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my last song was kind of a downer so this is just some straight up fun
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Lyrics
i was just a dumb punk
wannabe rock star
dating my guitar

you were the shy girl
with the backpack
you sat in front of me in poetry class

and you liked dickenson
and i liked dickenson
and we were loaded guns

you in your bobby socks
and your high tops
hot rocks
on the jukebox
sweeter than a soda pop
spinning on the dance floor
in some redneck bar on the eastern shore

i was just a dumb punk
wannabe rock star
driving my dad's car

you were the smart girl
with the good hair
your daddy bought you a red corvair

and you liked ELO
and i liked ELO
and we were good to go

you in your bobby socks
and your high tops
hot rocks
on the juke box
sweeter than a soda pop
spinning on the dance floor
in some redneck bar on the eastern shore

the old guys sip their bud and watch you move
and for a moment they don't feel so far removed

from bobby socks
and high tops
jerry lee
on the jukebox
sweeter than a soda pop
spinning on the dance floor
in some redneck bar on the eastern shore
Song Stats
Hits: 2855
Comments: 18
Fans: 12
Plays: 53
Downloads: 97
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jan 27, 2009 - 11:55:25 AM
Last Updated: Jan 27, 2009 - 11:55:25 AM Last Played: Apr 08, 2015 - 10:57:15 AM
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Hardware:
Delta King, Ovation acoustic, shure mics etc etc
Software:
GB 08
Comments
ktb said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
you may
not realize it but your music is so infused with a "je ne sais quoi". (a great one imho). Definitely rooted in 60's pop culture, you manage to transcend that era's static recordings and come up with something really unique. This one has a slightly outside thread running through it, that makes it wonderfully edgy (screw the A&R guys). I also find myself looking forward to your solo's :-). There's always an element of pure passion in them. Raw if thats OK to say.

The chorus was sweet. Love that part
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tempie said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
je ne say what?
lol thanks dude yeah definitely ok to say raw about anything I do...the great thing about writing songs now is that i'm not uptight anymore about "will it play" or "is it a demo?" kind of questions - just doing it for the kicks (and to trick myself into believing that i'm still 19).
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Feter said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Bobby Sox
Hey ..this is cool ...some good rockin beats here ..good use of the acoustic
guitar here ..liked the vocal with the effects ...well done ...thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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tempie said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
acoustic
thanks man i got a new mic stand for christmas so i can now record my standard acoustic really well (vs my acoustic electric which never sounds good).
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Lennon714 said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Straight up fun
It really is. I knew my wife was the one when she loved Xanadu and we both would sing ELO songs. Absolutely fantstic piece you've got here. Weird in the best ways and it makes me want to dance a stupid dance.
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tempie said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
xanadu
ELO is gold - I did some sweet middle school dancing to "can't get it out of my head" - can still feel the stitches on those calvin kleins now lol...and if all my tunes made you want to do a stupid dance i'd be very pleased. thanks dude!
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rsorensen said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
Great Song
Really like the a cappella break and the rocked out ending of this one. Fresh track man. Great lyrics and vocals too. You're posts are getting better and better. keep em coming!
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tempie said 3069 days ago (January 27th, 2009)
break
wasn't sure how to approach the break - could hear it in my head but had to do a few takes to get the change right - so thanks man glad you liked it!
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woofer3 said 3068 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
this is real pop at it's best.
very impressive indeed - it's well written and performed and uplifting and instant. I'm in love with it's honesty as well.

I don't usually rate pieces as it's only my opinion but this will be an exception as it's so good. It's almost Frank Zappa about the -You are what you is - period. and a fave...........

John.
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tempie said 3068 days ago (January 28th, 2009)
pop
thanks man i'm always on the "quest for the perfect pop song" so that's a great compliment - really like the "uplifting and instant" line - that's pop in a nutshell! i really liked your last tune "soap factory" and thought much of the same about that tune. thanks again for the listen!
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Relic67 said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
great
song brings a smile as usual. as many have commented, you've got a neat, unique style.
really like the guitar solo and piano.
you reference some sublime artists like Emily Dickinson and Jerry Lee Lewis, but I may have to go back and re-evaluate the merits of ELO :)

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tempie said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
elo
LOL! ELO really doesn't have any merit, per se, except that i remember a busload of jr. high school students singing "bring me down" all reaching for the falsetto on "bruuuce" lol. i'm waiting for somebody literary to tell me what a super job i did with the dickinson allusion - "my life had stood a loaded gun" - maybe Hamlet Machine guy if he's out there - come on, somebody comment on how smart I am.

anyway glad it brought a smile man because that's what it's all about and glad you liked it!
Check out my latest song called Summer Song
lengold said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Overflowing with
creativity and imagination. Great song, performance and production. Reminds me of 10cc in a way.
Cheers
Len


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tempie said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
10cc
hey man i had not heard 10cc so i checked them out - very cool! they've got the same 50's rock vibe. love the song "rubber bullets". so thanks for turning me onto that!

and glad you liked the tune!
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lengold said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
Check out
Check out
Une Nuit A Paris and Life is a Minestrone - 10cc.
I think you'll love them.
Cheers
Len



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egobandit said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
redneck bar
Oh yeah I know that oh so well Great change ups, Allot of energy in this Excellent!!!!!!!
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tempie said 3067 days ago (January 29th, 2009)
redneck bar
thanks man - the best time to visit a redneck joint is on a weekday in the afternoon. then its just all the neighborhood old guys hanging out. they look at you like your from mars when you walk in, but when they see the girl it's all smiles and stories. very cool.
Check out my latest song called Summer Song
Dj French Toast said 3047 days ago (February 18th, 2009)
you wore a shotgun with a back pack ")
I swore that was the line I had to listen to it again to hear the real lyric "you were the shy girl with the backpack hehehe ! Yeah ...movin on
This is such a cool song man :) Kinda rockabilly lyrics with a Indie Pop/60's rock vibe goin on ...Nice man :) Fun song full of flavor !
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