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Anew


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gator4040

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I built this around the opening riff which I had been kicking around for quite some time and invited my cousin Alfredo Rios to collaborate and lay down some rhymes. We had both been through some major upheaval in our lives recently and we were immediately on the same page in regards to the lyrics and theme of the song. I wrote, recorded/programmed all music and performed bridge vocals. Alfredo wrote and performed verses. Nice mix of my "heavy" style with his lyrical delivery. In this "new economy" life can knock you down, but chaos can be opportunity and a chance to start Anew......
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Lyrics
Anew

V1
First things first aint no guarantees in life
Kiss your momma and your kids, say I love you to your wife
Because a second chance at bat may be far outta sight
Like the rebirth of Christ lightning strikes twice
Once upon a time everything looked bright
Excited to wake up and a warm bed at night
Now we waking up to suffering they shut off the lights
Things are looking bleak the revolution wont be televised
Back to the future just like Marty McFly and I erase all the memories that made me cry
The times I got in trouble and the day Ang died
Change it to a feelin of tranquility that’s right...

Chorus

Change, Change me now
Release me from the cage that is holding me down
Break, break me down
Release me from the chain thats restraining me now
Change, change me now
Release me from the cage that is holding me down
Break, break me down
Release me from the chain thats restraining me now

V2
When life’s like a 12 round street fight
Livin in the dark and we only trying to see light
And what’s right seems so far outta sight
Only in the end is when we fully realize
Can we ever coexist in a world where we throw fists
Everybody frustrated so they always throwing fits
Never really knowing any better how to raise a kid
Only thing seems left is depending on the government
3 strikes now and they’re calling for the hitter
Got the green light never calling me a quitter
Only knee high when he pulled his first trigger
Didnt know that a weapon wouldnt make him any bigger

Bridge
So many days wasted, I need that time back
It’s time for a rebirth, let’s out from scratch...

Resurrection is complete, now it’s time for a new life....
Song Stats
Hits: 2617
Comments: 52
Fans: 22
Plays: 153
Downloads: 62

Uploaded: May 18, 2011 - 05:22:07 AM
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2011 - 02:54:23 PM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 08:57:53 PM
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Comments
Reggie_Pole said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Start anew
Third listen. This kicks too much ass to be filed under Alt Rock, but hahaha, whatever. Really like the composition and the performances. The riff is a killer. The guitar melody weaving through the verses is choice. Drum work is really good. Love the bridge section. Good lyrics and vocals. Excellent work.
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Reggie_Pole said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Oh yeah
Your first post. Welcome to MJ. More, please.
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Thank you!
I really appreciate the feedback. I was kinda not sure what to file it under because of the mix of styles so I went with the all inclusive "altrock". Im excited to be part of MJ and looking forward to posting and listening to other's music. Thanks again!
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dave_b said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Anew
Sort of reminds me Linkin Park's "In The End" only heavier. I can relate to the lyric. Cool guitar lines & tone. Stellar mix.
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alackbass said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Anew
Now that's heavy! And very well done! Great metal riffs and guitar sounds. Welcome to MJ!
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Thanks!
I really appreciate you taking the time to give it a listen. There was certainly a lot of emotion in that one and I tried hard to get it through in the mix. thanks again!
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Kicbal said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Love it
This is of course a biased opinion since Gator and I have been friends and band mates, so there is some amazing history, memories and understanding coming from my perspective. . . Still this song does rock hard. I've always been a fan of Gators riffs, songwriting and overall style. This song is a great intro too his music. Can't wait to hear what else he has to post. Welcome to MJ my friend.
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Hey bro!
You are much too kind Chris! Thanks for telling me about this site and the recording/imac pointers. Rock on!
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RAVENS said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
No Tacos?
Shoot, I was looking forward to a Navajo Taco. All is forgiven, this kicks a$$. Terrific song, awesome guitar playing. Everything is great, including vocals & lyrics. Welcome to MJ!

RAVEN ;-)
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Taco time
lol Taco-fueled rocknroll fury!! Kicbal raided the archives for that one. I better be nice to him or he'll drag out the dirt on me. :) Thanks for the listen and I am soooo stoked to be here!!!!
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racerat said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Anew
Hey, Welcome to MJ. Killer first post. Heavy as sh*t with great tone and monster lyrics. Looking forward to hearing more of your catalogue. Nice mixing chops, too.

RR
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
gracias
Thanks for the listen! I'm kinda new at the home recording thing but I was lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the studio with an amazing engineer in Salt Lake. I think a little rockness rubbed off on me. thanks again!!!
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J_Gretch said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Heard this
at work today but didn't have time to comment,,,sounds even better here where I can crank it up.....Love the way you guys keep it melodious and chaotic all at once.
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
thnx!
Thanks for taking a listen!
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Ed Hannifin said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Great guitar sound....
...and some pretty relentless riffage...Well played and well recorded....

I like hearing something in that place where rock/metal connects with rap where the sentiment is actually aiming to be uplifting...And anyone who works Marty McFly into a lyric has my vote...

Welcome to MacJams....
gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Back to the Future
I ran my Dean through the Flux Capacitor for this one! Thanks for the feedback!
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Skweryl said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
you are my #3 comment!
you make very good music Mr. Agenda!
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
thanx!
Thanks for the listen!
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Sigmund said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Anew
Very cool hard rock - something sorely lacking here. Welcome to MJ - you have a very contemporary sound - everything is well played - mix and production top notch - a welcome addition to macjams!
Sig
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gator4040 said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Thanks!
Ive heard some seriously amazing stuff on this website. I only hope to be at that caliber one day. thanks for listening!!!!
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magnatone said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Anew
howdy gator - welcome to MJ! this is terrific work and you clearly are a gifted and experienced musician with major heavy chops! i'm very much looking forward to keeping track of your posts - you're going to have some serious fun here! enjoy!
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Thanks for the kind words and for the listen!!
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Pete_NB said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Hells Yeah!
Great riffage, studio stuff etc.

This is a rock solid bed that worthy of the stellar lyrics on top of it.

I have to admit, it changed me!
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Thank you for the feedback!
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papag said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Hooked up
Man, this one has some speaker poppin riffs. You have a sweet rap metal thing goin on. The mix is fun with the pans you do and the dynamic levels...

thanks for the download :)
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Thanks for the listen! The best compliment is when someone downloads your music. I appreciate it!
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CounterHarmony said 2172 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Awesome track
Very catchy jam. Love that guitar. Lyrics are solid, too. I dig the metal/rap cross genre,
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
I appreciate you taking the time to check it out! Im hoping to post some more arse-kickers here soon!
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ted23 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Pow!
Way to announce yourself!
Incredible stuff. I had a preview of this from Chris a while ago. Loved it then, love it now.
The mix is great, I especially love how you've got the drums sat. Not too loud but very clear. The alternating between heavy crisp riffing and softer melodic lead makes for a fine listen.
Vox are top too.
Nice one
gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Is Kicbal letting the cat outta the bag early? :) thanks for the kind words and the feedback on the mix. Im still new to the do-it-yourself recording and have really been focusing and keeping the "mud" out of the mix. thanks again!
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Hickling_Stan said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Only Knee High
when he pulled his first trigger...what a great line. This just oozes anger and frustration. brilliant. Cheers Mark
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Thanks for the listen. If only I was knee high when I played my first guitar I'd be way better now!! :)
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RochaMalhada said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
woah!
This really is killer. Y'all ought to give rap lessons.. heheee

Great crunchy guitar and sweet riffs; vocals are great.

. - Harold
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Thank you! My cousin really delivered on this one!
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PaulaMunk said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Obviously,
you know what you're doing. It builds and builds. Heavy Metal Rap in your face. Welcome to MJ, Gator and Cousin. Thanks.
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Thanks for the listen and the welcome!
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KCsGROOVE said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
cool lyrics and vocals
Cool guitars
Cool song!
Intense!
Dig it!
KC
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gator4040 said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Anew
Much appreciated!!!
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jdholliday said 2171 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
pretty cool!
welcome! I like the dichotomy of styles, I think this song is really good, with some tweaking, by that I mean bringing the 2 styles closer together, i think it could be even better, the bridge definitely was a buzz kill for me, sorry dude, but awesome for a first post, great production and kick ass guitar!
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gator4040 said 2170 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Thanks
for the listen and the feedback!
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neilh79 said 2170 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Anew
Really good song man, kinda Linkin Park/Papa Roach in style good rapping enjoyed muchly
neilh79 said 2170 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
oh
and welcome to the show!!

gator4040 said 2170 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Anew
Thank you and I appreciate the welcome!
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gadzooks said 2169 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
great
thick and heavy guitar sounds. I like how the guitar changes dynamically when you rap ... cool minor...ish picking then you kick me in the face. Great mix and lyrics.
SG
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gator4040 said 2169 days ago (May 21st, 2011)
Anew
Thanks for the listen and the comments! I can't take credit for the rap. My cousin laid down the rhymes. I'm responsible for the rest of the mayhem. ;) thanks again!
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PatriciaGirl said 2167 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Gatornator :)
Sorry for the film pun :P, but wow you really tear it up. This piece evokes in me, a sort of hope, while feeling the rage in your playing-very tight and sharp edged. All other instrumentation is perfect. Really enjoyed the lyrical talent you and your cousin have-very nice! patty :)
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gator4040 said 2167 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
I'll be back...
Thanks for the listen and the kind words. Whether it be soft and mellow or full out mayhem its cool to express emotion through music! :)
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dimm witness said 2166 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
good
light shade dynamic with atmosphere! thanks g's up ;-)
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gator4040 said 2166 days ago (May 24th, 2011)
g's up
Thanks for the listen and the kind words!
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Wummimann said 2163 days ago (May 27th, 2011)
...
great...
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gator4040 said 2163 days ago (May 27th, 2011)
great
coming from such a talent as yourself that means a heck of a lot!! thanks for listening!!
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mana_junkie said 2106 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
Metal
Now this is very cool. Sort of sounds like Judas Priest meets Linkin Park and then a touch of Van Halen in there somewhere. This is simply too cool for Macjam school. I digs it.
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