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Okay this one's a little different again, another cut from Pattern Break's debut album 'Decoding the Illusion'. My goal was to fill a tune with as many positive affirmations as possible, so you can't help but feel good at the end of it. Musically, I wanted to try and create a real festival/carnival vibe with lots of energy. This was a real monster to produce, at one time there were 25 tracks just for vocal parts alone! Next time I produce something like this, I'm gonna try and be more organised! : D Hope you enjoy : )

Lyrics:
Wise old man once said to me
Make the most of this life
They'll be times of struggle and moments of strife
But you gotta stand strong besides
A man like me, you wanna do your best
Be true to yourself, never mind the rest
Live humbly and treat others with grace
And seize the day with a smile on your face

Don't waste time, on shadows cast
Forgive yourself and forget the past
These days are ticking by so fast
Life is short, gotta make it last
The finest of all life’s flavours
Are the ones that are free to savour
Turn a blind eye to the world of greed
And only take what you really need

I'm gonna break free from this illusion
I'm gonna live every day like my last
I'm gonna dream like I'll live on forever
And I know, I know, I know you feel the same

The past is just a memory
The future isn't set
Throw caution to the wind
And live without regret
Leave behind your past
And feel the burden lift
All that matters is right now
The present is a gift

Trust your instinct, never be afraid
To swim against the mainstream currents
The judgement of others will pass with the wind
Don't ever listen if they claim you've sinned
Those that mind, don't matter
Those that matter, don't mind
Those that mind, don't matter
Those that matter, don't mind

I'm gonna break free from this illusion
I'm gonna live every day like my last
I'm gonna dream like I'll live on forever
And I know, I know, I know you feel the same

The past is just a memory
The future isn't set
Throw caution to the wind
And live without regret
Leave behind your past
And feel the burden lift
All that matters is right now
The present is a gift

True freedom, isn't the modern way
Our busy lives keep the moment at bay
We've all been sold a dream since birth
Wake up now to see your life’s true worth
Roll away from control
Unlock the secrets deep in your soul
Free from a world where illusion is rife
The shock of death shakes you back to life

Don't believe in fate, cos the future isn't set
From a life well lived, you'll have no regret
Forget those illusions of heaven in the sky
Find your happiness here before you die
Death is a friend walking by your side
Your eternal companion on this crazy ride
Embrace your own mortality
And step into reality

With the sun on my face
The shadows always fall behind
With death at my side
I am free
With the sun on my face
The shadows always fall behind
With death at my side
I am free

The past is just a memory
The future isn't set
Throw caution to the wind
And live without regret
Leave behind your past
And feel the burden lift
All that matters is right now
The present is a gift

Live your life, oh live your life
Oh live your life today
Leave your life, yeah leave your life
Yeah leave your life behind

We are free

Stream: 96 kbps, 32 kHz (joint stereo)
Download: 192.0 kbps, 44 kHz (stereo), 7.30 MB
Playing time (m:ss): 5:19
Date uploaded: Feb 22, 2011, 19:06 EST Show more info
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Very fun! Great energy and vocals.
 Jun 04, 2020, 11:44 EDT


Hi Sam. I was just listening to some old tunes and came back to this one. Sounding good. One of your strongest vocal performances, I think :D "Present is a gift", I always wanted to use that line somewhere, you beat me to the punch, though... ahhhhh! Any new tunes on the horizon? Thanks, -Shoham
 Apr 02, 2012, 07:22 EDT
Pattern Break 
Hi Shoham, good to hear from you. Thanks for listening again, I was pleased with that lyric, although I do believe the chorus on this tune lacked a bit of energy and could have been recorded better. Still love the chorus and the chanting in the middle though.
Haven't been recording much lately, although did release an album of instrumentals at the end of last year called Sundance. You can hear a selection of the new tunes at www.soundcloud.com/patternbreak.
How's things with you guys? New recordings or gigging at the moment?
All the best,
Sam
flag (Apr 11, 2012, 08:54 EDT)
WalaWalaWala 
Cool. Yeah we have a new mix of a tune you may have never heard before anyway, called Jericho: http://www.feed-forward.net/w.3873_Jericho_Matered_by_Kelly_Barnard&theater It was remixed by somebody who we met on here, and I think he did a really great job. Let me know what you think of it. Wish we were gigging, but we're on "hiatus" shall we say... Thanks for the well wishes, you too! -Shoham
flag (Apr 11, 2012, 16:15 EDT)


I like this track- I love the message, and I love the festival like feel. I would love to hear this with about 3 more voices, and a little more harmonic diversity- right now it very much feels like a carnival of one. The mix and mastering is solid, and the instrumentation well played. A solid sound. Cheers!
 Apr 18, 2011, 18:51 EDT
Pattern Break 
Top notch feedback, thank you! I totally agree, I really wanted to create a carnival/festival atmosphere on this one but, as you say, there is only so much one voice can do. One day I'll revisit these tunes with some more musicians and make them all epic! Cheers : D
flag (Apr 20, 2011, 16:38 EDT)