No download link. Explanation is in the description.

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Before moving on to anything else, I wanted to apologize for going into full on emo mode on you guys on the Photoshoot video. I always get self conscious about any kind of creative work I do, and I went overboard with that one. Unfortunately, I was online, and about to upload the song when that happened, so I let it all out on you guys, and while I know that's not a particularly appealing thing to see, I won't delete any of it 'cause I want it to be a reminder of what not to do next time around. Still, I want to thank every single one of you from the bottom of my heart for the words of encouragement you gave me in spite of my moping. I'm truly blessed to be around such wonderful people. :)

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Anyway, time for an oldie! You may have already heard the awesome cover Forest Rain made of it (linked above. Seriously, he did a much better job on it than I did in every respect!), but here's the original thing.This is the song I made back in December for Smile!, the charity album compiled by Bronies For Good and My Little Remix. Due to the nature of the record I can't share a download link with you guys, as much as I'd like to, but you're still encouraged to get Smile! over here:

http://broniesforgood.org/?p=396

Now, I don't mind you guys ripping or sharing this song around, but I still think it's worth throwing a few bucks at this cause.

Also, those of you who have heard this from Smile!, you may notice that this is a slightly revamped version. I went back to it and redid the mix, because it was pretty awful, and then rerecorded the vocals, because they were a mess as well. I mean, come on, they were recorded using a laptop mic. So anyway, if you got Smile!, and feel cheated because there's an updated version of the song out there, and you want this version, PM me and I'll send it to you. :)

Also, EphemeralBlue on deviantART made an awesome wallpaper based on the song. Well okay, it was based around Forest Rain's cover of the song, but I like it so much I want to share it with y'all. Check it out! http://ephemeralblue.deviantart.com/art/Family-Ways-281833999

This is kind of a weird song for me, because it's so different from what I usually do. I mean, it's upbeat, and it was made in about a week, which is kind of a record for me, although admittedly, this song was made mostly out of presets, and the levels of wankery in this one are minimal. Still, in spite of its simplicity, I thought it was worth sharing, so here it is. c:

Oh yeah, speaking of charity albums, I just finished making a song for the next compilation by Bronies For Good, so watch out for that too!

Love ya. Take care of each other.



Lyrics:


Walk outside the house before the sun is up
The ponies in town are sleeping, but the Apples are not
It's the beginning of another day
Can't spend another minute on the hay
Grab something to eat, then feed the pigs in their pen
The noise they make keeps me company when
I watch the moon make way in the sky
For the elder princess' celestial charge

The freshness of the morning air remains with me
As I walk back to the orchard, where today's work awaits
Among the apple trees

Bucking the days away with a smile upon my face
Keeping alive the family ways

While big brother works the fields with the old plow
Little sis and I help granny bake, and I'm thinking about
Racing throught the woods last fall
A blur of rainbow colors clouding it all
Walk into town to meet my friends
We're having a party at the corner again
And I wouldn't miss it for the world, no
It's always magical when I'm with the girls

The tranquility of the night
Descends upon me as I head back home
And I just can't hold back a smile
Not when I feel so fine

Bucking the days away with a smile upon my face
Keeping alive the family ways


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In a completely unrelated note, I have a tumblr! I've actually had this thing for a while now. I originally made it just to follow FimFlamFilosophy and ask him whatever, and then it turned into a personal mind-dump/scrapbook-about-life-in-the-city kind of thing, but since all the cool kids are doing it, I'm sharing it with you guys. I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do with it yet, but if you want to see more of anything on there, let me know! I wanna get to know y'all better!

tumblr: http://thatrainfallguy.tumblr.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AndTheRainfallMusic