Esoteric Songs

by Kyle Okaly

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Stevie Patmore I adore this album. It's just such a pleasant listening experience every time I put it on, and there's something about every track that I like. With most albums I'll have a favourite track. With this one, I think they're all my favourite really! Favorite track: And You, Anju.
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about

Most of the music I've worked on in the past has been for film or game scores, but I spent occasional slices of time between those projects writing and producing the songs on this album. I finished three of them (tracks 1, 4, and 6) in July of 2012. Feedback was positive, so I made more. (Very slowly.)

Quick song reference guide:

1. StarCraft
2. Portal
3. Pokémon
4. Star Wars
5. Chrono Trigger
6. Web development (CSS)
7. Twitch Plays Pokémon
8. Avatar: The Last Airbender
9. Curl (Jonathan Coulton song)
10. Majora's Mask

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Animated song teasers!

Track 3, Box 12: Animated by Crunchlins (Dan Sexton)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPzzYUAsNxY

Track 4, Naboolie Portmanteau: Animated by Stephen Leotti
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWmkYr47iUY

Track 5, Lucca's Sidequest: Animated by Kelly Major
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaPcwo2bjIc

Track 7, Dear Helix: Animated by Oponok (M.W. Leitzel)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnUyv8bpaas

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credits

released September 9, 2016

People who contributed to these songs and are not me:

Vocals: Bree (track 2)
Ocarina: David Erick Ramos (track 10)
Flute & Piccolo: Melissa St. Thomas (track 7)
Flute: Kiki Okaly (track 8)
Clarinet: Andrew Leonard (tracks 3 and 7)
Bassoon: Damian Montano (tracks 3 and 7)
Trumpet: Robert Ramos (track 1)
Trombone: Leonardo Murcia (track 4)
Electric Guitar: Kirsten Carey (tracks 7 and 9)
Acoustic Guitar: Matthew Cohen (track 1)

Album Art by Dave Kloc

The Chrono Trigger instrument sounds in "Lucca's Sidequest" are from a SoundFont created by TSSF (Mathew Valente)
musical-artifacts.com/artifacts/194

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Kyle Okaly Los Angeles, California

I'm Kyle. I write music for film and games.

Sometimes I also write esoteric songs.

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Track Name: Care Again (Kerrigan)
There was this lady from my past
Her name was Sarah, didn't last
because the aliens got her first
She had this hair, a brilliant red
But now it's green and weird instead
And she's all crazy, it's the worst

I haven't thought of her in
quite some time, you know, 'cause I'm
a busy guy, but I heard she's comin' back
And as I read about the
feature set, I can't forget
the day we left her during the attack

Whoa-oh-oh-oh Kerrigan
You've been lost for so long
But now I care again
It's why I'm singin' this song
And all that time we spent was great
back in 1998
It's like I'm there again
Oh Kerrigan

The day draws near, it's almost time
I save some money, wait in line
for one more chance to set things right
And I hear they took away our LAN
But I think I'll still be a fan
until the reapers take my life (again)

I still remember when you
said to me you did not need
a knight in shining armor by your side
Well I can safely say that my
armor's gross, and my knighthood's mostly
fictional, so we can let it slide

Now Arcturus did ensure us that he'd
save you, not enslave you for his
scheme and let those demons get
Tarsonis with a bonus known as

Kerrigan
And you've been out there since then
But now I care again
I will find you, and when I do
I will try to change the fate
they assigned you in 1998.
It wasn't fair of them
Oh Kerrigan

And when I think of you, I dare to say
that all I see are shades of grey
and anyway, they never stay for long
And as I gun down your forsaken friends
I wonder if to make amends
by making sure your new life ends is wrong
But I don't really care much right now
I will fix this mess I made
when I followed that psychopath
who left you as a shade of grey
A faded image
A memory
Just a ghost

As years go by we change and grow
But there are some things that we know
we've left unfinished on our plate
And some day a moment happens when
we need to face those things again
Inside we hope it's not too late

Now as the swarm approaches
I can see tranquility
beyond the raging demons of the night
If I'm alive tomorrow
I can say I fought today
to carry you from darkness to the light

Whoa-oh-oh-oh Kerrigan
You've been lost for so long
But now I care again
And I will bring you along
if I am let out of this place
And we'll forget your fall from grace
And we'll be square again
Oh Kerrigan

Oh Kerrigan
I've been lost for so long without you
Kerrigan
It's why I'm singin' this song about you
Everything was great
back in 1998
It's like I'm there again
And I'll declare again
that now I care again
about Kerrigan
Track Name: Be My Blue
[Chell]

Aperture-employed
Aperture means hole
Fitting for the void
deep inside my soul

Trapped without a clue
I thought that I might die
But then they sent me you
And now I'm getting by

Repeating all these tests in vain ain't the best situation
I figured I would be insane if I'm free when I'm done
The portal gun and wall don't take too well to personification
And sanity is hard to fake in hell when you're the only one

But all you need is two
And all I need is you
And I will be your orange if you'll be my blue
Let's shake
'Cause companionship tastes better than cake

[Cube]

I fell out of the air
from up inside a tube
Exciting for a square
Or, technically, a cube

I shouldn't have a brain
And so, I am inclined
to think that you're insane
and I'm inside your mind

But now that I've a voice, you don't have a choice but to hear me
And now that I exist, I can't be dismissed as a thing

[Both]

As time goes by, I'm growing fond of you, I'm happy when you're near me
It feels like a covalent bond with two electrons that can sing

'Cause all you need is two
And all I need is you
And I will be your orange if you'll be my blue
Let's shake
'Cause companionship tastes better than cake
Track Name: Box 12
I come to visit you
from time to time
I grab a thing or two
You know that I'm just there to grab those things, but you

don't even care
It's like old times
Us two, out there
preventing crimes the police should've probably looked into

And still sometimes I wish we'd stayed together long enough for me to see
what you'd become, you were so young when you were caught
My pidgeotto, not pidgeot

And how could I ever abandon you?
I don't know
You kind of sucked
Sucked on my heart, I mean
And though it saddens me so
we grew apart
A short reunion, yeah
No time to delve
I'll see you in box 12

I send new friends to you
from time to time
They might be crowding you
Just know that I'm supposed to find one hundred more

I'll fight the fight
I'll catch 'em all
So just sit tight
inside your ball in your box in some strange man's computer

And I don't have to say, I think you know, I hope you're happy in here
And I don't have to know that I think you'd say that you were not
My pidgeotto, not pidgeot

And how could I ever abandon you?
I don't know
You kind of sucked
Sucked on my heart, that is
And though it saddens me so
we grew apart
A short reunion, yeah
No time to delve
I'll see you in box 12

There are so many powerful types
And only six competitive slots
The flying half of you's really nice
The normal half, though, isn't so hot
Now I've found someone who's flying and ice
Oh
Pidgeotto
Your spot is held with me
The spot's internal though, so
not on my belt, you'll be
in my box

But how could I ever abandon you?
I don't know
You kind of sucked
Sucked on my heart, of course
And though it saddens me so
we grew apart
A short reunion, yeah
No time to delve
Till next time in box 12
Track Name: Naboolie Portmanteau
I was watchin' this thing with these guys who were basically supermen
They could move stuff around with their minds and control people's thoughts
They were highly in touch with emotional states and knew everything
That is, everything until the queen took off all of her makeup

If I were one of those guys
I'd be like "Hey
you're the queen"
And she'd be like "No,
no I'm not"

Then I would say
"What do you think I am
a freakin' idiot?
You are miss Naboo Queen Naboolie
Portmanteau"

And she waits
in her transparent disguise
And she takes everyone
in the place by surprise
But we all take it in stride
'cause we'd hate her to hide such a face

One of those guys at some time and some place did a crazy thing
When the queen said "The queen wouldn't like it," the guy said "Who cares?"
And not wanting to say who she was, she couldn't put up an argument
And the only thing that she could say was "Well, I wouldn't like it"

If I were her at that time
I'd be like "Hey
I'm the queen"
and he'd be like "No
no you're not"

Then I would say
"Obviously I am
are you an idiot?
Just call me Naboo Queen Naboolie
Portmanteau"

And she waits
in her transparent disguise
And she takes everyone
in the place by surprise
But we all take it in stride
'cause we'd hate her to hide such a face

She creates
a decoy with the same face and size
And she baits
her enemy, her decoy then dies
And she dates
the youngest one of those guys
And she waits
to reveal her disguise, like I said

And she waits
in her transparent disguise
And she takes everyone
in the place by surprise
But we all take it in stride
'cause we'd hate her to hide such a face
Track Name: Lucca's Sidequest
Let me tell you a tale
about my best friend
And if I don't fail
it won't happen again
to your friend
Well, to your friend's mom

Woke to dead queen's ringing bell that morning
A thousand years to celebrate ahead
Looking back, I wish I'd had some warning
of the impending cosmic mess that leaves me dead
then alive

But now I'm playin' games of chance with a girl I just met
And a spark of romance keeps it going
Till we run into my friend, and she does it again
Messes up, girl is gone, I jump in, something's wrong

And now we're flyin' around with a princess and a frog
and a robot, and a caveman, and some guy with a cape tried to kill us
Sorry, cavewoman
But that's a story you already knew
My warning lies in what I'm getting to
The gory accident your friend went through
And then she grew, not forgetting, regretting every day the circumstances
Hooray for second chances

L, A, R, A
Just one way to save Lara
That once-distant day
that she buried far away
will be revisited today
Don't mess up
or else her mommy can't walk

After all the time gates we'd been seeing
gathered 'round the fire, we theorize
Maybe time is the memory of some being
One that's reminiscing right before it dies
We close our eyes

But later in the night she wakes for a reason unknown
And the path that she takes is the right one
It seems a part of the plan to try to fix what it can
Opens up, crimson light, she steps out of the night

And now she's back in her home, but in the decade before
And she knows what's gonna happen, and she hopes that this time she can stop it
Maybe you can stop it
Again, she'll witness tragedy begin
frozen by terror in her mini-twin
at the relentless, grinding gears within
And as they spin, I am cryin' and tryin' every button combination
Or rather, every permutation
Or maybe sequence
Yeah
Every button sequence

L, A, R, A
Just one way to save Lara
That once-distant day
that she buried far away
will be revisited today, so
hurry up
or else her mommy can't walk

Not to give too much away, but you gotta press
L, A, R, A
Don't delay, you'll save Lara
Somewhere it should say
the password to save the day
but I didn't notice it, then it was too late, so
hurry up

I've given the goods
It's all up to you
When she wakes in the woods
now you'll know what to do
to save Lucca
Well, to save her mom
Track Name: My Child
My child
So hard to see you go
And it's wild
how much I've seen you grow

You started out so empty
and slowly filled in time with things like
style and class and nine children
but you'll always be mine

So I'll position you absolutely
within a div down deep inside
But you're free to go, because don't you know
that my overflow won't hide?
Just know no matter where you'll be
you'll be relative to me
Your only limits are your mind and window size

So keep clear
of trouble left and right
But don't fear
I'll float it out of sight

And I'm sorry for that tacky font
You inherited it from me
But you also got my well-formatted
links and lists for free

And I'll position you absolutely
within a div down deep inside
But you're free to go, because don't you know
that my overflow won't hide?
Just know no matter where you'll be
you'll be relative to me
Your only limits are your mind and window size

I'm not done
You're not the last for me
But each one
has a unique ID

And I wish I could protect you here
from the scripts on down the road
But if they decide that you must hide
I'll see you on reload

Then I'll position you absolutely
within a div down deep inside
But you're free to go, because don't you know
that my overflow won't hide?
Just know no matter where you'll be
you'll be relative to me
Your only limits are your mind and window size
Track Name: Dear Helix
Dear Helix
Save me from despair
Cure my strange condition
Answer me this prayer

Dear Helix
Fix my broken parts
I know there's something wrong here
Why'd I press nine starts?

My constant random movements cause confusion
And none of them are safe when I'm in town
My problem only lies in execution
As far as I can tell my plan is sound

Oh Helix
Save me from myself
Cure my crazy spasms
Bring me back to health

Oh Helix
Clear my clouded mind
I sometimes move correctly
but I'm 20 seconds behind

Hey Helix
Can you keep a secret?
I haven't told a single soul before
I can hear ten thousand tiny voices
And as I'm getting closer, I hear more

Please, Helix
Save me from my madness
Anarchy is king inside my head
If you cannot free me from my demons
I fear they may not leave me till I'm dead

There may be one way to lose them faster
I've heard the voices talk amongst themselves
If I ever do become the master
they will all move on to someone else

Help, Helix
Just a little more
I can sense salvation
just beyond that door

Hi Helix
or Omastar, I guess
I've been free for weeks now
Nothing to request

Hey Helix
why'd the voices stop?
Am I better off now?
It's lonely at the top
Track Name: Ancient Nomadic Love Song
Even when you're lost you can't
lose the love because it's in your heart
And even when you're far away
love makes sure you'll never be apart

When short of time in dark of night
when peace of mind is out of sight
just remember that, in darkness, love shines bright
And through its light, you'll find the way
And through that way you'll live to say
that through your love you let your problems
all bend away

So if you think you've lost the love
look again, because it's in your heart
And if you never let it in
don't worry, it has been there from the start

And like a fire, it can burn
And like the ocean, it can churn
And like an earthquake, it can turn you upside down
And like a cold wind, it can bite
with all a lion turtle's might
But when it all works out just right, those
fears bend away
Track Name: Gurl
Somewhere in the skipper
in a womb of fleshy darkness, fast asleep
somebody grows
She wakes before her son does
with aches in belly, ankles, back and head
She curses the coach
who said, while smiling
she was best of all the girls
She's better than all the dudes
That's what she's here to prove
But she read the test right, it was blue
And now they'll know that she's a girl

(It's a baby, call the hospital now)

Now she can't hide that she's a girl

Her husband begs she quit it
He says 9-month-pregnant women shouldn't curl
Her man name is Pete
No one seems to notice
She wears lots of padding, says she gets real cold
But it'd be neat if her contractions
stopped screwing up her game
There have never been higher stakes
She'll show 'em she's got what it takes
And she wins, and they cheer, water breaks
And soon they'll see that she's a girl

(It's a baby, call the hospital now)

If that's a baby, Pete's a girl

Her teammates all are freaking
Someone tries to time how far apart
It's not enough
An ambulance is coming
but it's lost, 'cause no one knows what curling is
So it is tough to tell the driver
just to come to the curling club
They've got to explain the whole game
and in the process they sound kinda lame
'cause the person that put them to shame
was an extremely pregnant girl

(It's a baby, call the hospital now)

Baby don't come from boy, just girl

Somewhere in the skipper
there's a womb of fleshy darkness that excretes
into the cold
Track Name: And You, Anju
Quick brush
No hi
Big rush
Small fry

And he locks the place
that he runs into
But I've seen his face
And I've worn it, too

Room keys crossed
Bad food
Fiancé lost
Life screwed

But she knows he's not
from his letter
And she needs my help
to make it all better

The people go about
their daily lives
Space ghosts get through
Bomb thief gets by
It's now day two
Day three we die
So this one's for you

Kafei
It's not too late
to find the sun
with time to run
And you, Anju
He'll find you too
You'll see
on day three

Young face
Old eyes
Long chase
Short size

And he tells me why
It's a long story
But he asks me to
bring her memories

Delivery
She glows
And I can see
she knows

Now the people talk
evacuation
But upstairs she walks
cradling creation

Our great round earthbound doom
approaches, I see
With four as one
we'll set them free
I'm not yet done
Don't count on me
But if you can run

Kafei
then come what may
you'll find your mask
your final task
And you, Anju
He'll find you too
in time

Our red-eyed, cloud-side doom
approaches, I know
She knew him when
so long ago
Their promise then
they now bestow
And overwhelmed I tell them

"Kafei
I'll find a way
The she-gods three
empower me
tonight, for you
Anju
and you
Kafei"

But then Kafei
says it's okay
They'll both hold on
to face the dawn
So I play my song
Erase their long sought...