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a triptych about three anybodies who thought life was supposed to be about more than what it truly is.

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(Look at Me) I'm a Star

In the loft of a foul old barn
Lived a boy who never knew harm

Five string guitar asleep by his side
Dreamed of beaches and new pesticides

Played for hours to the pigs and the cow
He wasn't happy, he didn't know how

Wanted more like the guys on t.v.
Turned to the hen and he said, "Someday you'll see!"

He said,
Look at me! I've come very far
Look at me! With my battle scars
Look at me! O' la-la-te-da
Look at me! I'm a star

Longst upon a precious young girl
Princess of a low-cal world

Perfect hair and olive toned skin
No-Salt crackers to keep her thighs thin

With a guy silver in his eye
He couldn't see her life filled with lies

Calvin Klein used to compliment well
Something missing even she couldn't tell

She said,
Look at me! I'm come very far
Look at me! With my battle scars
Look at me! Why is my life so hard?
Look at me! I'm a star

Trash can alley a cat and a dime
Nights linger lazy laughing at time

Shadow'd and broke, a homeless old coot
Tap danced away while another played flute

"I once had it all" said the two-toothed slob,
"What a I life I lost, what a wife what a job!"

Stuck in sorrow with a buck-forty-nine, stops his tappin'
Kicks the cat - oooooh - lunges the dime!

Look at me! I'm come very far
Look at me! With my battle scars
Look at me! How I worked very hard
Look at me! I'm a star

Inherit you rich ones, you can't understand
We average and simple get buried with broken hands

Look at me! I've come very far
Look at me! With my battle scars
Look at me! O' la-la-te-da
Look at me! I'm a star...

... Today
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Comments: 22
Fans: 15
Plays: 509
Downloads: 175
Votes: 23
Uploaded: Apr 15, 2005 - 12:58:37 PM
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2005 - 11:11:44 AM Last Played: Jun 30, 2017 - 10:03:26 AM
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Hardware:
Power Mac G5
old Yamaha Keyboard
a cheap acoustic guitar
my voice
Software:
Garageband
Comments
said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Nice composition
very dylanesque....nice feel to this one...did you try a
little compression with this if not that wouldve
smoothed the range a bit, but never the less a great
song
Boris the Bull said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Nice composition
thanks for the feedback, tom... i don't know enough about things like
compression at this point, but i had some friends guide me. the final result
was this, which did have some garageband effects on it (compression likely
being one of them).

i get the dylan/lennon thing a lot. funny, because i like dylan fine, just not a
big fan or anything. lennon, of course, is how i learned to play, so if there's a
comparison there, it's understood. ;o)
Check out my latest song called What You'd Be Like
said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Standing O!
Fantastic! Great writing and performance. Great production and creativity. Great live feel. Superb presentation to the MacJams global recording studio. Thanks for including the brilliant lyrics and song art. This music is timeless. Glad you are sharing your music here.
Joanna said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Award winning!
I love this song. It was great to hear it again, cuz I will
never tire of it. Brilliant lyrics, endearing performance,
excellent musical bed -- it's got it all! Look at me, I'm
your fan!
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alley-oop said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Fresh
Kept me hooked all the way through. I like the lyrics,
guitar and your singing. Great job!
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aclarke said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Took me back
to the early seventies. My family was living off the land in
Earth People's Park in the most remote corner of Vermont.
Some of my early memories were of the musicians at this
homesteading community sharing music around fires at
night. You did a great job catching the essence and filling
of this time. You sure you weren't there?

Great job!
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mirror mirror said 4562 days ago (June 17th, 2005)
Took me back
Boris the Bull: Fine lyrics, very evocative of the 60's, very retro-cool. My favorote lyric is the bridge:

"Inherit you rich ones, you can't understand
We average and simple get buried with broken hands"

Very nice indeed! I heard a little Dylan, a little Donovan, a little Lennon as someone else mentioned. It also reminded me of the kind of cuts on albums by groups like King Crimson, Pink Floyd or Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (such as "Lucky Man") which were a bit inconguous to the rest of the album's theme, but which added so much.


(Aside to aclarke: No way! I used to live at Earth People's Park in the early 70's! I was one of the originals--called "Rainbow" at the time. Email any memories you have...I've been trying to find out anything I can about people from there during those days. Hope to hear from you!)


DeputyDoofy said 4624 days ago (April 15th, 2005)
Like it...
...but you already know that. I voted for this one in the MI contest! :)
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stevel said 4624 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
good stuff
Nice song and a good arrangement, the vocals kinda
remind me of Ian Hunter (singer with 70's UK band Mott
The Hoople).
S
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Boris the Bull said 4623 days ago (April 16th, 2005)
good stuff
wow! i posted this song thinking that nobody would ever hear this stuff. you
are all fabulous to not only take a moment to listen to this, but to also leave
such kind words behind. thank you!

Check out my latest song called What You'd Be Like
SlimGirlFat said 4620 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Coolio
Excellent track Boris...

Welcome to Mjs... good to see you here

SlimGirlFat
Boris the Bull said 4620 days ago (April 19th, 2005)
Coolio
thx SlimGirl! i'm in great company! ;o)
Check out my latest song called What You'd Be Like
thetiler said 4617 days ago (April 22nd, 2005)
Sounds like a dylan in there and more
Like the voice.

Like those effects

Good words too.
Nice high vocal range there.

Guitars sound good.

Good going.

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mandolinquent said 4614 days ago (April 26th, 2005)
Look at you...
Brought here by Joanna's forum thread. What a lovely
voice you have and what wonderful words: "Dreamed of
beaches and pesticide..."

The only thing I didn't like was the little guitar whistle
after Calvin Klein. It's corny... in a very uncorny song.

Let's hear it for songs in 6/8!
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said 4613 days ago (April 27th, 2005)
enjoyable
performance
Thanks for sharing
said 4603 days ago (May 7th, 2005)
I'm Disappointed
That I didn't hear this earlier than now. Excellent lyrics, melody and arrangement and well done performance, playing and singing
TobinMueller said 4600 days ago (May 10th, 2005)
Wit and bitterness
Great critical lyrics, wonderful wit, contemporary
references, use of rhymes. I was hoping the third verse
would have gotten the girl and boy together, but maybe
that is just my theatre background talking. But it became
kind of a bitter song and I was expecting something
different. Nice balance, construction, performance,
arrangement. But I think it lacks a unifying force,
lyrically, even tho the chorus hook is fantastic. If the boy
and girl get together and you replace the old guy verse
with something unifying, it might be a stronger piece? Or
replace the girl stanza with one about the guy at a mid-
life stage, to create a through line? (Cuz the old guy
stanza is really good.)
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Cantor said 4590 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
love that groove!
I dig the acoustic feel. drums don't feel like a loop. they
sound acoustic, but not listed in your hardware list. Is the
lead guitar sound a real guitar or the "old yamaha
keyboard" as listed? keep it up! like the little reference to
bach! very cute!
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Boris the Bull said 4589 days ago (May 20th, 2005)
love that groove!
thanks to everyone for the wonderful feedback. as for the guitar, it's all real
guitar. the yamaha was used primarily for the drums. it's got a bunch of drum
settings on it that normally i'd never even touch, but the brush settings were
spot on for this tune. oh, and i'm happy you uncovered the hidden Bach!
nobody has even mentioned it before! muhuhaha! ;o)
Check out my latest song called What You'd Be Like
bronco said 4583 days ago (May 26th, 2005)
Appealing song
Boris your voice is instantly recognizable which is an
asset. You have a wistful quality that communicates
emotion beautifully. And write good lyrics.
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caroline said 4530 days ago (July 19th, 2005)
wow!
that's just one of the things i love about mj - you're just sitting there, wandering around, looking at this, peeking at that and suddenly - WOW - 35 years fall away and i'm sitting in my bedroom listening to bob and john, george, paul and ringo but not quite - nostalgic, memorable, original and on the ipod - thank you x
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cutundertherest said 4508 days ago (August 10th, 2005)
i am not worthy!
I would look at you but I can't meet your eyes.. absolutely awestruck and quivering.
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