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Rabauw - Revel In Your Broken Heart


Well here's another electropop song. I started this one in March 2007, took me a year to finish it, been working on it on the rare free moments.
I started this one with a basic idea on which I put a few modulations, I wanted to see what the result would be of a musically rather simple track, combined with a (what I consider to be) strong structure. Quite satisfied with the result, an uptempo track. Not the ultimate hit of the universe of course, but I've come to like this song a lot.

The song speaks in a rather sarcastic way about people who use a period of mourning to engulf themselves in self-pity and sorrow, and how they would use the loss of someone close to them to put themselves in the spotlight as vulnerable beings, without even the slightest of efforts of trying to move on with their life.

I have to say that listening to kaoz/SOL19 has been a big inspiration to make a new electropop song.
All criticism welcome...!

The time has now come to
Put the pain aside, return to sunlight
I’m sure enough time has passed to mend your broken heart
Get on with your life, now all your tears have dried
We’ll help you revive the joy in your frozen heart

So what did you expect? That all the world would end?
I’m sure enough time has passed to mourn over the loss
Pull yourself together, put your head up straight
And give a new shot at luck at daybreak

The time has now come to put the pain aside...
Put the pain aside...

And through self-pity you just keep craving for our compassion
Abuse the loss of our friend as a means to get attention
In a deep dark alliance with your own fear
And there’s no comfort in what we tell in your left ear

Put the pain aside...


Rabauw top 5:




    Erophin [be] - 12 years ago

    hmm^^ wierd to hear this sound from you. the whole thing fits well, alldough the voice is a lil to much on the back ... good job on the text!

    Distreality [be] - 12 years ago

    not my cup of tea, but well crafted...

    my remark would be to put the vocal a bit more upfront, just a notch...

    good technical work

    rf061992 [be] - 12 years ago

    you have missed "hard guitar" on this mr Rabauw.... :))
    very cool progress....and prod
    just the little break at +/- 2'08 the sound of the synth is a little "cheap"....imo (mmmm solo guit???)
    koikilenswa +++

    HyeVolture [be] - 12 years ago

    yeah, second listening and now I can put some kind of band on this one, and a peculiar album: moonspell's sin/pecado! it's the same strange feeling I get: synths + dark voice. In particular, the song Eurotica gave me such a feeling. Nice structure using the same bassline trough the whole song. Maybe could use an extra element to keep it interesting although I think it's a choice you make: you can keep it simple as it is and it won't hurt too. In fact that's maybe always like that: simple things have stronger structures, but sound simpler, so you always have to decide a little bit what you're going to do with it. Afijn, na al dat gezwans hehe: fijntje, thumb up!

    DeHomunculus [be] - 12 years ago

    wreed wijs :D not realy my kind of music once again, but hel it sounds nice! congrats, mate!

    Gogole [be] - 12 years ago

    Love your voice !!!

    kaoz [be] - 12 years ago

    Yeah, i recognize the 'how to make a popsong by the book'. But it is indeed a bit weird to hear you 'soft', but i think it's always good to try new perpectives.
    The lyrics are quite trippy to me, because i could take them personal for my lyrics are mostly speaking of mourning, self-pity and sorrow, but i don't have a need to abuse it to get in the spotlight. I just only feel the need to write lyrics when i have to get rid of a sad feeling. And in the meanwhile, i get on with my life, so you're right about the moral in your lyric.
    I have also had some relations with people that play the victim so they can make you say or do certain things and in the end they suck you empty!
    I like the song but maybe you should produce it a bit more 'rabauw'-alike with a little more 'distortings'. Just an opinion hé. And yes, put your voice louder!
    PS. glad to have inspired you!

    Rabauw [be] - 12 years ago

    Thanks everyone!
    hmm yeah maybe the clean pop sound is something new for me...I actually didn't realize it myself until you guys pointed that out. I didn't really think about that, I just started working and this is what came out.
    And yeah it's a challenge to keep trying new things.

    transynth [be] - 12 years ago

    I like the main synth, but when that arpeggiator opens (to loud?) , the song becomes a litlle crowded, to my taste that is.. I like the bassline you put on.I don't think it's weird to hear this song from you, the start with the vocals on 1.15 is typical, and i must say that was the part i enjoyed most.Nice work and thumbup offcourse.

    brambi [be] - 12 years ago

    GAY! =)

    Nice track man... but idd the vocals should be a bit more upfront

    Rabauw [be] - 12 years ago

    thanx folks!

    MrNice [be] - 12 years ago

    Happy track:)..like others said maybe raise the volume of the voice a little..But my overal impression is: terrific!!

    Rabauw [be] - 12 years ago

    thanx, glad you liked it!

    Anonymous [be] - 12 years ago

    I listened to this about three times now, and it starts to grow on me. I like it, but I feel like it needs an additional sound towards the end.

    Rool [be] - 12 years ago

    Hmm, better log in first before I start to comment :) Sorry

    reaman [be] - 12 years ago

    the melody and the bassline are simple but very efficient... they keep swirling in my head.

    When I saw this it was good to see you also try other genres. You are undoubtfully talented enough to create top-notchsongs and I can only encourage you to try other things out.
    (I can tell, it's very funny/relieving to work on a metal song, put it aside for a week and work on your other ambient -, electronica - or folky tunes.)

    Rabauw [be] - 12 years ago

    thanx Rool & Reaman!
    Yes it's true, I try to broaden my list of genres, it ain't always easy to deliver quality, but the pursuit itself is as challenging.

    Falcon030 [be] - 12 years ago

    well played and good mixed ! vocals are clear an nice ! greets

    Gloomer [be] - 12 years ago

    great production, well done. Andeuh, thanks for your feedback on my song.

    reaman [be] - 11 years ago

    Still a good track.