Esoteric Songs

by Kyle Okaly

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EviePatamon 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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1.
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
2.
Be My Blue 02:52
[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
3.
Box 12 03:46
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
My Child 03:58
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
7.
Dear Helix 03:50
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
8.
Even if 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
9.
Gurl 03:14
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
10.
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...

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.)

Animated song teasers:

Track 1, Care Again (Kerrigan): Animated by Carbot (Jonathan Burton)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzIGVZyv4yk

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

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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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: www.davekloc.com

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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