Embers Of War
This is the final result of Thursday's live stream where once again I put a track together live on Twitch. Plenty of changes and polishing done and a whole bunch of lyrics written and recorded. Again, as I can't play guitar or bass at the moment for more than a minute or so thanks to a knackered elbow, this features Karoryfer's excellent free "War Tuba" sample pack:
https://www.karoryfer.com/karoryfer-samples/wydawnictwa/war-tuba (link is external)
...which is loaded into, and played on Plogue's free "Sforzando" MIDI sampler VST plugin:
https://www.plogue.com/products/sforzando.html (link is external)
And the track is inspired by Bristol author Gareth Powell's excellent "Embers of War" trilogy: "Embers of War" "Fleet of Knives" and "Light of Impossible Stars" are highly recommended if you like your space opera on the grand scale of Iain M Banks. I've tried to keep the text of the song spoiler free, which is the best way to get in to the series...
I've seen whole planets burn
I've watched my comrades die
Nothing I did was my concern
It wasn't mine to reason why
If you have peace, then I'll take any
But I was born to fight
Now I'm the one against the many
And who's to say I'm right?
We tell ourselves we're righteous
We say our cause is just
but when our weapons turn against us
should we do the things we must?
Now I step into the ring
and I must fight this match alone
A conscience is a heavy thing
when you must bear it on your own
All space and time is at my back
My Universe will fall apart
It isn't courage that I lack
but just a certainty of heart
Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.