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It Ain't Fair 45 RPM (collab with Bronco)


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I just wanted to have a little fun, so I put this song through Vinyl to get that "Really old blues record" feel. I think it sounds kinda cool, so I thought I'd share.

You can find the original version on my song list. Kudos go to Bronco for this song.
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Lyrics
You pay me a nickel when I'm worth more than a dime
Why you keeping me down all the time
I sweat and I slave to give you what I got
And you slap me down, leaving me to rot
It ain't fair. Life ain't fair. But what am I gonna do?

Heavy burdens on my shoulders
Get these weights right offa me
Dangerous fire around me smolders
It ain't the way the world oughta be
But it is. It just is. It always is.

You drag my name through the muck and the mire
Why are you hating? Why do you never tire?
I never did you a single wrong
And you slap me down and silence my song.
It ain't fair. Life ain't fair. But what am I gonna do?

::bridge::

Heavy burdens on my shoulders
Get these weights right offa me
Dangerous fire around me smolders
It ain't the way the world oughta be
But it is. It just is. It always is.

You make me promises and feed me big dreams
But nothing you say is ever what it seems
I fly on a thought, heaven bound
And you slap me down, leave me on the ground
It ain't fair. Life ain't fair. But what am I gonna do?

Heavy burdens on my shoulders
Get these weights right offa me
Dangerous fire around me smolders
It ain't the way the world oughta be
But it is. It just is. It always is.
Song Stats
Hits: 4188
Comments: 30
Fans: 6
Plays: 434
Downloads: 222
Votes: 20
Uploaded: Aug 26, 2005 - 09:34:27 AM
Last Updated: Aug 26, 2005 - 07:51:06 AM Last Played: Jan 28, 2015 - 05:43:32 PM
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Comments
said 4323 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
I use to own that 45!!
Great blues collaboration you two. And what a
fun concept. The entire song is vintage 50's blues.
Bronco's guitar and harmonica are so good as the
envelope for Joanna's "I've been singing too long in
too many bars" voice. Thanks for another great
tune for the collection.

Jack
Joanna said 4323 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
I use to own that 45!!
Thanks, Jack! Funny how lo-tech sound adds a whole new dimension, isn't it?
Love the description of the vocals - lol!
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jackstone said 4323 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Cool!
Like Billie singing with stones.
You know what cool is!
I'm happy to listenig your new tune tonight!
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Joanna said 4323 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Cool!
Thank you, Jackstone! I'm so glad you enjoyed this one.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
mulletsrock said 4323 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
What a Holiday
So refreshing, this throw back. All the right moves in the
mix. And nice rhymes too. Fine, fine.
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Joanna said 4323 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
What a Holiday
Thank you, mullet! Most of the credit goes to Bronco. He did such an amazing
job with the music and the mix.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
thetiler said 4323 days ago (August 26th, 2005)
Nice Joanna
Like the vintage of it. Cool guitar strummin.
Like the vocal and harmonica
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Joanna said 4323 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
Nice Joanna
Thank you, Tiler! I had to share that "vintage" sound.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Tom Atwood said 4323 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
voices from the past
You and Tom both sound like ghosts from some other era
in recording history. It's not just the "vinyl" fx, it is your
voices. Tom's harmonies have a wonderful desperate
quality, and his instruments are singing through the
crackles and scratches. Excellent piece, Joanna.

9-9-9-9
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Joanna said 4323 days ago (August 27th, 2005)
voices from the past
Thank you, Tom -- an interesting way of putting it: ghosts. We were both
trying to capture that sound of yesteryear. Bronco did a particularly amazing
job on his parts.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
stevel said 4322 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
Great vintage blues
Love the 'vintage' crackly vinyl ambience, top
performance!
Steve
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Joanna said 4322 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
Great vintage blues
Thank you, Steve! Funny how, now that everything is digitally pure,
sometimes one can long for the good old days of myriad imperfections.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
I.G.M. said 4322 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
bluesy
Good one! Great singing, nice job on the mix! Gets my vote.

I.G.M.
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Joanna said 4320 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
bluesy
Thank you, IGM!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
DeputyDoofy said 4321 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
You know...
...when I went back for my Bachelor's degree in 1999, one of the classes I was forced to take was a music class. The lesser of evils was a Jazz Appreciation class. I kept thinking about how much that was going to suck. Well, the class lived up to its name. I came out of that class with an appreciation for a genre I probably would have otherwise ignored.
What does that have to do with this song? Well, this song sounds so genuinely from the era, it instantly brought me back to that class.
Long story short..... = Very good job. lol
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Joanna said 4320 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
You know...
Thank you, Doof! That's a really cool story. Amazing how classes can turn a
person from "eh" to "yeah!" I had more than one that did the same thing for
me. I'm also happy that our bid for authenticity worked!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Rebsie said 4321 days ago (August 28th, 2005)
Sounds great
Groovy effect ... gives it quite a different atmosphere from
the previous version. Very nice.

Any more collabs planned between you two? You're a
great team.
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Joanna said 4320 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
Sounds great
Thank you, Rebsie! Yes, Bronco and I are working on another song, though
I'm the one holding it up right now. I should be able to work on it in a couple
of days, though, so woo hoo!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
yngwie12 said 4321 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
cool
song here
Joanna said 4320 days ago (August 29th, 2005)
cool
Thank you, yng!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
Anonymous said 4317 days ago (September 1st, 2005)
blues-time
that old-fashioned style and sound is amazing. i like it very much.
Suzanne said 4315 days ago (September 4th, 2005)
yes
this is just right. so good.
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Joanna said 4313 days ago (September 6th, 2005)
yes
Thank you, Suzanne!
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
cjorgensen said 4278 days ago (October 10th, 2005)
So Old Skool
I would have thought this a found gem if I didn't know better. Way cool
lyrics. Way old time. Love this one. In a couple places it loses the old
feeling, but for the most part if you burned this to vinyl and told me it
was 30 years old I would believe.


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Joanna said 4261 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
So Old Skool
Thank you, CJ! That vinyl plug-in is really cool for songs like this. Add
Bronco's amazing talent and a genre like the blues and it's time to fulfill a
little fantasy for me. I always wanted to write and sing a real blues song and
Bronco gave me that chance.
Check out my latest song called Side By Side with Dadai.2
rover101 said 4221 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Too many too long words
otherwise great....edit,edit,edit
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rover101 said 4221 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
Too many too long words
otherwise great....edit,edit,edit
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Ed Hannifin said 4192 days ago (January 5th, 2006)
So authentic...
...I kept expecting it to skip...

Like one of those Chess recordings you might look up after hearing
the Stones do something as a cover...

It really sounds like it was done with one mic and one or two takes in a
single room...

Vocals nice, guitar and harmonica nice... All around good...

And it's fun, too...

Ed
Alannah said 3944 days ago (September 10th, 2006)
Downloaded ....
.. for many many many more plays !!!!!!
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