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Steel Streets


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sschedra

 Genre: Rock

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One from the archives. You can tell my age when I wrote this one by the imagery. The time of life when a guy thinks that a hot car is the key to all sorts of things in life not the least of which is his freedom; and the time of year when his biology tells him he is a lot more man than he really is. My cousin and I both had hot cars and we just tore up the town, risking life, limb and liberty in an attempt to find something. He had just lost the love of his life by being . . . well just like the song and I just lost my girlfriend who could not stand the Rock and Roll life style. This is the first time this one has seen the light of day. I am a little upset with the vocals because I have lost that edge in my voice that I had when I used to sing in bars every night, but you get the idea.
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Lyrics
Steel Streets
(c) 2008 Stephen M Schedra

Runnin' down the streets in your rag top freedom
Arms around a hot Spring blonde
Lines so fast even she can't read 'em
Have me thinking that I'm on

Runnin' with a girl who aims to please me
She never asks the way back home
She lets me lie and pretends to see me
Her pretty feet just love to roam

Hot night in the town out there
People move so lazy they don't seem to care
Hot night in the town below
Don't have time to worry why they move so slow

Runnin' over things that I once believed in
Tempting fate to lead me on
Love is past and I can't retrieve it
I just run until the pain is gone

Runnin' from a man who demands a reason
Runnin' from a place called home
Blood so fast it must be the season
Happy feet just have to roam

Hot night in the town out there
People try to make me but I just won't scare
Hot night in the town below
Don't have time to worry I just have to go

Song Stats
Hits: 3043
Comments: 17
Fans: 7
Plays: 240
Downloads: 119
Votes: 4
Uploaded: Jan 19, 2008 - 07:55:34 PM
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2009 - 10:04:00 PM Last Played: Apr 07, 2019 - 11:24:44 AM
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Hardware:
Guild D40 guitar, M-Audio MobilePre USB input Module, Oktava MK-319 Mike.
Software:
GarageBand
Comments
Feter said 4258 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Steel Streets
great great Rock and roll song ..very much CCR
with bob seger ..man ye your voice realy rock here
the band sent behind you all so good ..thnx for
sharing !!!!
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sschedra said 4257 days ago (January 19th, 2008)
Thanks again
Feter,
Thank you so much. The band is virtual. I laid down MIDI drums. Then I added a MIDI bass line. Next I added my guitar. Then to the Midi keyboard for piano and organ. Then I went back and added MIDI embellishments for drums. Finally I did the vocal track. Thank, you for permission on the The Lady of the Roses. Let's see where it takes us.

Peace, out.
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announcer said 4257 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
Great song!
But I do have to comment that, for me at least, the effect on the vocal is too much and detracts from the overall strength of the lyric and well-sung vocal.

But on the other hand it is your music and there is no reason in the world you cannot make it ANYWAY you want to. :-)
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sschedra said 4256 days ago (January 20th, 2008)
I had that feeling
As much as I encourage others to let their voices go, I guess I am always covering mine up. Do you mean using the chorus on the voice? Do you think I should have done it straight? Thanks for your evaluation. I appreciate an honest critique.
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announcer said 4255 days ago (January 21st, 2008)
You're in good company then
John Lennon always wanted to use heavy effects on his vocals. I guess he never liked the way he sang.

I Like your voice ... A light chorus could work well. It just seems a little over the top and distracting to me on this song.

Just my opinion though.
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dajama said 4255 days ago (January 22nd, 2008)
Hey, dude
I tried to post a comment at work earlier today, and the piece of crap laptop I use at work went wacky and the whole comment disappeared. Aargh! Anyway, let me see if I can remember what I said...This is a great song. It has a classic sound that makes me think of Springsteen way back when. Made me nostalgic! You may not be happy with your vocal performance, but I think it sounds very good here. I agree with announcer about the effect on the voice - not that it's a bad idea, just that there's too much of it. Very nice work here. Radio-friendly, uplifting and very enjoyable. Keep 'em coming! Peace.
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Lennon714 said 4254 days ago (January 23rd, 2008)
Nice!
I agree with the Springsteen comments all the way. I'm also picking up some Steve Earle in there. Either way, tough to go wrong with either of those guys. Look forward to more!
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davisamerica said 4249 days ago (January 28th, 2008)
right then
.... so far... springsteen AND sterve earle... not bad! so in other words... don't woryy about the vox .. u do just fine.. and this is a nice litte rocker .btw...thanks for email stephen ...very nice and much appreciated
jack
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lavalamp said 4246 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Hi Stephen
Well.written song. Kinda' Springsteen-ish. Should like your vocals fly, agree with announcer in that aspect. Maybe try doubling or tripling your voice instead of the chorus effect (on the main vox). Otherwise, I really like what I hear.
Dave
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lavalamp said 4246 days ago (January 31st, 2008)
Good Song
Well-written song, Should let your vocals fly, maybe a little too much effect on the lead vox. Consider doubling or even tripling you voice. Otherwise, a very good song. Springsteen-ish. Rock.
LL
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said 4244 days ago (February 2nd, 2008)
Vox effect
works fine for me; adds a little punky Elvis Costello thing I like.

Cool song! Great keys in there too

. - Harold
alanfraser said 4241 days ago (February 5th, 2008)
No grandstanding
just a great tune. Straight-up rock with kind of a Springsteen-ish vibe to it. If you want to take it live, IM Silas Scarborough in Second Life and I'll be happy to help you get going. People beat the tar out of me for using backing tracks in 'live' gigs but that's old news now and lots of people are doing it. You've already got practically everything you need to go live in the virtual world so go for it :)
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said 4235 days ago (February 11th, 2008)
Steel Streets sschedra



Hey
Angel of the internet. ha ha
you rock as well, I like this, its really good, nice voice to.
well this rocks my boat too. and I love your lyrics,

Peace

Dee,


dantimmermans said 3869 days ago (February 11th, 2009)
Love a good sharp fade out!
nice tune with particularly good organ.
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sschedra said 3620 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Dan
Thanks for the listen, Sorry it took me so long to reply.
Stephen
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
MarkHolbrook said 3621 days ago (October 17th, 2009)
Man
I love this! This is sort of a ballad like song with great vocals, great music and really cool lyrics!

Love it!
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sschedra said 3620 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Mark,
Thanks for making your way through my stuff.
Stephen
Check out my latest song called Cheap Tricks (LSP2)
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Name: Stephen M Schedra
Location: Middle Island NY United States
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Started performance life as a guitar player and vocalist in Sympathy (60's Rock) and doing acoustic performances with Michael Salveson. Then as a guitarist for Joe Lobianco (Rock Dance band). Next I did stints on bass and guitar and vocals for the ... [see more]

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