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I've been working on a couple collabs but I haven't posted a song of my own for some time. I've been spending more time practicing my instruments for a while now. I have neglected that somewhat.
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I Will Not Crawl

You try to push me down
You want me on my knees
With my face in the dirt
Begging for mercy
You want my oppression
To see me face down

Chorus
I will not crawl
I won’t bow down
I will not crawl
I won’t lie down
Won’t lie down

You take me for week
You want to see me fail
See me wallow in the dirt
See me cry and wail
Wanting condemnation
To see me face down

Chorus

I brush off the dirt
Hold my head high
Walk on my two feet
I won’t lie down to die
Condemn your indignation
Live proud and free
Live proud and free
Live proud and free
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Comments: 57
Fans: 35
Plays: 120
Downloads: 61

Uploaded: Aug 18, 2011 - 05:30:27 PM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2011 - 09:38:54 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 01:28:23 PM
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Hardware:
Martin guitar
American Deluxe Fender P bass
UA LA-610 MkII preamp
Sterling Audio ST69 tube mic
Software:
Reason Record
Comments
papag said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Metal-acoustica
You really got in the zone on this one. My ear says Metallica unplugged...Nice tones on the guitar and bass. The arrangement kept me interested all the way through my second listen.

Thanks for the download :)
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks papag
for having a listen and for the kind words. I very much appreciate that. The bass has EMG active pickups so it sounds more like a Fender Jazz bass. That combined with the UA pre makes for a nice combbo for tone. The Martin guitar just plain sounds great. It probably wouldn't matter what it was recorded on to have nice tone.
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sewer rod said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Will not crawl
Wow, dude, awesome tune! Really like the instrumentation on it. You're playing kicks ass!
I need to start practicing my acoustic skills- you're kicking' my ass.
All seriousness- great tune, Mike!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks Jay
That really means a lot coming from a talent like yourself.
You rock man!
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michaeljayklein said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Yanno..
Mike, I was thinking the same: where is that finkeldink guy? Well here you are--and this is excellent. Very strong song and will register with anyone who has been down and out (several times here)and give those fortunate few who've never felt that way a good idea about it. Top scores in your singing and playing as well (your vocal is in especially good form here Mike). Thanks again--and take care now! Michael
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michaeljayklein said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
PS:
"lousy this, lousy that".....hahahahahahahaha! No way!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks MJK
That means a lot! I look forward to the next time we can work together. Hopefully soon! :D
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ktb said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
Powerful tune. Passion in the vocal and the guitar work shines imho. Picture says it all.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks man!
thanks for having a listen and for the kind words. Means a lot!
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Les_Kloo said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Been awhile
Good to hear something new from the Finkelfactory. It's got hooks. I think the chorus is great. Vocals sounding better than ever. Got that GL bass running in places. Superficially smooth but it has its punch just where it's needed. What's with all this "lousy"? Get outta town, dude. This is great stuff.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Ha Ha hA!
GL bass! That's too funny that we throw that one at each other.

Although GL is one of my alltime favorite bass players. I guess it's not so bad having a few "GL" licks in any song.

Thanks for dropping by!
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Vic Holman said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
ya we all need downtime from playing. well it sounds like your all invigorated. this is a real well crafted gem michael. superb!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks Vic
for the kind words. That really means a lot coming from you.
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jdholliday said 2252 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
Hey Mike!
I hear ya, trying to get back to plying music for real people (live). This is really good dude, like the softer side, sounds great! Really good song!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks jd
Yeah man. I really miss playing live. It's been a really long time for me.
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alackbass said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
Very cool song! I really love the acoustic guitar sound and picking! That bass sound and riffing is also quite impressive!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks Andrew
Thanks for having a listen and for the kind words.
I'm a bass player through necessity but I do really love playing bass. It's a fun instrument and requires a different mind set than guitar.
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woofer3 said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
thoroughly enjoyed
excellent song, real playing.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks man
Not quite as inventive as your songs but I do appreciate the compliment greatly.
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80sGuy said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Nice
Enjoyed the song, amazing guitar work and also liked the vocal style.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks 80sG
Thanks for the listen and for the kind words.
This isn't quite as polished as the work you do though.
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Skean said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
Hum? Maybe I should start practicing a little on my guitar, though there is no point would never be as good as you. Very good performance my friend, love it, thanks.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks Kenta
You are very kind my friend. That means a lot getting a compliment from you!
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tokai said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Mike
Your voice is shinning on this, very polished sound through out this track. I was wondering why we had not heard a tune from you in a while. Nothing lousy about this song at all. I am liking this direction too, a softer track. It's all music to my ears.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
thanks man
Thanks for having a listen and for the kind words.
The older I get the more raspy my voice gets. Maybe that's not such a bad thing.
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rok41 said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Crawl
Mike, you have the acoustic dialed in perfectly....so much so that I found myself wanting it more centered in the mix. Nevertheless, it sounds killer. You have your own style that is very distinguishable. Nice lyric, vocal performance and of course bass playing. Thumbs up my friend!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks man
Thanks for the advice. The next time I do this, when I have an isolated guitar part I will center it in the mix. That's makes good sense.

Thanks for the bass playing compliment. That really means a lot coming from you. You rage at bass my friend!
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J_Gretch said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
Well I guess when you've set the bar so high you can call this lousy.Sounds pretty darn sweet to me.Your acoustic picking is incredible here.Enjoyed it much.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks man
That is very kind of you. I did leave some things kind of loose in this song. If I was more obsessive that might be a good thing when it comes to the overall polish of my productions.

Thanks again for the kind words.
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jfisenne said 2251 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
I will not crawl
Sweet! This was really good.
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks man
for the kind words. Much appreciated!
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neilh79 said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
I will not crawl
Love the Metallica feel to this, kinda got shades of Nothing Else Matters in this. The vocal is awesome love your voice here well done Mike
finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks Neil
for having a listen and for the kind words. Means a lot! :D
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egobandit said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
begging for mercy
Love the drums arrangement against the acoustic guitars! Some of your best singing man this is too good! Excellent and downloaded!
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finkeldink said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Thanks man
You were the first to mention that. I purposely set a really heavy drum set with lots of double bass against melodic acoustic to try and create a real contrast. I could have used a disco drum set with some really basic 4X4 beats and it would have sounded like 60's folk music.

Thanks for the listen man!
Check out my latest song called She's Nothing but Trouble
Sigmund said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
It's interesting how the heavy metal genre is not so much about screaming guitars; it's also about the rhythm and feel and movement of the song, as well as the emotion and power of the vocals. You nailed this one - it is the consumate heavy metal unplugged. Your playing and singing are excellent, and I also like the very solid bottom end - great tune Mike - I really enjoyed this!
Sig
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finkeldink said 2249 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Thanks Sig
Your'e right about the rythm and feel. I guess it doesn't take loud screaming guitars to get a nice heavy sound.

Thanks for the listen.
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Alannah said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
Great Tune ...
Luvved the lyrics and the way you overlapped some of the vocal tracks and the choruses ...
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finkeldink said 2249 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Thanks Alannah
for having a listen and for the kind words. Much appreciated.
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sammydix said 2250 days ago (August 20th, 2011)
crawl
i can say with total ease this is my fav tune from you to date. great 'feel' to it.
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finkeldink said 2249 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Thanks SD
for having a listen and for the compliment. Means a lot man!
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dave_b said 2249 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
I agree with the others on the Metallica reference. Thats some sweet picking! Your vocals sound great. I can relate to your hook. One of your best.
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finkeldink said 2249 days ago (August 21st, 2011)
Thanks dave
for having a listen and for the kind words. I've been playing acoustic a lot lately and trying not to overplay it so much. I still do at times though. Acoustic requires a lot of finess. Something I don't normally have too much of.
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gadzooks said 2248 days ago (August 22nd, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
Love that minor acoustic at the start ... then it all kicks in real nice. Dig your vocal tracks and lyrics. Instrument mix works real good ... enjoyed the acoustic break at around 2:20. Excellent tune!
SG

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ted23 said 2247 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
Sweet
Separate guitars sound fantastic together as do your vox.
This has that classic feel that takes me back to my teenage bedroom where I'd listen to the same track loudly over and over when I found one that connected with me. Usually it was always the obligatory softer acoustic number on a metal album that stuck a chord with me... Like this!
Truly cool
smokey bacon jnr said 2247 days ago (August 23rd, 2011)
metalicattack
Also a hint of Kurt in those vocals. Nice song - reminds me a bit of Nothing Else Matters. You could put some of those reason strings behind it for full ballad assault. Great stuff man!!
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lengold said 2246 days ago (August 24th, 2011)
Really like
the strong lyrics, great song. Acoustic playing and vocals stand out too.
Cheers
Len

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Jarvoid said 2244 days ago (August 26th, 2011)
Super....
Shades of blue Oyster Cult hither and thither....which is always nice ....cheers


Jarvo
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Soundhound said 2238 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Strong Song.....
Yep.......Real good 1........

Nice vocals and Mix.........
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ShadowofNine said 2236 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
Mike you have a rockin voice, and your picking is outstanding to...Enjoy your music
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scaustrita said 2234 days ago (September 5th, 2011)
I Will Not Crawl
:: Powerful Performance ::
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Loob said 2222 days ago (September 17th, 2011)
This is very impressive Mike!
You already know I'm a fan! This is why! Shades of Metalica!
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Philip18 said 2074 days ago (February 12th, 2012)
I will not crawl
Love the interplay between the bass, the acoustic guitar and the pounding drums - they lay down a great bed for the emotive vocal. Impressive work!
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DWL said 2073 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
A cracking intro!
Really impressive. I loved the acoustic working with those drums. I was expecting a big electric solo but instead got a brilliant acoustic workout!

Downbeat though.....

Cheers

Dick
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Char said 2073 days ago (February 13th, 2012)
Some
superb playing. Nice production on the vocals. Thanks.
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TvRicky said 2028 days ago (March 29th, 2012)
So Real!
Speaks Volumes my man! Dig it!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Bob Rodgers said 1786 days ago (November 26th, 2012)
I
do love the sound of your acoustic, great tone you capture on your recordings Mike.
Great vocals and a nice production.
Very much enjoyed.

Bob
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