Demons Sleeping in the Mirror – Seventh Video Online

I decided to upload the music of my Demons Sleeping in the Mirror project on YouTube.

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Demons Sleeping in the Mirror – Sixth Video Online

I decided to upload the music of my Demons Sleeping in the Mirror project on YouTube.

Check out the project here

Check out the lyrics here

Check out the video

Feel free to share your thoughts, comments, feedback!

Demons Sleeping in the Mirror – Fifth Video Online

I decided to upload the music of my Demons Sleeping in the Mirror project on YouTube.

Check out the project here

Check out the lyrics here

Check out the video

Feel free to share your thoughts, comments, feedback!

Demons Sleeping in the Mirror – Second Video Online

I decided to upload the music of my Demons Sleeping in the Mirror project on YouTube.

Check out the project here

Check out the lyrics here

Check out the video

Feel free to share your thoughts, comments, feedback!

Behind the Glass #13

This is the last post of the Behind the Glass series. All the post of the series will be available in the Creative Writing category under the Demons Sleeping in the Mirror header. I am going to upload the projects songs sometime next week. I hope you enjoyed these posts providing background information to the respective songs.

Demon

Writing this song was like constructing a prophecy. Of course I didn’t know it back then. Demon – the song always kept its working title – dealt with the end of someone’s relationship. Now this someone has become Bino and the song can be applied to his relationship with Amy. Amy is the girl To Forget is about.

“Walking the starlit night” describes Bino leaving the house of a friend of his, seeing the stars and thinking about Amy’s beautiful eyes. Still, he always felt haunted by the demons of his past that he means again and again at different stages of his life. Therefore, “they’re still dancing and screaming”.
In the second verse Bino finds himself further down the spiral of life where everything seem to lie in pieces before him. He’s not that far away from breaking down, not from killing himself. No, killing himself had not been an option for a very long time. So, he’s not literally “dead from dreaming” (verse I).

Amy, at the time of writing, was never to play a part in the chorus. Well, now she does. She was the girl who saved Bino from most of the demons in his life. At least she kept them at a bearable distance. Unfortunately, in the second year of their relationship she turned. She made Bino happy but it was no longer the same happiness that he felt before. Ultimately, she destroyed him and sometimes it feels like he’s still dying from the wounds she inflicted on him.

Nevertheless, those two years also left Bino with a bunch of wonderful memories. Is there beauty in a demon?

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

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Behind the Glass #11

Between the Lover and the Realist

The last part of what was never intended to be a “Monty Trilogy”. It just occurred to me while writing this text. So, officially there will never be a trilogy but only the third song about Monty.
Being given the title My Heart/Your Heart the song was intended to be a dialogue between two lovers. I’ll never know what kind of a dialogue – an argument, discussion etc. – it would have been because the lyrics went in a completely different direction. Therefore, the working title wasn’t fitting at all.
As it turned out the lyrics are indeed a dialogue but not between lovers but two different people; i.e. Person A who is deeply in love and Person B who can see what this love is doing to A. Person A (Monty) sees a different world through a lovers eyes while B (Bino) tries to be realistic about all the lovey-dovey stuff. I guess that explains the title Between the Lover and the Realist although it seems they’re talking at cross purposes.

The verses are split into two parts, the lover’s and the realist’s (written in italics). The lover’s part is sung while the realist’s part is supposed to be rapped. At first the realist’s part was supposed to be the chorus but, well, it turned out quite differently. Between the lover and the realist is the only song that has no chorus – at least not in a classical way. Let us, therefore, speak of verses and counter-verses.

The lover’s verses are a declaration of love expressed in an overly romantic way. Monty sees his beloved as a savior. She’s someone he must cherish and, it seems, worship. He adores that perfect human being before his eyes, completely giving himself to her. His adoration goes from meeting the girl to marrying her or at least thinking about it.

In the counter-verses Bino expresses his view that the most beautiful romances make for the most brutal wars. That was his point of view at the time of writing. Actually, love can be a beautiful thing. Anyways, the realist wants to show the lover what to expect once the romance is over, the feelings gone: total emotional destruction. But the lover dreams on.

The last verse is a mixture, maybe a direct confrontation, between the lover and the realist. But I leave that open to your interpretation.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this.

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