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After work tonight I stopped at the supermarket and grabbed some chips, beef jerky and stood in line. Inspired by the figgiting dude in front of me, I came back to the studio and laid down a bass line and tried laying down some loosely related lyrics. Well, lucky for me, I really liked what happened and I just went with it. I tried a few new things - some oohs and ahhhs, just for kicks. I didn't hate it, so I left it in there. Very last thing I did was add the tambourine and the blippity synth riff.

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Lyrics
SHE SAW ME STARING THROUGH THE RACK
AT THE TATTOO ON THE NECK OF HER BACK

A CROSS
A BIRD
A HEART
IN BLACK
SHOULD I CHOOSE THE PAPER SACK?

HER SCANNER’S AIMING AT MY HEART
SHE PEERS DEEP INTO MY EMPTY CART

A PACK
OF MINTS
A CAN OF BEER
HER EMPTY EYES DETECT MY FEAR

SHE ASKS ME “PAPER OR PLASTIC?”
I SAY “PAPER” AS I PANIC

I TRY
TO HELP
HER STUFF
THE SACK
SHE WANTS MY PIN NUMBER
I WANT CASH BACK

NERVOUS STANDING
IN A LINE
I’M JUDGED BY THE ITEMS
THAT I’M BUYING

WHY DID I CHOSE THE PAPER SACK?
WHY’D I ASK FOR SO MUCH CASH BACK?
Song Stats
Hits: 3038
Comments: 26
Fans: 24
Plays: 313
Downloads: 94

Uploaded: Oct 27, 2009 - 10:03:19 PM
Last Updated: Oct 28, 2009 - 10:04:04 AM Last Played: Dec 31, 2016 - 01:19:33 PM
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Hardware:
Black and Scratchy (Hondo II Electric Bass), RAT pedal, Indigo Blue Credit Card Pick, Ampeg Bass Amp, Tapco Link.USB, Samson R11, Cape Cod Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Chips.
Software:
GB
Comments
Feter said 2765 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
Paper Sack
Hey this rock so good ...nice vocal work nice
use of the guitar ...great tone ..all so solid
kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Vic Holman said 2765 days ago (October 27th, 2009)
plastic or paper
for starters i love beef jerky!

cool lyrics Bob. Yes, EVERYONE is judge by what they buy, even if you say you're buying it for a friend. I'm sure they take notes and record it all video.
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woofer3 said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Great track
very entertining - absolutely love it. I like it when songs are inspired by real life little events like this. I think Frank Zappa would have covered this if he'd still been with us. A most enjoyable classic. Also I love the lyrics.
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tempie said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
cash back
dude there is an absolutely blissful pop melody sitting in the middle of this like bologna in the wonderbread. reminds me of the joy i used to feel when i went to the supermarket as a poor person. i'd stand with my 15 dollars for the week under the fluorescent lights and it was like a sweet afterlife of possibility. now that i can buy what i want i hate the supermarket. hmmmm.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Amazing...
... how the mundanity of life can lead to wondrously creative art. Particularly like the synth bits here as I delve ever more into electronica. Excellent song, very Zappa-esque vocal (as someone has already said I note).
Love it!
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MarkHolbrook said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
LOL
This is great... Songs about the day! This came out great for a quick lay down! Really cool!
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DWL said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
TBMG
come to mind for some reason.

Perhaps a little unhinged but who cares? :-)

Cheers

Dick
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Relic67 said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
why did I choose the paper sack
great pop song as only you can do it.
I love the arrangement, performance and the lyrics.
The last two lines, especially, made me laugh.
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particledots said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
paper or plastic??
this is fantastic

and all the elements work perfectly


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Lennon714 said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Hooray!
A killer melody. Sounds like a sexbot rock god from 1979 fell in to a time warp and is playing in a 1950's sock hop. Word to the wise from a supermarket guy: Just let the hot supermarket girl stuff the sack all by herself.
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rsorensen said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
haha
this is awesome. you definitely got your own sound going on and I like it. Great synths
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rsorensen said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
also
I can't believe this is the only song on Macjams with a beef jerky keyword!
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Calchas said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
STRANGE!
But I like it! lol

You are the most off-the-wall cat at this site Bob. This is a hell of a lot of fun.

Be well friend!
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dave_b said 2764 days ago (October 28th, 2009)
Paper Sack
Cool quirky song...Like the interaction of the guitar and the blippy synth. This song reminds of Seinfeld in that it extracts humor and drama from everyday incidents
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five_extra_arms said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Beef Jerky
Thanks guys.

I appreciate the feedback on my Paper Sack.


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bud said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
This is classic FEA!
Nobody does slice of life surrealism like you Bob. Excellent track. Makes me think of The Rugrats Tommy Pickles - now twenty something - getting down with GB in his parents basement. Why? Dunno.
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five_extra_arms said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Tommy Pickles
Maybe Tommy's parents don't have an attic?

Thanks bud!!
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blaky smith said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Inspired
Amazing and excellent song Bob, sounds very good, nice job...
Cheers
Marc
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scofugate said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Cool Stuff
UK-indy-rockish! This is very cool stuff and well produced. I love all the vocal tracks!

Good stuff!
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sloparts said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
Deranged,
is that what DWL said. No it was unhinged. Got to,love being unhinged, but who cares.

Love it, because it's so weird, Bob.

Ed
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DarkPlanet said 2763 days ago (October 29th, 2009)
PAPER OR PLASTIC?
a song about those quick moments, great idea...Whats worse is being at the register and trying to hold it together after various influences, heh but gotta say love the lyrics and the scene you paint.
yah paper was an odd choice but questions like that need quick answers!
Nice one Bob!

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lavalamp said 2762 days ago (October 30th, 2009)
Smooth Hondo Skills
Descriptive. You've got to make a video of this.

LL
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Char said 2761 days ago (October 31st, 2009)
Very
avant garde, artistic...taking mundane through profane to emblematic and social commentary. Very Dada-esque. Like nothing else. Thanks.
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said 2758 days ago (November 3rd, 2009)
heheheheh
yer a nut, a good nut. (woops, did I already say that?)

love ya, man!

. - Harold
lengold said 2756 days ago (November 5th, 2009)
Your lyrics
are always spot on - love them. Like being telepathic.
The music and vocals fit perfectly.
Downloaded. Thanks.
Cheers
Len



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Estella said 2710 days ago (December 21st, 2009)
Funny!
I liked it.
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