12. Lord I Miss Red Dead Redemption

Akira The Don

  • Uploaded on
    March 1, 2011
  • Recorded at
    Don Studios IV
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don
  • Mixed by
    Akira The Don
  • Mastered by
    Gaz Williams
  • Artwork by
    Akira The Don
  • Additional Personnel
    Fake slidey guitar and bass all played on Alex's KRON acoustic guitar by Jeres

This is a true story about the most deeply profound, emotional gaming experience I ever had. I mean every note, and every syllable.


EDIT: The song is now officially Rockstar approved! DAAAMN!


I will never forget the day
when we went to new austin
it was a sunday
a great rectangle of light projected on the bedroom wall gave way to the most beautiful place I'd ever seen
or so it seemed
as real as a dream
and you know the way a dream can seem more real than so called real?
thats how it feels
that's how it felt.
I remember the sky
so vivid
so bright
I remember the gun at first it didn't seem to handle right
a bird in my sights and - blam - down it fell
I felt bad for the bird, but I felt good about myself
I'd hardly known such remorse as when i killed my first horse
tumbling down a mountain side
I could have cried
And I remember the fear
when the wolves first were near
how my belly went swoosh as we trampled underhoof
oh lord I miss red dead redemption
step in front of a runaway train
just to feel alive again
i played that game with my girl
never ever had I got into a game with a girl
me and her got lost in that world
rode our horse all across that world
she piked flowers and collected the outfits and
i massacred williamson's gang
she'd sleep on my chest while I ran
till I woke her woke up with the shotgun - bang!
I spent many happy hours hunting
up in the tall trees
gazelles up and ran
when they saw me
the best was beavers
scoured every shoreline, morning, daytime, nighttime
till I found those blasted beavers
my girl got good at playing horseshoes
checking on the stats
completing all the tasks
i din't have to ask
ah funtimes
sometimes I'd be sat right here at my desk
just writing verses
my girls next door riding horses
but of course, all good things end
96.6 percent
completion when we moved the xbox
scratched the disc and that's where it stopped
and we got on with our lives
but sometimes when I'm outside I look up in the sky and Im like
lord I miss red dead redemption
I really do
as if it were a real place, a place I used to live
sometimes i look up in the sky, and I see a bird, and my instinct is to shoot that bird
a splash of red and I can see it falling
and I'm right back there
I'm John Marsten
riding my horse
on a mission to get back to my wife and son
helping people along the way
step in front of a runaway train
just to feel alive again

1 Comment »

  1. Blainebleavings
    March 11, 2011
    7:12 pm

    you are a badass Don, great red dead redemption song

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