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Don't Tell it To Me (CBGB)


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Nick_Flash

 Genre: Punk-Grunge

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This is the first of my 2 song set. The lyrics are pretty standard punk angst. The main riff is actually from one of the first songs I learned on guitar ages ago with my high school punk band "The Soggy Waffles". We sounded much worse than this however.
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Lyrics
You can't tell us what to do or say
We're not your puppets we're not for sale
I'm gonna get out the word and yes we're here to stay
We're gonna fight for our rights watch out the revolution's on it way

And we won't stop
And we can't stop
Listen to the call
It's gonna break down the wall

Just listen to the people shouting
We're gonna rise up we're gonna climb the mountain
I know what's right don't need the man to tell me
We won't lie down, We won't lie down

What was that you say?
Follow blind no way, hey!
And who you think I should be
Don't tell it to me!

Where I should go and what I should see
What I can wear and who I should be
We're not gonna listen, we're not gonna take it
Give us a law and watch us break it.

You can't tell us what to do or say
We're not your puppets we're not for sale
I'm gonna get out the word and yes we're here to stay
We're gonna fight for our rights watch out the revolution's on it way

And we won't stop
And we can't stop
And who you think I should be
Don't tell it to me!
Don't tell it to me!
Don't tell it to me!
Don't tell it!
Song Stats
Hits: 2703
Comments: 25
Fans: 12
Plays: 53
Downloads: 108

Uploaded: May 04, 2008 - 12:04:06 PM
Last Updated: May 04, 2008 - 12:04:06 PM Last Played: Feb 03, 2015 - 09:28:22 AM
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Hardware:
Mac G5, Charvel LS-1 Guitar, Yamaha bass, Boss GT-3 processor
Software:
Garageband, DOD
Comments
kingbee said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Kick out the jams
It has a sort of MC5 feel to it..but then again sounds pretty up to date and sits well with the rest of your stuff.
I like it.
Cheers
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Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Mc5
Mc5 freakin rocked, so thats a compliment. Thanks for listening. I used much different guitar sounds, but otherwise it is similar to my other work.
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
Vic Holman said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
woah!
this is killer in every department. right from the bass line intro i knew i was in for a great ride.
Check out my latest song called Strawberry Fields
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Killer
Thanks Vic. The music is the easy part. I struggled getting the vocals right and just finished today. Your CBGB track was great too.


Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Dont Tell it To Me.
Well I want to tell it to you. its my Son's Birthday Today Lol

Its a Rocking Punk alwight ha ha Great production. Love it.

Peace Dee.
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
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Playing this song took me back to my high school days. Man do I wish we had Mac's and Garageband back then - I would have a library of this music.
Happy Birthday to your Son!

thanks.
nick
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
very good
production, absolutely well done!
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
Thanks
The music was recorded in about an hour. I was going to add some feedback in parts but I got lazy (how punk is that)


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craft said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
I like it
Great punk rock... This is way to cool...
Check out my latest song called Valarty & AJ Craft - Burn (Alternative version)
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
punk
Yeah recording this one was fun. Did'nt have to worry about everything being perfect.
Thanks for checking it out Craft.

Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
chemystery said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
don't stop
Yeah! The next revolution is WAY overdue. Maybe it starts right here right now.

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Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
revolution
Here comes the revolution. The title of one of my punk bands albums was "The Evolution of Revolution" Thats probably where I got the vocal inspiration from.


Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
davisamerica said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
woa
punk x 2 and way cool
Check out my latest song called empathy
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
x2
Thanks for stopping by. Certainly was a fun project.

Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
racerat said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
CBGB
Nick,
Awesome mix, this sounds like some X at the Whiskey LIVE track or something. I am rockin my socks off. Best CBGB song I've heard yet. The end is punishing! Wham bam thankya Mam! Kudo's
Philip
Check out my latest song called Paper Thin
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
cbgb
Yeah, I'm a sucker for endings like that. I think 3 if my posts have something similar. All in the name of punk.
Thanks for the comments Phil.
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!
If the revolution is waiting for an opening shot, this is it! Excellent sound with a snarly edge - great mix. Let it begin!
Nick_Flash said 3312 days ago (May 4th, 2008)
F - yeah
Let it begin! Thanks for listening Rik. Your demo rocked as well.
Peace
nick
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
lavalamp said 3311 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Loved this
Pure punkalicious. Everything's great about this. You really rocked this out. It would be cool to here the original, too.

YEAH!

LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
Nick_Flash said 3311 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
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I'm not even sure I have an original. I'd love to hear it too. The main riff was the same but everything else different. I think I was like 17 at the time.
Fun trip though. Thanks man
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
DWL said 3311 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
You do it so well
The second track of yours I've listened to and both bloody superb.

The sound, production, lyrics, guitars, vocals, everything is just perfect for this song.

:-)

Cheers

Dick
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Nick_Flash said 3311 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
2 songs
Thanks for putting up with me twice. Definitely not a sweet song but not all punk is. I actually thought about rewriting the lyrics but didn't have time.
Punk rules.
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
bud said 3311 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
Fantastic -
I love the way the first chorus leads straight into the second verse without a breath - very old school punk - perfect touch. Killer guitars and vocals too.
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Nick_Flash said 3311 days ago (May 5th, 2008)
vox
The way the vocals were strung together was the way I envisioned it, yeah you're right it gives it that old school style.
Thanks for listening Bud, your demos have sounded great!
Check out my latest song called Questioning Authority
said 3310 days ago (May 6th, 2008)
Ahhh!!
another Boss man!! I just love the tones your getting!!

This is fist wavin' material for sure.

Production is huge.

I love it!


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