by Professor Shyguy

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Cydran (Dan)
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Cydran (Dan) Deeper lyrics than Shyguy's previous releases, which I dig so much. As always, love the vocals and tunes, super catchy. Awesome release, highly recommended! Favorite track: Every Day.
Kaleigh Buffington
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Kaleigh Buffington Professor Shyguy never fails to impress me with his ability to write songs, as well as make them catchy, upbeat, and so chiptune-y... I love this album SO much! Favorite track: Every Day.
Alexand(er|ra) Yst
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Alexand(er|ra) Yst If you didn't pre-order this album, you missed out on the eight samples and especially all twelve pre-mastered songs. It's very interesting to see how the songs changed during development! To really get the most out of this album, you need to sit down and listen to the tracks in order with the lyrics sheets on hand at least once. It's a great story, and I love how the overture ties it all together. I can't wait for the physical CD to arrive so I can hear Villain's Lament (Bonus Track)! Favorite track: Enter the Cave.
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Overture 06:55
Every Day 05:04
Sometimes I want to fade out But I guess I'll have to stay now And hear the things that people say As I walk home every day It's how I survive I guess I can't run away It's not a chance I can take I guess I can't run away The more I tried the more I was shoved aside Before I'd realize that it's not what I needed to be But I needed reference and I believed acceptance From the people who were since only bullies to me Would bring me relief from this life as social prey I guess I can't run away It's not a chance I can take I guess I can't run away From a problem that survives when I'm alone It's their disdain that hurt me, not their sticks and stone I feed on the pain they cause me, it makes me feel known It will all change before you'll learn the game of “normal” What was tame is uncool and everybody agrees Just when I got a hang on being not the lame one I still seem the same to me The things they enjoyed are now toys of yesterday I guess I can't run away It's not a chance I can take I guess I can't expect them to change for me Or let down their aim and see that I can't run away From a problem that survives when I'm alone It's their disdain that hurts me, not their sticks and stone I feed on the pain they cause me I am not unknown
Notes 04:04
When you say hi to me When you wave bye to me I know that look in your eyes and it might be The look of love I see I feel it tug slightly I know that you're not just smiling politely I won't approach you, I'll write you a note soon You'll know that you are the only one for me I don't want to wait for anyone to love me I'm ready for tonight I want anyone to love me Don't need it to be right I won't let go You will reject me one I'll move directly on So I don't stop to reflect on what I've done Turn reason off for fun, since I don''t offer one It's like a game that I lose so that I've won I get to blame you and show off my shame To the next girl I know is the only one for me CHORUS I want to know If they even knew I was sad Since I fought to play the game What would they call it What we had I'm entitled to the name Did they even knew I was sad Since I fought to play the game What would they call it What we had I'm entitled to the name
The Stone 04:24
Coming home is easy I'm alone Alone with me And the sound of myself breathing It calms me down now I scream out loud And find my way back out I always find myself at home Reliving moments I've done wrong The more that I sit alone the less is known I'll never break the stone Making time from nothing Just my mind My mind and me We find ways to take a word or phrase That I hear today into an entire play About the world against me In my cave I'm aware that I'm safer with nobody there But I have to breathe the outside air If I ever want to survive this place I have to deal with the distaste Of the initial disgrace And stay away from the need to retrace
I'll Stay 04:38
At least I'm trying something I'm alone with everyone else Not alone with myself Put me in, lock it up, start the countdown Overwhelmed by the number as they surround They're in groups, they're in pairs, feel embarrassed Even though no one knows that I've come around Take a breath, take a look, take a step in Take a breath, take a step, then begin again Soon enough I will cross to the back door Looking for someone more shaken than I am I feel okay Maybe I'll go, but I can't stay Take me home, take me home now Maybe I'll stay, but I can't wait To make it home, make it home now I feel okay I'll go, but I can't stay Take me home, take me home now Don't feel that great I'll stay, but I can't wait To make it home, make it home now The fresh air, almost there, almost outside Only hope left to cope on which I confide Cloud of smoke like a moat, so I'm back in Now they laugh as I choke, I no longer blend Nowhere safe in this place if it's just me So I have to embrace, try adjusting Make a joke, how I joked, get them laughing Try to speak, but I broke, not they're laughing at me I can't be the only one Who feels weak and overrun When I'm among the only ones that I know how to fight Looking for my kind The more and more I grind The more I feel confined by a task without a goal Gotta find control
The Wall 03:55
We made it to the other side of a wall that we used to hide behind The screen won't scroll, we can't turn back One way to go with no map We cannot face this place alone We're the weak ones in this new unknown Watch your pace because they'll gather at a trace of blood If we split up then they erupt in So we must travel on and on and on until It's us vs them We used to be The used the weak it's us vs them We choose to be The enemy, it's us vs them We reach a symbol on the floor I see a skull upon the door Speak three corrupted words And now it's time for us to enter By now the way that we came in is way at the other end We could turn back and survive But everything we wanted was inside We interrupt them as we erupt in They wanna babble on and on and on but Chorus Nobody can fight us if we walk away But no one will hear a single word we say No one will invite us, wo where will we stay We'll just have to fight until we find a place Away from the open where we tolerate We wanted a place where people weren't afraid To be who they want to without feeling hate But that's hard to manage as we populate We wanna wait but there is no time To find the ones that we left behind So we'll just clear the dust And wait for them to come to us We draw a symbol on the floor In the place that we were looking for A way for us to show that everybody has a place to go
Now I'm just waiting for the fight to slow And the world to go I want to run away But I guess I'll stay We can't rest easy to the sound of war To the sound of people breaking down the wall As they follow us all over Trying to belong in a world withdrawn I don't quite understand It's not the path that I ended up while looking for shelter I don't know how to lead Should I show that I bleed So they believe I can make us the way that we were Time to rebuild the wall we fought to destroy I thought that we could avoid The intrusion of the disillusioned We need to try to identify who was here when we cleared And who showed up to find loot We didn't escape to get invaded by The other people who want to start anew So before we get overrun Before the war has begun We have to clear out the ones that are ready to attack (We're ready to attack) So we must rebuild a wall And boot all who don't meet the standards If they don't have all the answers send them away like how we had no say until now Before our world had a view And a voice to say it We can't delay it anymore before they will invade But I don't to be the only one to break away (Bunch of reference screaming) I'm just waiting for the fight to slow And the world to know I don't want to run away I have to come to play
I don't need to hear the words you're speaking Skip the dialogue until it all stops beeping Given the mission to keep on fighting Talking back and forth isn't that exciting So I don't have time to hear you out now No, I've had the time to figure you out So when the rain falls and the change calls You can't go back to the normal There is no out I'll enter the cave so I can save everyone I know the way to salvation Follow me out Into a place where you are safe Everyone else is out of their mind I sit inside my home, I know they're out there Waiting for the moment we're not aware Of the evil things I know they're planning They tend to supersede my understanding So I have to react to what I can't see And the fact of the attack are kind of fancy But trust me, it's all necessary We're all very very threatened By the chance of setting them free Time has come, we can't avoid them We will divide them, we will destroy them Time has come, now nobody will enter again This time we must defend Destroy them all from within
Defragment 03:42
Only people that can see my vision Are allowed to be out beyond the all Disagree with my decision & I don't care when or where your life falls You might as well be a replacement pallet Just a freak NPC for me to fight All it takes to make your space invalid Is to find your save and replace it with a single byte It's my right I fought to play the game It's my right I'm entitled to the name I'm ready for tonight Don't want to wait until somebody feels the time is right Even people that believe my vision Seem to be the extreme beyond control They say the enemy has risen Taking our place with the name that they stole I have the scars, proof the lines aren't blurry I try to keep them bleeding every night I don't want to seem unworthy I need blood to be the judge so I have to fight But as I keep digging deeper Past the people sleeping in the cave I see the toys of yesterday That they never had the hear to throw away I'm surrounded by what I am fighting for
Here I stand Anger dripping from hands Trying to prove to all that I fit in Well I guess I do With diversity removed there's not a lot we have to prove How can I lose Just me and my boys stuck in our loop Without the threat of choice How did I get so far away From the open world I once craved Now I'm stuck reliving one save Where I die as soon as I awake Every step Bringing me a bit further from The enemy that I've become When I arrive I will never look back I can't turn back now But can I leave with mess I left behind For someone else to find I will never escape decay I guess I must turn back I can't run away Over and over I blame the controller when I die every time Over and over I claim I have closure but I lie every time Clearing the cave is a game I'll never win We'll just rebuild withing When the time is right I'll traverse Because the more I explore, the weaker the curse So many places that I have yet to find To get me past the grind I don't need to defeat the past It's already evolved The win won't last
There is no simple explanation for the mistakes that I have made I'm overwhelmed in my temptations and the impatience of feeling afraid The back and the forward directions The same as left is to right If something was blocking progression No way around, either turn back or fight No way to go but right No choice for me but fight The fog was all that I was searching for Just a way to use my sword Without a story to explore the reason why I fight I guess I'll see what it means tonight To abandon the parasite and see that anybody could be on my side I was a treasure seeker That's how I got this far So I chasing creatures In search of brand new scars I never started questing I just explored the dark I needed the attacks so that my skin was broken The time has come I'm to the point that I can't run My save can't be undone And I'm among the ones I buried underground With no out without finding away around Can't go back, forward, up, or down I'm no savior Just another kid from town CHORUS I'm finding my way back back into the open Nobody can stop me now I needed reason to go back out I needed belief to be the death of doubt We've got to raise up We could raise up and see a different way to approach our grudge You can load it up but the loss won't budge Delete the save, you won't lose that much


A concept album, a Chip-Pop-Opera. An Epic, Dancey, Rocking, Emotional, High-Energy adventure.


released December 5, 2015

Written/Recorded/Produced by Brandt Cooley
Mix/Mastered by Dj RoboRob




Professor Shyguy Baltimore, Maryland

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