#TBT || The Prophet – Ordinary Life

Ordinary Life

The year was 2012 and if you asked most people just getting into electronic music what hardstyle was, they’d still give you the same questioning look as they would today. This was an era before brands like Basscon dominated the hardstyle scene on the West Coast, so it is no surprise that the amount of followers was dedicated and loyal to the genre. EDC Las Vegas played host to a groundbreaking new stage for the event, as the infamous hard dance brand Q-dance packed up a stage and headed for the desert. Having one of the most unusual stage designs at the fairly basic 2012 edition, perhaps you can look back at that stage and see how it was a precursor to things to come from Insomniac in 2013 and beyond.

That year at the Q-dance stage the godfather of hardstyle, The Prophet, played a song that would become ingrained in my memories forever. Titled “Ordinary Life”, the track spoke to me because of its lyrics that lead into one of the most infectious hardstyle beats I had heard. Even until today when I hear this song I am flooding with memories of that EDC, bouncing around with my friends and closing out the first Electric Daisy Carnival with a bang during the sunrise over the speedway.

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The Prophet – Ordinary Life Lyrics:

I’ve been working day and night
With friday on my mind
Refuse to give it up
Time after time
In my weekend paradise
My dreams will come alive
I’m fighting for my right
Time after time
I’m out of control
I’m letting it go
Addicted to music
And I want it all
So what the fuck?
I just wanna get high
It’s like ecstasy
No ordinary life [3x]
[2x]

No ordinary life (life [?x]) [3x]


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