Spotlight Effect

by Eggboy

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Originally entitled as "Lost Tapes" because at first I was planning to release my other 4-track songs that was not included in "98-05" or any of my early E.P.s. While compiling the selection, I attempted to re-record and re-imagine the tracks; which I very much enjoyed. It was like jamming with my younger self. I retained all chord progressions of the original tracks, made new beats, solos, and updated a lot of lyrics. I also wanted to go back to just a single drum machine, acoustic guitar, lead guitar, with additional toys format. The only original 4-track recording here is "Beat Matsing". After finishing a few, I knew I couldn't call it "Lost Tapes" anymore. The "Spotlight Effect" on the internet means it's, "... the phenomenon in which people tend to believe they are noticed more than they really are." (Wikipedia) It's a feeling I face a lot of times with zero confidence. I know It's all in the mind and seems like a nice title. So here it is, "The Spotlight Effect" E.P. Enjoy!

*Check additional liner notes, lyrics, and instruments I used when you click on a track.


released June 20, 2016

Written and produced by Diego Mapa

Image taken with permission from page 182 of 'Onze aarde. Handboek der natuurkundige aardrijkskunde ... Met 150 platen en 20 kaartjes in afzonderlijken Atlas’

Title: "Onze aarde. Handboek der natuurkundige aardrijkskunde ... Met 150 platen en 20 kaartjes in afzonderlijken Atlas"

Author: BLINK, Hendrik.

Shelfmark: "British Library HMNTS 10005.dd.8."

Page: 182

Place of Publishing: Groningen

Date of Publishing: 1885

Issuance: monographic

Identifier: 000376864

© The British Library Board



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Track Name: Wait For Me
Wait For Me

I'm nearing the start and closer to the end
What's for tomorrow? What's for the weekend?

Give yourself away
Take the floor today

Stop don't think
Stare don't blink

Wait for me, you got to wait for me
Track Name: Sana 'Di Mo Ako Iniiwasan
Sana 'Di Mo Ako Iniiwasan

Nasagasaan pala kita
'Di nakita na andoon ka
'Di mo sinasagot ang telepono mo
Sana wala ka lang sa inyo

Sana 'di mo ako iniiwasan

Natamaan pala kita
'Di nakita na andoon ka
Parang napilitan ka lang sumama sa akin
'Di naman kita talaga inaangkin
Track Name: Beat Matsing
Track Name: I Feel For You
I Feel For You

I feel for you it's not yet over
We know it's not easy to say
At least you're feeling better
We're all just waiting for you
Let us know when your ready
We'll visit when you get home
Give me a call when you're finally
Going out tonight

After the day slips into night
Flowers sleep, don't stop talking please
Under the sky, lying on the sand
Recurring dreams, painting with the clouds

In the morning lost in the fields
Statues speak greeting politely
Down by the river, I see you there
Under the sun, painting with the clouds

I can feel you breath
Darling don't let go
I'm swimming out of the water
Track Name: Iisa Lang Ang Ating Mundo
Iisa lang ang ating mundo

Aaminin ko na ang layo mo
Nanggaling ka ba sa kabilang dulo?
Lahat ng ating laro gusto ko ikaw panalo
Ito na ang panahon ng pagbabago

Iisa lang ang ating mundo
Kahit saan ka tumayo
Magkadikit ang ating sahig at langit

Iisa lang ang ating mundo
Kahit saan ka tumayo
Naghalo ang hangin at bituin

Nasa isip ko na magkaiba tayo
Nasa puso ko na ang ugali mo
Kaya kunin mo na ang lahat ng nais mo
Sayo na ang buo, ang buong daigdig