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A Man We All Know


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Barretok

 Genre: Rock

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This is a collaboration with two of my favorite artists, not just because their music abilities but because they've proven to be great friends.
This song is also a tribute to two people we admire, a singer and a fighter.
Hope you all enjoy it.
B

Lupiroz:
Piano , Bass, Drums , Percussion, Ac. guitar
Music Composer & final mix.
Dylan:
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Slide Guitar, Marimba, Shaker, Harmonica,
& Vox chorus.
Barretok:
Lyrics, Lead vocals & Musical Assistance.
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Lyrics
A MAN WE ALL KNOW
Lyrics by©Bernardo Barreto
Music by Lupiroz

This is the story of a man we all know
He was a champion from the day he was born
He was funny, he was fast and he was loud
And no one in the world could knock him down.

He was a fighter from Kentucky USA
Soon enough he was a man of the world
He changed his name an refused to fight in a war
Against people who never did him any harm.

They called him a traitor and he lost his crown
He faced prison and almost lost his home
He lost his right to fight in the ring
So he came out on the streets to fight for a cause.

(chorus)

This is the story of a man we all know
He was so fast nobody could catch
He could dance and he could punch
The government tried to shut him down
But in those days the people were willing to fight back.

(instrumental break)

Well all the rest we all know by now
This man became a champion again
And the government eventually went down
With much shame they pulled out the troops.
(guess who won that war).

(chorus)

This is the story of a man we all know
He was so fast nobody could catch
He could dance and he could punch
The government tried to shut him down
But in those days the people were willing to fight back.
Song Stats
Hits: 2925
Comments: 26
Fans: 16
Plays: 51
Downloads: 107
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Mar 13, 2008 - 09:29:12 AM
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2008 - 09:29:12 AM Last Played: Oct 14, 2014 - 02:27:11 PM
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Comments
Camomilla said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Grande Barre
Ottima melodia, ottime chitarre e bellissima voce.
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks..
Grazie Camo. Your opinion always appreciated.
B
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Sir Bass said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Ali
Great song for a Great man. The sixties were a time of liberation, and open mindedness.
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Indeed...
Some of that spirit is missing today somehow. Thanks for your comment man.
B
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that80sboy said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
cool b!
floated like a butterfly....stung like a bee....just like your tune B!...i like this one!!
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thank you...
Mark, yeah I used to love that song when i was a kid. Is there any recording of it? I have been looking for it without luck.
B
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Fav...
I want to fav this song for my two collaborators...thanks Lou and Dylan.
B
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magnatone said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
A Man We All Know
Hey Barretok: so glad to see you posted here. As I've told you a million times, I just love your music and this one is no exception! Great lyrics, GREAT vocals (your voice is so unique and fabulous), and the instrumentation behind sounds just wonderful. Great work as usual - thanks
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks Karen...
I'm glad you liked it and your supportive words are always encouragement and inspiration.
B
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lavalamp said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
This is great
Full sound. Cool voice. Reminds me of one of my favorite Dylan songs, Hurricane.

Good, no fantastic job.

LL
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thanks Lavalamp...
Indeed, this song was meant to be a tribute to both Bob Dylan and Muhammed Ali. Of course Hurricane was in our minds.
B
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lavalamp said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Sorry
Did not read description before. Love Live!

Dave
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drakonis said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
great message & music
Excellent music writing and playing here... Lupiroz & Dylan do a great jobwith the music, really super sounding work there. Barretok, you have a wonderful story-telling voice that just slithers through the well-written lyrics. My only critique is that the chorus of this song seemed a little too much like the main part, not enough variation of sound... perhaps if Dylan's backing vox were brought up so we could hear them better it would help, and if your voice was a little more evenly placed through the chorus... it tended to wander in time and made it hard for me to keep the rhythm of the song in the chorus. That's my only suggestion... otherwise, a well-told tale, and great collaboration for all of you!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Barretok said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Thank you...
Drakon, I agree with some of your points and suggestions. They are valuable and certainly things to consider in the future.
B
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Kenta_and_Linda_Rocks_together said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Amazing
What a cool song this is, very much Dylan... And wow the story (lyrics) is top as the music ... It's sure is a d-load... Thanks
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Bob Rodgers said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
This
is a great song and I love your vocals, great lyrics too, I do enjoy your music! A great sound from all the instruments!
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said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
Great tunes for a great man
Wonderful collab. Cool voice maybe to cool if you add some variation in there you get 10 A.

A Great fighter and man in many ways. Very good some people still appreciate what he did.

Must this song go into the next century.

Regards Claus
Feter said 3565 days ago (March 13th, 2008)
A Man We All Know
this is great .tight band playin ..indeed
the feel of the band let this sound do solid
the lyrics and the vocal work just top notch
what more can be said ..Barretok ..Deep Bow !!
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lupiroz said 3565 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Thanx for posting this Ber!
And thanx for all these nice comments mcjammers!
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said 3565 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
what a great piece
of music...and the layering of Bernies vox and Dylans' backvocal is wonderful fitting in it...great collab gents.
Moviz said 3565 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Great song
and the lyrics and whole performance are excellent. Love the way the backing music keeps it all moving along. He was all the things you say in the lyrics and with such a great personality and sense of humour. It was if he was a part of your own family with his natural friendliness, nice work, regards M
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said 3565 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Wow!!

Well done Mr B singing about great boxer Muhammed Ally
he was good as well. at first I thought the song was going to begin
like ....
This is the story about hurricane whom the authourities came to blame for somthething that he never did bla bla bla. lol
I love that one too.

Anyhow well done- loved this it was a briliant tribute song I never missed a fight ha ha and Sonny Listens either wow!! You sang it excellent/
It was all carried off really well. Well done guys.
Peace Dee xx
Barretok said 3564 days ago (March 14th, 2008)
Thanks Dee and...
Thanks everyone. We tried to keep it similar and yet away from Hurricane, yet that song is soooooo good it was impossible for our "music composer" to keep away from it. I'm sure Mr. Bob will forgive us.
B
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lupiroz said 3564 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
Music Composer
would be me, I suppose! LOL
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davisamerica said 3563 days ago (March 15th, 2008)
right then folks
"hurricane" inspired and plays well ... very nice collab folks ... blues man you have brought such wonder to MJ ..... too cool all!
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DWL said 3563 days ago (March 16th, 2008)
Really into Dylan territory here
and none the worse for it :-)

Great song

Cheers

Dick
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Name: Bernardo Barreto
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