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RE​:​Imagine - Music From "The World Ends with You"

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Ah, I’m waiting Ah, I’m singing for you Ah, I’m waiting Ah, I’m singing for you
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Main wave, brain wave, psycho’s got a high kick Collect, select, show me your best set Crystals, blisters, it’s all over now Psycho cane, you’re so keen, I need more candy canes Cold cake, cold break, freak’s got a high kick Mister Twister, moist with roistering Stick it up, take it up, step aside and see the world Effect has defects, Take a bow to the moon Main wave, brain wave, psycho’s got a high kick Collect, select, show me your best set Crystals, blisters, it’s all over now Psycho cane, you’re so keen, I need more candy canes Cold cake, cold break, freak’s got a high kick Mister Twister, moist with roistering Stick it up, take it up, step aside and see the world Effect has defects, Take a bow to the moon Effect has defects, Take a bow to the moon Morning rays, hairspray queens Get on their way to their nests, to the west To be honest, they once had a dream Belles of society, in the shells of their unity Cornet and spin it, the sound flows Flows to their home Dragged by the power of their dreams That power is yet unknown! Morning rays, hairspray queens Get on their way to their nests, to the west To be honest, they once had a dream Belles of society, in the shells of their unity Cornet and spin it, the sound flows Flows to their home Dragged by the power of their dreams That power is yet unknown! Morning rays, hairspray queens Get on their way to their nests, to the west To be honest, they once had a dream Belles of society, in the shells of their unity Cornet and spin it, the sound flows Flows to their home Dragged by the power of their dreams That power is yet unknown! Main wave, brain wave, psycho’s got a high kick Collect, select, show me your best set Crystals, blisters, it’s all over now Psycho cane, you’re so keen, I need more candy canes Cold cake, cold break, freak’s got a high kick Mister Twister, moist with roistering Stick it up, take it up, step aside and see the world Effect has defects, Take a bow to the moon
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Grab the key, let’s go out and have some fun Have you ever seen such a perfect day? What’s on your mind? Let’s do it one by one Have you ever thought such a day would come? Time’s up! Forget the theory Start up a brand new story Straight up, to put it shortly, This is the way my life goes! Someone said I am such a foolish girl Who cares? It’s better than without a light Sometimes I need someone to hold me tight Explain to me what is justice, what is right “Wait a minute, it’s all been done before” How long it’ll take to do it all again What’s in your hand? Now drop them one by one Have you ever thought such a day would come? Shut up! You are so wordy Forget about those worries “Show me your smile, how charming” Go home and kiss your mommy! Somehow I hate to see you lie and lie I know how dumb I am but so are you Sometimes I want to laugh and cry at once Explain to me what is justice, what is right Shut up! You are so wordy Forget about those worries Start up a brand new story ‘Cause that’s the way my life goes! Someone said I am such a foolish girl Who cares? It’s better than without a light Sometimes I need someone to hold me tight Explain to me what is justice, what is right Somehow I hate to see you lie and lie I know how dumb I am but so are you Sometimes I want to laugh and cry at once Explain to me what is justice, what is right Shut up! You are so wordy Forget about those worries Start up a brand new story ‘Cause that’s the way my life goes!
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So tell me who you are, who you were How much have you been paid? Take it easy, R-E-L-A-X Would you like to have something to drink? (ba-bum) To tell you the truth, in this contract I don’t care ‘bout anything else but me I just want that cash (cha-ching!) Transferred to my account (in my account) Cause it will make me feel alright, feel alright I’m busy, dizzy, lazy I’ve got global eyes and a growing mind Above all I’m wise, and very well organized Make me a compromise Watch me rise high for the last time, See how this connection works? Information goes back and forth, (Sit beside the window and all I) do is watch the shadows grow Longer, linger, for better, you’ll never know What internal decadence means He’s got opinions, and he’s posted suggestions, But never reveals his name Read by someone, taken as a good one But nobody knows who had wrote it Few lines of the sentences lie, (Anonymity is) annoying me all the time It’s like a 2-channel, where people just throw their own anger And forget about those foul actions You’re driving an expensive car, expectancy, supremacy You’re out of control, the troll is waiting down below You still lack in experience: Too bad, too close, too late to notice where you are (There’s no other way) Dependency to the tendency, occasionally you misunderstood Living a life of mediocrity, hypocrisy, legitimacy Go over it or game over now, game over now! Is this the place to shine? (Say) Down with it or drown, It’s your turn to throw the dice!
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It was in the black box Turn out the light You feel the rave and soothing waves Take off your shirt Turn up the music The shower of lies feels so good (One, two, three, four) Make or break, I won’t run away Make or break, time won’t wait for you You know how to treat me, tell me what you want The hum of the breeze is all I hear Inhale and exhale, let me stay with you I need you closer every now and then Make or break, take what you want I won’t run away Sick of our criteria Time won’t wait for you “I, my, me” no matter what I can’t run away Scratch out massive data I’m inside of you Make or break, take what you like I won’t run away (break, break, break, break) Make or break, no matter what Time won’t wait for you (break, break, break, break) Make or break, what’s wrong with you I am all the same (break, break, break, break) Make or break, the only one I’m inside of you (break, break, break, break) Make or break, I won’t run away Make or break, time won’t wait for you You know how to deceive me, kick over the trace All by myself, bearing it Forget me not, you’re the only one I miss your heart every night and day I think you heard me Don’t get inside of me In a fret, unaccepted with nothing left Just like a charm No doubt, no harm The pleasant water feels so good (You know how to deceive me, kick over the trace) (All by myself, bearing it) (Forget me not, you’re the only one) (I miss your heart every night and day) Make or break, take what you want I won’t run away Sick of our criteria Time won’t wait for you Don’t you know what’s wrong with you I am all the same Light up one last candle How daring you are Make or break, take what you like I can’t run away Make or break, no matter what Time won’t wait for you Make or break, what’s wrong with you I am all the same Make or break, last candle How daring you are Make or break, take what you want I am all the same Light up one last candle How daring you are “I, my, me” no matter what I can’t run away Scratch out massive data I’m inside of you
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Where did we meet before, just like this? I know your smile, your voice, just like that You talked to me and I smiled right back I don’t believe in fantasy Same dress, same smell, reminds me Something I can’t forget Same tone, same tone in your voice Tell me this isn’t a dream Take me far, where stars are still asleep You and me, we’ll live forevermore I will follow you my destiny Won’t you get my feet back on the ground? I’m getting played by you, déjà vu I saw those sparkles in your eyes Your soothing words make me feel alright I would be glad to stay in your sight Let’s fade into this mystery Same words, “Is this the first time?” As if I’m caught in a loop I’m lost in sweet illusion Turn me into a sensation Take me far, where stars are still asleep You and me, we’ll live forevermore I will follow you my destiny Won’t you get my feet back on the ground? I’m getting played by you, déjà vu Take me far, where stars are still asleep You and me, we’ll live forevermore I will follow you my destiny Won’t you get my feet back on the ground? I’m getting played by you, déjà vu
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Fragments of those memories are scratching my nerves And I am hearing their voice in deepest reverb I’ve got to get out of this frame before I’m tamed Why can’t you leave me alone, for just one night? I crack open my secret and I see them come in flocks (Is this what you’re searching for?) One after another, they’re looking for the sweetest block (Are you scared to know the truth?) Build it up then, yeah, tear it down (Is this what you’re searching for?) Amuse those nine muses making breakdown noise (Are you scared to know the truth?) Now, open your eyes, the pieces are all over Now, you should accept this: it is over You, keep your eyes on this corruption Come on, yes, you should watch this transformation How could I ever be so credulous, without a doubt? I kept on walking till today, I saw this sprout Between the black dirt it stood with all its strength But you smashed it up, never revealing its depth Fragments of those memories are scratching my nerves (Is this what you’re searching for?) And I am hearing their voice in deepest reverb (Are you scared to know the truth?) I’ve got to get out of this frame before I’m tamed (Is this what you’re searching for?) Why can’t you leave me alone, for just one night? (Are you scared to know the truth?) Now, open your eyes, put yourself together Now, you should accept this: it is over You, keep your eyes on this confusion Come on, yes, you should watch this transformation Open up your eyes (Open up your eyes) Transformation Transformation Open up your eyes (Open up your eyes) Transformation Transformation Now, open your eyes, the pieces are all over Now, you should accept this: it is over Now, open your eyes, put yourself together Now, you should accept this: it is over You, keep your eyes on this corruption You, keep your eyes on this commotion You, keep your eyes on this confusion Come on, yes, you should watch this transformation Is this what you’re searching for? Are you scared to know the truth? Is this what you’re searching for? Are you scared to know the truth? Is this what you’re searching for? Are you scared to know the truth? Is this what you’re searching for? Are you scared to know the truth?
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Main wave, brain wave, psycho’s got a high kick Collect, select, show me your best set Crystals, blisters, it’s all over now Psycho cane, you’re so keen, I need more candy canes Cold cake, cold break, freak’s got a high kick Mister Twister, moist with roistering Stick it up, take it up, step aside and see the world Effect has defects, Take a bow to the moon Main wave, brain wave, psycho’s got a high kick Collect, select, show me your best set Crystals, blisters, it’s all over now Psycho cane, you’re so keen, I need more candy canes Cold cake, cold break, freak’s got a high kick Mister Twister, moist with roistering Stick it up, take it up, step aside and see the world Effect has defects, Take a bow to the moon Morning rays, hairspray queens Get on their way to their nests, to the west To be honest, they once had a dream Belles of society, in the shells of their unity Cornet and spin it, the sound flows Flows to their home Dragged by the power of their dreams That power is yet unknown! Morning rays, hairspray queens Get on their way to their nests, to the west To be honest, they once had a dream Belles of society, in the shells of their unity Cornet and spin it, the sound flows Flows to their home Dragged by the power of their dreams That power is yet unknown!

about

“The world ends with you. If you want to enjoy life, expand your world. You gotta push your horizons out as far as they'll go.” - Mr. Hanekoma

The World Ends With You is one of my favorite games; rarely do you see a game with such a strong, coherent aesthetic, theme, personality and message - just an all-around sense of what it wants to be and what it wants to say. I regard it among Square Enix’s best works of all time. I encountered TWEWY when I was an antisocial edgelord teen, kind of the way Neku is at the start of the game; I’m not going to credit it with changing my life, (I don’t think the message of the game even really hit home then), but I have very fond memories of it, and I like to think it put a couple of little cracks in my shell.

Despite an amazing, eclectic soundtrack, there are very few covers of TWEWY songs out there (that I could find, anyway). At the point I started working on this album, I had been a member of Materia Collective for a while (shout outs to Materia, btw) and was toying with the idea of doing my own cover album. Final Remix was announced shortly after that, which really pushed the project forward. I pretty much spent the whole of summer in-between my previous job and grad school working on this. And now it’s finally out!

RE:Imagine is several things. As the title suggests, it is a re-imagining of my favorite tracks from the soundtrack; it is also a loose re-telling of a week in the Reaper’s Game; and finally, it is a love letter to the game itself. It’s also a number of firsts for me: first cover album, first time working with vocals… The game conveys a message about broadening your horizon and seeking a greater understanding of yourself and of other people. To that end, I purposely tried to work with genres very different from the original tracks. I hope the album brings across at least a little bit of that spirit.

Anyway, if you listened to the album and you’re still reading this somehow, thank you! Much love!

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released December 20, 2018

"RE:Imagine - Music From The World Ends With You" was made possible by the following individuals:

Catboss.: Producer
Emma Häthén: Album Art
Sebastian Wolff: Executive Producer, Layout


© 2018 Materia Collective LLC
Ⓟ 2018 Materia Collective LLC under exclusive license from Catboss.

すばらしきこのせかい/The World Ends With You © 2007, 2018 SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD. Materia Collective LLC and its artists in no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Square Enix with respect to this album. Musical compositions are © 2007 Square Enix and are used with permission. Mechanical licensing facilitated by re:discover, Inc. d/b/a Loudr. All Rights Reserved.

For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/re-imagine-music-from-the-world-ends-with-you

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Singapore-based composer/producer/flutist Catboss. exists on the intersection of multiple genres: orchestral, jazz, rock, chiptune, electronic, ambient - it's sometimes intimate, sometimes grandiose, but always whimsical.

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