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VilleFIN
post Oct 25 2012, 05:48 PM
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Reach For the Sky

Song : WP
Lyrics : Ulrik / WP
Vocals : Ulrik

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QUOTE (Ulrik First thoughts)
About the lyrics: The reach for the sky part, it just sounded natural in that place, and it came to me before even thinking of a theme. It was back when I just had heard a small part of the song
I had some trouble deciding what to sing about, and compared to all that death and destruction that is somehow connected to metal and the kind of vocals I went for, I thought it would be a challenge to do some positive lyrics.
I often think about the past, and wonder what would have happened if I had done something differently. I'm not the NO regrets person, but I guess I wish I was.


QUOTE (Ulrik Final thoughts)
I think it's about taking some chances where you can win big or lose big in life,
and if you play it safe all the time you never really win, and you end up regretting not having tried...
you will always look back on some moments and think; "what if I had done differently, taken a chance back than".
It's quite forward, no metaphors just a clear message.
And I admit it would be hard living with no regrets nobody does that I guess.


QUOTE (WeePee)
I got this this thrash themed song ready on early September and posted a thread.

Also tried to contact bunch of people on the Youtube but got no luck.

Then Ulrik contacted me and wanted to be a part of this collab. So messaging back and forth, tweaking lyrics, mixing, we are now proudly presenting this song.

Hope you guys enjoy.


https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/reach-for-the-sky

Intro

What makes a man?
What makes a man decide to chose what doesn't seem right?
What makes a man?
What makes a man decide to use the power inside and take a chance

Verse 1

And... so here I stand
Choices got me this far
I will have no regrets
No regrets no regrets

I live for today
All present will become past
And we all know time forgets
Time forgets time forgets

Bridge 1

I could have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?

What If I would have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?
NO !

Chorus

Reach for the sky and fall to the ground
Reach for the sky and fall to the ground
Reach and fall fall fall
Forever

Verse 2

So… can't change things no more
Should I have tried to do more
Why do these thoughts
Keep coming on coming on me

Now I have to live
With the choices I have made
with reactions of my words
No regrets no regrets

Bridge 2

I could have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?

What If I would have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?
NO !
NO !

Chorus

Reach for the sky or fall to the ground
Reach for the sky or fall to the ground
Reach or fall fall fall
It's my choice

Outro

Follow your path

Enjoy the journey

Be thankful for what you have now

Never hold grudges

Try not to judge people

Control negative thoughts

Use your energy wisely

And always keep on moving forward...



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Ulrik
post Oct 25 2012, 06:01 PM
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Thank you for letting me come up with some lyrics an putting my touch on it.
I enjoyed working with this smile.gif


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VilleFIN
post Oct 25 2012, 06:19 PM
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QUOTE (Ulrik @ Oct 25 2012, 08:01 PM) *
Thank you for letting me come up with some lyrics an putting my touch on it.
I enjoyed working with this smile.gif

No problem mate smile.gif


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post Oct 25 2012, 06:33 PM
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Wow, guys this is epic .. I'm really impressed ! cool.gif

It's really cool that you decided to write positive lyrics too, Ulrik !

The mix itself also sounds really good, nice n chunky.. and those drums are killer ! biggrin.gif


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post Oct 25 2012, 06:47 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 25 2012, 08:33 PM) *
Wow, guys this is epic .. I'm really impressed ! cool.gif

It's really cool that you decided to write positive lyrics too, Ulrik !

The mix itself also sounds really good, nice n chunky.. and those drums are killer ! biggrin.gif

Thank you !!

After weeks of mixing It's really nice to hear that the mix is okay cool.gif


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post Oct 25 2012, 07:17 PM
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QUOTE (WeePee @ Oct 25 2012, 06:47 PM) *
Thank you !!

After weeks of mixing It's really nice to hear that the mix is okay cool.gif


So can we expect more ?? smile.gif



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post Oct 25 2012, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Oct 25 2012, 09:17 PM) *
So can we expect more ?? smile.gif

Yeah, but not so soon.


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post Oct 25 2012, 07:33 PM
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This is great, guys! The mix sounds very good and qualitative. I really enjoyed the intro, especially the drums. smile.gif


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post Oct 25 2012, 07:38 PM
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This is a really solid! cool.gif Nice arrangements and lyrics on this song.


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QUOTE (K1R @ Oct 25 2012, 09:33 PM) *
This is great, guys! The mix sounds very good and qualitative. I really enjoyed the intro, especially the drums. smile.gif

QUOTE (DeGroot @ Oct 25 2012, 09:38 PM) *
This is a really solid! cool.gif Nice arrangements and lyrics on this song.


Thanks guys ! Thanks for nice comments smile.gif


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Todd Simpson
post Oct 25 2012, 10:50 PM
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Spiff! Reminds me of SINBREED! Well played and well produced guys! THis is a GREAT example of using SOFTWARE instruments to full advantage. Guitar emulation (GR5) and Drum Emulation (Metal machine, my current FAVE!) and even Mix Emulation! (EX Mix). With just a few plugins it's easier than ever to get decent sound in your own home studio. Not to take anything way from the production itself as you can still get really awful results using the same tools if you don't do it well.

Sounding great guys! Are the vocals doubled? If not, worth a try! Also, doubling the guitars/solos is a bit of secret sauce worth the the effort!

Todd


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Reach For the Sky

Song : WP
Lyrics : Ulrik / WP
Vocals : Ulrik

E Standard
Guitar Rig 5
Toontrack Metal Machine
Toontrack Ezmix 2







https://soundcloud.com/alfafirefox/reach-for-the-sky

Intro

What makes a man?
What makes a man decide to chose what doesn't seem right?
What makes a man?
What makes a man decide to use the power inside and take a chance

Verse 1

And... so here I stand
Choices got me this far
I will have no regrets
No regrets no regrets

I live for today
All present will become past
And we all know time forgets
Time forgets time forgets

Bridge 1

I could have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?

What If I would have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?
NO !

Chorus

Reach for the sky and fall to the ground
Reach for the sky and fall to the ground
Reach and fall fall fall
Forever

Verse 2

So… can't change things no more
Should I have tried to do more
Why do these thoughts
Keep coming on coming on me

Now I have to live
With the choices I have made
with reactions of my words
No regrets no regrets

Bridge 2

I could have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?

What If I would have chosen
To take a chance back then
Regret ?
NO !
NO !

Chorus

Reach for the sky or fall to the ground
Reach for the sky or fall to the ground
Reach or fall fall fall
It's my choice

Outro

Follow your path

Enjoy the journey

Be thankful for what you have now

Never hold grudges

Try not to judge people

Control negative thoughts

Use your energy wisely

And always keep on moving forward...



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post Oct 25 2012, 11:18 PM
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Suhhhh-weet! Very Solid guys!
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post Oct 26 2012, 08:04 AM
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I agree with Todd on the doubling! And I congratulate you on the mix and arrangements wink.gif


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post Oct 26 2012, 08:05 AM
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Thanks Todd and Melodic madness !!


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post Oct 26 2012, 05:44 PM
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That is cool! It's different from what I have ever heard before. smile.gif The vocal tonalities were a nice touch. Very solid mix. The drums hit me in the face! smile.gif Also like the positive lyrics.

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post Oct 26 2012, 06:03 PM
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Thanks Brandon. Everyone seems to like the lyrics. smile.gif


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post Oct 31 2012, 06:59 PM
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I'm impressed guys!! The song is really good! The riffs, the vocals and the melodies are so cool! I think that you must continue evolving this project! Besides Todd's comments about the recording/mix I have nothing to say than congrats!! smile.gif


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post Nov 1 2012, 08:14 PM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Oct 31 2012, 09:59 PM) *
I'm impressed guys!! The song is really good! The riffs, the vocals and the melodies are so cool! I think that you must continue evolving this project! Besides Todd's comments about the recording/mix I have nothing to say than congrats!! smile.gif

Thank you Gabe wink.gif


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post Nov 1 2012, 08:37 PM
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Man, how can I have missed this? Sounds great! Amazing job there, guys.
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Nov 1 2012, 11:37 PM) *
Man, how can I have missed this? Sounds great! Amazing job there, guys.

All right ! Thanks !!


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