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My Protest Song ( WITH mp3 and Bridge )

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(@barnabus-rox)
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Hi everyone

When I wrote this song this is how I sort of wanted it played and sung with only one BUT ....

That would be "PLAYED AND SUNG ALOT BETTER ..."

Ok Ok I wasn't going to record myself as I listen to my recordings and dead set I want ear plugs , so I take no respnsability for hearing impairment whilst you listen to me . This is your last chance to click onto another writters song ...

My Protest Song

When you close your eyes at night time
Do you close your mind as well
And when you dream your dreams sometimes
Are your thoughts there to sell

Your politically correct speeches
Dressed in fine fancy clothes
Are your words trying to reach us
For our minds are never closed

We may not all be educated
At school some did fail
Your theories will be debated
In our homes and our jails

ADDED BRIDGE

Dam your taxes Dam that scale
Don't push us further you will fail
I pay my taxes and I vote
You'll become an international joke

We're not impressed by arrogance
Your deeds are worth much more
With all your style and elegance
Remember we can show you the door

When you close your eyes at night time
Do you close your mind as well
And when you dream your dreams sometimes
Are your thoughts there to sell
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Paul , Vic , Neil ,

I did this after so much you guys have told me over the last couple months , and Paul knows why I want to get better at this playing and singing game now .....

So I know I am never going to sing in operas or play at Maddison Square Gardens or Albert Hall .. I limited my singing to talking most of the way through this but thats what I feel comfortable doing ....

I know it will be a big ask to enjoy it so if you just limit your distain for this to a minimum please ...

Trevor

Oh Richie makes a guest appearence at the begining

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


   
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 Olav
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Barnabus
It works very well talking most of it through instead of singing this piece, however I don't think you have anything to be ashamed of when it comes to singing it. We are here because of a dream and this is a safe place to practice and share our dream. I like what you have so far..so keep it up..singing and all
Blessings
Olav


   
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 pbee
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Hey Trev,
Im with Olav, sounds good and nothing to be ashamed of, well done mate.

cheers

Paul


Check out my Reverbnation page here


   
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(@barnabus-rox)
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Thanks for the kind words guys

I was going record a humming backing during the verses

ummm ..... ummmm .....ummm

sort of thing but thought better of it

thanks for the feed back

Trev..

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


   
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(@barnabus-rox)
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Thanks Pete

I just wish it sounded the way I have in my head

Trevor

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


   
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(@mrjonesey)
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See, you have me beat. I can't even sing well in my head!

"There won't be any money. But when you die, on your death bed, you will receive total conciousness. So, I got that going for me. Which is nice." - Bill Murray, Caddyshack ~~ Michigan Music Dojo - http://michiganmusicdojo.com ~~


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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I'm going to use that word again......POTENTIAL - this is potentially an excellent song, as it stands it's not bad at all.....

I like the MP3, it's a bit rough, but so what? You got the point across, and that's the main thing......

You could use a few tweaks here and there, but there's nothing major needs altering, and some lines brought a smile to this jaded old face....

"Dam your taxes Dam that scale
Don't push us further you will fail
I pay my taxes and I vote
You'll become an international joke

We're not impressed by arrogance
Your deeds are worth much more
With all your style and elegance
Remember we can show you the door

When you close your eyes at night time
Do you close your mind as well
And when you dream your dreams sometimes
Are your thoughts there to sell "

That's pretty good writing mate......!!!!!

Oh and congrats to your boys (ouch, this HURTS!!!) on winning the Ashes back....but there's no doubt the best team won.....I knew we were in trouble from the very first ball......that's got to be on youtube somewhere as the "Widest wide"....

OK going to read last year's paper...I kept the pull-out, "The Greatest Ever Ashes".....just in case.....

:D :D :D

Vic

"Sometimes the beauty of music can help us all find strength to deal with all the curves life can throw us." (D. Hodge.)


   
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(@barnabus-rox)
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Thanks Vic ...

POTENTIAL ...This song has it ?? I think so to along with "Quit your complaining " my other song I posted for this assignment ..
But I could be bias ..

I 'm glad that you enjoyed my Bridge and added verse then closing with my chorus , When I become a better player my MP3's might get a bit better { One thing I am working on} ....

Oh well I wasn't going to mention the ashes ... But since you brought it up :lol: :lol: it hurts to lose them hey mate ...

Rumours are that more than just Mr Text message will retire I have heard could be as many as 3 others .

The one dayers start soon mate against N Z and us , in sport there is no shame in 3 rd place :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Have a terrific Christmas its' Christmas day here and everyone is still in bed I have a cold XXXX in hand listening to a email a friend sent me about playing the guitar ..
My 2 favourite things music and beer

Here is to you as good as you are
And here is to me as bad as I am
As good as you are and as bad as I am
I'm as good as you are as bad as I am


   
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(@lavadave)
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I think you should call it the "Talkin Fine Fancy Clothes Blues."

Maybe there could be something instead of the phrase "international joke." I can't explain why, but for some reason it seems to not fit with the rest of the song. Overall though I think it's a great song.


   
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