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by noma
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Peak Misery
Replies: 13
Views: 231

Re: Peak Misery

Nick Soma - Peak Misery Life keeps slowing down Yet time's running out Have you ever felt Like tied to a rock? Now I'm in this rut Can't seem to get out And what's it all about It don't matter much Take a walk, try to sleep Have a drink, feed the cat Sweep the floor, do some chores Have a cigarette...
by noma
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)
Replies: 32
Views: 556

Re: When you turn 47 (Peak Misery prefight)

Um... I got a little carried away with this one. If eight minute songs in odd time signatures with no vocals for the first two minutes and long-ass guitar solos are your thing, you'll probably enjoy this one. Lyric is suitably miserable, more so than my emo-type stuff of last year's Nur Ein. Also, I...
by noma
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Liberty Street
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: Liberty Street

Nick Soma - Liberty Street Carefully planning for tomorrow Too much for you to bear Drowning in a sea of sorrow Cracks in the mask that you wear You can stand in the light, but you won't see Take a walk on Liberty Street, but you're not free You can walk anywhere, you're not free Adapting to a worl...
by noma
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Take a walk down (Liberty Street prefight)
Replies: 29
Views: 475

Re: Take a walk down (Liberty Street prefight)

I'm in! First entry since last year's Nur Ein... I did try something new: recording the heaviest song I've ever done. Heaviness is usually not something I am trying to achieve in my songs, so not sure how it turned out. Guess it's kind of metal. Also, I used "Liberty Street" metaphorically in my lyr...
by noma
Sun May 26, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XIV- R4- No Memory- Bloops & Bleeps
Replies: 14
Views: 711

Re: Nur Ein XIV- R4- No Memory- Bloops & Bleeps

Nick Soma - No Memory I'm doing fine, I have no memory Of anything I've ever done Oh yeah, they cured me of my memory No one knows what I'll become Now I can be anyone For so many years, I lived In sorrow and fear, I was Constantly haunted by my memories But I was sold when by That guy I was told t...
by noma
Sun May 19, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 5214

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

I managed to finish my song just before the deadline, but it was close. It has a long-ass intro and outro, which I tried to shorten, but it ruined the mood. Also, I tried to add a guitar and harmony vocals, yet that also didn't seem to fit the mood. There is only one vocal track (apart from the samp...
by noma
Sun May 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nur Ein XIV- R3- Color Me_____- Sampled Vocal Hook
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: Nur Ein XIV- R3- Color Me_____- Sampled Vocal Hook

Nick Soma - Color Me Gone The samples I used can be found here: https://youtu.be/3YcsB0iFUKA I remember still Though it's slowly fading now Sitting in the park In awkward silence If I had confessed My love to you that day, You would have laughed, I bet You sent me on a ride Of many ups and downs A ...
by noma
Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 6284

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

OK, so, to make things a little clearer about my song. This is a very personal lyric about a specific guy I know, so I guess some of the references are hard to get if you don't know him. Didn't think that would be a problem; Green Day, for example, did a lot of diss tracks in the 1990s where you wou...
by noma
Sun May 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"
Replies: 113
Views: 5214

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Three "Color Me _____"

Now this sounds like a cool challenge. Color me intrigued.


Color me, don't color me! Ready to be sampled ;)
by noma
Sun May 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Pump the Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 1011

Re: NUR EIN XIV - Pump the Brakes

Nick Soma - Pump the Brakes Convinced to be of a perfect kind The greatest benefactor Shiny and decorated like a Christmas tree But such an awful actor The phlegmatic sheen You wear just makes you seem Almost anesthetized You don't even bother To think of others Anyway Pump the brakes, make no mist...
by noma
Fri May 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"
Replies: 77
Views: 4267

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round One "Shock Value"

Both Niv and Spin mentioned my song lacking emotion in parts. Niv specifically referred to the quiet sections, and I don't know about Spin, but if it's the choruses that convey boredom to you, then I don't know what else I can do, as I put as much emotion into them as I could. Now, I wrote about BPD...
by noma
Thu May 09, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"
Replies: 142
Views: 6284

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Two "Pump The Brakes"

Cybronica wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:33 pm
This song is really hard. None of the Mandibles like to be mean, and we’re really bad at it...
"Someone or something", the challenge says. So you can write a diss track about broccoli or whatever, unless you don't want to be mean to broccoli.
by noma
Sun May 05, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Shock Value - Dynamics
Replies: 22
Views: 1017

Re: NUR EIN XIV - Shock Value - Dynamics

Nick Soma - Shock Value This lyric is written from the perspective of someone who has borderline personality disorder. Though I don't suffer from BPD myself, a close friend of mine does. This song was written with her in mind, though it is about fictional characters. In their desperate search for l...
by noma
Wed May 01, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"
Replies: 121
Views: 8395

Re: Nur Ein XIV Round Zero "Message Received"

[*]00:54:04 - Nick Soma Hi, first of all, I love your podcast :) Just wanted to tell you a bit more about my song, especially that weird intro... Now as for that heavy phaser, I'm well aware of that. Had the same problem with my last Nur Ein song before this one, "Never Knew the Guy", but then it w...
by noma
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Message Received
Replies: 21
Views: 1060

Re: NUR EIN XIV - Message Received

Nick Soma - Message Received T, take some time to E, explain to me N, now it's 'cause S, it sounded strange to me I, I want, O, I only want you to be honest with me N, name your price I have to pay to take the tension away The message on the surface Was not the one implied And I can read into it Bu...
by noma
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VIII
Replies: 10
Views: 4116

Circle of Titles VIII

Hi folks! It's a bit late this year, hope you don't mind. I was wondering if anyone wanted to do that Circle of Titles thing again, so I started this thread. If you are interested, let me know right here, and if some people want to do it, I'll post a schedule and stuff. I'll also have to talk to Jan...
by noma
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Circle of Titles VI
Replies: 69
Views: 13250

Re: Circle of Titles VI

Guess what? It took me over two years, but I just finished my entry for CoT VI. The two titles, provided by Cookie Blue, were "Strange Promise" and "Larger than Eternity". I went with the first of these. Hope you'll enjoy the song. CoT VII entry is hopefully going to follow soon...
by noma
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 11091

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Also, congrats to Vom Vorton!
I'm curious if we're going to have a Vom Vorton vs. Merisan final round this year. Sure looks like it.
by noma
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 11091

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Thanks to y'all for your kind words, and criticism also. :) It was a pleasure participating, as always, and I'm kind of sad it's going to be another year until the next one. I probably won't do a shadow entry for the next round, taking some time off, but maybe I'll do one next week. The podcast was ...
by noma
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 11091

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Nick - nice harmonies. Lead is good, but i’m not fond of the lead in the chorus. Pretty catchy. Another one that loses too much momentum in the bridge. Thank you for your constructive criticism! You are right, the bridge is too long and boring. Maybe I should have made it build up in its second hal...
by noma
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 11091

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Let's start reviewing! Interestingly, many of these songs didn't feel biographical to me. Like, I wouldn't think of them as a biography of Jesus or St Peter or Superman (that's three mythological characters in one sentence!) Maybe that's just me. I don't view the Beatles' "Mean Mr. Mustard" as a bio...
by noma
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 11091

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"

Submitted a song. It's more of a typical Nick Soma kind of song than my submissions in the last few rounds. (Although the upbeat music vs. grim subject matter would make for a good Matchy Matchy song, too.) Lyric mentions a bike accident leaving the guy's "left hand crippled", unable to play piano f...