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  • Finally got this recorded. Again, no response, but I made up the rest. Time to move on. I really liked the way this turned out; it has so much room to grow. It sounded very different every time I tried recording it. I can imagine a muted trumpet crying in the background or some harmony with a female vocalist, especially on the final verse.

    Well, I could never love a woman as cruel as you. ( X 2 )
    You’re mean to my mother, and you’re worse with my friends.
    I could never love a woman as cruel as you.

    Well, you say such awful things to wilt my pride.
    You say such awful things to make me feel dead inside.
    I could never love a woman as cruel as you. ( X 2 )

    You got poison in those veins, and you beg me to drink;
    You got ice in that heart, and you want me to freeze.
    I could never love a woman as cruel as you. ( X 3 )

    This #gaming track is for Sam Fisher from the Splinter Cell series. Amongst a number of great ideas I got last week from Eric and Josh at OTLgaming, was this gem:

    Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell: a country twang take (a la John the Revelator) about a man protecting his country.

    Unbeknownst to them, John the Revelator is one of my favorite songs to sing. This is an oft-covered tune, but I prefer to do it the Son House way: a cappella and clapping, raw and minimalist. I did some research on Sam and then rewrote the lyrics to this classic song. Do you understand all the references? I devote this tune to OTLgaming for the request, and also to these bloggers who recently posted rad content about #Splinter Cell or #Sam Fisher: theomeganerd, aimars, alleycatproductions, gameraddictions, and gamescrunch. I hope you enjoy my song, friends. I’m slowly but surely putting together a whole album about our favorite #gaming characters. If you have any ideas/requests, don’t be shy. — K.C.

         Sam Fisher

    Tell me, who’s that fighting? Sam Fisher.
    Fights as a Splinter Cell.
    Well, he was armed by the Third Echelon at the NSA.
    And he learned hand-to-hand combat the Israeli way.
    CHORUS
    He is our spy, in the shadows deep, collecting intel
    with a knife, NVGs, and a Five-seveN pistol.
    CHORUS
    And he ignores his daughter’s pleas, so we can all be safe.
    Sarah, I’m sorry; daddy defends America’s fate.
    CHORUS

    Would any Splinter Cell fans consider making a montage video for Sam Fisher with this audio? I think it could be a fun collaboration.

    Last week, I posted this original a cappella tune. When Delaney Gunn heard it, her will to harmonize took over. Honestly, my first version was clumsy and thin; Delaney gave it depth by slinking between notes in that upper registry. I’ll wager you want to fall in love by the ocean after one listen. We dedicate this song to the cool mermaids at mermaids-loving-summer and litt1e-mermaid. Check out their blogs and get ready for beach season! — KC

         Let Me Love You By The Ocean

    Let me love you by the ocean,
    let me love you by the sea,
    let the love letters I put in bottles
    wash up at your feet.

    Let me love you on the coast,
    let me love you on the shore,
    sun, sand, seashells, and the salty breeze
    whisper I am yours.

    Keep up the great song requests, everybody!

    I sang a cappella with Delaney Gunn for this piece. Enjoy, friends. KC

         Let Me Love You By The Ocean

    Let me love you by the ocean,
    let me love you by the sea,
    let the love letters I put in bottles
    wash up at your feet.

    Let me love you on the coast,
    let me love you on the shore,
    sun, sand, seashells, and the salty breeze
    whisper I am yours.

    Keep up the great song requests, everybody!