Whew! I have wanted to cover this song for so long, but I wanted to do something very special with it. Earthbound is so special to so many people, including many of my very good friends, and I wanted to capture what it is that people love so much about MOTHER and Earthbound. I asked my friends to tell me what the game means to them because I wanted to write lyrics for the Earthbound "Eight Melodies" (since no official lyrics exist in English). Their answers just reinforced for me that I really need to give this game another chance. So soon I will be streaming my first full playthrough of Earthbound! I'm streaming it because I am afraid I might get frustrated or stuck and I am hoping that all the Earthbound fans I know will help me out sometimes.
I hope you don't mind that there's no flute in this one. I thought it didn't need flute ... just the voice and the piano. When I realized that MOTHER's "Eight Melodies" and Earthbound's "Eight Melodies" could fit together so well, I knew I needed to do this! I'm feeling a little better about writing lyrics now that I've done it three times. I kept all of the original MOTHER lyrics from the official vocal album, and then I wrote the Earthbound lyrics myself. I'm not sure if the second half of the Earthbound melody is from the game, but there is a Japanese vocal cover that I love and have listened to a lot, and I borrowed the melody from that. But the actual arrangement here is my own arrangement, with inspiration from other places! (Yes, I did look at the MOTHER 3 "Sixteen Melodies" too, of course.)
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