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Blindsided by monotonous routine lately? Wondering if it's ever going to change?

I approached this song thinking that repetition and very slight alteration from verse to verse might portray that feeling of doing the same thing every day, over and over and over again. It's kinda dark and depressing, but in the end, the hero dies! Lol!!

In an effort to combat the fatigue of daily routine, I've made a list of the things I'd like to do the most, like draw, paint, play with LEGOs, teach a class on something, write more songs about monotony, take the family on a picnic, star in a hit series on HBO and become rich and famous, learn to tie knots, move next door to my mother.... What?

No one really reads this stuff, so I'm just entertaining myself with funny thoughts as if there was a laughing audience.

I have another song I'll post next week. It's a bit more cheerful!

Thanks for listening. In the 6+ years I've been here, I've grown to love the attention, even when you ignore me.
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Lyrics
i woke up this morning
with nothing to say
listened to the music that I always play
day after day after day after day
day after day after day after day


i spoke up this morning
with something to say
listened to the music that I always play
day after day after day after day
day after day after day after day


all choked up this morning
from something you said
haunted by the music that I always play
day after day after day after day
day after day after day after day


i couldn't shake off the morning
it wouldn't go away
i turned off the music that i always play
it didn't make a difference
it didn't make a difference

i woke up this morning
with nothing to say………


i didn't wake up this morning
and i had something to say
but i couldn't hear the music that i always play
it seemed so far away
Song Stats
Hits: 2041
Comments: 36
Fans: 18
Plays: 78
Downloads: 79

Uploaded: Feb 14, 2012 - 04:18:45 PM
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2012 - 04:21:25 PM Last Played: Oct 21, 2017 - 02:50:39 PM
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Keywords:
wake up! (1)
Hardware:
black and scratchy, a Bank of America credit card cut into a pick, my meaty Ampeg bass amp and some tasty Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno potato chips! Yum!
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
five_extra_arms said 2127 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
firsties
seriously.
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
you amaze me
with your firstness
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lavalamp said 2127 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
One of your best
Absolutely one of the best. Like the straightforward approach, kinda of poppy. With dark undertones to boot.

This will be your biggest hit yet!

LL
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Big Hit
That's what I do Dave. I write hits.

Thanks bro!

Bob
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alackbass said 2127 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
Day After Day
Great synth work. I love the way the parts build. Awesome lyrics! Simple but powerful. One of your all-time best.
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Day After Day
Thanks Andrew. I tried to keep it super simple and actually had to save some related lyrical ideas that didn't fit that rhyming structure. You know, "cat", "hat","fat", etc... things your 4 year old can relate too. That's me. Punk rock for preschool! Lol!!
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michael2 said 2127 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
ha
they can't all be happy robot love tunes. I actually love this a whole lot. the dark side of Bob is just one more side to love. happy valentines day.
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Happy Robot Love Tunes
The human was tired of writing the same robot love song again and again, so he programmed his robot fleet to do the job for him. Not he sits and watches them do his job, unaware of their need for independence and the future that lies ahead.....
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bud said 2127 days ago (February 14th, 2012)
The grind -
even though I mix it up with two part time professions and a number of time consuming obsessions I know what you are talking about. Just waking up being me every day is enough to make me want all the things you want - even living next to your mom. Great tune man.
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Living Next To My Mom
She'd love to have you for a neighbor!

Thanks Bud!
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carbon said 2127 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
day after day
after day after day...

i feel ya. really fun listen. enjoyed!
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Day After Day After Day....
It seems to be a common sediment these days!

It's time to mess things up and make some noise!

Thanks for the listen.

Bob
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
day after day
nice energy in the intro. builds up nicely. vocals remind me of frank zappa. cool 80s vibe. has some interesting and quirky chances that keep it moving along. cheers graham
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Day After Day
Thanks Graham. I pretty much started with a simple structure of deliberately identical parts that I eventually hacked away at, stripped apart and re-stacked in an effort to create some interesting changes and hopefully not put the listener to sleep.

Thanks for the feedback.

Bob
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
LEGOS
Oh yeah, Tempie suggested that I treat certain parts of the tune as legos. Dump them on the floor, mix them up and stack them up again. That's kinda what I did.
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RochaMalhada said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
some things never change
Right?

Well I don't read the news as much as "This Stuff"; as y were... Pay attention, now!

BLEH!!!

OK, here ya are



. - Harold
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Alvin and I Had Nothing To Do With It...
We were Chipwrecked when the whole Michael Jackson thing was going on....
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RochaMalhada said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
thing was going on....
There was this dude watching over ya the whole time bro, as always - no worries...

Cheers!

Love ya



. - Harold
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Abraxas said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Change
When life's song becomes monotonous
sing in a different key


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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Sing Off Key
Hey, I like that!

Thanks!
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magnatone said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Day After Day
oh, you are speaking to ME! great work Bob - i'm always so happy to click "play" on a new song of yours!
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Click "Play"
Thanks Karen!

That's about as nice of a thing as one can say!

Thank you so much for always clicking play.

Bob
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magnatone said 2124 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
heh
i shall ya schweetie!
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tempie said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
if not for the kettle cooked jalepeno chips I could not go on
I like the moody you. i mean, as long as it's 1200 miles away.

dude, this is a great tune. your vocals are killer. I like the phrasing a lot. was that my idea? probably, because i like it. i also like the bass breakdown toward the end with the crazy synth. Vince Clarke always wished he was you. another one for the metro playlist, you'll always be famous in my ipod.
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five_extra_arms said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
"Honey? There's a green VW bus in our driveway"
You'll need more than Kettle Cooked Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno potato chips to protect your animals from me.... huh?

Dude, I sent you the sketch and you're only suggestion was to dump the legos and restack them. Do you think I ignore good advice or something? I even give props to the people that I know won't remember giving it. Thanks!

The bass breakdown and crazy synth were all my idea. Thanks for making me famous!

Bob
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Philip18 said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Day after day
Plenty of energy in the opening, which continues through the song. Certainly sounds like you were having a bad day - but it led to some good music! Plenty of outraged despair in the vocal. The guitar drives hard. Clean recording and good mix. Impressive!
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TvRicky said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
i didn't wake up this morning and i had something to say but i couldn't hear the music that i always play it seemed so f
Lyric gem my man. Wonderful Production Beatleish indeed!!!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Estella said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
Unsung...
You mentioned the repetition, but not the urgency (and coolness). It's so catchy, I forgot about the monotony of life for a few minutes. I think it's time for me to make one of those lists again...
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Relic67 said 2126 days ago (February 15th, 2012)
minimalist
I really like that approach of the repetition with subtle variation. I'd like to do one like that sometime.
I agree with TVRicky , that last line is killer.
Great song, your synth textures are as usual very tasty, as are the hooks.
Applause!
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michaeljayklein said 2125 days ago (February 16th, 2012)
Very inventive Bob...
...it's like an "A" ride at Disneyland with you--I never know where you are taking me. Great work on this!
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dave_b said 2124 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Day After Day
Distinctive vocals. I like the arpeggio-ed synth figure. Well played and produced. Ennui is the enemy.
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DWL said 2124 days ago (February 17th, 2012)
Great work Bob!
Loved the lyrics and the groove. Definitely not boring and it was as entertaining as ever (the description wasn't bad either!)

Cheers

Dick

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kingbee said 2119 days ago (February 22nd, 2012)
hum drum
That's a brilliant bass sound you got Bob.
and great keyboard playing.
And I ALWAYS read the descriptions of the song..especially yours.
Great song
cheers
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Vic Holman said 2118 days ago (February 23rd, 2012)
kettle chips works wonders
brilliant piece bob!
sorry for being late to the office party. ........ i've been laid up for the past month.........that synth riff is killer. welcome to the dark side
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Lennon714 said 1948 days ago (August 11th, 2012)
I'm reading and laughing!
6 months later... but whatever. It's better than reading the garbage you keep texting from vacationland. How is it that you have these songs I've never heard? Or did I ignore them earlier? Probably.

Let's swear to be each other's pall bearers.

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