John Robert Matz - Bloody Tears (from "Castlevania II: Simon's Quest")

from Song Cycle: The History of Video Games by Materia Community

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This arrangement of Bloody Tears focuses on the character of Dracula and the reason behind his hatred for God and humanity. Before he became Dracula, his name was Mathias Conqvist and served as a military strategist alongside a group of knights. During this time, his wife, Elizabetha, died and it rocked Mathias to his core. He swore vengeance against God and sought to spite God by becoming immortal. God wouldn’t have the last laugh in his life, especially if He could allow someone as perfect as Elizabeth to be taken from this Earth. The arrangement is much slower than the original to give more focus to Dracula’s sadness and anger.

lyrics

If I could, I would spite this world,
Just so I could hold you within my arms.
So unjustly they took you from my life.
Such a perfect soul, undeserving of this crime.
How dare He! How dare they, Allow this, eternal agony.
How wretched! What cruelty, I won’t stand for this...

I will rage through this empty world.
Death will be nothing, but a game that I control.
And I shall care not for the lost,
But only for the guilty to die with bloody tears.

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from Song Cycle: The History of Video Games, released November 4, 2016
UPC 00191061943112
MCOL-0011
Ⓟ 2016 Materia Collective LLC

John Robert Matz: Vocalist
Jeremy Harris Jones: Arranger
Joel Everett: Piano
Kenichi Matsubara: Composer
Monica Wang: Lyricist


Compositions:
• "Bloody Tears"
Murata Kouji (Composer)
Terashima Satoe (Composer)
Matsubara Kenichi (Composer)

For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/song-cycle-the-history-of-video-games

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