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Everyday On The Cross (w/ Alannah & Spitlogic)


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Symphony101

 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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The idea started with my kids reproaching me doing nothing really cool, something they could dance upon ...

They love hip hop and I often enjoy good hip hop songs as well, so I wanted to give it a try. My immediate thought was reaching out to Mitchell. I heard many of his songs and I really like his music and his approach when writing his songs.

So I contacted Mitchell and to my greatest pleasure, he accepted to give it a try. Mitchell has been extremely kind with me throughout this project, I'm not experienced in producing a hip hop song at all, it would be necessarily something like hip hop but it would contain different elements. Mitchell worked with an open mind, an AWESOME talent and great kindness. I cannot thank Mitchell enough for this experience.

In addition to Mitchell's vocal performance, I also would like to pull attention to the lyrics, that are written by him.

It's been so long I wanted to collaborate with Alannah, and this was an opportunity. I was so happy Alannah also accepted to collaborate and added her vocals.

So thank you so much guys, for this fantastic experience and allowing me to have this great pleasure working with you. It was great fun !

Many thanks all, for listening - I hope you enjoy.
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Lyrics
EVERYDAY ON THE CROSS
lyrics by Spitlogic

If you choose to believe ...
life spend everyday on the cross
as you stay at a loss
they don't even see you as a person
If you choose to believe that is world is so right and just
If you choose to believe


sometimes I rhyme slow
sometimes I rhyme quick
the sun moon and stars aligned with my wit
when i spit i fly with
divine combines with
my mind assigned to shine quick
the hybrid logic
I rock this lyrical mosh pit
and drop hiphop to de botch this who prey on the lost
life spend everyday on the cross
as you stay at a loss
and remain a servant
a worthless merchant
and purchase service
that feed their pockets
while yours are hurting
they don't even see you as a person
they see you as a means to endow their purses
they watch you protest then close the curtain
I'm certain they're searching for ways to worsen
your situation and improve their
they're elevating while you use the stairs

If you choose to believe
If you choose to believe
life spend everyday on the cross
as you stay at a loss
Your back against the masses
Those evil deeds they mask it
If you choose ... If you choose to believe


If you choose to believe that is world is so right and just
Then you will loose indeed and they don't have to fight to crush
Any rebellion
Cause you're buying every thing that they're selling
And if you speak against their wish they label you a felon
Its a military tactic
To keep your lifeline distracted
And when your back is turned that is the time they will attack it
Your back against the masses
Those evil deeds they mask it
The culture that we treasure they won't hesitate to blast it

If you choose to believe
If you choose to believe

sometimes I rhyme slow
sometimes I rhyme quick
the sun moon and stars aligned with my wit
when i spit i fly with
divine combines with
my mind assigned to shine quick
the hybrid logic
I rock this lyrical mosh pit
and drop hiphop to de botch this who prey on the lost
life spend everyday on the cross
as you stay at a loss
and remain a servant
a worthless merchant
and purchase service
that feed their pockets
while yours are hurting
they don't even see you as a person
they see you as a means to endow their purses
they watch you protest then close the curtain
I'm certain they're searching for ways to worsen
your situation and improve their
they're elevating while you use the stairs

they watch you protest then close the curtain
I'm certain they're searching for ways to worsen

If you choose to believe that is world is so right and just
Then you will loose indeed and they don't have to fight to crush
Any rebellion ... any rebellion ... any rebellion
(If you choose to believe) they don't even see you as a person
Song Stats
Hits: 6561
Comments: 48
Fans: 25
Plays: 214
Downloads: 76
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Dec 10, 2011 - 04:16:44 PM
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2013 - 06:36:44 AM Last Played: Aug 02, 2019 - 08:41:46 AM
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Comments
magnatone said 2807 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Everyday
WOW - what a COOL combination of MJ talents! one of your many talents yves, is the ability to imagine a combination like this and get how it would work so beautifully! this is a really stellar idea - i love the back and forth between alannah and mitchell, and the backing tracks perfectly set the stage. this is a real achievement - congratulations to each of you!
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Karen,
thank you so much for your time and very kind comment, on behalf of 3 of us.
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alackbass said 2807 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Everyday On The Cross
Karen took my word! WOW!! This is really great. The three of you blended your talents seamlessly and the results are exceptional!
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Andrew
Thank you so much for your continous support and encouragement ! Thanks to Mitchell and Alannah, I felt more comfortable approaching the genre, and with talents like them, one can't go wrong !
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Loob said 2806 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
I like it Yves!
What's not to like man? Very cool work!
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Thank you partner !
Thank you so much Freddy, for checking out !
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Sigmund said 2806 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Everyday On The Cross
Wow Yves - I'm a little bit blown away by this. This is really well done, and a nice hybrid of hip hop and downtempo. I really like the way you combined different styles (like Alannah and spitlogic) to create an interesting, innovative, work of art. I really enjoyed this - a lot - thanks!
Sig
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Sig !
Thank you so much, you're very kind sir. It's been a great experience working with the two fine artists. I can't thank you enough for your continous support.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
lholden said 2806 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Awesome!
Well done by all... this isn't usually my favorite type of music and I really love this!! I love the interplay between Mitchell and Alannah. I am sure that you make your kids proud, Yves:)
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Laurie !
Thank you so much ! I must admit I am not experienced at all on the creative side of hip hop but with great artists like Mitchell and Alannah I felt confident and their work made this happen.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Jarvoid said 2806 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Not what I was
expecting........eastern flavoured hippity hop,mixed up with a bop and you can take that to the shop ,,,,,stooooopppppp....I is getting carried away....

Cool stuff allya's

Cheers

Jarvo
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Cheers Jarvo !
Many thanks for checking this sir !
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
drakonis said 2806 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
great work you three
a lot of creativity poured into this... great singing, lyrics and production, and hopefully your kids will not just dance, but listen to the important words too. :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Drak !
Yes sir, I was blown away by the quality of the lyrics too. What a great experience it was for me, working with Mitchell and Alannah ! Many thanks again !
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
tokai said 2806 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Eastern hip hop
Umm the kick is beating me in the chest, very nice. Looks like everybody stepped up to the mark for your cool backdrop. Alannah! wow.. Spot on track.
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Steve !
Many many thanks for your time and very kind comment ! It has been an interesting mix, and an amazing experience !
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Skean said 2805 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Wow, man
You guys sounds just great, excellent work here, I love it.
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Thanks so much Kent !
Alannah and Mitchell made it happen, it was such a great pleasure being on this collab. Many thanks again.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Garni said 2805 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Everyday
Love this collaboration! Nice work all involved in this piece :))

G-)
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Gerald
Thank you so much for your kind comment and time to check this.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
awigze said 2805 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
good job
everyone did good on this... well? do your kids like it... dig the message. ringeth true
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Andy
Working with such a great lyricist is fantastic ! About the kids, they are FINALLY listening to one of the songs I worked upon ... :-)
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
neilh79 said 2805 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Everyday on the Cross
Not normally what I would listen to the old hip-hop, but this surprised me as to how good this is, you guys all blend so well, great job
Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Neil
It was a very interesting blend, and a great experience. Many thanks sir
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
shavingronaldscar said 2804 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Wicked rhymes
Decent groove, great synth work. The autotune was a little overdone, in my opinion.
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Joachim
Many thanks for your kind comment. I think the idea with autotune was just using it as kind of an effect, I liked it a lot when Alannah showed me. Many thanks again
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
DWL said 2804 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Unexpected Yves!
Fantastic work guys. Really impressive collab.

I loved the rapping and the contrast with Alannah's voice and the introduction of what sounds like a harpsichord and strings.

Cheers

Dick


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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Dick
Thank you so much sir. It was a great experience.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Char said 2804 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
So, now
you are a hit with the kids. It couldn't be more cool than this. Artfully layered sounds and energetic back and forth between the vocalists. Fantastic. Thanks, Alannah, Mitchell and Yves.
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Char
I hope so, what we won't do to get more respect ? :-) Many thanks for your comment.
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dave_b said 2804 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Everyday On The Cross
Great collab! I love the lyric and the delivery, the orchestration supports it really well and Alannah's vocals are the icing on the cake.
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Dave
Thank you so much for checking this out, this is a collab I very much enjoyed and learned along the way.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
davisamerica said 2803 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
hip hop
...a challenging proposition indeed and mitchell is the go to guy ... alannah is perfect here .... i suspect u have redeemed yourself a bit in your kids eyes...damn cool stuff.
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Jack
Alannah and Mitchell are the best ! Many thanks for your comment.
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Vic Holman said 2803 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Everyday On The Cross
damn! i think you guys just blew my pointy little head.

the contrast of each artist here really gels into a superb contemporary sound.

the arrangement is top notch..........excellent work yves, alannah & mitchell
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hi Vic !
As usual, many thanks for your very kind support, sir !
Check out my latest song called Standing On The Brink (w/ Mosaica)
Kicbal said 2803 days ago (December 14th, 2011)
Oh Yeah!
Yves this is so creative. Wow what a mesh of styles. It's like you took a bit of "New Order" or "OMD", current hip hop rap, a bit of downtempo/ classical, and the ultra cool moody vocal/spoken word performance of Alannah and put it all in the blender. What came out is not a mixed up mess, but a very focused and catchy tune. That retro synth bass is so nice sounding. The string accents have that perfect amount of echo and reverb. Rap is nice and dry up front. Alannah's vox are suitably dark and mysterious. The slight mid-eastern/reggaeton elements are nice too. This also has a gorgeous uplifting overall mood even as it dabbles in a bit of loneliness.

Adventurous stuff and something that just works surprisingly well. I dare say that this is your most polished work outside of your classical numbers. Big congrats!!!
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Symphony101 said 2801 days ago (December 16th, 2011)
Hey Chris !
Thank you so much for checking this out man. I missed you mate !
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PeterB7858 said 2800 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Just fantastic!
Really cool execution here by all concerned. Not a style I really listen to, but I really found this very lyrically and musically involving. Just fantastic! Well done, Yves, Mitchell and Alannah. Take care, Peter.
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Symphony101 said 2800 days ago (December 17th, 2011)
Hey Peter
Thank you so much for your kind comment and your taking the time to check this.
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Moviz said 2798 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Top work
all round here.... love the song and the treatment.... Mitchell's voice always gets me with it's precision and expression and it was good to hear the work you did with Allanah's vocal to give it that modern relevant edge..... great stuff Yves, regards M
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Symphony101 said 2797 days ago (December 19th, 2011)
Many thanks Maurice
It was a great learning for me, working with Mitchell and Alannah, and it was great fun !
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jiguma said 2787 days ago (December 29th, 2011)
Love the kick/bass
I'm not a big rap/hiphop fan, but I'm really impressed by the mix on this, and the performances too. Beautiful production!
Best wishes for 2012.
Neil
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Symphony101 said 2787 days ago (December 30th, 2011)
Hi Neil !
Thank you so much for your kind encouragement. It was a new experience for me and I enjoyed this very much, specially working with Alannah and Mitchell was a treat.

Likewise, best wishes for 2012 ! All all the best for the award nomination. I am hoping my votes get registered, for some reason the browser doesn't respond after clicking to the vote button. I hope the issue is on the way back from the server (and that my vote(s) are taken into account :-))
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sammydix said 2785 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
cross
the versatility from your normal classical sound to this song alone impressed the hell out of me on my first listen. not to mentioned how well the elements blended. just LOVE that "no barriers" attitude of some musicians.
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Symphony101 said 2785 days ago (January 1st, 2012)
Thank you bro
Only with such skilled and kind artists to collaborate, attempting the experience was possible. I really loved this. Thank you so much for checking this out sir.
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thetiler said 2782 days ago (January 3rd, 2012)
Wow
strange sounds in a very unusual way. This might be perfect to give to Lady Gaga! But maybe a star rapper now that I hear the hip hop feel. Lots of stuff going on and the haunting sounds of Alannah and SL.

Way to go and thanks for sharing !
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Symphony101 said 2782 days ago (January 4th, 2012)
Hi Bill !
Thank you so much for your kind comment ! Working with Alannah and Mitchell has been a blast.
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