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Shanghai


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giovanni

 Genre: Rock

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This tune is about a dude I know from work who had his job move to Shanghai... He had the choice to go or leave the company. He split... but he should've gone to Shanghai like the guy in this song.
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Lyrics
Hey, it's his arrogance
He just won't believe but they say that he'll be released
That he can keep his job
But the job's being moved to a place in the far-out east

This is very much a punishment
They're all waiting for him to resign
He doesn't seem to understand the fact that they have drawn the line

And now
He hears a call from Shanghai
But stuffs his ears and swallows waiting for it to end
Somehow
He dug a hole to Shanghai
He's terrified that he will have to begin again, begin again.

Hey he's American
He's all red white and blue with a Texas hold 'em smile
He's all apple pie
At the ball games he cheers with a democratic style

You can't ask him to give up this fate
He won't change his morning routine
but it's something deep inside that hurts since his American dream right now

awaits for him in Shanghai
And to his surprise he's feeling freer than he has been
Somehow
He dug a hole to Shanghai
Where no-one knows him and now
He can begin again, begin again

Swapping day for night
He won't change
But he's in a different light

He found his life in Shanghai
And to his surprise he's feeling freer than he has been
Somehow
His happiness is Shanghai
Where no-one knows him and
He had to begin again, begin again
Song Stats
Hits: 1041
Comments: 11
Fans: 5
Plays: 38
Downloads: 29
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Feb 21, 2015 - 11:20:46 PM
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2015 - 11:20:46 PM Last Played: Apr 25, 2017 - 10:29:24 PM
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Comments
alley-oop said 909 days ago (February 23rd, 2015)
Very pro
What a well-produced, recorded and performed song. Lots of a Billy Joel vocal vibe to my ears. sweet!
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giovanni said 909 days ago (February 23rd, 2015)
Thanks
Thanks for the very nice comments!
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Les_Kloo said 908 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
Arrangement
here is tops. I get the Billy Joel vibe also. Although I usually like things farther out on the edge, there's no denying the quality of the writing and production. Sounds like a ton of work went into it. Maybe fix the ending? Let it ring out? Anyway, fine work on this.
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giovanni said 906 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Good suggestion
Thanks for your comments. Good suggestion. I totally missed the cut out of the symbols at the end!
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Philip18 said 908 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
Shanghai
Interesting lyrics. Driving beat and energetic vocal. What happened at the end? Much enjoyed!
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giovanni said 906 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Thanks
Thanks for you comments. Yeah, looks like when I bounced the tune I didn't have it wait for the trail-off of the symbols. Oop's!
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Vic Holman said 908 days ago (February 24th, 2015)
excellent
this has everything what a top notch rock song should have.
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giovanni said 906 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Thanks!
Thanks for your comments! Much appreciated!
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FEEL said 907 days ago (February 25th, 2015)
Nice groove
Well recorded and I love the upbeat melody. Fantastic guitars with cool changes through out. Backing percussion, vocals, bass fit well in the mix and this song reminds a little of Billy Joel.
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giovanni said 906 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Thanks!
Thanks for your comments. I'm now hearing a bit of Billy Joel in it. I think just the fact that it's a story song puts in right into the Billy Joel feel... Thanks again!
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paul f. page said 906 days ago (February 26th, 2015)
Full of energy...
...so professionally arranged and mixed. I am always looking for a clear delivery of lyrics in songs like this, and you deliver on that score with certainty and clarity in the your vocal performance. Great song; interesting narrative for this kind of song, but nevertheless effectively presented. Nice.
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Name: Giovanni Cipolla
Location: Philadelphia
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