes it disappear
Thursday night's all right for compo
Get a little headbob here
Ya gotta keep it cool when you write those tunes
But don't you miss-a that deadline
Thursday night's a night I like
Thursday night's all right

Well it's packed real tight, and the theme tonight
Got me thinkin that the chatroom's really goin right
All the stars in the crowd make their masterpiece
When the listenin party starts, I'm like, "QUEUE ME"
I got some VSTs that are really cool
The organizer hosts the round like she's head of school
She got her friends thinkin that she runs a class
The only thing I learned is that she got dat ass, ohhhh

Driplets

posted in 2DC013 on Apr 16, 2011
play_arrow
The harmonious randomness of falling drops of rain. Made using Otomata. http://www.earslap.com/projectslab/otomata

Thank You

posted in OHC131 on Apr 14, 2011
play_arrow
I'm feeling a little off tonight, so here's another theme reading. Also I'll be taking a break from making music for a while, so I'll see how that goes.

Wandering Eye

posted in OHC129 on Mar 31, 2011
play_arrow
An ominous eye opened within the center of the harrowing storm. A sense of ominous danger...[read more at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11221630/WanderingEye.txt]

Tonight's Theme

posted in OHC124 on Feb 24, 2011
play_arrow
You have been invited to an exclusive club. What club? A club sandwich? A super secret club? A club to hit people with? A dance club? Club soda? A locking device for vehicles? Tonight's theme is "Club".

Moonologue

posted in OHC107 on Oct 21, 2010
play_arrow
[21:15] hangin' up there
[21:15] in the sky
[21:15] some might wish on it
[21:15] some might see it as a good omen
[21:15] or a bad omen
[21:15] some might think it's made of cheese
[21:15] some are determined to reach it

Fill Me Up

posted in PRC176 on Aug 24, 2010
play_arrow
This is more of a demo than anything else. I had fun writing the lyrics, but you have to imagine this being sung by someone who can actually sing.

Lyrics:

Take me to the doctor, I've been oh so very sick
Get me that prescription that'll make me better
No, he's not a plumber, his degree is on the wall
Always has a plunger on him--

(a syringe, not the thing for toilets)

Surely he will fix me up, it's not an easy task
rid me of this fever, get me healthy in a minute

fill me up with goods
fill me up with love
fill me up with tiny pills to make me well

Get me to the MD, I'm not feeling very good
Give me medication, I'll be right as rain then
No, he's not the guy who checked my sink the other day
has a PHD and he can cure my ailments

He can get me healthy more than anybody can
clear away my fever, get me better in a minute

fill me up with goods
fill me up with love
fill me up with tiny pills to make me well

fill me up with meds
fill me up with joy
fill me up with tiny pills to make we well

Emotional Stage

posted in FBRC2010 on Aug 21, 2010
play_arrow
Game: Mega Turrican
Track: Stage 1-1
Requested by: LuketheXjesse
Duration: 2:40

I think of fire in connection with emotions because when you become "stirred up", when your emotions control your actions, it affects not only yourself but the people around you. Psychologists find that control of emotions can be gained by understanding the stimulus response pattern. When you have certain experiences, you respond with various emotions - a stimulus response. Cause, effect... Nature endows us at birth with three general patterns of emotional response: Rage is the response to the primary stimulus of thwarting, something interfering with our behavior, or actions; Fear is the response to loud noises, or loss of support; and the emotional response to love is usually the result of a show of affection, or favors... and these seem to be the emotions with which we start life. Then as we grow up, many everyday things and social situations become associated with these primary stimuli, partly by a process called conditioning... and so, many things and people cause us to respond emotionally, and in general that's good. For there are many factors involved in a personality, and a balance of emotion is important to a well-rounded personality... but emotions out of control, well... What might happen to you, or to me? What's the stimulus that brings on this sudden emotional response of anger or mild rage? Shortcuts often lead to trouble, and thus loss of emotional control. You've heard "haste makes waste"? Did you ever hear anyone say "I was so mad I couldn't see straight"? Severe emotional stress often decreases efficiency. Anger is a violent emotion, and we often see an induction of behavior or spread of emotion to other persons, almost like a contagious disease.

Space Medley

posted in OHC085 on May 20, 2010
play_arrow
This is a cover medley of my previous space-themed entries:

"Planetary Findings" (OHC028)
"Front Row Seat" (OHC019)
"Amps on the Moon" (OHC045.5)
"Darkness, Silence and Stone" (OHC055)

Pyramid Scheme

posted in PRC156 on Nov 03, 2009
play_arrow
Sonic Adventure 2 - Pyramid Cave

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XrDr-CPHZI

I was remixing this from memory, and it wasn't until I looked for a YouTube video that I realized a good chunk of source is missing. Ah well.

Spanish Armada

posted in FBRC2009 on Aug 22, 2009
play_arrow
After several false starts, I managed to conjure up something song-length. I guess that's enough for whoever requested the remix.

Source: Star Fox (SNES) - "Space Armada"

DIY Timeflux

posted in OHC043 on Jul 09, 2009
play_arrow
I'm wasn't sure how much I could trust the professor and his creepy basement lab, but his idea that he could give me back any time I wasted down there piqued my interest...

Titan Valley

posted in ORC117 on Mar 06, 2009
play_arrow
A young adventurer reaches the formidable fortress of the titans. Will his stamina endure, or must he visit the secret fountain to restore his health? Either way, his destiny lies further into the desert.

Double Cross

posted in PRC139 on Feb 08, 2009
play_arrow
I was planning to do a decent remix, but when I played around with it, the idea slowly drifted away. I thought I could dive in the stream to catch it, but realized that would only ruin my best pair of trousers.

Two Minutes Alone

posted in PRC135 on Dec 11, 2008
play_arrow
As soon as I heard the chords I just knew I had to do some sort of hip hop piece. There wasn't really a melodic hook in the source that could carry that idea along, so I ended up just creating one. :)

Monsters Don't Hurt Mario

posted in PRC123 on Jun 27, 2008
play_arrow
This track is inspired by the time I experimented with a GameShark; the title is taken from a code nickname. I had an ambient electronic piece in mind for my entry, but my physical ailments and lack of time restricted this to a bare-bones piano rendition. I was even about to rename it "Pianos Don't Hurt Mario" when I suddenly remembered that a piano monster ACTUALLY APPEARS in the game. :o

Sly Land

posted in PRC119 on Apr 29, 2008
play_arrow
This originally started off as a lullaby, but I got bored with the idea and shelved it. Then I tried an classical piece, which morphed into a march. I ended up tossing that as well, due to how slow-working I was on it. The final product sticks to the first idea, with tiny remnants of the other two for progression.
Votes (284)
Round Date
2HTS368 Apr 22, 2021
OHC653 Apr 15, 2021
OHC652 Apr 10, 2021
OHC651 Apr 02, 2021
OHC650 Mar 26, 2021
OHC649 Mar 18, 2021
OHC648 Mar 14, 2021
OHC647 Mar 05, 2021
OHC646 Feb 26, 2021
OHC645 Feb 18, 2021
OHC644 Feb 18, 2021
OHC643 Feb 07, 2021
OHC642 Jan 29, 2021
90MC001 Jan 26, 2021
OHC641 Jan 22, 2021
OHC640 Jan 14, 2021
OHC638 Jan 07, 2021
OHC637 Dec 24, 2020
OHC636 Dec 17, 2020
OHC635 Dec 11, 2020
OHC634 Dec 03, 2020
OHC633 Nov 26, 2020
OHC632 Nov 19, 2020
OHC631 Nov 13, 2020
OHC630 Nov 06, 2020
OHC629 Oct 30, 2020
OHC628 Oct 22, 2020
2HTS340 Oct 07, 2020
OHC625 Oct 02, 2020
OHC624 Sep 25, 2020
2HTS338 Sep 23, 2020
OHC623 Sep 20, 2020
OHC622 Sep 11, 2020
OHC621 Sep 05, 2020
OHC620 Sep 03, 2020
OHC619 Aug 21, 2020
OHC618 Aug 14, 2020
OHC617 Aug 07, 2020
OHC616 Aug 01, 2020
OHC615 Jul 24, 2020
OHC614 Jul 17, 2020
OHC613 Jul 10, 2020
OHC612 Jul 03, 2020
OHC611 Jun 26, 2020
OHC610 Jun 19, 2020
OHC609 Jun 11, 2020
OHC608 Jun 04, 2020
OHC607 May 29, 2020
OHC606 May 23, 2020
OHC307 Sep 04, 2014
OHC306 Aug 28, 2014
2HTS19 Aug 17, 2014
2HTS18 Aug 10, 2014
OHC303 Jul 31, 2014
OHC302 Jul 31, 2014
OHC295 Jun 06, 2014
OHC292 May 22, 2014
OHC291 May 08, 2014
OHC280 Feb 23, 2014
OHC276 Jan 30, 2014
OHC266 Nov 21, 2013
OHC265 Nov 14, 2013
OHC263 Oct 31, 2013
OHC262 Oct 24, 2013
OHC261 Oct 17, 2013
OHC260 Oct 10, 2013
OHC258 Sep 26, 2013
OHC256 Sep 12, 2013
OHC251 Aug 01, 2013
OHC250 Aug 01, 2013
OHC249 Jul 18, 2013
OHC245 Jun 20, 2013
OHC243 Jun 06, 2013
OHC240 May 16, 2013
OHC195 Jul 12, 2012
OHC194 Jun 30, 2012
OHC193 Jun 23, 2012
OHC191 Jun 09, 2012
OHC190 Jun 01, 2012
OHC189 May 26, 2012
OHC188 May 18, 2012
OHC187 May 11, 2012
OHC186 May 04, 2012
DDC15 Apr 28, 2012
OHC185 Apr 27, 2012
OHC184 Apr 20, 2012
OHC183 Apr 13, 2012
OHC182 Apr 08, 2012
OHC181 Mar 30, 2012
OHC180 Mar 23, 2012
PRC214 Mar 22, 2012
OHC179 Mar 16, 2012
DDC13 Mar 10, 2012
OHC178 Mar 09, 2012
OHC177 Mar 01, 2012
PRC212 Feb 24, 2012
OHC176 Feb 23, 2012
OHC175 Feb 16, 2012
OHC174 Feb 09, 2012
OHC173 Feb 02, 2012
OHC172 Jan 26, 2012
OHC171 Jan 20, 2012
OHC170 Jan 12, 2012
OHC169 Jan 05, 2012
OHC167 Dec 22, 2011
PRC208 Dec 22, 2011
OHC166 Dec 15, 2011
OHC165 Dec 10, 2011
OHC164 Dec 01, 2011
OHC163 Nov 24, 2011
OHC162 Nov 18, 2011
OHC161 Nov 10, 2011
OHC160 Nov 03, 2011
OHC159 Oct 27, 2011
OHC158 Oct 20, 2011
OHC157 Oct 13, 2011
PRC204 Oct 12, 2011
OHC156 Oct 06, 2011
OHC155 Sep 29, 2011
OHC154 Sep 22, 2011
PRC202 Sep 12, 2011
OHC152 Sep 08, 2011
OHC151 Sep 01, 2011
PRC201 Sep 01, 2011
OHC149 Aug 18, 2011
OHC148 Aug 11, 2011
OHC147 Aug 04, 2011
PRC199 Aug 03, 2011
OHC145 Jul 21, 2011
OHC144 Jul 14, 2011
OHC143 Jul 07, 2011
PRC197 Jul 05, 2011
OHC141 Jun 23, 2011
OHC140 Jun 16, 2011
OHC139 Jun 09, 2011
OHC138 Jun 02, 2011
2DC015 May 22, 2011
OHC136 May 20, 2011
OHC135 May 12, 2011
OHC134 May 08, 2011
2DC014 Apr 30, 2011
OHC133 Apr 29, 2011
OHC132 Apr 22, 2011
OHC131 Apr 14, 2011
OHC130 Apr 07, 2011
OHC129 Mar 31, 2011
OHC128 Mar 24, 2011
2DC011 Mar 20, 2011
2DC010 Mar 13, 2011
OHC126 Mar 10, 2011
2DC009 Mar 06, 2011
OHC125 Mar 03, 2011
DDC09 Feb 25, 2011
OHC124 Feb 24, 2011
2DC007 Feb 20, 2011
OHC123 Feb 19, 2011
OHC122 Feb 10, 2011
OHC121 Feb 03, 2011
OHC119 Jan 20, 2011
OHC117 Jan 06, 2011
OHC116 Dec 30, 2010
OHC115 Dec 23, 2010
OHC114 Dec 16, 2010
OHC113 Dec 09, 2010
OHC112 Dec 02, 2010
DDC08 Nov 24, 2010
PRC182 Nov 20, 2010
OHC111 Nov 18, 2010
OHC109 Nov 04, 2010
OHC108 Oct 28, 2010
OHC107 Oct 21, 2010
DDC07 Oct 08, 2010
OHC105 Oct 07, 2010
OHC104 Sep 30, 2010
OHC103 Sep 24, 2010
OHC102 Sep 16, 2010
OHC101 Sep 09, 2010
PRC177 Sep 08, 2010
OHC100 Sep 02, 2010
DDC06 Aug 27, 2010
OHC099 Aug 26, 2010
ORC133 Aug 24, 2010
PRC176 Aug 24, 2010
OHC098 Aug 19, 2010
OHC097 Aug 14, 2010
OHC096 Aug 05, 2010
OHC095 Jul 29, 2010
OHC094 Jul 22, 2010
OHC093 Jul 15, 2010
OHC092 Jul 08, 2010
OHC091 Jul 03, 2010
OHC090 Jun 24, 2010
OHC088 Jun 13, 2010
DDC05 Jun 11, 2010
DDC04 Jun 07, 2010
OHC087 Jun 07, 2010
OHC086 May 29, 2010
OHC085 May 21, 2010
ORC130 May 16, 2010
OHC084 May 13, 2010
DDC03 May 08, 2010
DDC03NGP May 08, 2010
OHC083 May 07, 2010
OHC082 Apr 29, 2010
2DC005 Apr 24, 2010
OHC080 Apr 16, 2010
OHC079 Apr 08, 2010
2DC2DC004 Mar 30, 2010
2DC003 Mar 23, 2010
OHC076 Mar 19, 2010
OHC074 Mar 06, 2010
OHC073 Feb 26, 2010
OHC072 Feb 19, 2010
OHC071 Feb 12, 2010
OHC070 Feb 10, 2010
OHC069 Jan 29, 2010
OHC068 Jan 25, 2010
OHC067 Jan 15, 2010
OHC066 Jan 09, 2010
OHC065 Dec 18, 2009
OHC064 Dec 13, 2009
OHC063 Dec 05, 2009
PRC158 Nov 30, 2009
ORC125 Nov 28, 2009
OHC062 Nov 21, 2009
OHC061 Nov 15, 2009
OHC060 Nov 12, 2009
PRC156 Nov 07, 2009
OHC059 Nov 04, 2009
OHC058 Oct 29, 2009
OHC057 Oct 18, 2009
OHC056 Oct 09, 2009
OHC055 Oct 07, 2009
OHC054 Sep 30, 2009
OHC053 Sep 23, 2009
OHC052 Sep 15, 2009
OHC051 Sep 04, 2009
OHC050 Aug 31, 2009
OHC049 Aug 25, 2009
PRC151 Aug 25, 2009
OHC048 Aug 16, 2009
OHC047 Aug 10, 2009
OHC046 Jul 31, 2009
OHC045 Jul 24, 2009
OHC044 Jul 16, 2009
OHC043 Jul 10, 2009
OHC042 Jul 04, 2009
OHC041 Jun 25, 2009
ORC120 Jun 25, 2009
OHC040 Jun 19, 2009
OHC039 Jun 17, 2009
OHC038 Jun 04, 2009
OHC037 May 30, 2009
OHC036 May 21, 2009
PRC146 May 20, 2009
ORC119 May 17, 2009
OHC035 May 14, 2009
OHC034 May 07, 2009
PRC145 May 04, 2009
OHC033 Apr 30, 2009
OHC032 Apr 23, 2009
PRC144 Apr 19, 2009
2DC001 Apr 17, 2009
OHC031 Apr 16, 2009
PRC143 Apr 06, 2009
OHC028 Mar 26, 2009
ORC117 Mar 23, 2009
PRC140 Feb 23, 2009
OHC022 Feb 13, 2009
PRC139 Feb 09, 2009
PRC138 Jan 26, 2009
OHC019 Jan 24, 2009
OHC018 Jan 22, 2009
OHC017 Jan 09, 2009
PRC136 Dec 28, 2008
PRC135 Dec 14, 2008
PRC131 Oct 22, 2008
PRC130 Oct 09, 2008
OHC016 Sep 29, 2008
PRC124 Jul 12, 2008
PRC121 Jun 02, 2008
PRC119 May 03, 2008
OHC011 Apr 24, 2008
OHCFFA_1 Apr 17, 2008