Captain Jack

Instead of doing a typical cover, I did my own version of Captain Jack (originally by Samantha Ronson). This involved changing almost everything from the instruments to the lyrics.

Original by Samantha Ronson
Mastered by Nikolozi

 

Verse
Hi there, hate and regret.
Smells like whiskey on my collar.
I've never been a threat.
Just leave me in my corner.

Mumbling 'another',
with my tears down,
remembering how I use to smother you.
Seeing you makes me frown.
Now you're just some other that I use to crown.

The only names I remember,
are Jack and Johnny,
and I'm not even sure anymore,
if either's even mine.

Chorus
Just call me Captain Jack,
and leave me anonymous.
As you found me, out that night,
out to forget, the girl [whos heart] I almost won.

Verse
Another day hoped to never see,
fight for you in my dream.
The lies, the cheats, the love you steal,
the wheel spins round the reel.

Like a home movie, but behind closed eyes,
awake, asleep, the dream remains.
No pause, no stops.
Just starts again...

Chorus
Just call me Captain Jack,
and leave me anonymous.
As you found me, out that night,
out to forget, the girl I almost won.

Bridge
And don't you dare,
tell me you want me back.
You've already told me of,
all the things I lack.

Just leave me be,
to get on with my life.
You've already stabbed me once,
with that cold sharp pointy knife.

Chorus
Just call me Captain Jack,
and leave me anonymous.
As you found me, out that night,
out to forget, the girl I almost won.

Chorus (Variation)
My name is Johnny Black.
Never been sober.
As she found me out that night,
tried to forget, the girl I call 'the one'.

Demons At Night

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This was for a University group project, taking a basic song made of just chords & lyrics, then working together to create a finished song.

Other Composers & Producers:
Sarah Van Zyl, Jonathan Fuller & Barnaby Flavell-Chitty.

Performance:
Sarah Van Zyl - Voice
James Brown - Electric & Bass Guitars
Stephen Thomas - Drums
Jonathan Fuller - Organ
Barnaby Flavell-Chitty - Synth

Introduction
[Instrumental]

There are creatures lurking always,
They hide in shadows of my soul.
And while I should be their master,
It is me that they control.

Verse
We all have a weakness or two,
And they show up in the way,
We do the little things we do.

We all have a weakness or three,
And they creep up usually,
At times we think we're finally free.

Chorus
They'll never be gone,
you'll never be free.
You'll have to stay,
strong every day.

And you'll have to fight,
your demons at night.
Just don't let them get you...

Verse
There are secrets in my past,
Things I wish I hadn't done.
What I know of every person,
We all have at least one.

We all have a weakness or four,
Which at times we can't ignore,
When they have knocked us to the floor.

We all have a weakenss or five,
But why don't we realize?
That they're what make us feel alive.

Chorus
They'll never be gone,
you'll never be free.
You'll have to stay,
strong every day.

And you'll have to fight,
your demons at night.
Just don't let them get you...

Outroduction
We all have a weakness or ten,
To remind us now and then,
We are just human.



 Infinite Loop 

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I based the chorus is on music written by David B. Schultz (from the game "Nitemare 3D" designed by David P. Gray). David Gray has kindly granted me all rights to the Nitemare 3D music.

Performance:
Voice - Gala Harwood
Guitar Solo - John McCall

Game related stuff:
Click here to download the original N3D music
Click here to purchase the original game
Click here to download the demo of this game

 

 

Chorus
On these clouds I fear,
what I cannot hear.
Is it really true,
that I'm losing you?

Lost in an infinite loop, I'm
stuck in an infinite loop, and
I cannot get any help,
because history repeats itself.

Verse 1
Taking the path that I thought was right,
led me astray.
Remembering what you once said,
made me: all okay.

Why did you have to go?
Why did you leave?
I'm here all alone by myself,
begging you: please come back...

(Please come back).

Chorus
[Instrumental]

Lost in an infinite loop, I'm
stuck in an infinite loop, and
I cannot get any help,
because history repeats itself.

Verse 2
Lost in time and space again,
what can I do to get out?
Two things that are exactly the same,
are the past, and the future.

Now I can change all that,
because it's just an illusion.
I have learnt my lesson now
and I'm trying to change my fate.

Chorus
On these clouds I fear,
what I cannot hear.
Is it really true,
that I'm losing you?

Lost in an infinite loop, I'm
stuck in an infinite loop, and
I cannot get any help,
because history repeats itself.

Chorus
On these clouds I fear,
what I cannot hear.
Is it really true,
that I'm losing you?

Lost in an infinite loop, I'm
stuck in an infinite loop, and
I cannot get any help,
because history repeats itself.

The Emergency

A few years ago, The Emergency (originally by BT) was my favourite song. So I decided to take the electronic track and do my own version of that was more acoustic sounding.

Original by BT (Brian Transeau)

Introduction
Today, is the day, that I love you.
Today, is the day, that I love you.

Chorus
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
and I can feel it bleeding...

Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Today, is the day, that I love you.

Verse 1
The flashing lights have gone away,
Emergency has past.
The future's right in front of me,
and I won't finish last.

Chorus
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
and I can feel it bleeding...

Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Today, is the day, that I love you.

Verse 2
I wanted things to get better,
I was in pain,
I wanted you to be my lifeline.

I wanted love to get better,
I'd wait in line,
For something I knew I would get to keep.

[Instrumental]

Chorus
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
and I can feel it bleeding...

Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Today, is the day, that I love you.

Chorus
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
and I can feel it bleeding...

Your "I love you",
Your "I love you",
Today, is the day, that I love you.

 Decision; Consequence

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I wrote this while studying in my final year at high school. It won a placing in the Top 50 for the 2009 NZ National Play It Strange Secondary School Songwriting Competition.

Performance:
Voice - Yvette Harvie
Guitar Solo - Rinat Sadykov

Introduction
I remember a time when,
I could just fly,
Up into the sky,
And relax.

[Instrumental]

Now that's all changed
and I can see why.

Verse A
Now, look what have you done,
Look what have you done
To make things turn out this way.

I did warn you,
I tried to help you.
But you say you know,
Everything there is to know.

So now you're on your own,
And it's up to you,
To make things better again.

I cannot begin,
to explain the regret I feel.
I wish I could still help you out.

Chorus
Whatever you do,
It is your choice,
But remember one thing please.

For every decision you make,
There will always be,
A consequence that follows with it,
And no you cannot avoid that.

I remember a time when,
I could just fly,
Up into the sky,
And relax.

Verse B
Stop running away from your fears,
Stop running away from your...
It’s not too late for you to turn back.

Stop running away from your fears,
Stop running away from your...
Take responsibility for your actions.

Stop running away!
Stop running away!
Stop running away!
Stop running away!

Stop running away from your fears,
Stop running away from your...
Before it gets too far out of control.

Bridge
[Instrumental]

Chorus
[Instrumental]

I remember a time when,
I could just fly,
Up into the sky,
And relax.

Middle-eight
It’s too late, everything’s gone away.
What can I do to change things back?
‘Cause, I wish everything would just,
Stop.

And,
Time, would just reverse.
But what can I do now?
It’s too late.

I wish you goodbye.

Instrumental Music