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Ah, the universality of losing at love...
One day I was driving into work and was thinking about some of the past relationships that I have had. Some seemed to end abruptly as if the script suddenly ended. Others sputtered along until she was just tired of the thought of me... whatever. So I began to think about what it could have been that made some of these relationships fail and how some women just felt all put out by the relationship. And then I blurted out, 'I wasn's askin' for money or nothin like that' I complained in the privacy of my truck. So as I walked to my office from the parking lot the words began to flow and a melody started formulating. So I pulled out my iPhone app, Chordbot and banged out a 6 chord progression DEDCDE and laid it on a bed of 8 repeating measures. There I became stuck and sent it over to Jack (DavisAmerica) to send some suggestions as to how to write the bridge and maybe the chorus. He sent me 4 measures and that was all I needed to get unstuck.
This is actually where the organ melody came from

Since my last collaboration with Chris and Sheila I had been wanting Chris and I to work on a song that he could showcase some of his leads and so I sent it on to him. What I got back was some sweet leads all right but other elements that I had never considered. Acoustic and steel guitar. He also wrote the bass line and the drum parts. I floated this over to Freddy (Loob) for some of his input and got some valuable feedback which I took and passed it on the Terry (DavisAmerica2) He added some vocal harmonies at the guitar solo section and the song was complete. Many thanks to Karen (Magnatone) for her encouragement and demands for updates on the project. You know how she is. : )
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Lyrics
I wasn’t askin for money
I wasn’t asking for much.
I’s just askin' you to love me.
I wasn’t askin' for lunch.

I wasn’t askin for money
Or nothin' like that.
I's just thinkin’ you’re my honey
I didn’t ask you to put out the cat.

You can say that you love me.
You can say that you hate me.
But don’t say you don’t know me.
Your indifference – it cuts like a knife.
It cuts like a knife… it cuts like a knife.

I ain’t one of your boys
That lives on a shelf.
I aint one of your toys
And I aint doing this for my health.

Just tryin to be happy.
Not trying to be bad.
Not tryin' to be your daddy -
Just tired of feelin’ so sad.

Repeat verse 3
Guitar Solo
La La La

You can say that you love me.
You can say that you hate me.
But don’t say you don’t know me.
Your indifference – it cuts like a knife.
It cuts like a knife… it cuts like a knife
Ya…. You know what I am sayin?

Well what can I tell ya?
After you’ve done what you pleased.
This olive branch that I’am holdin’
It just didn’t grow on a tree.

Well ya know I would have loved ya
For the rest of your life
But when I finally stop bleedin
I wont turn back to pick up the knife.

I ain't asking for money
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Uploaded: Jul 08, 2011 - 11:31:00 PM
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davisamerica said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
so firsties ???
well maybe... u rock
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davisamerica said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
down
loaded
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davisamerica said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
btw
past experiences tell me Mo is gonna kick yer ass...just sayin...lalalala..
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Jack
Just saying'. Yes I had some explaining to do. Which I did. What I forgot to say in the notes was that if I knew how to write back in high school / college days, this is what I would have written. Thanks for your role in this song. You did more than you know.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Love the lyrics
Especially "I didn't ask you to put out the cat". Great progession and some nice instrument choices. Very polished production but the standout is your voice, it really carries the song here, with great tone and just enough rock drawl. The guitar solo is immense too.
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Paddy
Love Chris's involvement in thus tune. He took it in directions I had not dreamed of. Such is the advantages of collaborating. Thanks
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bud said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Great collab - thanks for the thorough liner notes
Excellent vocals Andy - and some sharp lyrics. Cool production and fine contributions all around. Isn't chordbot cool?
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Bud
Only my momma knew I could sing. Yes chordbot is good tool to have.
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alackbass said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Aint askin for money
Great collab! Very good song. Chris really shines here. How is he playing the steel parts? Is he really playing a pedal or lap steel? Or is he emulating one on an electric guitar. The organ also adds some wonderful color. The mix and production are also impressive.
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Andrew
Chris' involvement was key in this song. The steel was created on software but don't know the details. Thanks for your kind comment.
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Loob said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Well you did a lot of work to this since I heard it Andy.
I almost don't recognize it. Not too shabby man!
awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Freddy
Thanks. I appreciate your involvement in the tune.
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mowguy3 said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Nice collab
All the elements needed. I also like the write big time. Just a all around solid track. Thanks for the dl. Enjoyed.
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Mow!
Everyone did do good on this. Terry, Chris are stellar on this. Jack. He nudged. Perfect
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egobandit said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
cuts like a knife
A very cool collab, I was trying to find something negative to say but I cant, just kidding greatness this is!
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
EB
Thanks. For the coool comment. Should have been on this side of the headphones. I had definite tweaking disorder on this one. Had to let it go at some point.
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magnatone said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
MONEY!!
has mo kicked your ass yet?? andy, you sound GREAT!! you've really worked hard on this, and i'm sure that's because of my demands for updates. next time i'll demand that you come to seattle and write it at my house :). Chris does a terrific job in here and of course (after Jack tore himself away from Chewy) - and Terry's harmonies are just plain SCHWEET!! you know what this means don't you Andy?? (congratulations)
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magnatone said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
oh, BTW
D/L!!!
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Karen
Yes ... Chewy. Yes it means you are writing me a little ditty.
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drakonis said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
The path of hard knocks
Nicely written piece, great depressing lyrics, excellent performances (enjoyed your singing!) Karen is awfully relentless with her demands, isn't she? :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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awigze said 2174 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
grin
'great depressing lyrics' comes from a great depressing youth of being a loser at lurv. The path of hard knocks lead me through it all to where I have a great wife, friend and woman who somehow endures this musical expression. I am reminded daily just how blessed I am. She really doesnt mind that I wrote such a song. Perhaps she sees it for what it is- a bit of housecleaning. Karen,,,, so demanding. [smirk]
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Moviz said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Simple
but catchy and with a lot of truth in the lyrics for a lot of people.... great collab, Cheers M
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Mo
Truth. Part of the family. Thanks Mo.
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bronco said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
World of Hurt
Nice wry lyrics. Tell a whole lot in a small space. Good song and production. Way to go!
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awigze said 2176 days ago (July 9th, 2011)
Bronco!
Wry is good. Dry is ok too. Thanks for the cool comment. I am happy to get this song 'out there' and I am glad you dropped by to listen.
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ShadowofNine said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Aint askin for money
good because I'm broke..LOL..nice work gents...
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awigze said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
SO9
LOL. YA me too. Thanks.
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dave_b said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Aint askin for money
When the lyric comes from genuine emotion it really shows, and the gruff vocal brings out the emotion really well. Terrific sounding bed, those clean channel leads really stand out. Great collab!
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awigze said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Dave
Thanks because that was what I was going for with Chris' leads. There was a true spirit collaboration there. Which works out best. Terry was hang and bang and then we were done!
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Llarion said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Cool power pop!!
Chris did a wonderful job; everyone did actually, this is a peppy upbeat deal with ironically painful lyrics... Great groove, memorable hook. Lalalalalaaaaahhhh! :) Much enjoyed!
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awigze said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Llarion
Thanks/ I agree. Chris has always done remarkable licks in everything he has done. I am glad to know him both here at MJ and as a personal friend. This was a great collaborative effort all the way around.
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PeterB7858 said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Very late teen angst :-)
Hi Andy and gang. Great to hear you singing! Very late teen angst :-) Uniformly strong performances from all concerned. Auto D/L. Thanks, Peter
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awigze said 2174 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Late teen angst
LOL. good one. Some things are never forgotten. Losing at love is one of them. You're right! Everyone done good!
Thanks.
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davisamerica said 2175 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
so....
obviously yer singing does NOT suck according to popular opinion...told u so...just sayin.
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awigze said 2174 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
Duly noted
Placing your comment in The Does Not Suck column.
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Outtaorbit said 2174 days ago (July 10th, 2011)
has?
M heard this tune?
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awigze said 2174 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Yes
It was a mighty fine ass kickin at that. X$
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neilh79 said 2174 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Aint askin for money
Great tune guys, it all comes together so well enjoyed cheers
awigze said 2174 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
Neil
Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. All us guys have collaborated before and it was like slippin off a log. Great friends, awesome help from Freddy, Jack, wonderful performances from Terry and Chris!
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sheilad said 2174 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
this is what happens
when the greats combine. Fabulous piece even if it did cause some explaining! The collabs always seem so effortless on this site even though I know how much work really goes into them. Some day soon I hope more collabs are created but in the person once again. Great work to the whole band... now if you will excuse me... guess its time for me to get back to my roadie duties.....(right after I download of course... seems I did not even get an autographed copy so I am ok with stealing a copy from here)
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awigze said 2174 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
uh oh
I thought I was in more trouble. I too hope that we can all get together again soon. But I think we have enough video so you can take a break next time. Thanks Sheila... my friend.
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FatherTime said 2173 days ago (July 11th, 2011)
oh the sting of indifference
it calls for drastic measures. I found your lyrics earthy and real. It was an effective arrangement, that and the idea of the song kept me interested. Don't be so sure you would've loved her for the rest of your life though, as that's a long time. :)
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Alannah said 2173 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Ah ....
.. all my favourite guys in one place ! Suh-weeeeet !
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awigze said 2173 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Alannah
Glad you dropped into this little place.How can one go wrong with this group of fine fine gentlemens? I am also glad this song isn't about you....
Ha. Love ya!
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ChristopherCihon said 2173 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Great job!!
Love the mix and additional vocals. Great job everyone! Thanks for letting me be a part of it! Had a blast!
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awigze said 2173 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Chris!
There you are! Man, I am just gushing over your musical additions here and just gotta say, where would this be without you. Thanks loads for the artful craft that you brought to this song.
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davisamerica2 said 2173 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Love your vocals on this, Andy
And if you need a place to stay, I've got two couches. One for you and one for the cat. Harmonies were great also, and I'm glad I found a spot in the la la's. Chris's guitar was fabulous as always. Great post. T
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awigze said 2173 days ago (July 12th, 2011)
Terry!
Your cat doesn't bite does it?

I am glad you sang on this song. your part always makes me smile when I listen to it. Wish you had done more, but I yield to your wisdom in such things. Jack was trying to convince me that I do not suck at singing and when you said that is all it needed, I thought, well someone is wrong then, eh?
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tempie said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
i didn't ask you to put out the cat
yeah, but you should have. love that crescendoing horn sound. also really like the organ. has a don was feel.
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awigze said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Craig
Thanks for the listen and taking the time to comment.
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Sigmund said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Aint askin for money
Cool song - starts getting real catchy by about halfway through. Cool guitar solo and interesting backing vocals through that section. Had fun listening - thanks!
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awigze said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Thanks Sig
glad to get to know you some whilst at Draks jam. Thanks for listening and commenting! Looking forward to more.
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Parichayaka said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Great collaboration!
How many people are part of this?! Great job everyone, sounds like everyone had a great time too. Fun to read how it all came together. Well done! And you're absolutely true to the title, free download. Does it get much better?
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awigze said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Parichayaka
Thanks for the cool comment. Freddy (Loob) had some input, along with Jack (Davisamerica)on some consulting- the idea on the break; Chris (Pickquickrecords) did most of the heavy lifting with acoustic, steel, drums and bass. I wrote the lyrics and had the piano and midi drums and bass (via chordbot)Then there was Terry (DavisAmerica 2) helped out with some harmony on the La la las. But the number of relationships that inspired the lyrics, well.... hmmm, I have no idea.... all of them except one.
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billykirsch said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Ain't asking for Money
5 and a half minutes of fun. Great collab!
BTW, I'd need to create another account if I wanted to post something like this. You are a brave man ;-)

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awigze said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Billy!
LOL, well.... my wife is an artist, also a fine artist and musician in her own right. She understands how artists use their life experiences to formulate their expression of art. She isnt the kind of person (wife) that gets threatened by my musings. I also approached her about the song while I was making it, letting her know the context of past relationships.
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rok41 said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Money
Very cool collab, well written, nicely performed and mixed. Andy, nice job on the lyrics and vocals.
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awigze said 2172 days ago (July 13th, 2011)
Chris
Thanks. This one was fun. I enjoyed it and glad you heard it.
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NanaCabanaStudios said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Oh Ya!!!
We both love it!!!
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awigze said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
nana people
we had fun didn't we? like going from scissors and paste to crazy glue.
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FEEL said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Nice collab
I liked the guitar lead and the song has a cool melody to it. Drums sound great and I like that pedal sound in the background. Enjoyed the vocals and the story. Thanks for sharing.
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awigze said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
John
Hey - I liked those parts too. When I heard the steel come in - I was blown away. Great synthesis between musician types. Thanks for the comment.
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MarkHolbrook said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
This is a cool jumpy tune!
Andy you need to do more of this stuff! I likey lots! My only complaint is that you need to let your voice sail a little more! It is a good sounding voice... Just let it fly!

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awigze said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Mark
I need to put on my sailin shoes, eh? Well, I think I may agree with you about lettin it loose some more. I never do consider myself a singer... kind of like being a geologist that has to do his own legal work.
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Bob Rodgers said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Good
to hear how you put this song together, I like the drums and trhe guitars sound great, nice lead runs.
I love the organ and the lyrics, great to hear you sing Andy.
A wonderful collab with some fine musicians, very much enjoyed.

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awigze said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Bob
thanks Bob. I wasnt sure how this would all turn out, but when my obsessive tweaking disorder prescription ran out, I went ahead and posted it. Everyhting Chris did for the tune made it shine!
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jgurner said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
I think...
...after hearing the lyrics we may have gone out with the same woman.

Very cool how this song came to be. And such a great cast of characters pitching in to bring about the realization! A great tune all the way around.

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awigze said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Joe
Joe
Yes... the universality of losing at love.
All the guys and I thank you for your kind attention. Thanks loads.
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J_Gretch said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
Aint askin for money
Enjoyed the description....The music has a nice light airy feel,but the lyrics trend dark,well except for the lalalala...Enjoyed it much.
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awigze said 2171 days ago (July 14th, 2011)
J_G
I was going for the juxta-position (always wanted to use that word) in meaning contrasted with a positive feel. A friend and I used to say (while lamenting about such relationships), 'love me, hate me, but don't be indifferent to me' and then we would laugh like it was a joke.... but it wasnt and then we would cry - boo hoo... ; )
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VicDiesel said 2170 days ago (July 15th, 2011)
good material
I have some complaints about the mix. Actually mostly that rhythm guitar. It's a bit thin, almost sounds flanged. Otherwise enjoyed. Oh, a more audible and elaborate bass part would be nice too. Good guitar soloing otoh.
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awigze said 2168 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Vic
thanks for the critical feedback. The guitars were two separate tracks, one panned left- the other right without any effects. This lead me to isolate the two tracks in GB to see if there was any conflict. This also prompted me to rethink about mixing in general. Thanks.
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strangedream said 2169 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Interesting story you're telling here
Very tongue in cheek, simple, but entertaining. I like it. Thank you for sharing, Andy.
awigze said 2168 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Natalie
I am glad you 'get it' Thanks for the comment. How did your gig go last night?
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michaeljayklein said 2169 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Aint' askin for money
Thanks for the D load
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Michael
Thanks for D loading it.
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Jarvoid said 2169 days ago (July 16th, 2011)
Aint Asking For Money..
well cool song and performance ,well slick and pro sounding....got a sort of Knopflersound and something else which gives it a kind of gravitas,which it deserves.......totally awesome...love these collabs..

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awigze said 2168 days ago (July 17th, 2011)
Jar of void
Thanks - always appreciate and value your comments.
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Cheeto said 2166 days ago (July 19th, 2011)
EXCELLENT...
As always..you are the genius..great song..glad I got to hear it from conception to completion..very nice indeed!

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awigze said 2155 days ago (July 29th, 2011)
Paul
HA- thats right... I came in that day and said.... I am gonna write a song.... a lost at love song.... I aint askin for money.... come one! geeee whiz... whaduya gotta do?
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Cheeto said 1804 days ago (July 15th, 2012)
You didn't....
tell me to listen to this song...but I did! Loved it...love the lyrics to this song!! Most EXCELLENT!!
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ktb said 1604 days ago (January 30th, 2013)
Aint askin for money
Nice. Lots of hooks and rhythmic keyboard parts. A cross between Joe jackson and Dire Straits (Chris :-)

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