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by noma
Sun May 12, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIV - Pump the Brakes
Replies: 18
Views: 1167

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: 93
Views: 5698

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: 7589

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: 1149

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: 9499

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: 1218

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: 4254

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: 13799

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: 11440

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: 11440

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: 11440

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: 11440

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: 11440

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...
by noma
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII: Never Knew the Guy lyrics
Replies: 10
Views: 2867

Re: NUR EIN XIII: Never Knew the Guy lyrics

Nick Soma - Never Knew the Guy Kevin was born in the middle of nowhere In the year of 1979 His life would soon get worse Although at first it was all fine. Kevin's mother was protective, Shielded him from all that's wrong. His stepfather was difficult, They couldn't get along. His real father fathe...
by noma
Tue May 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Four "Never Knew The Guy"
Replies: 43
Views: 11440

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

OK, clarification needed. Does this have to be the biography of a person who exists or has at one point existed in real life, or can it be a fictional person's biography?
by noma
Sun May 27, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 12675

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

I just sent in my song. It's among the weirdest ones I've ever done for SF or Nur Ein. Don't know if it's weird genius or weird crap. Perhaps just mediocre as usual. :mrgreen: It's written from the point of view of someone with a mental illness such as schizophrenia, in whose mind a thought is slowl...
by noma
Sun May 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: NUR EIN XIII - We Should - Lyrics
Replies: 11
Views: 2714

Re: NUR EIN XIII - We Should - Lyrics

Nick Soma - We Should featuring Cookie Blue on scissors, clip machine, frying pan, hairdryer, tea cup and box grater This song is from the point of view of a person with a mental illness, something along the lines of schizophrenia. His thoughts, disjointed at first, build towards a more concrete id...
by noma
Wed May 23, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"
Replies: 57
Views: 15535

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"

Nick Soma crickets for ambience – seriously? Well, OK cos I quite like Echo & the Bunnymen though they’re mediocre, as well. Hahaha. One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces. :roll: (sorry Caravan for the Pink Floyd reference) No but seriously, those crickets make up, like, one fi...
by noma
Tue May 22, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 12675

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

I see they mostly did that in live performances. You could say they suck live. :mrgreen: Any of their avid fans would kill me for this, but I actually prefer their studio work by far. They can even be kind of accessible if they don't let themselves get carried away with their jams. Speaking of jams,...
by noma
Tue May 22, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 12675

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

Caravan Ray wrote: Any more pink Floyd references and you are out

Judges - amiright?
Yeah, to hell with that guy! Any more Floyd references and he can't have any pudding! ;)
by noma
Tue May 22, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"
Replies: 55
Views: 12675

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Three "We Should"

I plan on using scissors, clip machine, etc. Do these count as household items? Kitchen utensils or vacuum cleaners pretty clearly do, right? Pink Floyd once had the idea of doing an album entirely from the sound of household objects. Ultimately they scrapped the project, but there are a few demos a...
by noma
Mon May 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Nur Ein
Topic: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"
Replies: 57
Views: 15535

Re: Nur Ein XIII Round Two "3:20"

Nick, This is an homage to Echoes by Pink Floyd. Its done very well, I enjoyed it immensely! You are correct. Still, thanks to Mike for the Metallica / Soundgarden comparison; it's not what I aimed for, but I like those bands, too. :) In fact it's an homage to PF in general, especially Echoes, Brea...