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Throwing shoes seemed like a good, current topic to write about :) This was a 6 hour turnaround from having an idea and recording it, so has some rough bits still which I'll fix in a later version. If you happen to be in a rowdy pub and can organise a bunch of drunks to sing along on the fade out, feel free to record it and send it to me (seriously!).

A lot of fun to make this one.
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Lyrics
Throw Your Shoes
© 2008 Neil Porter

If you see him in a crowded mall
If you see him on the street
If you see him at a restaurant
Take your shoes right off your feet
When you see him in a traffic jam
There’s no need to be discreet
Just keep the bastard in your sights
And liberate your feet

Throw your shoes
You know you want to
Throw ‘em straight and throw ‘em hard
Throw your shoes
There ain’t no trophies, gongs or prizes
But it’ll make you feel
A whole lot better

Lose your footwear
Launch it like a missile
For every helpless child and woman
Buried in Iraq
One for each dead soldier
And a thousand for Katrina
The rest for selling out the world
I'll see you out the back!

Hard to figure how you ever got there
The “leader of the free world” they say
I don’t believe just what you did there
To the free world!



Some dancin’ shoes for Freddie Mac
Something cute for Fannie Mae
A sneaker for democracy
And a boot to see you on your way
No more shoes?
You can find another missile
Toss it, lob it, hurl it, pitch it
Tell him how you feel

Throw your shoes
You know you want to
Throw ‘em straight and throw ‘em hard
Throw your shoes
There ain’t no trophies, gongs or prizes
But it’ll make you feel
A whole lot better

Verse/Chorus/Intro/Outro:

| A | E | G | D |

Bridge:

| B | C | B | C | B | C | A

Song Stats
Hits: 4447
Comments: 59
Fans: 41
Plays: 295
Downloads: 159
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Dec 16, 2008 - 02:52:04 PM
Last Updated: Dec 16, 2008 - 02:58:39 PM Last Played: Nov 13, 2015 - 01:50:11 PM
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Comments
davajonah said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Hehe!
Nice one Neil!
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Peter Greenstone said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
excellent
I love it! Great lyrics, Neil. Musically it's quite enjoyable as well. I like the guitar licks though there are a few times where the timing is a bit off. I could imagine some female backup singers in this.
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jiguma said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
backup singers
Thanks for the listen Peter - I was serious about getting some drunks in a pub to sing along to the outro - just what it needs :)
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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jiguma said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Timing
And yes, the vocal timing is certainly off in places - I just had to post before I got bogged down into trying to get vocals right. Will fix soonish.
N
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ktb said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
shoeless
at the risk of being put on all the NSA's blacklists, may i say this is a lot of fun. nice one Neil
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stacey said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Too funny!
This is great! You are a funny funny man!
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Diviner said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Brilliant
Very funny and so right. Well done, much kudos.
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mowguy3 said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Throw Your Shoes
On the money bud, great job. Right to the point and held nothing back. Very nice tuneage as well.
Thanks and be well, Russ
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magnatone said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Throw Your Shoes
LOL LOL LOL - I LOVE this! Thank you for speaking truth to power!
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BenedictJames said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
you beauty!
Absolute bloody brilliant mate!
As that reporters shoe sailed through the air, it carried with it the sentiments of the vast majority of this planet, and deserves to be immortalized in song, and you did it proud, good on ya.
I shall tell loads of people to check it out.
Triple j radio would love it too....

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Feter said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Throw Your Shoes
You are the man ! you are the man ! ... You Rock ...there s no roughness
in your work ...you just roll them and its ROCK !! ..what a lyrics you wrote !!
got shot bro ..thnx alot for sharin !!!
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jgurner said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Ha!
You made my day Much better. Thanks Neil.

I'm off to throw some shoes. Heeeeere Bushie Bushie Bushie.......
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slumbering said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
YEAH!
THROW THEM SHOES! :D

Love the song, it's really infectious in a good way!
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jiguma said 3016 days ago (December 21st, 2008)
Infectious
So ................ not like, say cholera or something :)
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dajama said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Now
This put a smile on my face. Great way to end the way. "Liberate your feet" - cracker of a line. The lyrics overall are really well done, outrage expressed with wit and style. Nice chugging, danceable song, too. Some really nice guitar licks in there, too. I am in awe of your ability to turn this around in a matter of hours! Nicely done, my friend. Peace.
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Moviz said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
When I read
the title Neil, I couldn't keep my face straight, because I just knew what it would be about. Apart from his family, I'll bet everyone's sorry they didn't land LOL. This sounds great even apart from the excellent lyrics and hit's the nail right on the head, regards M
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Char said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Way to go, Neil!
I wouldn't have believed the guy was able to get them both off and almost connected, if I hadn't seen that. Fun! But, it's all over and done. Lots of picking up after the heel. :) Thanks.
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Ed Hannifin said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Aww, Neil....
Now I have to wrestle you to the ground... Well, not me personally, but my twelve body guards... Sorry about that...

Ed
Vic Holman said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Joe Walsh?
I mention Joe, cuz this is the type of song he would do. a bit of humor & with a point. Not to mention the guitar rhythm.

now where is that Nike Shoes forum spam when you need it :0


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awigze said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Joe Walsh
... wouldn't bash this prez though
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damiengh said 3021 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Nike Shoes Cheap!
Hey, where is that Nike shoe spammer when we need him. We could really have a shoe throw fest with this tune as a backdrop.

Great tune expressing much of what America feels. Love that Aussie humor.



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rsorensen said 3020 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
haha
awesome, neil. love the reggae guitar bounces throughout. awesome production too. those guitars work nicely together when soloing. kind of artfully sloppy. nice job!
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jiguma said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
artfully sloppy :)
I think of it as more "sloppily artful".

Thanks for the listen Ridd,

Neil
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MarkHolbrook said 3020 days ago (December 16th, 2008)
Hey Neil
Excellent as always! Full of sound too! Excellent fun lyrics... Nicely done!
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lengold said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
Reggae
Love this Neil - I think it definitely sounds spontaneous, which totally adds to the wonderful feel. I think it might be a mistake to try and smooth it out, sounds great as it is. Adding backing vocals would be cool.
Cheers
Len


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tokai said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
well said
i have some thing a little better than a shoe, great laugh. That was a quick response to that event, he is an inspiration to us all. Good ole Australian humour, thank you for the laugh.
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Mcboy said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
wooohoooo
throw that shoe.....lol....good one neil!
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Mcboy said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
wooohoooo
throw that shoe.....lol....good one neil!
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jiguma said 3016 days ago (December 21st, 2008)
Not 1 but 2!
.. comments from Mr Boy. Glad you enjoyed it :)
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kingbee said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
sole music
Great stuff
Loved it.
Now get the video done !!
I want to see this in the charts.
It's brilliant.
BTW if you live in Australia wouldn't people be throwing their thongs?
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jiguma said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
Thongs
I thought most Americans might find that a little odd :)
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davisamerica said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
lol
... seriously ... LOL ...
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Muse Ritual said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
You know I LOVE this!
I really really really want to too!
Im glad you took the song in a serious but slightly playful direction. The whole situation is serious but the reporter spoke for the majority of the world when he launched mother of all insults. I know of no one yet in real life who didnt agree with the guy at least in principle.

Thanks for a great song Neil!
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thoddi said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
way cool
Still that "keef" sounding guitar and there's even something in your voice reminding me og him:) I'm a big stones fan, so that is a compliment:)

Very enjoyable chorus, melody and reggae groove.
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jiguma said 3016 days ago (December 21st, 2008)
Thor
Glad you enjoyed it - I'm really enjoying playing guitar at the moment.

btw - the band I play with has just started on "Things Must Change" - sounding good, but no-one will play the lead parts as well as you did on the CD!

Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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Doadars Uncle said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
Hey Neil!
I'm gonna go out and get some more shoes! I'm so happy we are coming to the end of an era. I hope we can restore good relations with the world!

Peace!
Doug
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Ibstrat said 3020 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
Just in case
someone from the CIA is checking out my activities- I did NOT download this song.I favored it by accident while a.... trying to close macjams... well I may have downloaded it, but that was also an accident.You know there is a really left wing guy on this site named Ed Hannifin (EJH) that you might want to check into....
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J.A.Stewart said 3019 days ago (December 17th, 2008)
Now You Know Why...
They call him a Lame... DUCK!!! President.

Some clever lyrical work in here, but I can't agree with the general principle involved here... such a waste of good leather. :P


--- Joe
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Macaudion said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
This is too good
This is dead on, Neil. It is as on as the aim of the infamous/famous show thrower. I'm sorry that I didn't comment the other night when I first heard this. You gotta somehow, get this onto, youtube! Man, I'd bet you'd get so many hits on it.

Don't know how ya craft these things so beautifully, so fast. I've been watching the news bits on this and it's interesting to hear the different responses to the incident that obviously inspired you. Not surprisingly, a whole lotta folks wanna throw shows at our fearless loser. Mr Hero, himself, he doesn't have a clue; imagine...

Excellent writing/performing on this. Great sound, too! A real pro mix.

Thank you, sir. You caused another smile to wipe across my face today. Cheers! Dion
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8piscean8 said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Catchy
Very catchy Neil. I'll have this stuck in my head for a while now! Great guitar interplay throughout. As others have mentioned tighten up the timing, but not too much, because I like the looseness of it all. It's a pretty sad state of affairs when people outside the US write songs about our soon-to-be past president! I can hear this being played in a really loud raucous bar!
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jiguma said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Bar
Cheers Adam, this is only a demo version, and I'll fix the vocal glitches - possibly tomorrow, before I get some local airplay on Saturday. As far as getting it on YouTube, I really don't have the skills to cobble something video together in a hurry.

I was hoping someone might just go and play it in a bar and record the results so I can add it to the final outro choruses in the final version. Or perhaps people could simply have a nice quiet bottle of wine in the privacy of their own homes and then record the results and send me the files.

Thanks for listening and leaving a note.

Cheers,
Neil
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bud said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Great fun
excellent guitar work - and a real hoot to boot.
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Roxylee said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Throwing my fuzzy slippers
Wait- I need them to keep my feet warm here in NY. Besides, we're not supposed to condemn anyone without walking a mile in his...Well, you know. This song puts a funny spin on all the frustration we are feeling at all the leaders and politicians who love money and power instead of the people they are supposed to be serving. Great humor in this one. :-)
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dolby said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Tee hee heee
Love the line "liberate your feet" great!

Great fun song and top marks for speed of production - amazing!

The thing I find funniest about this whole incident is the absolute unflappability of the crazy man Bush. If you look closely at the footage, it's the look on 'W's' face after the first shoe that's brilliant- he's just like a bar brawler - you can see him thinking 'come on son, give us another one, I'll take 'em all!'. Credit where it's due - he never changes....
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guitapick said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Man...
...the proberbial "no brainer download"...

Absolutely fantastic, Neil...if the situation wasn't so pathetic I'd say "LOL"...but it's just been so, so off the charts...

Thanks, man...wisdom from down under, dude.
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Warren Smith said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
The shoe heard 'round the world
Rollicking good contemporary political humor.

Be careful not to over-refine it. I love the rawness. It feels real. And that makes it pertinent to the rebellious precipitated act that is the subject of the song.
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jiguma said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
refinement
Cheers Warren - I'm just going to fix the bridge so it can be understood.
Appreciate the listen.
N
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rtcooper said 3019 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
AHAHA
BRILLIANT!

I Feel better, ALREADY!
Fabulous - feels like it Was recorded in a Pub!
I'll work on gathering some of the Drunks!
No Problem.

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DBrown said 3018 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Haha
EJH played this for me the other night and I was in stitches.
The lyrics are fantastic and very dead on.
Right on for speaking the truth and preaching.

All the best and keep rocking.
Dom
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blaky smith said 3018 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Shoes
I like very much your interpretation Neil, even if I do not understand exactly all the lyrics, but I know about what you speak... And I guess a lot of humor. Very well done.
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jiguma said 3018 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
Once again ...
... I find myself seriously short of time to reply to everyone. Christmas goings on I suppose.

I really appreciate every comment, fav and vote I get, and am humbled that so many people take the time to listen to my musical ranting. Thank You!

Best wishes for the crazy season - prawns, oysters and champagne in the sun for me!

Cheers,
Neil
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Dixie Mason Band said 3018 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
TAKE AS PRESCRIBED

Our new theme song around here!
We're having a shoe drive, right now.

DIXIE
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Alannah said 3018 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
A such fun ....
... on a lovely Beer Friday ... perked me right up ... I'll see what I can manage for your chorus request .... but I need a lot more beer first ... would it sound more realistic if I was all bombed and sang sloppy ? hahahaha just covering myself in case .....
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jiguma said 3018 days ago (December 19th, 2008)
:)
That would be fine Alannah!
N
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aclarke said 3017 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
No one...
and I mean, no one... on Macjams churns out songs that are not only immediately timely but very high quality as well. Yeah, I know you said it's only a demo... but c'mon Neil, it's still not fair!

Cool song!!
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SmokeyVW said 3017 days ago (December 20th, 2008)
tongues will be wagging
i guess i still have a soft spot for protest songs

the only way to deal with too much bad news is simply to laugh

funny Neil, very funny

the shoes virus is infecting the world! cool!

thanks
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lavalamp said 3015 days ago (December 22nd, 2008)
Nice
Funny and to the point.
Dave
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ted23 said 3014 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
.....
Class!
Outtaorbit said 3014 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
This is to good
I would laugh except I put up with this for 8 years..........God almighty save us from us. Shit throw your boots...bricks..rocks...go away bye bye go sit at the ranch. Call Nixon!
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