I received a message back in the beginning of 2015 asking if I'd be interested in working together on a song. Almost exactly a year later, I've made a new friend and together we've produced a track. DecodingTheCodes wrote the lyrics, arrangement, vocal melodies and performed the role of artistic director. I played the instruments and recorded it all. He has asked me to include the following message.
I know I haven't been as great of a person as I am and should have been around the Internet - I've been spewing a lot of mean things about the fandom, to those that recognize me. I just wanted to say sorry, as, at times, more often than I'd like, I've let my judgement get the better of me. I still meant most of what I've said, but how I said them, how I pushed away all considerations of empathy and respect, how I let my anger blind me into saying what I said the way I said them, was wrong. And I apologize for that.
I know sorry's not gonna cut it, but I'd just like to say that, even if this fandom has had some flaws, I still thank it for everything it has done for me. I've met a lot of good people - people that have went out of their way to shape who I am, and to help me become who I am today, and who I can become. Those people are a big part of my life, and, even though I know they deserve more, I'd like to dedicate this song to them.
To those that are taking the time to read this, thank you.
I hope you enjoy.
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BPM: 90. Key: C Major. Remix pack (WAVs and MIDIs) available by request :)
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The world is mean and cruel
And takes everyone around it as a fool
It condescends a man
And causes damage every time it can
It'll never face the fact
It denies that it's nothing without
Empathy and soul
You'd only fail if you let it know
But even though you're beaten down and ostracized
You still manage to bring light to our dark lives
'Cause even if the world around you falls apart
The passion keeps you strong still burns there in your heart
The feelings that you give with what you could create
It dissipates and diminishes hate
I could name a thousand times when you were in the wrong
But I'd name a million more when you made me strong
A tight-nit bond of guidance courses through my veins
You show that living life is not in vain
You overwhelm my pain
It's never satisfied
In darkening people's lives
It always finds a way
To throw away the love and care you gave
The world's a lion's den
But now I know that it could mend
Your smiles make me see
The future of what everything could be
And so you stay strong despite the trials you face
And it seems like there's nothing that this world can do
When every person here just makes you frown
Remember you've no reason to feel down
For after all, you fill with joy those around you
And every single word you speak is true