We Pump It Out - You Drink It In

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« on: April 15, 2019, 01:48:44 PM »
Here's a cheery little pop song about one of my pet hates, the media and their manipulation of the masses. Hope you enjoy  :)

We can send you useless information
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Talent shows where talent isn't present
Or Ken and Barbie dancing on ice

We pump it out – You drink it in
Then next day – Well, we'll do it all again

Celebrities who peddle on the masses
With inspiration just to be like them
Barbiturates made for the social classes
By a higher ranking class of  smarmy men

We pump it out – You drink it in
Then next day – Well, we'll do it all again

Take your medicine sleepy head
It's the truth you know
Hypnotised by media
Planted seeds will grow

We pump it out – You drink it in
Then next day – Well, we'll do it all again
We pump it out – You drink it in
Then next day – Well, we'll do it all again

(c) Bradley - 2019


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« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 01:56:16 PM »
Fab Manchester rock stuff thingy. Starts like Oasis, then goes VERY late sixties, eclectic mix of guitars and in all fairness, this is a buskers song - it has the quality to earn me enough on the street for a 3-course meal at the Hilton. All very well thought out John...a corker.


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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:44:48 PM »
I can imagine Elvis Costello singing this. I'm not sure about the Oasis sounding lead guitar links but that's me. An enjoyable listen.


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« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 09:10:54 PM »
That intro is magnificent! :) Very clever lyrics, and an easily singable chorus! Nice work @pompeyjazz :)
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 02:49:13 PM »
Great talent for writing about...well, anything, and doing it so well, particularly liked the slow bit towards the end..good work mate,

talking about the media...
since I moved back to the UK from the Czech Republic the bias in the media (particularly the BBC) is staggering, no longer can that organization be trusted to be impartial.
if I want proper impartial news I watch the news from the Czech Republic..they are not gagged by political correctness..they report on Europe..the world and the UK without the PC enforced omissions...

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 08:45:34 PM »
Nice uplifting track John... I miss the 90s and that lead guitar line took me straight to memories of Shed 7 / Cast etc... my kind of thing.  What a superb middle 8 by the way... suddenly really soothing in the middle of the more edgy verses. Britpop-tastic.
It's all too beautiful.


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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2019, 02:09:20 PM »
good song Pompey. A hate from the heart.
Very perceptive.

I never could get with the oasis thing though, I think you should make a determined effort to step over that. lol.
It's either this or that, then again it might be the other. 

And there you have it. 



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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2019, 03:57:57 PM »
Love the lyrics, shades of @PaulAds in those biting lines (ken and barbie dancing on ice, love it!).

Thought the sound was a little muddy throughout and could be cleaned up. The little string breakdown is a great touch tho.

In a minute I'm gonna get up and switch off the telly....in a minute...or two ;)


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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 04:20:35 PM »
Good little track this. As you have commented yourself, the intro riff needs to be changed. Just enough to know instantly remind everyone of Oasis. Like @PaulyX, i was also reminded of Shed 7.

All the comparisons aside though, this has a memorable melody in the chorus. Always good to be catchy.
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