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Throw Your Shoes + MJ Pub Chorus


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 Genre: Alternative Rock

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This is a more considered version of my recent post - the bridge has been tidied up and it now features the MacJams Pub Chorus in the outro. Its still pretty loose though :)

Thanks to Anne Cozean, rtcooper, Thor Oliversen, Helena Brandstedt, Dave Maguire, Matk Holbrook, Damiengh and Ed Moran for providing the chorus.

Still the same song basically, but better produced. Just figured it would be nice to give people a better copy to download.

Sing along and enjoy.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Neil
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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: 4257
Comments: 27
Fans: 36
Plays: 276
Downloads: 140

Uploaded: Dec 23, 2008 - 07:07:15 PM
Last Updated: Dec 23, 2008 - 07:07:15 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 12:05:09 PM
Song License
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Keywords:
Shoes (7)Bush (58)
Hardware:
Fender Telecaster, Fender Precision Bass, Rode NT3 mic, iMac G5, Behringer UB802 mixer/preamp
Software:
Logic Studio
Comments
thoddi said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
yo
Good one:)
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five_extra_arms said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Tears Of Laughter, Tears Of Pain
I'm so glad you did this before Lou Reed and John Cale did.

Beautifully performed music. Fantastic vocals and that guitar is amazing.

Thanks for the Macjams Pub Chorus!

Bob
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egobandit said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
man
I just hit the floor laughing best song on MJ ever thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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magnatone said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Throw Your Shoe
This version is AWESOME! I'm glad you posted a link to this in the forum - hope everybody (in the world) hears it! The chorus is sublime!
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Ibstrat said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
This
just sounds incredible!I wish that Neil Young could hear this.A masterpiece.
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damiengh said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Thanks
Thanks for letting me on this one. Venting feels goooooooooooooood!

Got rid of a whole closet full of shoes that I've been storing for a long long time.

Hey, I might just go out and get me a pair of them Bush shoes.

See the headline:
Stampede for 'Bush shoe' creates 100 new jobs
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/22/turkey-george-bush-shoe

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Feter said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
Throw Your Shoes
Great Rockin song ...thats for sure what you are upto lately ...
with your tele !! ... KUDOS for the MJ choir ...man Neil YOU ROCK !!!
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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rtcooper said 3012 days ago (December 23rd, 2008)
WIT WINS!

I, pretty much, cannot stand "'topical" songs.

The WIT, available in abundance here, proves the exception.
I sent the demo around to friends who Loved or Abhorred it! (Good Sign).

From the Get-Go, the guitars tell you mischief is afoot. And so it is.
Makes you wonder if the people around the activist reporter thought for a moment to offer up More Shoes!

Love this piece.
A gentleman's Justice, well represented; superbly presented.

Great Soundstage.
Guitars with Legs.
Bright Vocal present.

Just One Fine Piece.

Highest Compliments,
Cooper


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davajonah said 3012 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Yes!
Much better version. Mix is crystal clear - great playing. The pub singing is fantastic. :)
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Skean said 3012 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Skål = Cheers
This is excellent.
Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, A great (good) New Year....Peace to all.

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Moviz said 3012 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Should be
getting loads of 'air' time all around the world.... would surely be a Christmas 'Number One', cheers and all the best, M
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DWL said 3012 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Brilliant lyrics!
I loved it Neil :-)

An entertaining political song. Difficult to pull off but you managed it brilliantly.

And a great choir.....

Cheers

Dick



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peacepiano said 3012 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Throw in
Such a list of "accomplishments" probably deserves rotten fruit, but shoes are the missile of choice today!

Merry Christmas
Bill
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lengold said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
I was worried
that this might have lost its spontaneous 'feel' - but it hasn't - sounds fantastic. I agree should be a number one hit.
Cheers
Len


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Outtaorbit said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
still fighting
keep it up SMU, what could he have that we would want to read.........this is sooo funny
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Macaudion said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Hit him in the grown...
...you said that outloud...LOL...

Great job, Neil and MJRs.

I don't think that I ever mentioned how much I like the guitar in this. Great job. Also, I didn't listen to to lyrics as closley as I did this time.

You so clever, sir. excellent!

Sending it to my friends now. There, that's what I think about it.

Thanks again, Neil! I feel a whole lot better. Macca
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jiguma said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
groin
Hi Dion,

it was "kick" - hit probably would have been better, but my inner self got the better of me.

:)

All my very best wishes to you and yours this Christmas - have a great 2009!

Neil
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Macaudion said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Hit him in the groin...
...you said that outloud...LOL...

Great job, Neil and MJRs.

I don't think that I ever mentioned how much I like the guitar in this. Great job. Also, I didn't listen to to lyrics as closley as I did this time.

You so clever, sir. excellent!

Sending it to my friends now. There, that's what I think about it.

Thanks again, Neil! I feel a whole lot better. Macca
Check out my latest song called Pavel
Alannah said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Long Live ....
... freedom of speech and satire ! Great new mix Neil (sorry I didn't get my act together on this one and offer a "beer brewed" breath on this one) ....
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BeardedMonkeys said 3011 days ago (December 24th, 2008)
Sneakers for Democrocy!!
Excellent!! Love the lyrics and the brilliant guitar work. pretty tight man!!
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saymme said 3011 days ago (December 25th, 2008)
Happy & Peaceful Holidays !
Kudos Neil !!

: )
echoroom said 3008 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Throw your pants
This is funny, but serious, and just fantastic - Saturday Night Live should call you. Awesome production, man, I have soo much to learn - I might nick the eq from this via ozone its so good.

Great to catch up with Neil - this is coming back to Kenya with me!

steve
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Doadars Uncle said 3007 days ago (December 28th, 2008)
Hey Neil!
Great song! We will be liberated on January 20th! I'll play this one for my friends!
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bud said 3006 days ago (December 29th, 2008)
Loved it the first time
even better now. Thanks for the DL.
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TheDean said 3002 days ago (January 2nd, 2009)
I'll take the lyrics as tong and cheek...
But I don't think it's funny...

Good guitar work. I like the "ska" type rhythm and the guitar melody throughout the song. I thought your delivery was great during verse and first chorus.

"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!"

Sounds off to me in terms of delivery.

Overall, good stuff... 8/10
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elfdaughter said 2998 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
LOVE IT!
Absoloutely brilliant! Very well done!
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8piscean8 said 2997 days ago (January 7th, 2009)
Yes!!
Classic. Timeless. One-Of-A-Kind! Great job Neil!
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Name: Neil Porter
Location: Pambula Beach, Sapphire Coast NSW Australia
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