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I don’t understand how some of y’all saw and listened to the Bangtan trailer and came away with “swag Min” or “ball is life” jokes. 花樣年華 was more intense, more emotional, and more impactful than the vast majority of Bangtan’s songs so far and (in my opinion) more than almost any of the songs on Namjoon’s mixtape other than maybe 각성.

I’ve seen a lot of people giving Yoongi the appreciation he deserves for this, don’t get me wrong. But the fact that this is the first time Yoongi’s work has been given the spotlight like this and a large section of the fandom is just rehashing tired “swag” jokes is kind of…frustrating to see.

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I miss having days like these.

Stand Up
  • Stand Up
  • The Cab
  • Lock Me Up EP
Play

Yeah this world can cut you open
But all the scars they prove that I fought my way through
So I always keep ‘em showing

Cause sanity is suicide
And crazy are the legends

Yeah I’d rather have fun being young and being dumb
Than be saved a spot in heaven

All of my demons are kicking and screaming
but I’ll never leave them behind
Yeah maybe I’m crazy but don’t try to save me cause I’ve never felt so alive!

Cold War
  • Cold War
  • Janelle Monáe
  • The ArchAndroid
Play

So you think I’m alone?
But being alone’s the only way to be
When you step outside
You spend life fighting for your sanity

This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for
This is a cold war
Do you know what you’re fighting for?

If you want to be free
Below the ground is the only place to be
‘Cause in this life
You spend time running from depravity

This is a cold war
Do you know what you’re fighting for?
This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for
This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for
This is a cold war
Do you know what you’re fighting for?

Bring wings to the weak and bring grace to the strong
May all evil stumble as it flies in the world
All the tribes comes and the mighty will crumble
We must brave this night and have faith in love

I’m trying to find my peace
I was made to believe there’s something wrong with me
And it hurts my heart
Lord have mercy, ain’t it plain to see?

That this is a cold war
Do you know what you’re fighting for?
This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for

This is a cold….
This is a cold war
You better know what you’re fighting for

Do you know? It’s a cold…
Do you?
Do you?

It’s a cold …
You better know what you’re fighting for

  • Welcome To The Black Parade
  • My Chemical Romance
  • The Black Parade
Play

To carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re dead and gone believe me
Your memory will carry on
We’ll carry on
And though you’re broken and defeated
Your weary widow marches

On and on we carry through the fears
Ooh oh ohhhh
Disappointed faces of your peers
Ooh oh ohhhh
Take a look at me cause I could not care at all

Do or die, you’ll never make me
Because the world will never take my heart
Go and try, you’ll never break me
We want it all, we wanna play this part
I won’t explain or say I’m sorry
I’m unashamed, I’m gonna show my scar
Give a cheer for all the broken
Listen here, because it’s who we are
I’m just a man, I’m not a hero
Just a boy, who had to sing this song
I’m just a man, I’m not a hero
I! don’t! care!

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[S] Sburban Jungle: Piano x2 Combo

I wanted to do something special for 4/13, and Michael Guy Bowman’s Sburban Jungle is one of the most iconic tracks in Homestuck. But the piece has so many layers that two hands simply can’t do it justice. So I made a piano duo arrangement, and recorded each part while listening a metronome (to ensure they could be synchronized), and then put the two together.

Happy 4/13!

Relevant links:

Sheet music – Duo 

Sheet music – Piano 1 

Sheet music – Piano 2

Audio file

Original track for Sburban Jungle

Past Arrangements:

Serenade/Requited 

Carne Vale 

Gold Pilot

Unite Synchronization

All arrangements may be found be here

One Day Like This
  • One Day Like This
  • Elbow
  • The Seldom Seen Kid
Play

‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

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hyper-muse-music tell me this isn’t the greatest performance of this song ever. His voice starting at around 2:45 tho. HHHHHHhh

Waste
  • Waste
  • Foster the People
  • Torches
Play
I’ll hold your hand when you are feeling mad at me
Yeah when the monsters they won’t go and
your windows won’t close
I’ll pretend to see what you see

“How long?” I say, how long will you relive the things that are gone?
Oh yeah, The devil’s on your back but I know you can shake him off

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I’ll help you see it through ‘cause I just really want to be with you

You know it’s funny how freedom can make us feel contained
Yeah when the muscles in our legs aren’t used to all the walking
I know if you could snap both your fingers that you’d escape with me
But in the meantime, I’ll just wait here and listen to you when you speak or scream

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I’ll help you see it through 'cause I just really want to be with you

The truth cuts us and pulls us back up
And separates the things that look the same
You can fight it off, you can fight it off, you can

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I’ll help you see it through 'cause I just really want to be with you