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Shine


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Lennon714

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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Another Ex-Kings song that was balls out live, but just never worked on record. We never really were able to pin down why this didn't work on record, and we never tried to record it again. The one thing that I'm proud of is the vocals on the bridge.

This was a collaboration between the drummer, Keith, and I. I wrote the music for the bridge and half the lyrics while Keith wrote the other half of the lyrics and the original verse and chorus.

We wrote this song about our booking agent who was the slimiest chick ever. It was amazing to watch her steal money from us, lie, and justify it all. We eventually dropped her but there were a few shows we did that we opened with this song and would watch her do her fake "I'm so in to this song" dance. It's about you, retard. Stop dancing.
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Lyrics
Shine © 2007

I don't know what you've been told
All your life in search of gold
Let go let go
A hand that feeds is a hand that bleeds
Educated, selfless needs
Let go let go.

Turn some water in to wine.
Break from the fake and make yourself shine.

All this talking brings me down
People talk but just make sound
Let go. Let go.
Don't waste time with parasites
Push them back and break all ties
Let go let go

Turn some water in to wine.
Break from the fake and make yourself shine.

Shine, etc.

Turn some water in to wine.
Break from the fake and make yourself shine.
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Hits: 3064
Comments: 28
Fans: 10
Plays: 82
Downloads: 111
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Mar 13, 2008 - 09:54:59 PM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2008 - 03:42:00 PM Last Played: Jun 21, 2016 - 04:36:01 PM
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Comments
rsorensen said 3332 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
doesn't work on record?
bullocks! works for me! this one has a lot of real attitude to it. love the bridge especially. great song.
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thanks
I guess we just always knew it needed tweaking. It's good to know it's not as bare as it sounds when we listen to it. Thanks for the listen!
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Nick_Flash said 3332 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
awesome
song here man. I love the guitar sound and the main riff has some edge. It's a well written song and sounds good to me on record but I can also see how it would sound better live.
Good work
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
thanks
It was always the opener. It's weird how some songs just work better live no matter what you do in the studio.
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Feter said 3332 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Shine
Great rockin song ..great tight band sound !!
ye the vocal work just cool ..thnx for sharin
rock on !
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thanks
Feter! You're consistently quick and kind with the comments! Thanks for stopping by
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Godchaser said 3332 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Works for me!
Simple,smart straight ahead rock and roll.Cool lyrics and nice guitar tone and thumpy bass.Much enjoyed and well done.

Blessings,
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thanks!
Every now and then it's good to just go for a simple but effective rocker. Glad you liked it.
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said 3332 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
love the music
and lyrics...good song with potential...
Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Thanks
It's quite nice, but I know it could be more with the right attention. Now I just need the time...
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Mcboy said 3332 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
rocks
the joint..no doubts!
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
haha
Thanks. I'm glad we removed any doubt!
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michael2 said 3331 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
yes
i love this. this is a really incredible riff rock song. it's like the stooges in a way, not at all oasis for me. i could really see this done in a spacemen 3 setting (super fuzz, tremolo on the chorus...). like it a lot.
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Spacemen 3
That's wild... it's been a while since I played them. I always felt like we should have been paying royalties to Oasis for that song, I never went a hipper route. Good call, though.
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davisamerica said 3331 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
oh yeah
works for me too ...."it's about you retard ... stop dancing" ...lol ... should have been in the lyrics ... very cool man
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
haha.
She was the most annoying lady ever. She was convinced she was part of "the industry". Come on lady, We're a nobody band playing for nobody for nothing... and you're still stealing from us.
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Vic Holman said 3330 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
cool tune
like how it slams. great blues rock riff at the heart of this.

and she'll never get it
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
haha, Vic
She won't ever get it. It sucks that she's one of thousands of those types out there. That's probably why I love this site so much. It's none of that. No agents, managers, lawyers. Just musicians sharing songs. Finally. Glad you liked it and thanks for stopping by!
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buckhorn said 3330 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Your
last two have been real nice rockers. So nice to hear a real drummer. Excellent tune.
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
rockers
Thanks. I played a show in December and some guy came up and said my songs were too sad and that I was depressing him. Awesome. So it's good to know that I have other material that isn't so glum!

Also, my friend Keith is the best drummer I've ever played with. He Irish and was the drummer for the band Power of Dreams in the early 90's. Great band. They did alright. Human metronome, all that. Knows how to feel a song out. I hate using MIDI drums now.
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lavalamp said 3330 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Raunchy
Raunchy as hell. I could see that this would be a really good live song.

Great song.

LL
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Lennon714 said 3329 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
thanks lava
much appreciated. I don't get why certain things get lost in translation from live to studio, but it's just the way of the gun sometimes, thanks.
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ageofthedeathtree said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
great!
man, another killer track. i think this one sounds great recorded, i would love to see it live. some songs are like that...i know i've had a few. oh, and your description was great...i know too many people like that, and thankfully i've stayed far far away from them!

killer killer tune!

age
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Lennon714 said 3327 days ago (March 19th, 2008)
Thanks, age
I think anybody that has played even one show has run in to ten of those people. People who think they're part of the industry and look at music as a means to get rich. Snakes, the lot of them!

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed the tune. thanks for stopping by!
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racerat said 3219 days ago (July 5th, 2008)
keywords
Love the keyword: "Oasis rip-off" brilliant. I think you should add "slimiest chick ever". Well done angst. The bridge harmonies are awesome as you stated. I dunno I think it comes off recorded pretty damn well. Rawkin'.

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Lennon714 said 3218 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Thanks
I think the vocals on this one are buried more than anything we did. I have no idea why we decided to stick with them like that. i think it works, but there almost on the edge of being annoyingly low. Industry snakes are awful, but there's nothing worse than a small-time nobody in a bankrupt market thinking she's an industry snake. Yuck. Thanks for listening!
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Lennon714 said 3218 days ago (July 6th, 2008)
Thanks
I think the vocals on this one are buried more than anything we did. I have no idea why we decided to stick with them like that. i think it works, but there almost on the edge of being annoyingly low. Industry snakes are awful, but there's nothing worse than a small-time nobody in a bankrupt market thinking she's an industry snake. Yuck. Thanks for listening!
Check out my latest song called The Robots of Coconino County
Heroin_Marys said 2824 days ago (August 4th, 2009)
This song
is a lot like when you go to a really super duper fancy restaurant and order a grilled cheese. You're sitting there thinking, "well, it's either going to end up being a really freaking fantastic grilled cheese, or just an OK grilled cheese". The suspense is worth all the tea in China, if you're catching my drift... and I think you are.
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