I Made You A Demo Album, But I Set It On Fire [Jan 2012] (Alternative Punk Metal)

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This album is the initial culmination of several years of songwriting. I say "initial" because these are only demos. But until I have the opportunity and the resources to get them to sound perfectly how I want them to, we'll all just have to make do with these demos. I just felt it was about time I got some of these recorded, since a lot of them have been going around in my head for 5 years or more. So, listen, and enjoy, the music that is me.

(Don't like a song? Then skip to the next one. There's a wide variety of styles and genres here. Hopefully you'll like 1 or 2 of them, at least.)

(Oh, and everything's available for download, for free, if you want to. Just sayin'.)

Album length: 55:33

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released January 19, 2012

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This page contains various songs created by Sam Hapner over the years. There's quite a variety, so give various things a listen, one or two in each section. Years and average genres are show for each collection of songs. Some are great, some are horrible. But don't dismiss it all after one or two listens :P ... more

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Track Name: Dragonslayer [Fire On High] (instrumental demo)
{Instrumental version, but lyrics are as follows}

(1:04)
An age ago a village sat
beside an earthly mound!
A dragon slept within the cave
some local peasants found!
It nightly set the land ablaze,
a situation dire!
The elders chose a champion
to battle with the fire on high!

(1:47) The hero set off towards the hills
to slay the demon there!
And though the path proved perilous
he quickly found its lair!
To kill the beast that dwelt within,
his singlemost desire!
He bravely stepped into the cave
awakening the fire on high!
(2:11) on HIGH!

(3:02) The battle raged on
The noble youth soon tired
But he knew he would prevail,
for he had the gods on his side!

(3:26) The champion, our chosen one,
had too much trust in fate!
The dragon struck a mortal blow
against its battlemate!
The beast then showed the town below
its vengeance and its ire!
The moral is you'll never win
if you try to fight the fire on high!
(3:49) on HIGH!
Track Name: Le Carnivale (instrumental demo)
{Instrumental Version, but lyrics are as follows}

(0:04) Fear - feeding off your lifestream a la carte left by the wayside
Sorrow - dreams of candlelight eradicated nevermore, damned
Clown - laughing ever softly feel the screams the pain the costly
Squander - all is lost today it's alright you've already paid!


(0:18) En le carnivale!


(0:44) parlez-vous français? no matter
es le carnivale, my friend
stealing is our life, amigo
lifting sorrow till the end

no hable espanol? who cares!
for english types shall rule the world
feeding greed unto the masses
hatred leaving our control

(0:58) Maquillate! Maquillate! Maquillate! Maquillate!

(1:02)is this not the ultimate living?
is this not le supreme?
el superior is calling now
for our dreams


(1:09) En Le Carnivale!


(1:27) we are watching over you now
time is not your friend today
monos chatter ever after
leaving you alone to beg

for your future we have stolen
it was not yours anyway
it was taken long ago
by formless shadows' ruling ways

(1:41) Maquillate! Maquillate! Maquiallte! Maquillate!
Maquillate! Maquillate! Maquiallte! Maquillate!

(1:48) isn't this the best thing ever?
what else more would be supreme?
el jefe now is making plans
to steal our screams


(1:55) En le Carnivale!

(2:06) Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!
Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!
Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!
Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!

(2:13) And the moonlight shining bright
en le carnivale et night
shows the figure in the sand
troubled creeping little man
His great shattered hopes and dreams
feed his emptiness it seems
And now nothing's pure at all
but the dreams of Carnivale



(3:29) Fear - creeping ever closer things you never thought to be
Sorrow - stealing sadness from your twisted hopes and dreams, then there's that
Clown - you love him, but you hate him cannot seem to get away, you
Squander - life and love forever, you've lost everything today!


(3:43) En Le Carnivale!


(3:54) Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!
Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!
Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!
Por que lo hacimos?
Porque podimos!

(4:01) and the moonlight shining down
to the dark and dusty ground
shows the carnivale at night
fleeting shadows from the light
one man tries not to succumb
now he lies blind deaf and dumb
without society's ruling ways
he is left to be a stray

(4:16) And the moonlight shining bright
en le carnivale et night
shows a figure in the sand
troubled creeping little man
His great shattered hopes and dreams
feed its emptiness it seems
And now nothing's pure at all
but the dreams of Carnivale!
Track Name: How Long'd Ya See (first-take demo version)
How long'd ya see? (How long'd ya see?)
That side of me...
The darker side of me

How long'd ya know? (How long'd ya know?)
We wouldn't go...
That we could never...


Comin' through what I gotta do there's
Anxiety, inside of me
Fruit is bruised, and the trigger's used
There's a part of me, that wants to see, what I can be, whatever's free
For you...


How long'd ya see? (How long'd ya see?)
That side of me...
The darker side of me

How long'd ya know? (How long'd ya know?)
We wouldn't go...
That we could never...

How long'd it take? (How long'd it take?)
To see the fake...
To see right through the fake

How long'd ya see? (How long'd ya see?)
That side of me...
The lighter side of me


Looking down to the underground
There's a teenage dream, a busted seam
Draining fluid, my thoughts are lucid
And raggled cream, above the bream, the sighting seem, the salmon teem
For you...


How long'd ya see? (How long'd ya see?)
That side of me...
The darker side of me

How long'd ya know? (How long'd ya know?)
We wouldn't go...
That we could never go

How long'd it take? (How long'd it take?)
To see the fake...
To see right through the fake

How long'd ya see? (How long'd ya see?)
That side of me...
The lighter side of me

Coming closer, the feeling's over
The gun is loaded, the body's bloated
Let's ditch this town as we hit the ground
Runnin' out and over through the fields of clover

And the fields of pain and the pouring rain
As the train goes by, so does my alibi
Once the world is gone and we've moved along
Can we really say where we were today, my dear?
Track Name: The Journey (demo)
{Instrumental}
Track Name: Of Dreams and Things, Reality Check (first-take demo version)
I remember like yesterday when you put me in my place
With my hands upon your backside and your soul upon my face
You reminded me just what it felt like to never be alone
Then you shot me to my deathbed with the collar on the phone
I'm going home...

What am I left with when I'm running out of hope
I'm gunning out of options, grasping every wretched rope
My deepest downs are pulling to my utter pit of shame
And when I've reached the bottom will I even know my name?

Just when I think I'm at my worst
An angelic savior vampire comes to wet her demon thirst


But I'm a man, I can change, and I can feel, tho it's strange,
There's some good things 'round the corner and I'm piloting this train
Though I've nothing much to live for, I've got a lot to live
And it should go without saying I've a lot of love to give

So here's the plan:
I'll make myself a man,
I'll conquer all my fears
I'll take you by the hand
In six months to a year...


So what of skill and talent when the presentation's shot
When band is made of nothing and is passed out on the lot
The cloak-and-dagger drum line does a stunning spinnerette
And everybody ever's watching, but no one gives a sh-

Just when I think I'm at my worst
An angelic savior vampire comes to quench her demon thirst


But I'm a man, I can change, and I can feel, tho it's strange,
There's some good things 'round the corner and I'm piloting this train
Though I've nothing much to live for, I've got a lot to live
And it should go without saying I've a lot of love to give

So here's the plan:
I'll make myself a man,
I'll conquer all my fears
I'll take you by the hand
IN SIX MONTHS TO A YEAR...


But Stop: Reality Check, it's all a foolish dream
I've got a self-tied noose around my neck, with sulfur in the seams
It's a daily battle just to live, a war I cannot win
And all I've really got to give is all I've ever been

so tell me what you see...
Once truth has set us free...

DO YOU SEE ME?
DO YOU SEE ME?
DO YOU SEE ME?
DO YOU SEE ME?

do you see... anything?
Track Name: Song of Solidarity (instrumental demo)
{Instrumental version, but partial lyrics are below}

[Chorus]
I will not surrender
I will defend what's me
My faith will still render
My solidarity

I will not be silenced
I will not stand aside
Mute and controlled violence
I will defend my pride


[Bridge]
Some days you just don't know how much more of this world you can take
Before you snap before you crack before you crumble and break
Track Name: GTFO
Let's take another look
at just what we've become
Corrupt devoid of faith
Subtraction gives the sum

The promises you made
now languish in the sty
Why can't you see
you cannot say goodbye

Who knows what lies behind
your smiling beaming face
But when we cross the aisle
his also brings disgrace

What man can save the world
when limited to two
No lesser strikes a chord
our choices are so few

The laughingstock has come
inhabits all our soul
And neither us nor them
Has paths to any goal

The promises you made
now languish in the sty
Why can't you see
YOU CANNOT SAY GOODBYE

G.T.F.O.!!!!!
G.T.F.O.!!!!!
G.T.F.O.!!!!!
G.T.F.O.!!!!!

rejoice and rebirth and return to what is now
we have no answer we don't even have the how
the numbers don't add up hypocrisy is nigh
presenting problems with solutions not behind

what good is screaming if no answer is in heart
your words no better than your enemies' remarks
divided not united is our casual way
dyslexic devolution disembowels today

All that you owe
Seeds that you sow
GTFO
Time to let go
Track Name: Welcome To My Mind (acoustic re-record)
Who am I?
Why am I here?
What is this world and what is this fear?
Where is the light that I cannot see?
I am alone, alone and I'm free

Free to explore
To see what I find
To see what is here in this short lifetime
So come on inside
Look into my eyes
Can't say you'll like what you see, but
Welcome To My Mind


Red and blue
Black and white
Light as day as dark as night
Trouble in politics
All those stupid magic tricks
How to live
How to grow
Does life suck or does it blow
Science and religion clash
Hey fanatics kiss my ass


Am I crazy?
Am I nuts?
I feel like my mind is burnt slashed and cut
There must be a way out I cannot see
A way to break out of this nightmare that's me

Open my eyes, wake me up from this dream!
No way to clear this mind-fog it seems...
Please unlock my door you might like what you'll find!
Come take a look around
Welcome To My Mind


Red and blue
Black and white
Light as day as dark as night
Trouble in politics
All those stupid magic tricks
How to live
How to grow
Does life suck or does it blow
Science and religion clash
Hey fanatics kiss my ass

Paranoia everywhere
Schizos try to cut my share
Psychos making friends with me
People that I cannot see
Cursed with twisted blessings I
Try to find truth in the sky
Alien conspiracy
Open my mind set me free tonight


What am I left with, out on the street?
I've been betrayed, abandoned, decieved!
Left to kill myself in my own time!
All I can say is
Welcome To My Mind


Red and blue
Black and white
Light as day as dark as night
Trouble in politics
All those stupid magic tricks
How to live
How to grow
Does life suck or does it blow
Science and religion clash
Hey fanatics kiss my ass

Paranoia everywhere
Schizos try to cut my share
Psychos making friends with me
People that I cannot see
Cursed with twisted blessings I
Try to find truth in the sky
Alien conspiracy
Open my mind set me free tonight

Welcome To My Mind...
Track Name: Some Will Say (first-take demo)
well you can keep your own disgrace
existing destitute
forlorn and absolute

and some would say right to your face
that you're a prostitute
but you ain't no prostitute

an ultimatum delivered
two souls shackled and shivered
forced to bond beyond the sands of time

a patched but broken heart
two worlds both falling apart
why did you let the rhythm lose its rhyme this time
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a man so full of love and hate
fighting existence
no self-susistance

the world seems cold and so irate
he reaches out still
to give his goodwill

neglect the bodily self
forsaking personal health
he fills the world with love at self-expense

but with no selfish greed
how can one meet one's own needs
ignoring human nature makes no sense
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and the sands of time flow on
and all the people who care will soon be gone
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and some will say
that you're a failure
but you ain't no failure

and some will say
that you're abandoned and alone
and while that may be somewhat true
just know that i am always here for you
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disillusioned and dejected now
you're beat and broken down
inside this trainwreck town

i pick you up without a sound
and bring you back again
to this world of hate and sin

and everyone that i've found
buried and sunk in the ground
i grasp and tear right up and out of the soil

each life improved is a brief
respite from heartbreak and grief
we're all entangled in this mortal coil
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and the sands of time flow on
and all the people who care will soon be gone
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and some will say
that you're a failure
but you ain't no failure

and some will say
that you're abandoned and alone
and while that may be somewhat true
just know that i am always here for you
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the rain falls on my face
can't save this hopeless case
and to my bloodline i'm just one disgrace, erased!

but i decide my own life through
my actions, and you do too!
i help whoever i can and right now i choose you!
----------------------------------------------------------
and some will say
that you're a failure
but you ain't no failure

and some will say
that you're abandoned and alone
and while that may be somewhat true
just know that i am coming back for you...
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a girl who can't say no
a man who's raring to go
a savior born and raised in blasphemy

a man with strength of a bear
lost deep within his own hair
self-labeled hopeless without destiny

a child stuck here in time
a grown man trapped in her mind
caught gambling life and love against the natural keel

cementing romantic ties
angels in earthly disguise
you're never quite near as alone as how you feel!
Track Name: Tundra (first-take demo)
I think it's 'bout time that I head up north
'Cause I know what the Canucks and the Ruskies are worth
I'm gonna settle in the snow and I'll carve out a dome
And soon, yeah it's startin' to feel a bit - like -

Tundra, Tundra!
Dark days, white as snow
Tundra, Tundra!
I know right where I wanna go

I think I'll head up to Siberia
'Cause it's the sleeping land loaded with diptheria
I'll tell the czar where he can stick it as I make my abode
Or I'll find gold in Alaska, strike the motherload
But I don't need material riches, I've got nature's shine
'Cause the hills and streams and forests are mine, all mine!
A little cabin in the pines near the city of Nome
And then, yeah it's startin' to feel a bit - like -

Tundra, Tundra!
Dark days, midnight sun
Tundra, Tundra!
In the polar night is where I'll make my fun
With the trees and the wind and the ice and the snow
That's the place where I wanna go
To the Tundra, Tundra!
Where the wolves'll always keep me from feelin' alone
Yeah, it's startin' to feel a bit - like - home!



Hundred husky hounds for my dog-team sled
We gotta keep a movin' 'fore the cold freezes us dead
Through the coniferous trees on my alpine skis
I'll skirt the timberline up to the frozen seas
With my pal the snowy owl and the lynx's howl
And all the crazy taiga tigers, all out on the prowl
I'll pick the barren landscape with a fine-tooth comb
Yeah, it's startin' to feel a bit - like

Tundra, Tundra!
Dark days, midnight sun
Tundra, Tundra!
In the polar night is where I'll make my fun
With the trees and the wind and the ice and the snow
That's the place where I wanna go
To the Tundra, Tundra!
Where glaciers hold watch o'er crystal waters' flow
I said, Yeah, it's startin' to feel a bit like home!

Yeah, it's startin' to feel a bit - like - home!