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This song has been laying around for a looonnnggggg time and I just don't know what to do with it. I have at least 5 completely different versions of it. As different as night and day versions.

I'm considering posting each one of them only because I've never had such a situation occur where I can't decide on a style for a song.

This version is what I call the metal version. I originally recorded the song on my 4 track and a buddy of mine named Rob Dungan came over one day and freaked out all over the song with his ferocious leads. He played 2 tracks of guitar and I recorded it so poorly that you can't even begin to appreciate his genius as a guitarist. The lead is the only original part used from the original recording. Everything else was created tonight. Rob and I formed a very short lived, but exciting project called Dumpster Baby and we wrote a bunch of whacked out Judas Priest vs Devo songs.

The drums are from the dying breath of my Dr Rhythm drum machine and the synths are from GB3. My vocal ideas in this version are so ridiculous. I don't know what I was thinking, but for some reason, this is the version I want to post first.

I know the production is really bad, but I've hacked this song to pieces all night and I really want to leave it to die on the side of the road.

Has this ever happened to you? I am absolutely cold cocked.
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Lyrics
THE ONLY REASON
THAT YOU LOOK SO GOOD
AND YOU SMELL SO GOOD
AND YOU TASTE SO GOOD IS...

THE ONLY REASON
THAT YOU TALK SO LOUD
AND YOU SIGH SO LOUD
AND YOU SCREAM SO LOUD IS...

(OPTIONAL CHORUS)
YOU DON'T WANT ME
YOU DON'T WANT ME

THE ONLY REASON
THAT YOU EAT SO FAST
AND YOU DRINK SO FAST
AND YOU LEAVE SO FAST IS...

THE ONLY REASON
THAT I MAKE MY BED
AND I POUND MY HEAD
FOR THOSE THINGS I SAID IS...

(OPTIONAL CHORUS)
YOU DON'T WANT ME
YOU DON'T WANT ME

I'LL TRY ANYTHING
JUST TO GET YOUR ATTENTION
WANNA BE YOUR CLOWN
DID I HAPPEN TO MENTION?

YOU MADE A FOOL OUTTA ME
MORE THAN ONCE OR TWICE
WHY DON'T I LISTEN
TO MY OWN ADVICE?

(CHORUS)
IT'S SO OBVIOUS
YOU DON'T WANT ME
OH - SO OBVIOUS
YOU DON'T WANT ME

THE ONLY REASON
THAT I TRY SO HARD
AND I CRY SO HARD
AND I FALL SO HARD IS...

THE ONLY REASON
THAT I ACT SO CRAZY
AND I FEEL SO CRAZY
THAT I AM SO CRAZY IS...

(CHORUS)
YOU DON'T WANT ME
YOU DON'T WANT ME
YOU DON'T WANT ME
YOU DON'T WANT ME
Song Stats
Hits: 3182
Comments: 30
Fans: 6
Plays: 248
Downloads: 116

Uploaded: May 15, 2007 - 10:16:07 PM
Last Updated: May 26, 2007 - 07:11:12 AM Last Played: Feb 14, 2015 - 10:58:46 AM
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Hardware:
Hondo II Electric Bass, Rob Dungan's Axe, Dr Rhythm, Samsung R11 mic, Tascam Porta 05, O'Doul's Amber (6 pack), Lays Wavy Ranch.
Software:
Audacity, GB3
Comments
lavalamp said 3869 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Noticed you have a new/old one up
Happens quite often that you want to save something that you messed up on in the first place. I've got about 15 song that I laid down on Pro Tools with a drum machine. Good songs, but crap production.Only two things you can do, scrap them or record them again(that sucks)
Get Rob over and do it again because I think it's a good idea of a song.
I think SHE WANTS YOU
LL
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echoroom said 3869 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Good night, then!
Fookin' 'ell, this is kicking, one of the best you've done. Loads of attitude and energy, but really commercial and catchy. That dude can really play guitar, Bob. I love your vocal on this, it's got bags of attitude, and you really sound like you mean it.

Production wise, it's a bit muddy, but it kinda suits the song ... you could tweak this and get it cleaner, but dunnno if it's charm would be intact. I've got loads of stuff to do, but I'm sorely tempted to have a go at this .... but I may just cock it up.. Love the distorted vox!

Great stuff!

Steve
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Estella said 3869 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Bob
I love the vocals, too. I like when they sort of can't stay in tempo 'cause they're so charged. I like the Judas Priest vs Devo analogy. I was in disbelief you called this the metal version, 'cause your voice is all punk rock. But the guitars are something else. A good match, I think.

It's pretty special as is. But I think if you still don't like the quality, you may have to re-record it. It might be fun. (But who am I kidding - I hate doing that). Then we can help you choose which is better.

Actually, I can't wait to hear the other versions of this. I think you should post all of the versions and have a vote in the forums or something. That would be fun.
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Johnny Mustard Seed said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
You don't want me
Fantastic song!!! This thing rocks from frenzied start to finish. I am immersed in ill will just thinking about it.

If I thought your other songs reminded me of Deanna Sue and our nasty break up 11 years ago, this one reaches in and tugs at my shriveled heart, reminding me of 1992 all over again.

Well Five Extra Arms, I hope the boss can do without my services at the dock tomorrow. It%u2019s gonna take at least 12 sloe gin fizzes to get over your latest work, and it's sad ode to my life.

michael2 said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
i like
it the way that it is. it sounds so twistedly rocking. is twistedly a word?
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The Infinites said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Sensible head on for this....
....so here goes.

There is absolutely nothing wrong here. You touch this again - it dies. You leave as is, then WE, the listener decide on how good it is - not you, who are way too steeped in it to see it's appeal any more. Good job you put this up Bob. It is freakin' magnifique!

It's my kinda music - touch it again and you'll pay for it with hat least 3 of your arms!

That's a compliment BTW.....

Good work, Bro!
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said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
The Clash
Like it maybe you have 2 mix the drums a little bit...It really ROCKS

Best Regards
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Kenta
perceptualvortex said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Thrashy
I like your lyrics... always good! This is the kind of music I like seeing when I go out to see bands... nice rockin' energy. The drums should be a driving pulse, but they're barely audible right now. But hey, what do you expect a drummer to say? If you re-record or produce this sucker, crank up the drums! See you at the club.
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Doadars Uncle said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
It works!
Then you get to the chorus, and it works even better. You made a good choice by holding the chorus back. It's a great transition to the finish!
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five_extra_arms said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Thanks Gang
I definitely don't have the time or energy to try to redo this. It's as far from perfect as I could intentionally get. Rob is a star guitar player, and has no limitations to style, speed or ideas for that matter.

My punk vocals will always be just that. I'm glad it was invented or I'd never found an excuse to sing. I'll take Jim's threat seriously and leave this as it is, but I just might throw another version or two or three out here so you can understand my dilemma and help me come out of the fog.

I'd hate to see another marriage break up over yet another of my songs.

Glad you all seem to see what is "under the murk" as I've been known to post some muddy tunes. Twistedly is a perfect description of how my buddy Rob rocks. He has dynamite in his licks.

And special thanks for the comment on the holding back of the chorus. In every other version "You Don't Want Me" comes as written above. I felt like saving it for the end was a good decision.

Last thing I wondered was the title for the tune (as if it really matters) I always called it The Only Reason... think that's as good of a title as any?

Thanks for the invaluable feedback. I appreciate every word.
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said 3868 days ago (May 16th, 2007)
Tornado!!!
Solid and kick ass...I like how the end of each stanza the vocals blend into the guitar, really great music, excellent energetic vocals with some great change ups...yah I agree with Jim also don't mess with this, this is obviously the real version!
five_extra_arms said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Tornado
I won't mess with this - as this is obviously the only version.

Thanks for your comments Tom.

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cjdaley said 3868 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
maybe
you've thought too much about it. It's packed, edgy, dramatic, efficient. It's like every instrument is fighting for elbow room, and it still adds more drive and energy (though maybe the drums are actually a tad in the back) Best vocals from you, maybe,as if you were taking your cue from the guitar frenzy. Holding the chorus is an excellent choice.
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five_extra_arms said 3868 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Frenzy
You're right. I think I've thought too much about it. This is what it should've been all along, otherwise I would've posted the Fashion Show version of it for ice skating couples. I guess sometimes I doubt my choices, not often, but I did on this one.

I have to remember that I posted such hits as "Sieben" without hesitation.

Thanks for the support on this moment of uncertainty. I think it's a pretty rockin' song by my own standards. If I ever remix it, I'll move the drums up a bit louder or better yet, send it to echoroom and let him do it for me.


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alexweiler said 3867 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
She's got no reason
... because you really rock. Great built-up and arrangements, emotional and wild. The only thing is about the sound and production ... I'd really like to hear this track professionally mixed up. It's worth it!
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five_extra_arms said 3867 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Pro Mix
Thanks Alex. I really appreciate the comments.

I just met up with my friend Rob to let him hear what I did with this old guitar riff and he said, "Is that me?", as if there was anyone who could play like him.

I think I'm gonna try to post another tune that he and I did just to show off his style.

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***itiswotitis*** said 3867 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
we always want
what we cant have.... ( perhaps you should play hard to get)
that s why prohibition doesn't work...
rocking track
great vocals..
what a punky morning i am having!
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five_extra_arms said 3867 days ago (May 17th, 2007)
Hard To Get/Hard To Handle
Ha! With the exception of a few songs about love and robots, I don't often write songs about my "personal" experiences as much as I do write about observed relationships, that I in turn fanatasize about and then rewrite as if factual.

I fall into the catagory of Hard To Handle. I was an easy catch!

Thanks for listening from Down Under.


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Boris the Bull said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
thoughts from the bull...
there's not much i can add that hasn't been said. however, what i personally like about this one is the relatability of it. most of us have felt like this in one form or another, so it is easy to follow along and just nod in agreement. i love the line "THAT YOU EAT SO FAST"... brilliant!

the raw, natural energy of this piece is the allure. i wish i could let go a bit more and really dig in the way you have. really great to hear this kind of stuff! thank you!
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five_extra_arms said 3863 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Let Go Boris
I remember writing these lyrics thinking they were kinda stupid. I wanted it to come from the perspective of the poor guy who just seemed to endure the brutality. Humph! Imagine her, eating so fast! Why, that GR#*%NING woman!!!!!

Thanks for the comments Boris.

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said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
HOlie what the
YEs yes its all in there milk and and beats and honey and rythm and words and I got carried away... But the truth is its keepin me grounded llove it !!!!!!!!
five_extra_arms said 3863 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Grounded?
I don't believe you.



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Joe Brady said 3863 days ago (May 21st, 2007)
Great lyrics...........
Well painted emotion. The guitar is apropriately twisted; this is a twisted emotion when it happens. Clean up that sound a little and you've got a hit. I mean, what a hook: "You don't want me". Aint a soul on this planet who can't identify with this song. Well done.
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five_extra_arms said 3862 days ago (May 22nd, 2007)
Don't Want Me
Thanks Joe. I'll be sure to let my buddy know just how appreciated his twisted guitar sounds are. Maybe it will encourage him to do more.

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ktb said 3834 days ago (June 19th, 2007)
cool
I like the progression. The dark sliding transposing chords and then the manic guitar over the top with the crushing distortion. Your vocal is passionate and out there, start an all. Its very cool. great track
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five_extra_arms said 3804 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
Manic and Passionate
As I recall, that guitar track was a single take from start to finish.

Manic, Maniacal, Mannequin....

Thanks for the feedback!

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Peter Bauckham said 3804 days ago (July 19th, 2007)
The production
might not be great but I rather like this lo-fi sound - wicked guitar work and vocals - I can't resist that Dr Rhythm. Great tune.

Peter
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five_extra_arms said 3804 days ago (July 20th, 2007)
Dr Rhythm Has The Cure
It was only a few weeks after I posted this tune that I discover the hidden EQ features that GB3 stashed deep beneath the floor boards. I've already tinkered with it a bit and after an hour or so I was able to reveal that brilliant guitar sound as it was originally intended.

I hope to mix it properly and maybe even repost it one day when there's nothing better to do. Thanks for the note.

The Doctor never lets me down!

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racerat said 3802 days ago (July 21st, 2007)
energy
Totally hard and driving. The passion and angst just oozes out of this track. The kick drum could use a little more punch and the bass is a little lacking in the track overall, but the energy and honesty is all there, which makes it just rock. Well done.
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five_extra_arms said 3800 days ago (July 24th, 2007)
Energy
Thanks Phil,

If I could learn to mix 20% as well as you, I'd be ready for the radio.

Oh wait, I don't listen to the radio.


Nevermind.

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