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I wrote this song about my ex, quite unintentionally. I started out with the piano and the lyrics just came out of nowhere...so many in fact i had to trim it down from 7 verses! i know, I know---the drums kinda suck :( I need to adjust the wood block sound--its way too loud and can give you a headache if you listen with the volume on 10. But this is a first draft of the song and it was made exclusively in basic GB, with no frills or extras; however it will be re-recorded professionally using Live 7, Pro Tools and [real] vocals from a [real] singer. I'll update when this happens :)
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Lyrics
THE SCORPION (c) 2010

VERSE 1
i got a story that'll probably make you come/ i got stung by a scorpion/ he filled me with his poison that was just like bittersweet----
dark chocolate, when he kissed me/ (he put me to sleep)/
but first he tried to warn me, tried to tell me from the start/ i even heard the rumors he would break my heart/ but i had to solve his mystery, i just had to know/
AND NOW I CAN'T EVEN BE MAD, BABY!/
MR. SCORPIO

(instr. HOOK)

VERSE 2
well, it didn't take long for his charms to take hold/ i gave him full control of my body and soul/ so when i felt the pain, and when i heard the lies/ i thought it was normal----(i was hypnotized)
and when i couldn't kiss him i would miss him like a drug/ addicted to his poison, i thought it was love/ hurt to hold on to him, hurt to let him go/
BUT EVERYTHING ELSE FELT SO GOOD, BABY!! (MR. SCORPIO)

VERSE 3
but now i'm sad and lonely, cause i'm not the only one/ to ever fall in love with a scorpion/ so how the story ends, just in case you wanna know?/
WITH ANOTHER SATISFIED VICTIM, BABY!!

MR. SCORPIO
(instr HOOK)



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Uploaded: Jul 14, 2010 - 08:05:49 PM
Last Updated: Jul 15, 2010 - 05:14:09 AM Last Played: Nov 01, 2018 - 03:36:41 AM
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Hardware:
ME, my Mac, and Yamaha 61-keys---and that's it....
well--ok, the vocals were recording into my iPhone :)
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Just GB
Comments
RAVENS said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Miss Scorpio
I'm a Scorpio, what a coincidence & I see we're both from Brooklyn, cool!

I like the effect on your vocals, it's different which is nice. Great R&B vibe, this is really good. Welcome to MJ! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

RAVEN ;-)
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MitraMakesMusic said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thank you!
Thanks for the welcome and the feedback! :) Big up BROOKLYN!
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michaeljayklein said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
I liked it!
What a great entrance to Macjams! This really puts me in the groove--excellent production too. Thanks again and look forward to hearing more good things from you. Michael
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MitraMakesMusic said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Thank you!!
thanks for giving me a listen! i was a little nervous to put it up so thanks for the positive response!! your stuff is great too! got me thinkin about doing a jazz cover or 2....hmmmmm :)
Check out my latest song called The Scorpion
papag said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Nice n freaky
I listened to this song twice in a row...finger snaps and percussion give it a nice sway. Tasty production.
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MitraMakesMusic said 3047 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!!
thanks for listening!! and twice at that :) awesome!
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papag said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Turn on download
Can you turn on download for this song? Pleeee-uzzzz
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edpdx said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
Awesome
Very lush and crisp vocals! This is definitely a first class piece. A little work on the beats, could make it even better, like the timing and pacing.

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MitraMakesMusic said 3047 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!!
thanks for listening and commenting! drums are the hardest thing to get for me!! but i finally got an old MIDI drum machine that i can hit with actual drumsticks and it works seamlessly w/GB so i hope it will help me get better! :)
Check out my latest song called The Scorpion
Social_Ice said 3047 days ago (July 14th, 2010)
electrifying debut....
absolutely electrifying debut......welcome to MJ!! Truly enjoyed this original first draft...

social~eyes
MitraMakesMusic said 3047 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!
and thanks for the welcome :) i'm glad you enjoyed it!

Check out my latest song called The Scorpion
richard13 said 3047 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Exceptional!
This may have small flaws but it is beautiful in its rawness, I guess. Its immediacy. And I love the fact that you used your iPhone. I listened twice and I'm sorry I couldn't download.
Welcome aboard and very nice first post.
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MitraMakesMusic said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!
thanks for listening! sorry abt the download bit, i'll be changing that soon, i'm negotiating with a friend who wants to sing it on her upcoming studio album *fingers crossed* oh and thanks too for the warm welcome :)
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867-5309 said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
taurus
Mitra - exhibiting heartfelt vocals - and i like the choral phasing effect -
- it seems so natural for this expression -
making it intimate - well i'm a taurus -
maybe you have one for us too - please keep them rolling out - your nice songs that is - thanks for sharing with us here on macjams ! ! ! -
great !
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MitraMakesMusic said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!!
thanks for listening and commenting! my sister (and most 'favorite-est' person in the world) is a Taurus too, and i've definitely got a few songs about HER crazy butt in me somewhere!! :)

Check out my latest song called The Scorpion
drakonis said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
Scorpony
Hey, welcome to Macjams! I agree that the drum-work is a little loud, but not too bad. I'm not usually a fan of auto-tune on vox, but again your voice and style and harmonies and lyrics kept me intrigued, love the little piano work here that accompanies your ambiguous love affair with Mr. Scorpio. Ah, exes are great inspiration, aren't they?

I look forward to more of your work.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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MitraMakesMusic said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
thank you!
and thanks the welcome :) i love hiding behind that auto-tune LOL ...its the main reason i work in GB. but i'm glad you enjoyed it! and you're right--exes are the best/worst! :)
Check out my latest song called The Scorpion
WharmtonRise said 3046 days ago (July 15th, 2010)
As for me
I love the minimalist percussion. The piano is out there too, it seems so disconnected and yet not. Really good work here!
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davisamerica said 3046 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
welcome to MJ
...really sweet track...usually not a fan of autotune but this works well.
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Gaylen75 said 3046 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Nice hook
I like it. Cool groove.
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magnatone said 3046 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
The Scorpion
hey mitra - welcome to MJ first of all! this is really great - you've got chops for days, love your production - looking forward to having you aboard!
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awigze said 3046 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
Mitra
like when a song comes together like this. drums good, woodblock maybe a bit too forward, but the song is good and glad you posted it. welcome
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maxruehl said 3046 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
RE:The Scorpion
Very cool track--thanks for putting it up. Welcome to MacJams. :)

P.S.: I was born in Brooklyn!;)
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alackbass said 3045 days ago (July 16th, 2010)
The Scorpion
Strong neo soul song with an equally strong lyric. Can't wait to hear where you take it.
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Doadars Uncle said 3036 days ago (July 25th, 2010)
Enjoying the overall environment
The feel is good. Love the percussion, and all!
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Char said 2879 days ago (December 29th, 2010)
Good song.
I hear what you mean about the wood block. It should end up as a great song. Thanks.
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Name: Mitra
Location: Brooklyn & NYC NY United States
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Rhythm and blues (or R&B) was coined as a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Jerry Wexler at Billboard magazine, used to designate upbeat popular music performed by African American artists that combined jazz

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