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Song For the Liar Joseph Strauss


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I've been working with my friends Kyle and Rex (both on MacJams as Kepps2113 and _Rex_). They're putting together a studio called Sound Barrier Productions. You can find them on Facebook.Anyway, they've been helping me put together my EP of history-themed songs. It was a ton of fun because all I have to do is play and they make it sound good. We finished this track today and I'm so excited with how it sounds.

The first version of this song was posted in the Spring of 2008. That's Kyle on drums so it may even be a collab!

The pic is pre-bridge.
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Lyrics
You're like a god to these folks in San Francisco
They put a statue of you over by the bridge
You cast me off with a casual dismissal
But do these people know how much you really did.

You had the vision and for that I give you credit.
Times were tough and opposition was strong.
But it's to me and Moisseff you're indebted
And this bridge will still be standing when we're
gone.

Cause it's a hard row to hoe.
I built this bridge and it's taking its toll
It's a hard row to hoe
But you wouldn't know, no you wouldn't know.

I wrote 10 volumes and all I got was fired
You wrote a letter cause you didn't have a spine
You took the credit and it just proves you're a liar
You fed your family off the fruits of my design.

Cause it's a hard row to hoe.
I built this bridge but it's taking its toll
It's a hard row to hoe
But you wouldn't know, no you wouldn't know.

How do you sleep at night? Oh won't you tell me
What is your conscious like? Come on and tell me
How do you sleep at night.
Song Stats
Hits: 2296
Comments: 25
Fans: 20
Plays: 388
Downloads: 96
Votes: 5
Uploaded: Apr 24, 2010 - 11:36:10 PM
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2010 - 11:36:10 PM Last Played: Apr 16, 2017 - 05:03:01 PM
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Comments
Brian D said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
great
this is awesome. I don't usually vote, because I don't believe in numbers, but I gave you 10's all around as i feel this should be WAY higher than it is. I'm intrigued by what this song is about, since I live in San Francisco. anyway, this is a great pop song. one of the best I've heard on here. cudos!
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Lennon714 said 2690 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
numbers
Thanks, Brian! I'm fascinated with bridges and other marvels of engineering. If I weren't doing 4th grade math in my 30's I'd love to have been an engineer. I was researching the history of the Golden Gate Bridge and stumbled upon the story of Joseph Strauss and the group that should really be given credit. As always, wikipedia has some incredible information.
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Relic67 said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
applause
Hey I remember the first version! It was great, this is fantastic!!
Really pro-sounding mix, really like the instrumentation and vocals.
there's so many good things in there, the backup vox and hooky synthesizer parts are particularly tasty... a real winner!!!
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Lennon714 said 2690 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Mix
Kyle did everything with the mix. Every now and then I would say something ridiculous like "bring the guitars up". But all mix/recording accolades need to go to Kyle. But I'm responsible for all the sexiness. All of it.
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racerat said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
pro
Totally pro mix. Great stuff. Now I have to go to Wiki and look up Joseph Strauss. ....
P
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Lennon714 said 2690 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Strauss
It's really an incredible read. The guy deserves respect, but just not for the bridge as we know it.
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particledots said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Great Stuff Eric
What a great mix - just listening to this on the facebook player (that's pretty cool as well)
Love them backing vocals and the raspy synth and well ....everything
cheers
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Lennon714 said 2690 days ago (May 13th, 2010)
Thanks, Bryn
I appreciate the feedback. That new facebook player is cool. I'd love to take credit for the mix, but that's all Kyle. I don't have the gear or the ears.
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lavalamp said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Bouncy
I remember this song because I said the dude was my great grandfather and you got nervous and sent me an email. lol

Freakin' brilliant song btw. Weezer, themselves, would put on their album. Even in the first 4 tracks on the A-side.

Excellent changes too.

I'm quite jealous of this one, which is the best compliment I can give.

LL
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lavalamp said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
BTW
I downloaded this. I noticed many are not downloading tunes lately :(

This is gold to me.

I respect the fact how much heart, soul and work this must have taken and will try to spread the word.
You deserve it.

Dave
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MarkHolbrook said 2709 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Yeow!
This slams hard and cool! Love that intro! Great bass line, excellent vocals! I'm loving this!
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MarkHolbrook said 2708 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
oh ya...
Downloaded and right into my favs playlist
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Vic Holman said 2708 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
what ya know joe
great tune Eric. everything is set up nicely with a great rich sound. i really like the dynamics of the arrangement

another great one for my Lennon 714 collection!
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scofugate said 2708 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Great Song!
Love the hook, groove and bass line. The vox and production are on top man!
Swweeeet!!!
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fasteddie said 2708 days ago (April 25th, 2010)
Awesome
Man this song is killer. I love the bass line! I really like when the bass carries the song. People just don't do that much any more. I don't get it. Enough rambling!

Really cool man!
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dolby said 2708 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Great
Great stuff! Sounds very professional. Love the vocal and the simplicity. AND THE SYNTHS!!!!!! Cool...
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somebuddy said 2708 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Dude
Dude this sounds killer. I can't wait to hear how your other stuff will turn out.
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hackneybloke said 2708 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
liar
hey eric. great commercial appeal here - clean, secure and a great mix. very catchy tune.
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michaelkoppenheffer said 2708 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Loved it!
Great concept and perspective in this song--and terrific writing, playing & production. Listened 2x in a row. Hooky synth melody in the breaks. Can't wait to hear others from the EP.
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2707 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Perfect
This is about as good as it gets man. This mix is just incredible. Great words and a stellar vocal performance. Eric this song is ready for the big time.
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ted23 said 2707 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
Oh cool
Well this makes wish i had some studio based buddies.
Outstanding in all departments! You just kept adding better and better sounding touches..... Absolutely love the synth followed by that guitar bend.
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tempie said 2707 days ago (April 26th, 2010)
really
really like those two little handclaps mid way through the first verse. they set a great tone. which by the way is great. mix is tops. god that acustic sounds GREAT when it bounces in around 1:27 - nice and round and brassy. i can feel the strings. love when that happens.
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davisamerica said 2705 days ago (April 28th, 2010)
Eric...
woa this leaps from the starting gate at full tilt then grooves in like a fine road car. This is way good.... downloaded of course
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PaddyNavinCaryatid said 2635 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
I remember
.. the first version of this. Production here is amazing, clean and insistent. Those synth stabs are great and the little guitar motif that follows is to die for. Your voice here just sounds perfect Eric. Love it.
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anomalous said 2635 days ago (July 8th, 2010)
Looks
Like I've been missing out on some great music whilst I've been away.....

Great track. Downloaded :0)
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