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Metropolitanne (tempie/PaddyNavin cover)



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To me 'Metropolitanne' is one of those songs that is immediately familiar. Paddy wrote a damn catchy song, and when 'tempified' with Craig's trademark style, a smash hit was born and I was smitten. I had to cover it.

I had a slow, emotional quiet acoustic thing in mind, but soon found out while recording that it wasn't going to work. So, I let nature take it's course and this is the result. I still like their versions better, but this was loads of fun. I stuck pretty close to what tempie did for the vocal delivery because it was so perfect, and tried to interpret some other little things that made the song so cool.

Thanks for giving me the OK to cover it fellas. Hope you like.

*I actually do ride the train to work every morning and the pic is of a girl that put a newspaper over her head while catching a few z's. Thought it was appropriate for this post.

tempie and paddy's collab: http://www.macjams.com/song/54734

Paddy's original version: http://www.macjams.com/song/54788
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riding every day on the 53
she's staring out the window
she's smiling at me
but my face turns red
and i look away
cause i've got nothing to say
and i'm guessing that she works in a bank somewhere
with her pretty floral dresses
and a pencil in her hair
and i'm guessing now that she hates her job
and she cries about me

What if we took a chance, Metropolitanne?

taking out the trash on a busy street
imagine my surprise when who'd i meet
it's Anne one Tuesday night in Cambridge town
hand in hand with her man
and i'm guessing that they've been together for a while
cause she doesn't look at him
and he never cracks a smile
and i'm guessing now that's the way it's gonna stay
cause i've got nothing to say
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Uploaded: Aug 07, 2009 - 04:13:31 AM
Last Updated: Aug 07, 2009 - 04:57:08 AM Last Played: Apr 14, 2017 - 01:38:48 PM
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2823 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
.. it's only right that I'm first to comment. Wow! This song has taken on a life of its own. Little did I know when I penned those words last month, as a reaction to finding a chord progression on my hard drive that I'd not yet done anything with, that this song would end up reaching so many people.
Ridd you've dine my little ditty proud. The vocal delivery is fantastic, the musical arrangement fits so well and yet it's recognisably still my song.
Excellent work my friend. I feel like a genuine songwriter now!
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T_Being_esq said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Love the stripped down acoustic sound. Not to much, just right. This song just gets better and better. Still waiting for the lush strings and piano version.
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tempie said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Beach Blanket Commuting
ah man you added a beach boys flavor to the chorus with the chimes and organ sounds and the way you changed the harmonies slightly to give it a more up flavor, I love that dude, very cool change. Also really like the slide lead on the last chorus and outtro and the little "woo" vocal. Very cool boss, really, really dig it.
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Lennon714 said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
What if?
Sounds great. There's a hopeful, upbeat mood to this version. Which, with the lyrics, makes me think the protagonist is fine with letting Anne go. Like that's how life is supposed to go. It's an interesting feeling. Cool slide work and great pic.
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kingbee said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Instant hit
I like all of the versions of this I've heard but this is really top notch ( sorry tempie and Paddy). This is just great stuff.
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magnatone said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
EXCELLENT Rid treatment on this! Always love your music ridd - thanks for this!
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Feter said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
This turn into a great great rockin track ..much
tighter than ever ..with that line guitar reminds
me of the stone ...just a top notch production
great collab ...thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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ste said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
well i've listened to three versions of this now. like them all. this swings away from the boss and leans towards bands such as coldplay, in my opinion. great vox. love that slide guitar too
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LunaTrick said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Have to hear the original...
This stands on its own... and I'm sure is a great tribute.
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AlchymicalMuse said 2822 days ago (August 7th, 2009)
Nicely done Ridd!
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lavalamp said 2822 days ago (August 8th, 2009)
This is brilliant
I don't know what to say here....just outstanding!

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spitlogic said 2821 days ago (August 8th, 2009)
Great work here.
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Vic Holman said 2820 days ago (August 9th, 2009)
3 for 3
cool approach on this cover. acoustic & slides are great.
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blaky smith said 2804 days ago (August 25th, 2009)
I missed this one, once again a great tune with a beautiful work on guitars and a perfect vocals. Bravo Ridd...
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