(A​)​rise

by Mario Bueno

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The debut album from Mario Bueno! Originally planned as a full release, this EP contains geek culture-influenced tracks across different genres of music.

Includes three instrumental bonus tracks, and liner notes.

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released April 17, 2013

Lyrics, Concept, and Vocals by Mario Bueno
Music by: Mario Bueno and Nathaniel Chambers (soundcloud.com/bubblepipemedia)
except "Hello My Dear"; Lyrics by Connor Holmes (burstdataexperiments.tumblr.com)
Audio mixed by Bubble Pipe Media (www.bubblepipemedia.com)

Thanks to guest performers Layla DaVias (www.youtube.com/user/LaylaDavias) and Emi (kitsunesqueak.deviantart.com).

Album art by shiroro (shiroro.org)

Additional credits in liner notes.

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Mario Bueno New York, New York

A New York City native who dabbles in music, particularly of the geek pop culture variety.

He does a bunch of stuff and has a longer bio on his website. You should go to it and stuff.

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Track Name: Become the (K)night (feat. Layla DaVias)
(M:)
Raindrops, they fall upon my face
Wrapped up within cold darkness' embrace
A bolt of lightning 'cross the sky...
I ask myself...why...?

Is it 'cause of memories so dark and tragic?
Is it 'cause of trauma cut so deep?
Or is it vanity mixed up in self-delusion
That I can bring peace...

Become the night...
Bearer of justice and what's right...
Become the everlasting light...
Become the (k)night

Looking down upon the refuse in this town,
Are they just fools or tools for demons underground
Is this a cross, is this a burden I am meant to bear?
Why, then, should I care...

Is this a blessing or is this a curse?
Savior or vigilante: which is worse?
Is this a power or is it responsibility?
Why can't I yet see...
When they call to me...

Become the night...
Bearer of justice and what's right...
Become the everlasting light...
Become the (k)night.

(F:)
Don't you remember that one night that scarred you?
The hour when destiny revealed
The cards that you were dealt, and now you need to play them
Become without fear...

The wounds you feel deep down inside your heart
Won't close no matter where you end or start
But can you become hope that cuts through the despair?
Be the one to care...
Hear them all down there...
Be what they need here...

For when the choir of the people sing...
(M: No more love, feeling’s gone...)
And joyous exultation starts to ring
(M: Will no one hear what’s wrong...?)
The peace that you know only you can bring them
(M: Father...Mother...Why can’t I be like any other...?)
Those oppressed by those who claim to be the light

Throughout the city torn up by dissention...
(M: So is this what you will give to me?)
Torn apart by fear...(M: So then I use what you bequeath to me...)
That's...(M: To be...)
When it turns clear....(M: ...What they need...to see...)

Become the night...(M: Though I am at the end of my rope...)
Bearer of justice and what's right...(M: I will become their glimmer of hope)
Become the everlasting light...(M: Become a dark pariah)
Become the (k)night! (M: To become a dark messiah)

(M:) Become the night...(F: Will you become the guardian?)
(M:) Bearer of justice and what's right...(F:Will you become their hope?)
(M:) Become the everlasting light...(F: Become the burning light)
Become...
The...(k)night!
Track Name: Hello My Dear
Hello, my dear
Where have you been?
Sit by my side
And a tale I shall spin

I left you for fear
That when they found you, you'd leave me
But darling, my dear
They couldn't bereave me

I'd been looking for you
For what seems like forever
But darling, my dear
Never say never

Your love is e-ver-las-ting
I still remember it
Your love is e-ver-las-ting
I still remember it


See I left you alone
To nature's devices
Now you've become
This swamp's sweetest spices

I finally found you
Sifting through mud
You look like an angel
All drenched in blood

Now, here we are
Together at last
And darling, my dear
Some time sure has passed

Don't know if I'll find you again
Let's make the most of it
Don't know if I'll find you again
Let's make the most of it


My mind still reals
With your moment's last living
Our love could do
With a little rekindling


Goodbye, my dear
Sleep in the vines- I'll
sleep soundly myself
With your face in my mind
Track Name: Regular Ways, Adventure Days
Well I’m a regular guy having a regular time
with a regular bro on our regular show
Doin’ regular things, hey baby dontcha know?
We’ll have a regular thing if you go with the flow...

I’m an adventurous guy having adventure time
With adventurous gals making adventurous rhymes
An adventurous quest, you know that it’s the best
Let’s have adventurous times, there ain’t no time to rest.

YEEEEEEUHHH
YEEEEEUUUHHH
WHOOOOOAAAAAAA
WHOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAA

Well I was travelin’ out to the land of Ooo
‘Cause my heart was beatin’ at the thought of you
But then I stepped in a crack and ended up right here
In the parks department in a really odd year.

So I made the best of my really strange trip
Fell for a cutie barista, but man was that a rip
‘Cause she totally ditched me for some dumb jock drip
On the day that I reopened that dimensional rift...

AND THEN THEY DESCENDED BY OTHERWORLDLY DEVICE,
BOTH DEATH AND A MONARCH WHO WAS MADE OF ICE
ONE WISHED TO WRESTLE ME WITH NAUGHT BUT HIS ARM
THE OTHER ONE SIMPLY WISHED TO CAUSE ME BODILY HARM
AS HE SNUGGLED WITH A PENGUIN WHICH WAS RATHER ODD
THEN DEATH CHALLENGED ME LOUDLY IN A VOICE NOT UNLIKE GOD...

"I HAMBONE IN YOUR GENERAL DIRECTION, YOU CUR...
AND DEMAND YOUR LIFE IF YOU CAN'T BEAT ME, GOOD SIR"
SO TURNED TO HIM, AND SAID...
Bro...
Let’s solve this one with...
ROOOOOOOOCK!

Well if we have have a regular time with our adventure show
We’ll get mathematical under the stars you know
At a radical park where everyday is a bet
With our stretchy dog bestie and our talking TV set!
Track Name: Chiptune Champion (explicit)
8-bit...how d’ya like that s***
Can ya feel it when my notes begin to hit
I will take you past the limits that you knew
This is my virtue...

Now and forever I’ll stand tall
I will break through every wall
I’m a megabyte centurion...
I’m a chiptune champion!

16-bit...how d’ya like that s***
Can ya feel it when my beats begin to hit
My high score will leave you buggin’ on the floor
Hardcoded immortal...

I live so that others will fall
I will protect you with my all
I am a virtual guardian
Silicon-based sentry...

I am everything that you want
I am everything that you need
I am programmed to succeed...

I am virtual mastery
I am binary codes and bits
I am Apogee and ecstasy;
I am digital supremacy!

I am your chiptune champion!

32-bit...how d’ya like that s***
Can ya feel it when my fanfare starts to hit
I’ll level up battling for your life
Split-Screen Split-Strife...

I live so that others will fall
I will protect you with my all
I am a virtual guardian
Technologic dream man...

I am everything that you want
I am everything that you need
I am programmed to succeed...

I am virtual mastery
I am binary codes and bits
I am Apogee and ecstasy;
I am digital supremacy!

I am your chiptune champion!
Ohhh...
Chiptune champion!

I stand up for the underdog
My strength carries the dialogue
My theme blasting thru cyberspace
S-I-D based...

I am everything that you want
I am everything that you need
I am programmed to succeed...

A.I. ain’t got nothin’ on me
I am Apogee and ecstasy;
I am digital supremacy
I am electronic legacy!

I am your chiptune champion!
Ohhh...
Chiptune champion!
Track Name: Fight
Fight by me until the day when we are one
Fight by me with passion burning in your soul
Fight by me with every ounce you have to give
Fight by me until the end of time...

Locked within the depths of my mind
Is a raging fire that is very hard to find
Burning passion, it consumes me till the end
But for you, I’ll never let it go my friend!

Fight by me until the day when we are one
Fight by me with passion burning in your soul
Fight by me with every ounce you have to give
Fight by me until the end of time...

Why do I fight...what can’t I leave behind?
Is it love or brotherhood or something just as blind?
All the answers I know I have locked away
All I know is now...the chaos that is today!

Fight by me until the day when all is told
Fight by me with fury elemental and divine
Fight by me until the day we learn the truth
Fight by me until the end of time...

I look back upon those days with regret
So many hopes and dreams and yet
Promises left unfulfilled just because
I was too gutless to rise up and above...

Fight by me until the day when we have won
Fight by me until we overcome the dark
Fight by me beyond our passage through the night
Fight by me until we reach into the light!

Fight by me until the day when we are one
Fight by me with passion burning in your soul
Fight by me with every ounce you have to give
Fight by me until the end of time...
Track Name: Who Bids You Farewell
I’m going back to space now
Prepared to make the climb
I’d like to bring you with me
But sadly this one’s mine...

I’m going back thru time now
To live from age to age
A solitary life for me
But I must take the stage

Oh...
The dreams I had for both of us
The lives we could’ve had
I know I ask alot of you
But swear you won’t be sad

‘Cause every memory we’ve shared
The days we spent alone
Just you and I and happy times
Are all I need to know

I’m gonna cross the universe
To see the sights unseen
If all I have to bring with me
Are mem’ries of this scene

Then I would be a richer man
For having something sweet
Bestowed upon my broken heart
To fix it at the seams

And as I go into the past
And into futures yet to be
I’ll look upon our younger days
And smile at what I see

‘Cause every memory we’ve shared
The love we used to make
Just you and I and kisses fair
Are all I need to take...

So see you on the other side
I hope this journey’s not
The final one I’ll ever take
So this farewell’s...not my last.
Track Name: OMFG, ZOMBIES! (w/ Emi Lo)
(M:)
Tim Horton’s in hand, I’m the man
Don’t matter at all that my band’s a sham (F: SEX BO-BOMB!)
Penniless and broke?
Psh, what a joke...
That’s totally cool when you got my swag

So what if bread makes you fat?
I’m down with that
I burn calories when I throw down with cats
Who can’t take that I, a Canadian guy,
Have the guts and the charisma to date some fly
American girl with the rainbow colored hair
Who had a sexy phase, and likes black underwear.

Vegan Superman’s a joke; one gelato and he choked
Pair of twins, don’t make me laugh
Hipster pirate? Hipster trash.
Macho movie star? A punk.
Music Mogul Boss? He’s sunk!
Rockstar ex still in my heart? Pretty glad that we’re apart!
Oh and there’s that Asian high school girl in my life
Not quite sure how to tell her that I’m seeing someone else...

(F:)
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES

(M:)
Not now Knives...I’m in the middle of a song

(F:)
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES WITH A BASEBALL BAT (M:I thought I just told you...)

(M:)
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES WITH A...baseball bat...? (F: Told youuuu!)

(Announcer voice:
BONUS ROUND!)

(~*Random Fight Dialogue*~)

(M2:)
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES IT'S A BONUS TRACK

OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES
OMFG ZOMBIES WHATCHU THINK 'BOUT THAT!?

Announcer voice:
GAME OVER.