Let them go…

Let them go…

February 13, 2015 by in Audio Video with  Comments, 2,686 Views

LetThemGo

On February 2nd, 2015 – Our friends at Sony Online Entertainment announced that they’d be sold, and their new name was “Daybreak”. I posted on my facebook page

I hope all is well at SOE… Err Daybreak.. No “will work for ale” signs being drawn up, I hope..

I called it.. on Feb 11th.. the Gnoll Shit hit the Fan, and many.. MANY.. of our good friends got laid off. Our initial reaction was shock.. then the community took the next logical step to anger. One of the calm voices out there, among the mobs carrying pitchforks and torches.. was Linda “Brasse” Carlson. Now, former, director of global community relations.. and really, the face of SOE for the last 6 years. Perhaps her years dealing with the public giving her that calm in her voice, she assured me, personally, that yes.. this is a devastating blow to some, but those effected are strong and she has no doubt that they’ll all bounce back. If not in the gaming industry again.. then elsewhere.

Everyone at SOE (Now Daybreak) has been nothing but nice and helpful to me over the last 14 years. From my humble days as a newbie, navigating the Misty Thicket.. all the way to my multiple trips to the vegas Fan Faire and SOELive events.. and the big handshake I got from John Smedley after winning the “Player got Talent” competition this year. I love you all, and if there is anything I can do for any of you.. you have only to ask.

It’s in this spirit, that I present my new song. Inspired by the 2015 layoffs at Daybreak.

Let them go
-Sung to “Let it Go” from Disney’s “Frozen”
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A dark cloud rolls ‘cross the world tonight
And the oceans looking mean
A new Day Breaks in the west
But there’s turmoil to the scene..

The winds of change are blowing everything to the side
Many cast asunder to the tide..

Dont say those words, no, it cant be
You dont know what they mean to me
They’re not nameless, let them stay
But we heard them say..

//Chorus
Let them go.. Let them go..
They may fall, they may soar.
Let them go.. Let them go..
Hear the cry.. here our roar..
Dont Despair.
Dont Dismay.
Let the world bring it on
The sun will rise another day
//Chorus

The harsh realities suddenly brought to light
Our loyal community, all vocal for a fight

It’s time for action, hear our plee
Bring them home, how could this be?
You cant just do this, can’t you see?
This cant be!

//Chorus
Let them go, let them go
It’s the drop before the flight
Let them go, let them go
Above the clouds, a shining light
Dont Despair.
Dont Dismay.
Let the world bring it on

//Chorus

Out from the shadows, a familiar voice rised on high
Our Dwarven hero stood there, with her trusty ale-filled stein
Forgive but dont forget the roles which we’ve been cast
Now give a smile

… (Brasse*) or i’m gonne kick yer ass!

//Chorus (Brasse*)
LET US GO.. Let us Go
We’ll survive the Break of Day
Let us go.. let us go
There be games to play..
Dont Despair.
Dont Dismay.
Let the world bring it on
The sun will rise another day
//Chorus

  • * Brasse voice impersonated by Jethal – though I wish she could have come to sing it herself.. the impersonation and lyrics got the Brasse seal of approval prior to releasing this song.
  • * Daybreak banner, at top of page, designed by Alexander “Veluux” Wall, of TenTonHammer