Look at how young you looked. You can't remember the last time you smiled that big. You looked so happy. When was that? Fifteen...twenty years ago? If you could just go back and relive that one day! Tonight's theme is "The best years of your life."
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Weep not for the days bygone, but be glad that they were.
Had a tune in mind for a couple days, largely inspired by Kirby's Epic Yarn's "Flower Fields," and this theme made me nostalgic enough to plug in my midi keyboard and bludgeon ya'll with my single-take piano skills*. Enjoy hearing me stumble through my attempt at an expressive piece.
Started of as Solo Piano, but then i felt the need to add more, because i wanted more ambient textures. It's very much a beautiful piece. Also took me a while, because of the fact i went for more of a piano piece structure, than repetition.
I'm also probably the last entry lol. Hope you guys like it!
Dreaded times, drifting sands
Clocks in shadow, twisting hands
Turn back the tide, turn the time
To younger days.
Flowing river, down one way
It hurts now. Not back in the day
History repeats, secrets of man
Drifting moments, automatic
Those younger years
My more confusing time
But discovery reigns
In my simulated hope
The feelings, so strong
Only for first time
Or so I thought
In my simulated hope
This is the last of 6 stage themes that I was commissioned to write. The last one I made was a little slower, so I cranked up the tempo for this one. Turns out that every single one of these is in a minor key since the main motif of the soundtrack fits that modality.
Still done in one hour as always. "Making of" video: https://youtu.be/f8b59li2aq4
I look the bygone years and I wistfully reminisce
At those times you were with me and would honor me with a kiss
(You set me right)
We had our doubts, we had our fights, but we resolved our problems
We had our quips, such petty bouts, but we just walked right past them
When we would spend our nights together
We'd go to where the ocean met the streams
Brighter than the stars up in the sky
Across a sea of dreams
Just like the beginning, when we took our long fateful climb
I'd see my reflection in your wild and wondering eyes
(so full of light)