When Mandy suggested my next #gaming song should be about Axel of Kingdom Hearts, I was instantly inspired. Axel is such a dynamic character, and the language of the KH series lends itself well to lyrics (can you spot all the references to the series in my lyrics?). When writing this, I imagined what it would be like to be a Nobody; perhaps unsurprisingly, it wasn’t difficult. I think some days we all feel like our heart is gone—because no one has awakened it yet, or because it is hiding from some pain. Some days it is hard to feel any emotion at all. I wrote about that feeling of being a body without a heart, that feeling of waiting for someone to turn you into a somebody—a somebody special. I devote this song to make-my-heart-doki-doki and abreathingworkofart for their suggestions that I write a Kingdom Hearts-themed song. I also devote this song to these blogs with awesome KH content: kindomheartskey, kingdomheartssaga, kingdomheartslove, khcomplete, f***yeahkingdomheartsseries, kingdomheartsobsessed, and kiboom. Thanks for listening, everyone. I hope you enjoy! Free downloads of this track are here, and you can stream in on YouTube here. — Kavalier Calm
Well, this life is a gamble,
and I’m not winning the bet.
It seems I was dealt all spades in a kingdom of hearts.
Can I call redeal?
I tire of being a nobody who’s lost to the dark:
an axle without a wheel, a flame without a spark.
Help me find my heart so I am complete;
help me become a somebody.
Well, I have a long shadow that hides the light;
and my assassins live by my lies.
And there are at least thirteen ghosts like me
who dream of feeling.