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Will Justice Be Done?


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MikeNY

 Genre: Rock
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I wrote this song years ago prompted by some injustices I had seen on the news that were perpetrated on people unable to defend themselves by people who should know better. The lyrics are actually quite relevant today. Anyway, this has been sitting around for years...at least 15 and I thought I'd try to do something with it. I'm a tinkerer/novice at best and I work almost exclusively with Garageband sounds (and some Korg M1 sounds). With so much going on, I never seem to have the time to make something sound great. Still, I wanted to throw this up against the wall to see your reactions. My singing leaves little to be desired but I tried. For some reason, I try reaching those high registers. Dogs from miles away come and surround my house when I'm recording. Anyway, do your worst.
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Lyrics
Beaten in the dead of night
A way to make him see the light
Cut down by a loaded gun
A man they said had tried to run

Cold blood in the light of day
A few men did surely get their way
It's not safe, even at the top
So how're you s'posed to trust a cop

BRIDGE

Blinded by slick talk
Blinded by fear
Blinded by what they only want you to hear

It's out of bounds
It's out of control
Increasing tension
Destroying us all

CHORUS

Will justice be done
What are the rules?
Our fates decided
By bigots and fools

Will justice be done
Or is it time
For man to rise up
And punish this crime

Will Justice be done
Will Justice be done
Will Justice be done
Will justice be done

Struck down by the hand of fate
God why does justice come so late
I can't, for the life of me
Stand by and let this all just be

Whose blood will be spilled today?
Because we let them get away
It's called justice... it's what they teach.
But will they practice what they preach?

BRIDGE

Blinded by slick talk
Blinded by fear
Blinded by what they only want you to hear

It's out of bounds
It's out of control
Increasing tension
Destroying our souls

CHORUS

Will justice be done
What are the rules?
Our fates decided
By bigots and fools

Will justice be done
Or is it time
For man to rise up
And punish this crime

Will Justice be done
Will Justice be done
Will Justice be done
Will justice be done
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Hits: 2724
Comments: 11
Fans: 4
Plays: 87
Downloads: 92
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Sep 24, 2009 - 09:20:09 PM
Last Updated: Sep 24, 2009 - 11:01:35 PM Last Played: Jun 11, 2019 - 09:54:17 AM
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Hardware:
iMac 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB SDRAM, OSX 10.5.7, Garageband, Audio Technica condenser mic, Korg M1 keyboard, M-Audio interface, Midiman mini mixer, M-Audio midi interface 1x1
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Comments
Feter said 3552 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Will Justice Be Done?
This is powerful ...great vocal work ...nice
concept this song has ..nice nice work ..good
production ...kudos ..thnx a lot for sharin !!!!
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MikeNY said 3552 days ago (September 24th, 2009)
Thank you, sir.
I really appreciate your comments, Feter, especially coming from a true musician such as yourself. I have a lot of work to do to but your kind words and encouragement will go a long way toward helping me create better music. Thanks so much.
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Mike_Lynn said 3551 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
A Serious Subject
Well written with heavy content and you've picked the right tone for the song. A very good delivery. Cheers / Mike
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MikeNY said 3551 days ago (September 25th, 2009)
Thanks, Mike.
I'm grateful for the nice comments.
Check out my latest song called What the Hell is Wrong With Everyone?
Trooper7 said 3196 days ago (September 15th, 2010)
Pretty Darn Good
I like your over all concept. And you are a better singer than you give yourself credit for...and you can always run the auto tuning. Like anything just a matter of doing more of it to get better.

I've listened to song a few times now and the first thing that crossed my mind was being reminiscent of 'Mike and the Mechanics'.

I like the concept and the overall arc of the song. But, if your open to some critique, I have a couple of suggestions.

There is a big jump in intensity from the first to second verse(the drums really pop in). I would save that for the bridge and add an additional voice to the second verse instead.(guitar, strings?)

From the bridge to the chorus, melodically, there should be more definition between the two they tend to run a bit the same. I was thinking maybe switch the two and see how that plays out.

Nice drop out of the course to the 'will justice be done x4'. But, I would drop the background synth as well and bring it back in for the verse that follows.

Have you thought about or tried some background vocals?

I'd be interested in monkeying around with this a bit on my end. If you're interested drop me line.

Cheers


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MikeNY said 3193 days ago (September 18th, 2010)
Thanks, Trooper
I've sent you an e-mail via the macjams email system. Hope you got it. I'd be honored to have you mess around with this song. Thanks for the comments and overall critique.
Check out my latest song called What the Hell is Wrong With Everyone?
Char said 3047 days ago (February 11th, 2011)
Maybe the dogs
come because they feel soothed. Well, police react badly when training breaks down in the face of their human frailties. It is a violent world. Good song. Thanks.
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Philip18 said 2689 days ago (February 4th, 2012)
Justice
Love the opening! I like the vocal - nice edge to it. Light and shade to the tune. You have something to say and say it well. Glad I finally found this one! Maybe trim the minute of silence at the end?
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MikeNY said 2663 days ago (March 1st, 2012)
Thanks!
I haven't been on MJ in quite some time so it was so nice to read your comment. And thanks for alerting me to the silence at the end. I obviously didn't trim all the tracks back before I posted! Your comments are especially encouraging since you are quite a musician from what I've listened to. Thanks again for your kind compliments!
Check out my latest song called What the Hell is Wrong With Everyone?
say said 1403 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Will Justice Be Done?
You have a good voice ! Very smooth song...& great lyrics ! The World needs more songs like this !!

Thankyou
MikeNY said 1403 days ago (August 13th, 2015)
Thank you again!
So kind of you to listen to this song as well. As you can see, I tend to write about the world around me as I see it. I do have a more uplifting tune called "Another World" which is quite old but maybe you'd like that as well! Thanks again!
Check out my latest song called What the Hell is Wrong With Everyone?
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