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Leon

 Genre: Pop (mainstream)

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The best part of this song is the second half, which I really like. The ending is quite engaging, I think, so don't miss it if you have time to listen to the whole song.

I consider this song an ambitious effort in arrangement, both instrumentally and vocally. This song spans across a few genres: mainly pop-rock-dance hybrid with bits of hiphop, electronica and industrial.
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Lyrics
**(( WE ))**
Arrangement, lyrics and vocals by Leon

[Rap]
When the world's at war, we love
When the world's on fire, we're cool
When the floor gives out, we glide
When the roof explodes, we fly

You... when things break up your are the glue
You... when you're around you shoo away the blue
You... when I miss you, babe, it's worse than flu
You... you know it's real, all this is true

Oh, we... there's only us, not you or me
We... they say that love is blind and yet we see
Oh, we... our mind's in sync in frequency
We... it's always there, like gravity

[Chorus A]
When the world's at war, we love
(We love the stars and the moon and the sky)
When the world's on fire, we're cool
(Cool together when we stay warm together, baby)
When the floor gives out, we glide
(Up and down to the highs and the lows of our lives)
When the roof explodes, we fly...
(High and higher, and higher and higher...)

[Chorus B 2X]
When the world's at war, we love
When the world's on fire, we're cool
When the floor gives out, we glide
When the roof explodes, we fly...

We... there's only us, not you or me
Oh, we... they say that love is blind and yet we see
Oh, we... our mind's in sync in frequency
We... it's always there, like gravity, yeah

[Chorus C]
When the world's at war, we love
(We love the sun and the stars and the moon and the sky)
When the world's on fire, we're cool
(Cool together when we stay warm together, baby)
When the floor gives out, we glide
(Up and down to the mountains and the valleys of life)
When the roof explodes, we fly...
(High and higher, and higher and higher...)

[Chorus B 2X]
When the world's at war, we love
When the world's on fire, we're cool
When the floor gives out, we glide
When the roof explodes, we fly...

[Bridge]
Me and you... we've figured out the clue
that we... what we have is more than vanity
You... all my falls and mistakes you undo
And we will keep our heartbeat's intensity

(Chorus B overlap with Bridge 4X)

[Closing Rap]
When the world's at war, we love
When the world's on fire, we're cool
When the floor gives out, we glide
When the roof explodes, we fly...
Yeah..yeah... Leon's the man, he's cool...
Yeah... Chill out, baby... we're cool...
Hah!.. Yeah... Cut!
Song Stats
Hits: 4170
Comments: 31
Fans: 8
Plays: 330
Downloads: 154

Uploaded: Feb 06, 2007 - 11:29:50 PM
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2007 - 04:31:17 AM Last Played: May 25, 2018 - 09:46:12 AM
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Comments
Morning Light said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
EXCELLENT......AWESOME!!!
Thanks for sharing your upbeat, beautiful love perspective!!!! I love the presentation too! :)
Check out my latest song called Oh Blissful Bloom!
Leon said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Thanks, morning light!
Thanks for taking time to listen. I'm trying to re-discover my dance-rock music roots, which I really enjoy doing for a change. Always appreciate your valuable comments!

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
cool man!
great tune. im glad i listened.
Leon said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Hi Dave,
I have a nagging feeling after seeing your song page that you like cats... Don't know why I have that feeling. But you know, I think I'm a cool kat, too, but not as photogenic :-) Thanks for finding my song cool enough LOL.

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
DOCTORBIZARRE said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
NICE ONE CAT!
Great vocals! Love the melody and the execution of this. Has great pop sensabilities. Optimistic lyrics to boot. It's nice to hear some uplifting tunes like this!
Check out my latest song called STORM
Leon said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
DR BIZ!!
How's the BIG BIZ doing? You have so much energy to enliven this whole site, really, and I always enjoy your sometimes eccentric approach to things! Of course, getting a really nice comment from a very skilled and dedicated musician you is priceless. :-) Thanks, dude!

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Alannah said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
You have an incredible ability ....
... not only to sing all those harmony parts ... but to mix them perfectly into the tune ... I hear a lot of growth in your stuff ... especially in your ability to control the urge to burst out in a "star search moment" .... the stronger vocal parts were more controlled and level thus making the performance as a whole a pleasant listening experience. I know vocal inflections are difficult to change when they form part of your "accent" ... but I would keep an eye on those "the's" ... in a couple of spots they came out as "duh's". (I actually didn't want to put that last part in .... but if I am gonna start giving "honest" critiques here at Macjams ... I need to point out what I am hearing which I think if addressed would make the song that much better). Leon you RAWK in my books and have one of the most amazing talents here on Macjams ...
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
Leon said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Priceless comments from you...
Thanks so much, Alannah! I have learned from previous remarks in the past about trying to contain my big voice in the BIG parts, and I'm glad to hear that I have somehow managed to do that well in this song. The harmonies were just so much fun to do, and there really isn't any special tricks to it. I kinda listen to the main melody first and then try to invent my own different melodic line withiout much attention to the main melody, and when you mix them together it's amazing that a counterpoint voice has been made and they blend quite well. I would like you to experiment on that yourself, since you have such an amazing voice. As for the "the" sounding like "duh" in a couple parts, I guess I've been around silly kids (and adults) too much lately. Duh! Ha-ha. Thanks so much for your wonderful review. I just love reading your very generous and honest thoughts!

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
Mcboy said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
mahal kita
to this really kool track....i imagine myself in a covertible sportscar on a sunny beautiful day just cruising the beach with this track comming out of the speakers.....you have the magic touch....and voice....!
Check out my latest song called Bluesphemy (MJRF 2010)
Leon said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Thanks, McBoy!
With your rockstar image, hot convertible car and nimble fingers, many girls must be throwing themselves at you and screaming "Mahal kita!". LOL. Thanks, dude. I may be cool, but your music is the best and you're El Gato Caliente aqui!

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The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
perceptualvortex said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Leon
This is a great pop tune, man. Really good job singing, and the dance pulse is very nicely done. Nice work, Leon!
Check out my latest song called Mercury (RPM 6)
Leon said 4211 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
THanks, PV
You are the sound master, PV. Nobody does it better than you when it comes to making unique sounds, so I am pleased that you found this interesting to your ears at all.

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(For your consideration, check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
thoddi said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
good tune
You have a good voice. Perfect for a cool pop song like this. I like the electronica sounds you use in this one. Also the creative backing vocals is a treat to listen to.
Check out my latest song called The King has left
j2morrow said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Excellent song
I can tell you worked hard on this one--not to say it sounds overworked. It doesn't; it clicks along at a terrific groove. You're in great voice here and the way the song builds and builds, is simply awesome. Thanks so much for posting this, Leon. Kudos.

Check out my latest song called CAPTURE THE RAPTURE
Leon said 4211 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Thanks, J2
This one is my most ambitious project to date, considering how elaborate the arrangement was, and thanks for noticing the amount of work put into it. I think that is the mark of a true musician in you.. you notice the build, the details, the structure... just as i have learned from other guys' music in here. Thanks again... your careful observations and feedback are truly very inspiring.

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(For your consideration, check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
kevmikwa said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Liked it
Neat sway to this one, brotha! What is that pulse, a Latin influence? For a drummer, I never was very good at identifying basic beats (rhumba/samba/etc). Vocals are right on, excellent voice, well mixed, panned and harmonized. Very nice chorus/bridge overlap at the end - you manage a great counterpoint there. Well-produced nugget of pop!
Leon said 4211 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Latin
Nothing intentionally Latin about this song. The background beat was hip-hop/eurobeat but you know, they can be easily interchanged with a slight change of cadence. Thanks for taking time to listen and finishing it to the very end, Kinda long but I did save the best part for last. Truly appreciate your encouraging feedback.

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(For your consideration, check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
SecaMode said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
Wow
You have a great voice, very soulful and warm. This is such a fun song, uplifting and refreshing, you've done a beautiful job!
Check out my latest song called Deux Cents
Leon said 4210 days ago (February 9th, 2007)
Thanks!
I have a preference for pop-rock and offer no apologies for it (although this one borders on a little hiphop). I think it is a genre that has the widest range of possibilities. I have listened to some of your songs, too, and you do have a talent for making cool pop melodies. Again, thanks for your appreciation!

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(For your consideration, check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 4212 days ago (February 7th, 2007)
perfect
from top to bottom, and east to west, this smokes. your vocals are really a pleasure to hear. i applaud your commitment - i always like reminders of that. great groove, yummy harmony, and positive, uplifting energy makes me wanna bounce about. nice job! anne
Leon said 4211 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
It's Anne!!!
For you to praise my vocals is in itself a BIG compliment, and that really made my day. I'm a fan of your singing style so for you to admire my voice is really really very very very satisfying. Ha-ha! Thanks, Anne!

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(For your consideration, check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
said 4211 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
BIMBO ANNIE WALKER
check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
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LEON, DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG I SPENT LOOKING FOR YOUR NEW ONE ENTITLED "THE LION ROARS, THE EAGLE SOARS."
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

(this can be our little secret, no?)
hahahahahaha!
anne
said 4212 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
A new track!
I enjoyed this one. I really like the chorus- I thought the lyrics were clever/catchy. Top notch vox- wouldn't expect anything less from you, sir! I too thought this had a slight Latin influence in the percussion/rhythm. Nice one, Leon!
Leon said 4211 days ago (February 8th, 2007)
Nothing Latin here, but Latin is good too.
Thanks, Mikey, for your patronage of my silly dance songs, haha! I love to change the pace sometimes, from silly love songs to silly dance songs, but I do enjoy experimenting with arrangement and glad to hear that you are enjoying them as well.

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(For your consideration, check out my latest song, too:-)... The lion roars, the eagle soars.
Check out my latest song called Just Another Day
***itiswotitis*** said 4210 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
voice
nice voice leon... great lyrics....happy tune!
Check out my latest song called WALKING BASS IN THE CLOUDS
said 4209 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
Ambitious indeed!
But it works Leon. Great lyrics! Complex arrangement. Nice supportive percussion. Excellent vocal and vocal harmonies as per usual. I wish I could sing as well as you. I'm not gonna be able to get that chorus outta my head! BRAVO AND ENCORE!

Be well my friend!
racerat said 4207 days ago (February 13th, 2007)
jumpin'
Hey Leon,
Thanks for the email about this track. I actually listened to it a couple days ago, but wasn't in the writin' mood. Sometimes you just wanna listen, you know. But now, back to the song. I like the refrain/response vox the back and forth is great. Nice production and choices made in the stereo split of the vox. Your voice is crystaline as usual, I can't even venture a critique of that--it's futile. I dig this track, but I feel it is a little drawn out. Sometimes a statement is more poinant when it is short. But don't get me wrong. The track is jammin and tres hoppin'. Thanks.
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echoroom said 4203 days ago (February 16th, 2007)
I'm just back...
... from 2 weeks holiday, and this is a great way to come home. I really love the backing to this , Leon , smooth but with a great groove. Great structure - I love how chorus B ups the ante, and starts chugging along. This is such a summer song ....a real pop gem.

Leon, you always write great stuff, but this is probably one of my favourites of all the songs you've posted - it's an awesome vocal you've put down here. Classy, but original - I love it.

LOL

Steve
Check out my latest song called Summertime
announcer said 4144 days ago (April 16th, 2007)
How bout a new fan
Will you accept a 50 year old former hippie as a new LEON fan? I love the stuff you have posted on MJ and I am really glad you stopped by one of my songs so I was tempted to see what you were up to. You deserve to be heard by a wider audience and I predict your day will come!
Check out my latest song called Blood Moon
mtriviso said 4125 days ago (May 5th, 2007)
Wow
This is a wondeful song. Not quite my cup of tea, but it your vocals are totally inviting. I would love to hear you sing some more simple melodies.

Thanks for posting so many well-thought-out and nicely arranged and engineered songs.

Check out my latest song called E-Minor Oct 2 2007
Moviz said 4096 days ago (June 3rd, 2007)
Very
Listenable; love the beat, tempo and the meaningful words: great stuff and I love your voice, M

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It's never too late.... is it?
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Name: Leon
Location: Minneapolis, USA / Manila, Philippines
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I wrote and arranged my first song about 5 years ago when I was introduced to Garageband on a Mac. Life has been a lot more interesting since then. _______________ *Listed below are songs with my vocal performance in collaboration with various ... [see more]

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