Maybe it’s the first track that got played. Maybe not. Whatever the reason, that’s a heck of a lot of listens for us. 🙂
Here’s “Stolen Dreams” (a rock instrumental track)
The lead guitar work is by Adrian. When he sent me the raw stems, he explained:
Gave it a shot with the leads for stolen dreams.. the leads tell the story..
There is that oriental twist and a tune to begin with that is repeated.
Then there is a melodious and uplifting part
Then there is the very convoluted part… I tried to put the frustration and agony of some lost hope… I imagine it was a teenage girl in despair
Adrian’s lead guitar stems can be downloaded from ccMixter.
2010 Sound Out Singapore by Starfish Stories : The Band is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Singapore License. As long as you ATTRIBUTE the music by stating this: “Starfish Stories :: The Band – StarfishStories.wordpress.com”* in your audio, video, website, printed materials etc., you are FREE to USE, COPY, SHARE, MODIFY, or SELL (yes sell!) any of the songs from this album.
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For Track 01 “Open the Door (Smile Again)”, please credit as:
This is the 4th self-produced Creative Commons music album from two Singaporean guys who have non-musical day jobs, but with a passion for producing their own brand of music. Recorded, mixed and engineered exclusively with GarageBand (and everything else done via email).
Released by “Starfish Stories :: The Band” (StarfishStories.wordpress.com) for SoundOut.sg
The nights are long and endless
When you’re miles away from home
The truth is so much darker than
Any story ever told
No one you can trust, no hand to hold
But deep inside
Something’s alive within you
That’s called hope
Just open the door
Step into the light
And you will find your way again
Take off those chains
Leave the past behind
The night is over
So smile again
Open your eyes
It’s a brand new start
And there’s a blue sky over your head
Don’t be afraid
Listen to your heart
You have every reason
To smile again
A dream without an ending
Taken away before you said no
Locked behind those dirty walls
You’re just a ragged, broken doll
A living dead
You think the scars are all you have
But deep inside
Your heart beats so strong and fast
So believe in yourself