8 Bit Obituaries 08

by Sage G.C.

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05:06
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03:01
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03:26
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04:40
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03:39
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07:21
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03:31

about

The idea behind 8 Bit Obituaries is to create a new 8-Bit track each day for eight consecutive days. Each chiptune-inspired song is subsequently titled after a character and tells the story of their life and death.

This was final record in the anthology.
8 Songs. 8 Days. 8 Years. 8 Bit.

It was emotional and cathartic for me. Each year my goal was to make the record better and more interesting than the last. Admittedly the songs #08 can hardly be considered "chip-tunes" by harsh definition of the genre. But it was through 8 years of experimentation that lead me naturally to the sound you hear on this album. I like where it ended up.

I hope you do too.

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released December 9, 2018

All music written and recorded by Sage G.C.

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Sage G.C. Benicia, California

Experimental explorations of sound, score, and story. Written in sprints, inherently narrative, and injected with heavy doses of melancholy.

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Track Name: The Gambler
So a game it is
A shot at fame
See what gives
Behind our names
I'll bet it all
If it means I'm free
The highest hills
And lowest valley

[LET THE GAMES BEGIN]

You think you know the gods
I'm a man of luck and that's the fuckin truth
Don't you dare ever tell the odds
I'm a gambler, a roller, a risker, & a taker too

Let the chips
Fall where they may
Take my life
I'm all in today
Track Name: The Breather
Its taken me away
Too many times to say
A chance to exhale
The pressure and fails
I lie down on the sand
And fade

Inhale
Exhale
and Fade
Track Name: The Survivor
Through toil and strife
I've still survived
Car crashes, Head smashes
Holding on for dear life
Around the bend, and through mends
I'm gonna see this god damn thing to the end

Lost my job.
Lost my faith.
Lost my sense of self today.
Lost my house.
Lost my car.
Lost my mom.
Lost my way.
But I'll never lose my will.
No matter what you say.

This island may be my last vacation
Maybe its some sort of indication
No No No No No
No I won't let you catch me fall
This island may be my last vacation
(Maybe its my last vocation)
No No No Not at all
No I won't let you catch me fall

Do what you know best
Never rest, just run 'til there's nothing left
Track Name: The Archer
Shoot fast
Shoot strong
Aim high
Stay low
Keep course
Keep true
Never let this world take you
Track Name: [intermission]
So we're halfway there
As far as I know
Archer gave me a scare
So she had to go
Just snag the prize
Then I shall be free
No I in land
No death on me
Track Name: The Alchemist
These trees stalk me
The branches and twigs
Rosemary drowned me
In sorrow but lived
How many sparkling leaves
Remind me of Violets
Wait for me
Grounded to dust
A home of broken violence

Whats the god damn combination

Potion of youth
Find me once more

Don't take it, Don't take it

These trees stalk me
The branches and twigs
Rosemary drowned me
In sorrow but lived
How many sparkling leaves
Remind me of Violets
Grounded to dust
A broken violence
If only I knew the
Warmth of a bed
Help, someone, I'm locked in
No I'm fine, get away
I swear to God I'm not alive
When's the last time we had a little fun?
I swear to God I've already died
Without substance, I have none

Potion of youth
Find me once more

Wandering alone
Never knowing home
Lost in my stupor
Can't even remember...

1 2 3 4
Knocking on my own door
5 6 7 8
Can never fucking concentrate

Grind Grind Grind Grind Grind
Well shit, at least I--

Sold out my future
For a break that never ends
Peaked on the lowest mountain
This is how I End
Track Name: The Hero
[The Hero]

We both know the enemy here
Rather be lost at sea
No wait, just give me an ear
Escape now or hold your peace
You and me
Take out The Host
Set our selves free
Keep what we love most

Deal

I swear I swear
I'm going somewhere
I swear I swear
I'm going home

[The Heroine]

The Hero and The Heroine
Ride into the night
The Hero and The Heroine
Lovers til they die
The Archer and The Alchemist
Never said goodbye
The Gambler and Survivor
Never stood a chance

The Hero and The Heroine
Carrying the light
The Hero and The Heroine
Never felt more alive
The Hero and The Heroine
At the end of their life
The Hero and The Heroine
Heroes 'til the day they die
Track Name: The Heroine
We both know the enemy here
Rather be lost at sea
No wait, just give me an ear
Escape now or hold your peace
You and me
Take out The Host
Set our selves free
Keep what we love most

Deal

I swear I swear
I'm going somewhere
I swear I swear
I'm going home

The Hero and The Heroine
Ride into the night
The Hero and The Heroine
Lovers til they die
The Archer and The Alchemist
Never said goodbye
The Gambler and Survivor
Never stood a chance

The Hero and The Heroine
Carrying the light
The Hero and The Heroine
Never felt more alive
The Hero and The Heroine
At the end of their life
The Hero and The Heroine
Heroes 'til the day they...

[LEVEL UP]

... die

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