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Another Ugly Day

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there are people in this world who strive to make others as miserable and unhappy as they are. this song is dedicated to one of them.
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i woke up in the usual way
i couldn't tell if it were sunny or gray
tried my best to estimate
the best guess was I was gonna be late

i took a look and i went outside
didn't see any place to hide
rolled up i and took a dive
i'd rather be kept up inside

let's put this one away
it's just another ugly day

read the words that you had to say
made me ill in a silly way
tried my best to impersonate
the best guess was I was gonna be late

i took a book and i went outside
didn't see anybody alive
rolled up and i took a dive
agoraphobimaniac inside!

let's put this one away
it's just another ugly day

when you try to do what's right
and the world can only criticize
everybody's got a right
to shove you under the tires and spin 'em!

let's put this one away
It's just another ugly day

maybe another lovely day?
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Hits: 4554
Comments: 22
Fans: 11
Plays: 173
Downloads: 121

Uploaded: Jan 14, 2007 - 12:36:44 AM
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2007 - 12:25:17 AM Last Played: Apr 18, 2019 - 12:05:59 AM
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stevel said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
I like this...it reminds me of the Kinks circa Muswell Hillbillies album...a world weary but cheery ballad. I am sure Ray Davies would approve of it!
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said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
I hear the Ray Davies comparison and also our own Country John. Fun, jangly, well sung, very good lyrics and really catchy chorus.
MissChaos said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
I love the chorus on this... specifically the way you sing and elongate the word "day". I really think you've got the makings here for a perfect pop tune. It'd be neat to hear the repeated chorus at the end sung by a whole crowd of people, a la "If Venice is Sinking" by Spirit of the West. Do you know that song? I really like this one, Mr. Bull.
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Slotogenic said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Good Songwriting
I really like this. Very strong lyric writing. I love the line "agoraphobimaniac inside" Great stuff!
I don't care for the effect on the vocals. It puts a little too much distant from the intimacy of the song for me. But that is purely a matter of taste. This is faved and downloaded!
bronco said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
Sounds Great
Nice contrast between the jangly, pop sound and the somewhat dark lyric. Reminds me of a song I wrote, at least in subject matter, called Another Day. I agree with Steve, had that ironic Kinks tone to it which is all good!
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jiguma said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
A whole lotta fun
My British heritage tells me Ray Davies is the closest comparison here - that mix of cheerful and tired. Like the Beatleesque harmonies too.
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Vic Holman said 4599 days ago (January 14th, 2007)
fun and bouncy
hate ugly days and days that come looking for trouble. kinda unanimous on the the kinks vibe. i kinda feel out of place not wearing bellbottoms. hmm strange. fun listen
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said 4598 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
liked the pickin' and vox harmony at the end!
said 4598 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
Great song...
Upbeat tune contrasting with the downer side of life lyrics. Helps put the chorus lines in the right mood and perspective. When I get home from work to is a downloader. Thanks for this helpful start to another ugly day!

said 4598 days ago (January 15th, 2007)
ugly day
The world does critisize but I say this is one to wistle when things are realy screwy. What a fun uplifting song for those times when you want to tell the world to piss off !! thanks for sharing.
mvh9591 said 4595 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
This is a very nice song and I enjoyed it very much.

Thanks for sharing.

mvh : )
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e46 said 4594 days ago (January 19th, 2007)
Nice Tune!
You've got a great tune going on here! Especially like the contrast of the upbeat melody, with the slightly "darker" lyrics. Maybe it's my ears (I listened a couple of times), but it seems like the guitar/percussion is slightly off at the very beginning, it may just be something clashing (or my ears/speakers). Otherwise, totally digging the tune.
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thegreateugene said 4583 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
cool stuff
i like it! there's something about the one voice and guitar that really intrigues my ear.
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Roxylee said 4583 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
I love it
I think I'll save this and play it when people get crabby . What's so cool is the music is upbeat and happy, so it's like you;re saying " Go ahead, give it your best shot, but you ain't gonna drag me down." This is great; can't wait to play it for the teenagers.
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Boris the Bull said 4577 days ago (February 5th, 2007)
Thank you, gang!
just realized I never checked back on this song. jeez louise! ugh

thank you all for your kind feedback. i'm really excited that you all enjoyed his one. i don't get really ticked off too often, so to actually write a song when i was angry was not an easy task.

originally, the song wasn't so upbeat, but the more i played it, the more upbeat it made me feel. who'da thunk?

thanks again! (PS - i LOVE the idea of being compared with the Kinks/Ray Davies! wühü!)
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drakonis said 4576 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Been there, endured a few of them...
Catchy great smirky song and lyrics. It sounded like there was a very light phaser effect on your vocals, which din't seem necessary and made them sound a little thin(?) to me at least... especially since I otherwise like your vocal quality, and here you almost sound like Tom Petty in places. Also reminds me a little of Jiguma's style of songs here and there.
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Rebsie said 4574 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Great stuff
Your guitar work is always fabulous Boris ... love the jangly retro style. The pairing of happy-jolly melody with the dark lyrics is a great combo. Very nice harmonies towards the end too.

Remind me never to get on the wrong side of you, hehe ...
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barnold73 said 4573 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Another lovely song.
Very Lennon/McCartney-ish.
I really liked what you did when you got to the part about the spinning tires. And the added backup vocals to your chorus portion at the end was great.
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Boris the Bull said 4573 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
thank you!
drakonis, rebsie, and barnold... thank you for such support and kind words. i'm happy you enjoyed it.

one of the things i wish i could change about MacJams is the ability to replace a song with a newer version. the newer version (which I remixed from the same tracks) eliminates much of the double-tracked vocals, most of the effects used (nice catch, Drakonis!), and some other issues.

i didn't want to have two versions floating around, so i just left this one up.

can anyone recommend a way to post/replace a song in this manner?

anyhow, thanks again. the feedback is always the best here!

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Frogmorton said 4567 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Still a big big fan!
I can hear Mickey Dolenz singing this. The thing you said about this song being written in anger & then sounding all chipper & poppy? That happens to me a lot! Cheers, Boris!
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Boris the Bull said 4567 days ago (February 15th, 2007)
Thank you, Matt!
I appreciate your comments, Matt. Thank you. If anyone knows where this song came from, you do! i look forward to seeing you play again, soon! peace!

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Joe Brady said 4549 days ago (March 5th, 2007)
I like it; if something has made you so angry, why hang on to that anger; put it away, if I get what you're saying. The light hearted music makes the lyrics more accessible and they surprise me nicely. The rhythm, lead and vocal are superbly mixed. Nice sound.
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