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Cherry


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tempie

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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it's summer, and summer means drag racing. so i thought i'd write a drag tune. i wanted a real bare bones garage-y sound, a little rockabilly, a little surf, a lot of hot rod, etc.

disclaimer: the perfect drag song has already been written - 'shut down' - it is impossible not to speed to that song, you could be driving a ford fiesta and you'd still feel like a hood with a Model A - so this tune owes a lot to that song, even though it's not hardly as good.
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Lyrics
you think you're cherry baby
maybe that's true
you got the pretty wheels
you got the factory tune
your daddy spent the money
i spent my knuckles and sweat
let's line 'em up at the tree
and see what that'll get

3-2-1 and we let the ponies run
you're spinning up a breeze
while my slicks are grippin' mightily
2-3-4 power shift and shut the door
i hear your engine whine
but you're running out of time and you know -
first place is better than best of show

you think you're cherry baby
maybe that's true
you got the body kit
you got the cat-back tubes
your daddy spent the money
i spent my knuckles and sweat
let's line 'em up at the tree
and see what that'll get

3-2-1 and we let the ponies run
you're spinnin' up a breeze
while my slicks are stickin' mightily
2-3-4 power shift and shut the door
i hear your engine whine
but you're running out of time and you know -
first place is better than best of show
Song Stats
Hits: 2689
Comments: 21
Fans: 13
Plays: 182
Downloads: 91
Votes: 2
Uploaded: Jul 23, 2009 - 07:13:47 AM
Last Updated: Jul 23, 2009 - 07:13:47 AM Last Played: Nov 10, 2017 - 08:57:48 PM
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Software:
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Comments
The Infinites said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Not best of show...
....but FIRST PLACE WITH A COMMENT!!!!! I WIN!!!

3-2-1. Reminds me of The MC5 on a vacation and chillin'. Too short, man I wanted more, but like a race, it's over in a blink.

Cool tune and pictorial lyrics. DL'd to add to the ever popular Tempie playlist...

Cheers,

Jim
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tempie said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
MC5
man, the MC5 follow me around everywhere, bumming cigarettes, borrowing money. but could be worse i guess, i could remind people of the osmonds or pat boone.

glad you liked it dude, and congrats on first place. the team tempie girls will be by with your trophy...
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scaustrita said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
The Race
I did not race cars, it was motorcycles.
But you got my heart pumping.
If you raced, you know that feeling!
I like that line "you daddy spent the money"
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tempie said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
motorcycles
man i think bikes are cool but i just never got into them. glad the tune reminded you of racing though! and if you like racing (and bikes) have you seen the top gear episode with ken block racing ricky carmichael? it's fantastic, it was on youtube but bbc pulled it, check it out if you get the chance.
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tmcfate said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
i love drag racing
love this arrangment. the bass drives just right. and the changes@1:20 min. cool indie feel. you keep it interesting all the way throught. great mix
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tempie said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
there's
not much better than a fast car. a few things. but not much.

thanks for stopping by dude. if anybody reading this hasn't checked out your latest tune, i encourage them to do so, it's good stuff.
Check out my latest song called Suck at Love
Lennon714 said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Can I feel like a
hood in Saturn L200 grocery getter? The answer is yes. Love all the insider terms, even though I have know idea what they mean. The vocal sets this apart. You went for the laid back intensity. Especially in that chorus where you're like Brian Johnson singing at church. Love the guitar on the fading outro.
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tempie said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
hood in a L200
you can with this body kit...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9mcafibfNAc/SBNtTImagLI/AAAAAAAAA8s/GIrIjjrBrJY/s320/aaaa.jpg

well, maybe not a hood but street tough eurotrash, sure.

brian johnson singing in church LOL! not sure if the chorus is finished, i think i want to add some beach boys type choral stuff at the end of it, we'll see...
Check out my latest song called Suck at Love
Pete_NB said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Vroom!
Great tune. The tmepo really didn't put me in mind of the fast cars but the instrumental break did. Fun song all the same.
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rsorensen said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
vrooooom
this is super cool. love the quiet intensity of the whole thing. you gotta put some cheesy engine revs in this if you revisit.
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davisamerica said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
wanna race
for the pink slip? this is a kick...love the arrangement!
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tempie said 3041 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
pinks
thanks dude, that's funny, there's a show on the speed channel that i love called "pinks", a reality drag show where guys/gals race for pink slips, my wife rolls her eyes and leaves the room when i've got it on lol. anyway thanks for dropping by and giving a listen - glad you liked it!
Check out my latest song called Suck at Love
Feter said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Cherry
Kinda rolla here ..depiste the acoustic guitar
your used here ..but still it rocks ...I think
its great ...and would work so good riding a
speedy car ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Vic Holman said 3045 days ago (July 23rd, 2009)
Barbie's Trans Am in pink
all the trademark Tempie style is here. which oozes like hot motor oil. slick tune, dude!

man, those puns where awful
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 3044 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
Reminds me of the Osmonds...
.. but no, really, this is Tempie gold. As always your mantra of less is more wins the day. I hear the Delta King singing that little riff in the background and I'm just wishing I was in my car:

http://www.autospies.com/images/users/carlover99/alfa-romeo-brera-s-4.jpg

but it's raining loads here!

This little slick sticks mightily!
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lengold said 3044 days ago (July 24th, 2009)
I really like
your trick of producing songs that really drive along and bring you in without them having to go massively loud or over the top. Sign of great song writing. Could definitely be longer. Enjoyed.
Cheers
Len

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ktb said 3043 days ago (July 25th, 2009)
surf
is king. Sprinkle liberally. A nice stripped down sound. The changes are also very cool.
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tempie said 3041 days ago (July 27th, 2009)
hey ktb
havn't seen you in a bit thanks for dropping by. i'm always interested in what you've got to say, since you're a real musician type. and you're right, surf IS king. i've got a new version of this up which is even more "beach blanket bingo" than this, check it out if you get the chance.
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Relic67 said 3035 days ago (August 2nd, 2009)
Wow!
just catching up on my fave macJammers' output after my vacation...
this is good to hear.
although all your songs have their distinct personalities I hope you don't mind if I recycle my usual comments i.e. killer chorus, great singing and production, interesting arrangement and of course really cool outro!! You pulled out some neat chords and changes on this one .
DL'ed!
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tempie said 3034 days ago (August 3rd, 2009)
recycle your comments
otherwise they'll just end up in a landfill for the next 100 years.

good to see you around dude - check out the more recent version of this tune, it has engine noises :)
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michaeljayklein said 2681 days ago (July 22nd, 2010)
Infectious...
Love the quiet anticipation in the verse and the rest was just fine too! Good job here Craig--thanks!
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