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the green


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ragged_hat

 Genre: Ballad

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A friend had given me a Yamaha Clavinova Elec Piano as a gift back in 2002. She got it in 1988 and no longer played. I was thrilled to finally have a keyboard to fool around with. Not knowing how to play never stops me from trying something. I wrote this piece as a result. The original cassette tape recording was saturated with bad levels, vocals distorting, etc, so I re-recorded it in GB, and added bass and drum parts. Tried to write as simple a song as I could using three chords, Em, D, and B. Still can't really play the thing! However it is stored at my dad's house so all the instruments here are GB.
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Lyrics
I need the green
to make it thru the day
I need the green
to pay my way
I need the green
a little more each day

I need the green
to buy the things I see
I need the green
to be who I can be
I need the green
so that I can be free

We need the green
to feed the world today
We need the green
more than we can say
We need the green
a little more each day

without brown and blue the green won't grow
without brown and blue the green won't grow
without brown and blue the green won't grow
without brown and blue and yellow too

in search of green the blue is gray
in search green the brown is dead today
in search of green the yellow is peaking thru
could be the green needs some green too.
Song Stats
Hits: 1185
Comments: 6
Fans: 7
Plays: 47
Downloads: 23
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 28, 2014 - 09:24:30 PM
Last Updated: Feb 28, 2014 - 09:24:30 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 07:16:59 AM
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Hardware:
Behringer Eurorack UB2442FX Pro, Octava MK 319 Mic
Software:
GB 11
Comments
Philip18 said 1118 days ago (February 28th, 2014)
The Green
Solid backing and warm vocal. Interesting lyrics. Given the fairly heavy beat, I might have put something lighter over the top - a guitar line or a piano that danced a little more - but I certainly enjoyed listening to what you've done with this.
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PeterB7858 said 1118 days ago (March 1st, 2014)
the green
I like the understated nature of the song. Fine vocal work. The harmonies work well to add some extra interest. Different in style but quite catchy. Thanks, Peter.
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KCsGROOVE said 1117 days ago (March 2nd, 2014)
the green
very creative lyrics :-)
that piano sounds great
fine song
enjoyed
KC
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awigze said 1114 days ago (March 5th, 2014)
natural
vocals are comfortable - pretty cool
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Daugrin said 997 days ago (June 30th, 2014)
Worn Top Colors
Lyrics work... how rare. This tunes offers up a lot of possibilities. As a sketch the suggestions for a fuller sound pop right out, like the Doors or Spirit... might be fun to try dat.

Daug

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Char said 705 days ago (April 17th, 2015)
You
did okay. Thanks.
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A ballad is a story in a song, usually a narrative song or poem. It is a rhythmic saga of a past affair, which may be heroic, romantic or satirical, political (affected by the previous three types mentioned, refers to either glorifying the exploits o

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