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Today, in 1966, the Beatles released the single "Paperback Writer", with "Rain" as its B-side.

So this is a thing I've recorded that illustrates why I am strictly a rhythm guitarist.

Lyrically it was inspired by Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's", or Natalie Portman in "Garden State", or Kate Hudson in "Almost Famous", or every single Zooey Deschanel character ever.
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She is a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

She's oh so pretty but I only feel pity
For the poor souls who dare to try to bind her
Your heart starts racing as your mind tries tracing
All the trains of thought she's left behind her
She's sorry that she loves you
But she can never be tied down
And if you think about it,
Do you really want this girl around?
Oh no
She's just a manic pixie dream girl

Although it seems sappy you insist that you are happy
But that happens to be an illusion
Her laughter's electric, her behavior's eclectic
But her distance is a source of confusion
She's so glad that you are her friend
One she can dangle on a string
But really in the end
Your love just doesn't mean a thing
Oh no
Avoid the manic pixie dream girl

You think she's so amazing with her magic star gazing
But I guarantee that you're a distraction
Her promises are broken and her wishes go unspoken
'Cause there really isn't mutual attraction
You should know very well
Hers is a cautionary tale
Don't try to break her spell
You know you're only going to fail
Oh no
Beware the manic pixie dream girl

Words and music copyright © 2013 John Mietus. All rights reserved.
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Uploaded: Jun 10, 2013 - 11:49:55 AM
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alackbass said 1386 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
I love the Paperback Writer/Rain single. Talk about two A sides. Great nod to a pair of classics.
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Warren Smith said 1386 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Harmonious
Great job at channeling the sound of that Beatles period.

The lyrics flow nicely, too, with a charming compendium of internal rhymes .. and you handle those harmonies with nimble aplomb.

You are the fifth side of the Fab Four : )
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gadzooks said 1386 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
It's the Rutles! Great job on a vintage sound.
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peacepiano said 1385 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
Spell bound
I have been entranced by the manic pixie. What do I do now!!!

Nice tribute to the sound of Paperback Writer and Rain. Thanks again.
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Char said 1385 days ago (June 10th, 2013)
You guys
do the ah-ah's so well. Perfect recreation of the sound and feel. Thanks.
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davisamerica said 1385 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Manic
cool romp John.
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PeterB7858 said 1384 days ago (June 11th, 2013)
Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Great retro feel. Catchy. The harmonies and background vocals are handled just right. Fine sauce. Thanks, Peter.
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magnatone said 1383 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
Manic Pixie
what a total piece of toe-tappin' fun! excellent production and very much enjoyed - thanks!
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Outtaorbit said 1383 days ago (June 12th, 2013)
Yes nicely done
Wonderful
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1383 days ago (June 13th, 2013)
manic pixie dream girl
an effective nod to the style, very well done.
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that80sboy said 1380 days ago (June 16th, 2013)
yeah!
was nodding off here early sunday morning...and came back for another listen....instant pick me up! i'll never look at apple sauce the same...haha
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FEEL said 1377 days ago (June 19th, 2013)
Nice 60's vibe
Has that Beatles/Monkees feel to it, I'm digging the guitar riff, the changes and the vocal ensemble. Enjoyed!
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MarkHolbrook said 1353 days ago (July 13th, 2013)
Well I don't buy
that one bit! Your guitar work is spot on great. Loving everything about this man. Really really cool!
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