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by noma
Mon Jun 08, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"
Replies: 149
Views: 2995

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Four "Carte Blanche"

Some notes on my song: I am not much of a James Bond fan, but I do have an idea what a Bond theme is supposed to sound like. I didn't listen to any of the actual Bond songs beforehand though so I wouldn't be too influenced by them and subconsciously plagiarize. My theme still sounds like I heard it ...
by noma
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Carte Blanche
Replies: 17
Views: 310

Re: NUR EIN XV - Carte Blanche

Nick Soma - Carte Blanche You used to feel So weak and small Empty and useless No power at all But there are things You now have learned And so today The tide has turned Now you got carte blanche You can do anything You got carte blanche Let this life take wing For better or worse Both blessing and...
by noma
Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Rear Window
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: NUR EIN XV - Rear Window

Nick Soma - Rear Window featuring Cookie Blue Nick's lines in red , Cookie's lines in blue ; ending part sung by both in purple I remember it all, though you say otherwise I won't let you accuse me of telling lies I told you not to drink before we got to play But you had to get wasted anyway I was ...
by noma
Mon May 25, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra
Replies: 25
Views: 503

Re: NUR EIN XV - Chupacabra

Nick Soma - Chupacabra The Chupacabra is digging for scraps In my backyard again Where I buried the bones of the goat That he had for dinner yesterday Seems like he's hungry, I think I should buy Another one so he gets something to feast on tonight The stingy neighbors have locked all their goats a...
by noma
Mon May 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"
Replies: 98
Views: 3090

Re: Nur Ein XV Round One "The Handbook"

Some liner notes on my song: This time I wrote the lyric immediately on the day the challenge was posted, like I would write a poem, before I had any music, which is rare for me. The lyric is held in anapaestic tetrameter (da-da-DA times four), most commonly used in comic or absurd poems such as by ...
by noma
Mon May 18, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"
Replies: 148
Views: 3505

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Two "Chupacabra"

Regarding layered vocals and the like, I had a listen to the four examples provided by the judges. "Fell in Love with a Girl" and Brown Word's "Expert Opinion" indeed have only three tracks, one for the vocals plus two instruments. "Girl Anachronism" though has two vocal lines at times (such as in t...
by noma
Sun May 17, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook
Replies: 27
Views: 679

Re: NUR EIN XV - The Handbook

Nick Soma - The Handbook When in need of instructions on how to go on, Consult the Handbook to guide you along. Step one, conjure up a magic well. (See page 90 for how to perform such a spell.) Step two, take a bone of a rabid dog, Seven adders' eggs and the legs of a bullfrog, Twenty-two grubs fro...
by noma
Wed May 13, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 4088

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

Thanks noma, I'm glad you enjoyed my ridiculous lyrics. My own personal opinion (as very much Not An Actual Linguist) about Chomsky is that his work has been vital to moving the field of linguistics forward, even if the details haven't always been borne out. My cousin is a research professor in chi...
by noma
Wed May 13, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 4088

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

BTW - Micah - as a linguist, let me express how much I hate that guy Chomsky. Not as a person, not for his political views, but for how he totally ruined my interest in everything syntax-related (I'm more of a semantics guy, and I love historical linguistics) with his bullshit theories I had to read...
by noma
Wed May 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 4088

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

That “nothing’s left when nothing’s right” also stood out to me as excellent. Good work! Thanks! I googled it expecting to see it was used several dozen times already, and was pleasantly surprised to find it might be somewhat original. As the saying goes, every once in awhile a blind squirrel finds...
by noma
Mon May 11, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 4088

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

I don't know if I can say that much about my song, but I'll try. Musically, I wanted to keep it simple and also make everything really bright and chimey. I'm very satisfied with the second guitar doing the arpeggios in the right channel, but I think the other one is perhaps a bit too crunchy. But wh...
by noma
Sun May 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine
Replies: 37
Views: 864

Re: NUR EIN XV - This Is Fine

Nick Soma - This Is Fine Well I have always been a pessimist And things are looking grim right now for me Money's running low, depression's knocking at the door Darkness is all that I can see The world is turning sadder, People getting madder And I am waiting for a sign Life changing for the better...
by noma
Mon May 04, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"
Replies: 149
Views: 4088

Re: Nur Ein XV Round Zero "This is Fine"

I think it was Matchy Matchy who already covered the obvious lyrical topic in 2018, round zero, "Trial By Fire." So I'll try to think up something else for my entry.
by noma
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Peak Misery
Replies: 13
Views: 371

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: 35
Views: 932

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: 344

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: 700

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: 879

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: 6451

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: 1071

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: 7824

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: 6451

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 ;)