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The Payoff w/ Amanda Chapman


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stevec

 Genre: Alternative Rock

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A vocal rework of a song posted in July & written in 1992. Remixed in Logic Express & featuring Amanda Chapman on vocals

Other Collabs with Amanda:
Brick
Snap Krackle Pop
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Lyrics
Now, Now, Now, Now
Never was the one to believe in peoples stories
But he always had a faith in love, not a heavy heart
Threw away the book when his pretty lady swore
i'm never gonna leave you, never gonna leave
crime & a shock, broke an innocent heart
from the first kind word to the final cry
when she finally said i love you babe
but take my hand and kiss it goodbye
hindsight is a funny thing
never going back again
part of the ride is the crash at the end
well he's lovin it now, but he was hatin' then
skip town and cried himself a river
till he landed in a city where the night life never sleeps
got himself a bed & a job and he swore
i'm never gonna leave it, never gonna leave
damn shame when the paycut came
and the rent was raised & he wasn't happy anyway
crooked his hat and packed his things
said i kiss this town goodbye
hindsight is a funny thing
please don't take me back again
remembering when he had no friends
well he's lovin it now, but he was hatin' then!

well... livin on the edge
kept him busy for a time
but the nights got long and the days seem to fade away
all his past trapped up inside
was never gonna leave him, never gonna leave
what a shock
when he stared it in the face
and he thought he saw god
though it didn't happen overnight
payback all the hurt inside
and said i kiss these blues good bye
looking back on ugly sin
paying dues to reach the end
and praying it's time to begin
the payoff now for the hell back then!
Song Stats
Hits: 3431
Comments: 20
Fans: 3
Plays: 178
Downloads: 143
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Oct 26, 2005 - 08:51:25 PM
Last Updated: Nov 08, 2005 - 10:04:27 AM Last Played: Jul 12, 2019 - 11:15:00 PM
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Hardware:
Gibson Les Paul Standard
Fender Prophecy II
Shure SM58
PowerMac dual 867
M-Audio PreUSB
Software:
GarageBand 2
Logic Express 7.1
Comments
cjorgensen said 5017 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
Damn Good
She sure can belt. A little outside my comfort zone to comment
intelligently. I'd almost classify this as alt country.

I think this was professionally put together and you have a decent song. I
think this one could play on the radio as is. Blaine should at least grab it
up. Good stuff.
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stevec said 5016 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
re: Damn Good
I had a similar thought, but there's not really a category for that style. Glad you enjoyed it & I appreciate the comment!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
aclarke said 5016 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
Take a breath!
Nice! Great vocal and music. That lead guitar thing is getting better every
time. Rapid fire vocals tuckered me out. Good tune and a download!
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stevec said 5016 days ago (October 27th, 2005)
re: Take a breath!
It's a tounge twister of a vocal to be sure, but Amanda is fantastic & really makes the song. Thanks for listening Adam!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
Candorwien said 5016 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Poooootential
Great songwriting.

I'd simply slow it down a tad so that the lyrics can be fitted in with more
ease. I'm focussing on you trying to fit it in rather than the content or
sound!

Tune that guitar as well. It's a little out.

Can you imagine that? I can! Now you rock my socks!
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stevec said 5016 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
re: Poooootential
Well... i appreciate the feedback, but the way it is is the way it is.. I didn't write the lyrics & the person who did wanted them fast, so they're fast. Guitar is tuned but had a kind of leslie effect on it. Thanks for listening.
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
selters said 5016 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
Lots of energy!
There is al ot energy in this tune steve!both the vocals and the arrangement I love this kinda songs with a catchy melody and lots of lyrics! I havent studied the lyrics but the sond great! A pleasure listening to this tune! good work!
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stevec said 5016 days ago (October 28th, 2005)
re: Lots of energy!
Really glad you liked it! Thanks for having a listen.
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
jackstone said 5015 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Love this Rock!
Really nice pop rock tune,It's a great work desu steve c-san.
She has dynamite voice! I want drive with this tune!
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stevec said 5015 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
re: Love this Rock!
Jackstone-san, doumou! Amanda is really, really good & I'm lucky to be able to work with her. Thinkg of you driving down Daiichi Keihin listening to this tune, very cool! Thanks!!!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
savage4hire said 5015 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
Awesome
Nice voice to go along with your playing style. reminds me of heavy rock
country. :)
Check out my latest song called Dark Throne of the Bunny King
stevec said 5015 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
re: Awesome
Ooooooooh.. that could be a whole new genre to explore! Thanks for giving it a listen.
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
Alannah said 5014 days ago (October 29th, 2005)
WOW STEVE AND AMANDA
I have heard four versions of this song .. and THIS ONE is by far the BEST .... you guys !!!!!!!! Excellent timing Amanda .... and Steve ... as always .... awesome TUNE !!!!!
Check out my latest song called Sleep (w JScott and Alannah)
stevec said 5014 days ago (October 30th, 2005)
re: WOW STEVE AND AMANDA
And the only constant betwen all 4, is me. The right vocalist makes all the difference... as you should know! Thanks for listening!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
said 5013 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
Edge-of-town blues
I'm driving out of town fast in my '63 Biscayne. Wait...not moving
spatially...moving temporally...I see old rockers flying by my window
(just like in the Wizard of Oz tornado scene)...there goes Janis Joplin on
her Moped. The singing is almost too fast to comprehend but the
driving spirit of both vox and instrumentation keep me in the groove
from start to finish. I like it. The sound contour is just right....ready for
radio play.
stevec said 5013 days ago (October 31st, 2005)
re: Edge-of-town blues
Well, anyone with taste enough to be in a '63 Biscayne is a cool daddy-o in my book.. That ya liked the song, man that's just gravy. Thanks for listening!
Check out my latest song called IOU - 1991
Komrade K said 5012 days ago (November 1st, 2005)
Belting!
Amanda has such a powerful voice - which still comes through despite
the fact that the lyrics are so dense the words almost trip over one
another. The guitar sounds a little muffled to me and I would suggest
drawing out the ending a bit (maybe repeating the last line...) Playing,
lyrics, singing tho' are all great - well done.

KK
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FEEL said 5005 days ago (November 8th, 2005)
OK...back away from the mic
and take yourself a deep breath. Nice rock tune...really dig the bass
and vocals on this. Has a real nice groove.

Regards
John
Check out my latest song called A Second Life with Scott Carmicheal
PeaceGirl said 4977 days ago (December 6th, 2005)
I like it
Hi all - just starting in here so don't take feedback the wrong way. (And mind you, I never give feedback on songs that aren't at least 90% great!) So, anyway - love the music, the melody the lyrics and Amanda's singing.
I'd recommend stretching out your chorus... in fact stretch out "Hindsight" to a couple of syllables and slooow down so we can all enjoy the message in the chorus - and catch our breath before the next verse.

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The terms alternative rock and alternative music[1] were coined in the early 1980s to describe punk rock-inspired music genres which didn't fit into the mainstream genres of the time. At times it was used as catch-all phrase for rock music from under

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