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Track6 We Offered Them Leases


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BigFinish

 Genre: Opera

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3:15 p.m.
Breaking News stories in Los Angles and mounting resistance with demonstrations against the Ratch project. It is clear John Grand will be taking a late flight to California.
..... life in the city goes on.

Solo: Narrator ... Michael2 Vocals
Doug-Crews Nelson [Doader's Uncle] Guitars and Lead vocals. Lead guitar: Outtaorbit
Note: This City used by permission from Doaders Uncle and the original can be found on his site
Note: michael2 works as a counselor in Los Angles and was asked to share experiences from his work there.
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Lyrics
This City
[Doaders Uncle]

This city's gonna break
The pressure is too great
We sit around and calculate our fate
This city's gonna break

Let's rise above the crowd
We'll turn our minds around
Open your eyes, we'll show them what we found
Let's rise above the crowd

I thought I knew them, I only watched them in my dreams
And had I got to know them, I wouldn't be here so it seems

This city's coming down
Now it's too late to run
We brace ourselves to get our work day done
We call it "Freedom Town"
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Comments: 19
Fans: 19
Plays: 100
Downloads: 119

Uploaded: Sep 30, 2008 - 10:44:15 AM
Last Updated: Sep 09, 2010 - 03:54:52 PM Last Played: Jun 08, 2019 - 11:01:06 AM
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Feter said 3948 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Track6 We Offered Them Leases
a super song ...definetly one of the most powerful
song in the set and for Dougs list ..I thik Alannah
was at the back ?>?>?the keys here with the backing
lead guitar just a KILLER classical sound ..man !!!!
KUDOS#6
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dajama said 3948 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Great
Great narration by michael2, and then Doadar's great vocal. Is that Alannah in the back? Sounds great. Lovely lead guitar there, too. Outstanding stuff. Very cool. Peace.
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sloparts said 3948 days ago (September 30th, 2008)
Great Blues number here
Maybe it's not supposed to be, nut it is, "REAL BLUES"

Doug's vocal along with Mikes background is killer. The city noises make for a very gritty track.

It just keeps getting better and better.

Ed
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lengold said 3948 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Loved the original
version of this and you have all made it even better.
Cheers
Len


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saymme said 3948 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Outstanding - totally
yepp ... a big bow to You !!! LOVE the ending its sooo powerful it really is like a leaving plane hearing it close first & then further away as it flies... If You put on the 7 track as soon as this end its a miracle :)heheh.. KUDOS!!!!!
Roxylee said 3948 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Doug and Mike, you rock
and Alannah's vocals add great finishing touches. This story makes me see the other side of the story- the poor city folk up against the powers that be. Who will give them a chance? Great guitar work, Outaorbit.
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Doadars Uncle said 3948 days ago (October 1st, 2008)
Yes!
I don't know quite what to say! I'm so happy people cared enough for this song to boost it into this wonderful project/concert.

Thanks for all the thoughtful additions! Everything worked out so nicely.

Also, much thanks to those who listen!

Peace,
Doug
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Pete_NB said 3933 days ago (October 16th, 2008)
I'm not surprised
That's a totally kickin' tune you have there. Very cool project that it got incorporated with here though, it works well.
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saymme said 3946 days ago (October 2nd, 2008)
( :
I was listenin to this one-just the song-on replay this evening when I was making applepancakes mmmmm very meditative song love it so much - a great thing w my laptop is I can move it around w me : ) ( 8
This is a favorite track !!! Michael - its awesome hearing You speak & very interesting stuff !! TX Such a pleasure ... hope i'll never turn deaf!!! YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!
Char said 3945 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
Powerful
Social commentary. Great additions. Thanks.
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Alannah said 3945 days ago (October 3rd, 2008)
WOW ...
Michael's intro was SO SO fitting here ... really great and I was rapt while listening to the story here .... what is ironic is this ... today I had to drive to an appointment downtown .. and took the OLD route through what is known as the "downtown eastside" .. its where the drug addicted and mentally ill live on the street .. I was SHOCKED by the numbers .... I used to drive this route all the time years ago .. and could NOT believe my eyes at the condition of the crumbling (what used to be majestic beautiful old buildings) ... and how many people were sleeping on the streets and conducting their business .... and those numbers keep growing .... it felt like a totally different planet to me ... I wish they would tear all those old crumbling rotting buildings down and build appropriate housing for these people. Ok back to the song ... luv Char's little who hooo's sprinkled throughout. And of course I was already a fan of Doadar's Uncle's original tune.
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davisamerica said 3943 days ago (October 5th, 2008)
track6 "we offered them leases"
Doaders Uncle has long time been a favorite of mine as well as michael2.
When I first heard "This City" by Doug it was a "YES" moment and when he consented to come on board with us it was a "HELL YES" moment ... ahem. Needless to say all of us got tripped out by being able to play along on this fantastic tune. Alannah and Char add such sultry steamy ambience to this. We asked michael2 to give us some commentary and tho being very busy he did and it provided the perfect intro. Michael has helped me out in the past and cannot say enough about him. Outtaorbit's guitar, I think is perfect here. Eddie Fliess helped engineer the backing effects and much thanks to him.
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michael2 said 3942 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
you know
it's going to take me forever to get through this rock opera Big Finish. It's an honor to be a part of this. Jack asked me to do a little bit of talking about my experience, and I just turned the mic on and rambled for a few minutes (I could go on for hours about this topic). i hadn't heard the song at all, and only got to listen after the fact (which was a great surprise).

so anyways, i thought i had commented, but apparently i didn't. for the record, this would be an amazing song in any context, but it's really fitting in the context provided. only thing is the sound of my speaking voice makes me cringe. great job guys.
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davisamerica said 3940 days ago (October 9th, 2008)
michael
your voice over was cool, perfect and had such an impact on this total sequence. You have always been a support of all the artist here. Thanks man .... you are the best!
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davisamerica2 said 3940 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
Luvitluvit!!!!!!
Great song with overflow of talent. I make no apologies. I'm going to steal this song! (If I make a buck, I guess I'll share it.) Fine, fine work. Terry.
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Outtaorbit said 3920 days ago (October 28th, 2008)
yes
They have nowhere to go.
In the bible Jesus said..."The poor are always with us."
He didn't say. "Don't stop trying to help."
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Char said 3741 days ago (April 25th, 2009)
And on
to the 6th. Some time has passed and this is even more relevant, now, months later. :)
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davisamerica said 3716 days ago (May 21st, 2009)
you
are just the best friend ever my dear :-]
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BigFinish said 3173 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
so michael
had a chunk of concrete tossed on his head by a "citizen" shortly after this work...
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 3173 days ago (November 15th, 2010)
track 6
strong message followed by a cool and oddly disjointed but very listeneable vibe. like the hammond and guitar tones. very cool feel in places. cool stuff
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davisamerica said 2580 days ago (June 29th, 2012)
michael2
some realism ....
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