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I Released a Single

Daylight Jokers
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I just released the 2nd single off of an album I'm currently working on (not sure yet when to release). I originally planned on releasing this song next week, but I don't see any reason why I shouldn't release it earlier when it's already very ready. 

The song is '1996' (I swear, Youtube butchered the sound quality):

 

This is probably the most personal song I've ever written. It's about my upbringing, how I grew up without a father figure around while my mother's overseas working as a nurse, trying her best to provide me a better life. While this song is my way of saying thank you to my mom, it is also a letter to my father. It's written in a 2nd person perspective. Also, I don't know the genre of this song lol. :awkney:

Here's the acoustic version:

and here's the s l o w e d + r e v e r b  version:

Lyrics:

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She had him at 38
In 96, she used to wait
She'd show you pictures of a newborn baby
A crying little boy she thought you'd like to see
But you never returned
Never returned

Tell me, what was running on your mind
In 1996 (in 1996)?
Why'd you have to leave the boy behind
In 1996 (in 1996)?
If all you cared about is yourself
Why do you have to pop the question
And pretend?
Thought you said he's your one of a kind
In 1996 (in 1996, in 1996)

For years, he's used to farewells
Overseas, she worked like hell
She tried her best to feed him well
Fought her way through stormy weathers, no one could tell
I doubt you could do that
There's no ****in' way in hell that you can possibly do that

Tell me, what was running on your mind
In 1996 (in 1996)?
Why'd you have to leave the boy behind
In 1996 (in 1996)?
If all you cared about is yourself
Why do you have to pop the question
And pretend?
Thought you said he's your one of a kind
In 1996 (in 1996, in 1996)

As the years go by
He grew up with a lie
He thought you jumped out of a plane
When he asked, that's what she explained
As ridiculous as it seemed
It was a reality he made peace with
To think of you already dead
The guy who's s'posed to be his dad
(dead dad, dead dad, dead dad, dead dad)

Tell me, what was running on your mind
In 1996 (in 1996)?
Why'd you have to leave the boy behind
In 1996 (in 1996)
If all you cared about is yourself
Why do you have to pop the question
And pretend?
Thought you said he's your one of a kind
In 1996 (in 1996, in 1996)

Tell me, what was running on your mind
In 1996 (in 1996)?
Glad she left the worst days all behind,
In 1996 (in 1996)
Cuz all you cared about is yourself
and in hindsight, they're better off without you anyway
Cuz you ain't good enough to raise a child,
In 1996 (in 1996, in 1996)

Lemme plug the lead single for this album as well:

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Spotify and Apple music links:

https://ampl.ink/Vey0R

People who may be interested:

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@kaelergrey @ProjectJoanne @littlepotter (cuz you seem interested when I made the Broken Eyes thread :laughga:@GAGASEXUAL @gagaschickens @Twitter

 

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tomsches

Deserved winner of GGDOSC

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Decodekid

Love it, nice production as well :heart:

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PeachJug

Holy **** this is some 80s joji heaven 

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6 minutes ago, tomsches said:

Deserved winner of GGDOSC

Thanks! This was supposed to be for next season but I can't wait much longer. :selena:

3 minutes ago, Decodekid said:

Love it, nice production as well :heart:

Thank you! :kiss:

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Twitter

I listened to the acoustic version first and I really like it. :sara:

Are you working towards an album?

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1 minute ago, PeachJug said:

Holy **** this is some 80s joji heaven 

I just checked him out and now I'm currently listening to Slow Dancing in the Dark. OMG, what a compliment! Thanks!

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1 minute ago, Twitter said:

I listened to the acoustic version first and I really like it. :sara:

Are you working towards an album?

Thanks! Yes, I am. I have no specific date yet, but I'm planning on releasing later this year.

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DC

This is AMAZING! I LOVE this one! :firega:

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9 minutes ago, ProjectJoanne said:

This is AMAZING! I LOVE this one! :firega:

Thank you, DC! Most of the songs in the album's gonna be in this pace so...yay! :kara:

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6 minutes ago, Daylight Jokers said:

Thank you, DC! Most of the songs in the album's gonna be in this pace so...yay! :kara:

Omg I can’t wait :giveup:

DC
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Franch Toast

I really love this song, especially the acoustic version! 

But my heart is broken that you had such a tough childhood. :heart: I hope creating this music has been healing for you. 

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13 minutes ago, Franch Toast said:

I really love this song, especially the acoustic version! 

But my heart is broken that you had such a tough childhood. :heart: I hope creating this music has been healing for you. 

Thank you so much! I honestly thought I never cared for my father, but when I was writing this song, I realized I do care, and that I am angry at him and this was my way of releasing that pent-up anger I never knew I had towards him. It's true that writing songs is therapeutic in some ways.

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There're lots of artist on GGD, but thus is the best one I ever heard.
But I think the low voice is kinda unclear.

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3 minutes ago, OBO said:

There're lots of artist on GGD, but thus is the best one I ever heard.

Oh my god, wow. Thank you so much! :bradley:

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