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What You Left Behind


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StrainsOfCaine

 Genre: Metal

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I miss you, mom... Wish you were still around to hear this.
Thanks a million times to Fasteddie, who pretty much did all the work, but is letting me post this on my profile anyways! He gets all credit for instruments, mixing, and mastering!
Um... I wrote the lyrics and recorded my vox? Yeah, I'm not as cool.
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Lyrics
Walls contain
Where I want to break
I know
I don't
Let it all go now
Let it all go now

Hold me tight
I can't sleep through the night
When you're not here
To wipe away all my fears
Until the dawn
Sets the sky on fire I won't
Be okay
I'll let you be a liar

Watch all my nightmares come true
What is life worth without you?

And I've got time
To grieve in my mind
But who wants time
When you're not at my side?

And I've got life
To live on in your name
But it's so hard
To make it all the same

Hold me tight
I can't sleep through the night
When you're not here
To wipe away all my tears
Until the dawn
Sets the sky on fire I won't
Be okay
I'll let you be my liar

Watch all my nightmares come true
What is life worth without you?

I see your face
When I close my eyes
Time won't erase
The pain I feel inside

Barren and cold
Is all I feel tonight
Give me your strength
To stand up and fight

I need you now
How could you go?
Leave us here
Dying in the snow...
It's so cold!
It's so cold!
It's so cold!
It's so cold...

Hold me tight
I can't sleep through the night
When you're not here
To wipe away all my tears
Until the dawn
Sets the sky on fire I won't
Be okay
I'll let you be my liar

Watch all my nightmares come true
What is life worth without you?

Watch all my nightmares come true
What if life worth without you?
Song Stats
Hits: 2502
Comments: 30
Fans: 20
Plays: 220
Downloads: 63
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jul 10, 2010 - 12:28:10 PM
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2010 - 12:32:57 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 10:48:07 AM
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Comments
drakonis said 2481 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
power x 2
The guitar/bass/drum work here is excellent, love the break and solo work... Addison, your singing here really cuts to the bone, and although FastEddie probably could have boosted it a little more, your true singing ability is showcased here very nicely, with a perfect touch of reverb to enhance the metaphorical and real hollowness that the lyrics paint.

My heart aches for your devastating loss, and friends and family will help you always.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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alackbass said 2481 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
What You Left Behind
Yeah that Eddie guy sure does rock. Powerful stuff. I'm not one for modern metal that features the over the top screaming you use during the lines,

"Watch all my nightmares come true
What is life worth without you?"

But it does makes the point brutally. And overall it's a very good vocal performance. Very good production and mix. Great guitars and bass.

Okay, now I have to go find my happy place.
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fasteddie said 2481 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Awesome!
Addison, you are a real talent! I'm still way sorry to hear about your mom!

I tried to bring your vocals forward in the mix but it's true that they still sound a little behind. My apologies there.

Still there aren't many girls who can sing with this much aggression. That's awesome!

It was really really really cool getting to work with you! I was pretty stoked when you said that you would sing on one of my songs. You really tore it up.
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
dave_b said 2480 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
What You Left Behind
Wow what a great collab! Micheal, great hard rockin guitars as usual. Can't go wrong with a FastEddie track. Addison, great job on the lyrics and vocs, you delivered with attitude.
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guygrooves said 2480 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Awesome
Truly metal in it's finest form. Sang by our resident metal Queen. We are lucky to have you around here Addison. I for one am enjoying listening to you evolve as an artist. Great job on the vox as well as the lyrics and I am sure Fast Eddie would agree that working with a good singer makes all the work he did fun as well as easy.
Peace
Guy
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fasteddie said 2480 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
It's true
I had the easy part. Just writing guitar parts is so much easier than the vox! Addison did the really hard part.
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StrainsOfCaine said 2478 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Are you kidding me???
Fasteddie did the hard part, I just screamed into a built in mic, sent the vocal track off, and threw up my hands =) Thanks so much!
Check out my latest song called AGONIZER (with Mike_D and Fasteddie)
magnatone said 2480 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
What you Left Behind
Hi Addison: this is intense, dynamic and really hard hitting. i am very sorry for your loss, and glad you had this chance to work with fasteddie. keep em coming, and hang in there!
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RAVENS said 2480 days ago (July 10th, 2010)
Awesomeness
The best songs are created from heartbreak & sadness. Powerful lyrics & your voice is killer on this. Mike's track is amazing, perfect match you two! This Rocks!

RAVEN ;-)
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Reggie_Pole said 2480 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
Addison and Eddie
Great pairing of talents. Lots of emotion coming through in your vocal performance. Powerful. Compliments to Mr. Eddie on the rocking backing track. Keep up the good work Addison.
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kassia said 2480 days ago (July 11th, 2010)
intense
Addison, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your vox here are raw and intense - and excellent. Love your performance and Fasteddie's guitar work is killer. You two make an excellent team. Hardcore energy to this tune. Very well done.
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SISTERS said 2479 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
raw wonder
girl - you got some stuff in you! i have to say when that scream of wounded rage comes out - I AM AFFECTED! i really like "watch all my nightmares come true" lyrically. Fasteddie has whipped up some fantastic feverish music - his driving power and your unleashed emotion is an unbeatable combo. thank you!
anne
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jdholliday said 2479 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
I am so sorry
for your loss, I hope that this helps you heal? great backer, very well delivered heart breaking lyrics.
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StrainsOfCaine said 2478 days ago (July 12th, 2010)
Thank you all
So much for your wonderful comments and sympathy =) I feel so honored to be able to work with the amazingly talented Fasteddie on this song, and am extremely grateful for his patience as I continually procrastinated... (sorry!) Thanks, everyone
Check out my latest song called AGONIZER (with Mike_D and Fasteddie)
fasteddie said 2475 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Procrastination
You know addison. You are a busy girl and have a lot on your plate; I did not sweat that at all. It was a real pleasure working with you; you rock Addison!
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
ted23 said 2478 days ago (July 13th, 2010)
What a voice!
Cool qualities in it. The fast one is a dream to collaborate with.
Really enjoyed all aspects of this tune. Everyone rocks on this.
Nice one
fasteddie said 2475 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Thanks Ed
You are always too kind. We'll have to do another one before too long man!
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
billykirsch said 2477 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Arse Kicking
What a vox! Awesome. The best I listened to in a long while. I've run out of adjectives for Michael's music ;-)

Open heart surgery lyrics.

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fasteddie said 2475 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
I know!
Addison's vocals are freaking great! She has a rare gift of power and aggesion that very few female vocalists have. She rages!
Check out my latest song called On Borrowed Time
Calchas said 2474 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Hot damn!
Very well done you two! This thing is ON FIRE! Fast Eddie's guitar work smokes as per usual, and Addison's vocals are KILLER!

Be well friends!
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WharmtonRise said 2474 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Terrific energy
a raw sound for the raw pain of the lyric. Great song, singer and backing.
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Symphony101 said 2470 days ago (July 21st, 2010)
So touching
and so strong at the same time. This is a beautiful song, I'm touched by the way you express your feelings. Absolutely great work from FastEddie too. I am so sorry to read the details and the lyrics, I hope this helps you getting off your chest.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2461 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
Wow, powerful track
I actually like the distorted screamy bits as well as the real "singing." Excellent collaborating!
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Bethan_Mathis said 2461 days ago (July 30th, 2010)
You have a powerful
set of lungs there.
What an amazing voice you have and together with the music, an all round impressive performance.
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Alannah said 2459 days ago (July 31st, 2010)
I just love it ......
.. when females sing those metal notes ..... I'll have to teach you my secret of how to MAKE it sound like you are screaming while recording when in actuality you are almost whispering ! This way you will be able to continue recording vocals even while a roommate sleeps next to you in the same room .... hahahaha Really enjoyed this tune ....
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bug67 said 2459 days ago (August 1st, 2010)
Damn!
You got some serious pipes, girl! Love the guttural, primal stuff. Not sure What I'm hearing but, it seems like you're singing from inside a tunnel. This vocal definitely needs to sound less subdued than it does. Maybe less reverb? I dunno. YOU ROCK!
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2455 days ago (August 5th, 2010)
What You Left Behind
Wow! This was great teamwork! I love the guitars and drums with your voice! It seems you have found a great partner! You guys should make more together! :)
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crissew said 2449 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
Pretty interesting mix
on this. Great rocking guitar by fasteddie. Very eclectic mix of styles in the vocal, ranging from an almost pop sound to death metal sound. Very interesting song indeed!
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crissew said 2449 days ago (August 11th, 2010)
The vox
do seem a tad low in the mix in places though. You have a pretty amazing vocal range girl!
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DeputyDoofy said 2446 days ago (August 14th, 2010)
Wow
Someone did metal well... that doesn't happen too often anymore. Great work from both of you. I loved the change to death metal vocals and back! :)
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