Stay strong, find a way to give

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« on: April 15, 2019, 07:13:27 AM »

I wrote this about two years ago at the beginning of my sound design course.
It was at the end of a time of highly productive creativity.
This cubase treatment went quickly enough, getting the vocals took a while. 
This is definitely the last track of my album "imaginaries".

I hope you like it.
Feedback would be much appreciated

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The lyrics:

Stay Strong, Find a Way to Give

        ________________stay strong________________
                              keep the genie in the bottle
                           find a way to live
                              n' before too long
  ________________we'll see________________
                 it is not easy
                     I have been there
                         n' it's still in me
   they keep on coming back for more
 they'll keep on coming back until there is. no. more

       ________________good luck_______________
                          with them there newspapers                     
                     back to front graffiti,
                  coin in the cup
          doesn't ask forgiveness
               nothing above y'
you're older than the sun
     n' they'll keep on coming back for more
    n' these multitudes of broken hearts are all yours

     stay strong, find a way to live
          stay strong, try to find a way to give

                   find a way to. . .

                              find a way to bleed you
                       stripped of all pretense
               (y'know) somehow they need you
______________they're in there________________
              in your system
                 despite all efforts
                     to resist them
         they' tearin' up the disco-dirty floor
     they keep on coming back until there is. no. more

         stay strong, find a way to live
             stay strong, try to find a way to give

                                      find a way to give


« Last Edit: Yesterday at 11:43:42 AM by Rightly »
It's either this or that, then again it might be the other. 

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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 02:06:50 PM »
Another clever song Rightly.

Flows very nicely and that bass gives the song a cool momentum.

Has hints of David Bowie around the Scary Monsters era.

Great lyrics and delivery.

Enjoyed this



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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:18:30 PM »
Another clever song indeed @Rightly Maybe a bit more mainstream than your last few submissions. I love that pumping bass riff and the screechy guitar riff underpinned by the organ. I'm getting a Talking Heads vibe to this one. Your vocals are very effective here and very confident in their delivery.

Lyrics as always are exquisite, original and absorbing.

I'm really looking forward to getting hold of your album when it's available. Do keep us all posted  :)


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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2019, 03:06:02 PM »
your best song yet IMHO..I s'pose it's because it's a more commercial sound...loved the end and the general arrangement was excellent and as per usual your lyrics are only nit is that the vocal had some very harsh frequencies in it..bit of dynamic eq in the right area would sort it nicely..

best, Kevin :)

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 08:24:19 PM »
I like this! Good bass-sound going through the song, cool guitar sound, and the lyrics are very original
Where the Hills are young, the Souls are old


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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 08:37:30 PM »
Some absolutely killer lyrics in this.. things like the backwards graffiti and the coin in the cup... as usual I love your crypticness.  Like Sandeep I was picking up a bit of Bowie circa Lodger / Scary Monsters... think it is that fractured guitar sound.  I'm in two minds about the rather jolly fairground bassline, but it's certainly an unusual combo with that rough guitar.
It's all too beautiful.


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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 04:16:01 PM »
I love the song - extreme inventiveness musically and lyrically as usual. It´s different for you with the processed vocals, I´m not sure I prefer them as you have a very distinctive original voice as it is. They still sound great though. Some of the riffs filling in between lines are superbly melodic and original, and the ending harmonics are a great way to end.

I´m afraid I don´t go for the drums, they´re just a straight beat throughout, and don´t do the rest of the music justice (maybe I´m reacting like a Dylan fan when he went electric though).


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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 04:46:14 PM »
Okay... so apparently i'm the only person whom didn't like the bass. On my system it barely makes a rumble (like... next to nothing).

That aside.... I disagree it's commercial sounding BUT this is still uniquely you and your stuff is always a good listen. Great lyrics too.
Remember.... it's just my opinion. It doesn't make me right. Although i probably am ;)


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« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 12:25:04 PM »
Yeah, getting that restless late 70s bowie feel about the sound. Lovely blistering processing on that synth/guitar thing.
Great sound crafting and cool listen!