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Centuries of Tired Speeches (Speeches Remix)


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ScooterDMan

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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I've re-recorded and remixed this song. Includes samples from gw bush, jerry falwell, a 1965 anti-porn film, and a hymn from an easter mass earlier this year.
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Lyrics
Verse: i dont care what they say about the plight of man/if you're sipping on the air your'e doing all you can/i dont care if your hair really isnt gold/baby you could sing a song on the radio//

Chorus:
i dont care what your mother stands for/i dont think she stole your brain/i dont care bout the books your reading//

Verse: i dont care what you think god said to you/in the sky above my head i see nothing but blue/i dont care if the clouds hide the sun away/baby you could sing a song in the pouring rain//

Chorus:i dont care about your double meanings/i dont care about your promise land/
i dont find this that intriguing///bridge (various samples)
...woooh!///

Verse: i dont care if your still walking on your hands/if you straighten your back you can see above the grass/i don't care if youre waiting for the crowd to show/baby you could sing a song still nobody will know//

Chorus: The room is filled with crying preachers/surrounded by some science books/centuries of tired speeches.
Song Stats
Hits: 3578
Comments: 13
Fans: 2
Plays: 154
Downloads: 171
Votes: 7
Uploaded: Jun 03, 2005 - 11:31:02 PM
Last Updated: Jun 03, 2005 - 10:39:34 PM Last Played: Apr 27, 2019 - 11:27:17 PM
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Comments
Anonymous said 5246 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
COOL!
I like Exotic voice!
Favorite also configuration of tune!
Tom Atwood said 5246 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
Excellent
Very nice job on this, Scooter. As you know, I find your
lyrics baffling at times, but always fun and interesting to
listen to your work.
Check out my latest song called Vanishing Pezzicato
ScooterDMan said 5245 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
Excellent
thank you much, atwood. you know that i find your guitar arrangements baffling
all the time, so we can call it even. one day, we should team up and compose a
song together that will baffle the world!
Check out my latest song called The Sunshine Shadows (Live Take)
Tom Atwood said 5245 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
Excellent
Only if we can call it, "Baffle the World!"
Check out my latest song called Vanishing Pezzicato
krismacqueen said 5246 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
what a strange song....
High points on creativity, some question marks around
production and performance though. Still, a very
interesting piece that made me listen through to the end,
and that's more important than slick, tight production. I
LOVED the operatic voice kicking in and out. Very cool
touch.
Check out my latest song called Song for Rob
snowdragon said 5246 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
I think we hear the same different drummer
But in a sense, you're preaching to the choir in the
approach you use on this tune. The people who need to
hear this song won't ever listen to it (not that they'd be
logged on to MJ anyways, but that's a different matter.)

One of the reasons the protest songs of the early 60s
were so effective is that they were presented in a very
unthreatening manner. Baez, Dylan et al cushioned their
(at the time) radical messages in soothing tones, relaxing
audiences to a point where they were ripe for suggestion.

I'm not suggesting you lose your edge. Far from it. In fact,
I think you have a unique outlook on life that could very
well be significant. I'm merely suggesting you consider a
more toned-down approach in an effort to reach a wider
audience.

(Hope I didn't sound like a know-it-all here. I really do like
your stuff and see a lot of potential in it.)
cheers
snow
Check out my latest song called Nightmares
ScooterDMan said 5245 days ago (June 4th, 2005)
I think we hear the same different drummer
you know, i was thinking about this today, and i think you are right on. this is
the third time ive recorded this song, and ive changed it in a significant way
each time. this time, i guess i was going for the bat to the head style, which
generally isnt an effective way of making people think twice about an issue. i
think the next version i will take out the samples (with the exception of the
woman singing the hymn) and amp the up the production and instrumentation.
i would really love to get some drums into this song, but dont really know
anyone who plays.

thanks for the long response.
Check out my latest song called The Sunshine Shadows (Live Take)
jgurner said 5244 days ago (June 5th, 2005)
offbeat and wonderful
Very much appreciate the sentiment. Excellent song
writing and production. Sounds great.
Check out my latest song called Mr. Moon (Woodstock50)
ScooterDMan said 5244 days ago (June 5th, 2005)
offbeat and wonderful
thank you very much.
Check out my latest song called The Sunshine Shadows (Live Take)
Cameron said 5243 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
lots of imagination
I like the way you put this tune together, with your
excellent guitar playing (very clear and bright in this mix)
and all the samples. You paced them all very well.

Especially interesting to me was when you doubled the
vocals using distorted effects. Very cool.

Your lyrics are provocative and not every phrase is
immediately understood. This is not a bad thing; lots of
poetry is like this. The striving for understanding is half
the fun! Even if I don't totally get it.
Check out my latest song called Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano
ScooterDMan said 5243 days ago (June 6th, 2005)
lots of imagination
thanks cameron. the lyrics definitely mean something to me, and to me they
seem fairly simple, but it's no fun without some mystery.
this is by far my favorite song to play live, as i really get to pound on the strings
and feel like a rock star.
Check out my latest song called The Sunshine Shadows (Live Take)
Matt Johnston said 4979 days ago (February 25th, 2006)
Sounding good
I liked this. The coin sound at the beginning was nice, as were the clicks in the chorus. The lyrics were really good in places, especially in the second verse:

"I don't care if the clouds hide the sun away. Baby, you could sing a song in the pouring rain."

The speeches, I thought, were a little overdone. Maybe too loud, maybe too in-your-face. In any case, the whole idea of taking political/comedy/whatever samples and putting them in songs has been done a thousand times before. However, the "Ssssh" before the first bridge, followed by the speeches, was great... so I don't know where I stand with the samples after all.

I wasn't too keen on the backing vocals. They didn't seem to fit the song. Similarly, the guitar parts weren't ballsy enough. I think the guitars need to musically punch you in the gut for this song. It would make the quiet bridge guitar line (already really nice) even better.
Check out my latest song called There Must Have Been A Reason
ScooterDMan said 4973 days ago (March 3rd, 2006)
Sounding good
thanks for comments Matt. I actually agree with you about the samples being a
bit overdone. it was one of those things where i thought it sounded great when i
first made it, and liked it less and less with each additional listen.

as far as the guitar work, i have only been playing for a year and a half so i
simply dont have the skills to produce anything too ballsy. maybe one day,
though.

Check out my latest song called The Sunshine Shadows (Live Take)
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