Presenting: Save or Die

“Save or Die” is inspired by one of the tensest moments in gaming. That last chance, where everything comes down to this one final roll of the dice. Usually, when it gets to this point, it’s because things have already gone to hell. If you’ve ever played roleplaying games, you know what I’m talking about.

Whenever I have an idea for a song, I record it as a voice memo on my phone. Sometimes it will just be a line or two, sometimes it’s a chord progression or a melody. Yesterday, I stumbled across the outline of a song without any lyrics attached – just humming where the words were supposed to go. I started typing whatever wanted to come out, and after a few hours of work – I had a song!

I suppose this is nerd rock. I’ve been inspired to try writing some songs like this for a while; since the busking session at Emerald City Comic Con especially (see the post on ECCC for more on that). I love getting inspired by talented people!

The song is free, unless you want to pay for it. Get it on Bandcamp and check out my other songs in the shop.

2 Replies to “Presenting: Save or Die”

  1. I have to say, I’m never done gaming, I’m probably one of the few people on earth that has never tried Dungeon & Dragons — but I love this song! When I first heard it, I didn’t realize it was about gaming. It was more about life, and that pivotal point that I think everyone hits eventually where you realize you are getting older and fading, and you’ve just played it safe, and gone with the flow. And you see others around you taking the leap and if not succeeding, at least moving in the direction of their dreams or goals, and you’re staying behind. And you realize that you either have to roll the dice and hope for some luck, or continue to stay behind. But you know that the risk with rolling the dice is that lady luck won’t always be there. So you make the choice – stay safe or make a stab at it and risk failure.

    But whatever it is applied to — I think it’s an awesome song, and really well done, musically and vocally.

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