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OCR01205 - Shenmue "Dreaming While I Wake"

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This piece is quickly becoming one of my favorite remixes. From what I've heard on this site, this piece is one of the closest to being of professional quality. Although, I've heard that scratch sample in a lot of different place, but it doesn't detract from the song, so it's okay. I am very fond of the texture that you've created on this piece. Absolutely a wonderful job. Keep it up.

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That is by far the most moveing song I've heard in a long time. I'm damn near in tears. Could be because of the situation I'm in, or just that it gave me hope, something I don't want. Either way, Amazing song. Definetly professional quality. Amazeing job.

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This song is freakin awesome. I'm of the opinion that there should be more vocal ReMixes, and this one is quite good. I, too, have had it on repeat for a long time (everytime I listen to it in fact), and it also forced me to check out Arkimedes' website for his other music.

Way to go, great song.

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i first got this song on VG music... one of the 'lesser posts' but now that its on OCremix, i guess ill say wat i wanted to say a while back... i heard that Arkimedes himself does the vocals... dunno but if he does, WOW

i find this song very soothing, something to listen to when your down or sad, or even goin ta bed... (dont ask... plz...) yeah

oh, this is a very simple song, but as i've said before: simple is good. and it is. when you really break it theres really drums, vocals and synth, melody and background... its pretty cool how Arkimedes synthed his voice like that.... thats fun

and when he sings: 'No worry's, no fears, no nightmares, no tears' it goes from one speaker/headphone to the other, its really cool...

and the Vocals are quite inspirational!

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Every now and then I come across ReMix that totally catches my attention and makes me think, "Man, this is freakin' sweet!"

I downloaded it a while ago, but forgot to listen to it, but when it came up on my playlist, I was blown away.

It's very soothing, and an easy song to listen to. I agree with Unforgiving Edges that there should be more vocal ReMixes, particularly when they hit this caliber.

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This is a sweet Remix. I like listening to it at night, when I dream.

I always picture a college student up late at night studying when I listen to this song. He takes the time in the late hours to ponder the many questions of reality, then dozes off to his dreamland.

Good stuff.

Oh, and btw. . .

It's 3 AM, and I'm drifting

Staring at an illuminous screen, I'm wandering . . .

What am I doing and why am I here?

It's times like these when my future isn't clear

And that place between when your asleep and awake

And time that you see is just so hard to take *

And the sleepless wide world it all falls apart *

And how in the world did I get this far?

But then I dream

That I am who I wanna be

That I'm successful, I am free

Life's no longer a mystery

I'm a hero on the big screen

A romantic, hopelessly

I'm a soldier, a pioneer

There is no pain

I have no fear

Dreaming while I wake

I am so free

As I dream my fate

It makes me believe

I'm a poet, a Renaissance man

I'm a lone wolf with a battle plan

I'm never alone when I'm with friends

I can look into my own eyes again

I can throw everything to the wind

Nor have any worries at all

Cuz when I dream, I fly so high

I know I can never fall

No worries (No fears)

No nightmares (No tears)

( x7 )

But then I dream

That I am who I wanna be

That I'm successful, I am free

Life's no longer a mystery

I'm a hero on the big screen

A romantic, hopelessly

I'm a soldier, a pioneer

There is no pain

I have no fear

* Not certain of correct lyrics

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This is fucking awesome!

The lyrics are deep, aren't cheesy, they make sense and they rhyme!

At first it sounds like "The Postal Service - Such Great Heights" which is great

You get more involved and want to hear more

The lyrics really reach out, I think need to be louder though

I think this is the best song with lyrics on the site

Great job Arkimedes!! I'm gonna be listening to this one on repeat for a quite a while!

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I love shenmue. It's official. Brilliant - the detail...the gameplay...how free you are to live his life for him...

I love all music from this

I wonder If when where and how Shenmue 3 will be released.

B e s t

G a m e

I n

T h e

W o r l d

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Since there are people wondering about the lyrics (not surprising, some of it is hard to understand completely)...

The official lyrics, straight from the horse's mouth:

It’s 3 AM and I’m drifting

Staring at an illuminous screen, I’m pondering

What am I doing and why am I here?

It’s times like these when my future isn’t clear

In that place between when you’re asleep and awake

The time that you see yourself so hard to take

That sleepless while where it all falls apart

I wonder how in the world did I get this far?

But then I dream that I am who I want to be

That I’m successful and I’m free

Life’s no longer a mystery

I’m a hero on the big screen

I’m romantic hopelessly

I’m a soldier, a pioneer

There is no pain

I have no fear

Dreaming while I wake, I am so free

When I rise I know my fate, and it makes me believe

I’m a poet, a Renaissance man

I’m a lone wolf with a battle plan

I’m never alone when I’m with friends

I can look into my own eyes again

I can throw everything to the wind

Without any worries at all

‘cuz when I dream, I fly so high

I know I can never fall

(No worries, no fears, no nightmares, no tears)

But then I dream that I am who I want to be

That I’m successful and I’m free

Life’s no longer a mystery

I’m a hero on the big screen

I’m romantic hopelessly

I’m a soldier, a pioneer

There is no pain

I have no fear

In any case, like another poster said, I never listened to this when I downloaded it, and forgot all about it until it came up on my playlist. I've been listening to it since then (7 hours ago by my watch).

Great song, great lyrics. Not much else I can say about it. Great job!

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I love shenmue. It's official. Brilliant - the detail...the gameplay...how free you are to live his life for him...

I love all music from this

I wonder If when where and how Shenmue 3 will be released.

B e s t

G a m e

I n

T h e

W o r l d

IT WILL NEVER BE RELEASED

Shenmue 2 was one of the most expensive games ever made, and it didn't make all it's money back. Ryo is forever trapped in that cave... just weep your tears now.

There are plans for a Shenmue Online, but it won't continue the story.

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I somehow relate to the lyrics. That's how I aspire to live also. I even made a T-shirt transfer with the line "no worries, no fears, no nightmares, no tears"!

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An awesome song that treads unfamiliar territory and pulls it off with style. While the mix is leaning towards the far end of the scale in terms of including the original source, I believe that its execution is a very interesting musical idea. This is a great mix to put on repeat and zone out on. I love it.

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I love shenmue. It's official. Brilliant - the detail...the gameplay...how free you are to live his life for him...

I love all music from this

I wonder If when where and how Shenmue 3 will be released.

B e s t

G a m e

I n

T h e

W o r l d

IT WILL NEVER BE RELEASED

Shenmue 2 was one of the most expensive games ever made, and it didn't make all it's money back. Ryo is forever trapped in that cave... just weep your tears now.

There are plans for a Shenmue Online, but it won't continue the story.

Depressing enough?

I loved the remix.

Wow.... I hate and love sad endings....

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I think that the lyrics are very well written. I am more than content with the way they are executed. They are obviously the prominent part of the mix, but the synths provide a beautiful body of water for the boat of the lyrics to sail on, to make a sappy metaphor. The repeated no worries, no fears, etc hit home well, especially with headphones, due to the bouncing back and forth from side to side. Overall, the lyrics give the mix a great sense of potential and kinetic energy, which arkimedes uses to his advantage in a most satisfying way. Very enjoyable.

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I did not know the source material. A couple of weeks ago, this song came on my ipod randomly. My first reaction was: "Uh, is this from the "The Beach" soundtrack?".

It sounds so professional, it's a beautiful song. The spoken lyrics work perfectly with the feeling conveyed by the music. Everything sounds so... unique. I could totally picture myself walking around the city at 4 AM with that song filling my head.

That's how good the song it, I cannot help my mind from wandering when that song is playing. And I also have a hard time explaining why I love it so much. The song sounds like that clarity you get after a bout of insomnia. Which brings me back to the The Beach soundtrack. This song feels like it should be on that soundtrack. It shares the same surreal feeling there is in the whole CD.

This song is great, I love it, and I would love to see more songs of this type on ocremix.

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