Love Ysander The Stories Behind The Songs

The Stories Behind The Songs:
"Love" By Sound Rebel Ysander

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The Meaning Of My Song "Love"

My BFF died on December 9th. Eleven days before his 33rd birthday. It was a Sunday. His name was Shlomo in short Shlom' or Shlomi. Although he didn't like Shlomi as a nickname because he was not a kid anymore. He was married to Shlomit. They had no children.

It has been now a couple of years since he left. Unfortunately from BFF (best friends forever) the last "F" was not meant for us.

Our friendship started with a feud between us in school. Our teacher Mr. Steen ordered that we had to share a table in class. I wasn't pleased with sitting next to him because Shlomo was Jewish and I am German and back then I had a couple of nasty friends who politely said just had discovered the man with the weird Charley Chaplin mustache who didn't like Jews very much back in the days of Germanys darkest history.

But Shlomo and I we got to know each other and then eventually we became friends, BFFs or like he liked to call us: "Soul Brothers".

He was the one who got me into music. He was the one who believed that I had something to give to the world with my songs. He was the one who encouraged me never to give up and to pursue my destiny. He knew that I was growing up in a dysfunctional family that is why he once told me that he never wanted to weigh his problems on my shoulders because I had enough to endure through my parents. He wanted me to see him happy so that I could feel happy too, at least as long as we spent time together.

And now he is gone, forever and sometimes it still hurts because some memories the valuable ones will live on in me.

"Love" is based on a story he told me. He lived in Israel (la haretz) and I was once visiting him in spring. And on one occasion  he told me this story in which the whole country stood still for a whole minute. No car drove. No person moved. All still for a whole minute. I do not remember what the event was but I was so impressed by that story that when he died I used this image for my song because this was how I felt when I heard that he had left through the backdoor of this world.

And then there was this one time when I wanted to write a postcard back home and he said: "Write, I wish you were here." I didn't write it on the postcard but I did write it in my song: "I wish you were here today."

The Jewish boy who became best friends with the German boy. We changed the world, man. We really changed the world. Thanks Shlom' that you were my best friend.

With "Love" I honor him, I say good-bye to him, I grieve about him and I remember him as the good person he was to me.

Yours,
Ysander

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Love (Pure Mix)

A moment of silence
The earth didn't move
for a second nearly imperceptible

No raindrop fell
No star wandered around
No car drove
No person breathed

No wind blew
No words spoken

All still
The world held its breath

All still
The world held its breath

As an angel left
Quietly

Through the backdoor of this world
Set out free

For his way back home
His way back home

A wise man, a husband, a brother and son
A beloved person not only by his wife
A friend misses you too

You brought the sun to everyone
You gave a smile to the persons in your life
What else could you do?

I wish you were here today
Here today

I loved you Shlom'

Love (Full Of Hope Mix)

I'm missing you

A moment of silence
The earth didn't move
for a second nearly imperceptible

No raindrop fell
No star wandered around
No car drove
No person breathed

No wind blew
No words spoken

All still
The world held its breath

All still
The world held its breath

As an angel left
Quietly

Through the backdoor of this world
Set out free

For his way back home
His way back home

A wise man, a husband, a brother and son
A beloved person not only by his wife
A friend misses you too

You brought the sun to everyone
You gave a smile to the persons in your life
What else could you do?

I wish you were here today
Here today

I loved you Shlom'
(I loved you Samuel)

But life goes on with or without you
It's no shame to be left back
Yeah, life goes on with or without you
It's no shame to be left back
My life goes on with or without you
It's no shame to be left back
It's no shame to feel the pain of missing you
I'm missing you
I'm missing you

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"Love (Pure Mix)" written, performed, arranged, mixed, mastered, engineered and released by Ysander. All rights reserved.

"Love (Pure Mix)" is Track No. 5 on my 3rd Album:

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"Love (Full Of Hope Mix)" written, performed, arranged, mixed, mastered, engineered and released by Ysander. All rights reserved.

Download "Love (Full Of Hope Mix)" for free
on my Blog Post "My Very First Songs Revealed To You".
"Love" is Track No. 2.

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The Stories Behind The Songs: My Songwriting Process Revealed

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Ysanders First Songs The Stories Behind The Songs

The Stories Behind The Songs:
My Very First Songs Revealed To You

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To Listen To / And To Download

Hi I am Ysander,

my greatest joy is to write songs, arrange, mix, master, engineer and then release them to you, so you can buy and enjoy them, too.

In this post you can listen to some of the first songs I wrote on the guitar. And to some of my first songs  that I recorded and arranged with a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) on my computer.

While making this post for you I also realized that sometimes a song which I discarded as not releasable on Bandcamp and Spotify could become valuable to you after having listened to it. So I decided to give you the opportunity to download the songs you like in this post for free. You find a description of how to download a song from this page at the end of this post.

And now, have fun exploring these unique pieces of music from my past.

If you enjoy this post, feel free to share it with your friends.

Yours,
Ysander

P.S.: You might also be interested in my post:
The Stories Behind The Songs: My Songwriting Process Revealed

Play and Download my First Songs Here:

Note:
When I tested this post with Opera and Firefox I encountered the problem that after playing 3 to 4 songs I couldn't play the next song. First I thought the link was broken then I checked it and it wasn't.

The Solution is simple:
If you encounter the same problem with your browser  just press the refresh button of your browser and you should be fine for the next 3 to 4 songs and then refresh the browser again and so on until you have listened to all the songs you are interested in.

Okay, let's get to it 🙂

Ysander - My First Songs:

Feels New (Simple Demo Mix) - Ysander (3:35)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Love (Full of Hope Mix) - Ysander (4:06)  MP3 Download File Size 6 MB

Be Still - Ysander (2:51)  MP3 Download File Size 4 MB

Sky TV (Confuse Me Mix) - Ysander (1:13)  MP3 Download File Size 2 MB

Torn (Rock Mix) - Ysander (3:08)  MP3 Download File Size 4 MB

Cecilia (Simple Demo Mix) - Ysander (5:17)  MP3 Download File Size 7 MB

Thru The Nights (Rock Mix) - Ysander (3:41)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Nothing will come between us - Ysander (3:24)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Standing Here - Ysander (3:28)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Together Now (Rock Mix) - Ysander (3:39)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Homage - Ysander (5:38)  MP3 Download File Size 8 MB

Nothing (Instrumental) - Ysander (3:22)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Dedication (Simple Demo Mix) - Ysander (2:53)  MP3 Download File Size 4 MB

From The Top Of The World - Ysander (3:32)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Castle In The Sky (Instrumental) - Ysander (3:11)  Download File Size 4 MB

Stay (Instrumental) - Ysander (3:23)  Download File Size 5 MB

Urban Traffic (Instrumental) - Ysander (1:03)  Download File Size 1 MB

Be A Better Man (Pop Mix) - Ysander (4:17)  Download File Size 6 MB

Stay - Ysander (3:25)  Download File Size 5 MB

Surely (Written and Performed on the Guitar) - Ysander (5:55)  MP3 Download File Size 8 MB

How Angels Feel (Written and Performed on the Guitar) - Ysander (3:19)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Isn't It Funny (Written and Performed on the Guitar) - Ysander (3:10)  MP3 Download File Size 4 MB

Pandora's Box (Written and Performed on the Guitar) - Ysander (2:57)  MP3 Download File Size 4 MB

It Must Have Been You (Written and Performed on the Guitar) - Ysander (3:21)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

High (Simple Demo Mix) - Ysander (3:29)  MP3 Download File Size 5 MB

Patterns (Written and Performed on the Guitar) - Ysander (2:52)  MP3 Download File Size 4 MB

All songs written, performed and arranged by Ysander. All rights reserved.

How listening to and downloading my first songs works:

Click on the play icon to listen to the song that interests you. If you wish to download that song as mp3, click on the blue download icon Free MP3 Download Icon behind the song and the download should start. If it doesn't please read further:
If your mp3 download does not start and instead the html audio player of your browser plays the song, which probably happens in most cases, please proceed as follows:
Hover over the blue download icon behind the song you wish to download, then click your right mouse button, then select "save link as" (Firefox) - "save linked content as ..." (Opera) - "save link as" (Chrome), choose a folder where to save the song you wish to download, then click save and the download of the song should start. Then go to the folder you chose when saving the song and click on the mp3, the song should start playing in your standard music player like vlc, groove, windows media player.

 

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Naked Son Ysander The Stories Behind The Songs

The Stories Behind The Songs:
Naked Son by Sound Rebel Ysander

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Lyrics to Naked Son

Naked Son

Dark holes in the ground
Escaped from the whites
Rainbows in the clouds
no one to count them

Red sounds in the sky
Naked planet in blue
A whisper is in the air
my helmet cracked

Fire breaks the sound
Silence fears the ground
Storms hide in the clouds
no one to fight them

Born a naked son
under a green gate

The Meaning of
"Naked Son"

When I wrote Naked Son I imagined an Astronaut who was stepping on an unknown hostile planet while his mother ship was in orbit. The Astronaut is constantly speaking over his com system to the mother ship about the beauty he sees. Unfortunately this planet is dying and close to explosion which the Astronaut only realizes until it is too late and he dies with the planet. As a spin I thought what if the Astronaut was reborn as a Sun or returned to the garden of Adam and Eve known as Paradise.

The first name of this song was Naked Sun with an "u" to hint towards that the Astronaut was reborn as a Sun. But I liked the other idea better that the Astronaut was reborn as the Naked Son in the garden of Adam and Eve.

"Naked Son" is released as a single on Spotify and is Track No. 4 on my 1st Album "Potions" which you can buy here on Bandcamp.

The Making of the Digital Record Cover for
"Naked Son" by Sound Rebel Ysander

This last line "Born a Naked Son under a green gate" was my guideline in creating the digital record cover for "Naked Son". For the record cover I combined the following pictures in GIMP 2.8:

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Photo by Ysander
Naked Son - Digital Record Cover by Ysander

 

Unreleased Lyrics Video
Naked Son by Sound Rebel Ysander

With this Video I wanted to capture the dystopia of this song and combine it with the Astronaut theme I had in mind while writing this song.

"Naked Son" written, performed, arranged, mixed, mastered, engineered and released by Ysander. All rights reserved.

"Naked Son" is Track No. 9 on my Album:

Ysander My Philosophies Of Sound, Album Survivors

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