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Girl/Boy/Toy


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BoiAfrica

 Genre: Acoustic

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Something very simple I started working on recently, any insight on direction very much welcome. Thanks as always for the listen!!
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Lyrics
I found myself a taxi
On the corner of 45th
He told me I was plastic
With a heart that wouldn't quit

But here I stand ignited
Like a fire on a stick
I'm burning out of control
And I think you have the petrol
(For one more hit)

I read it in a text mess
They call it SMS
You said you couldn't take this (no more)
You wanted to confess

But now I stand embarrased
A shelter for my tears
Some girl that you invited
Has cut me with my fears (oh no!)

But she could never carry you home
She will never carry you home

I run into the bathroom
And try to fix my face
You call me on my cellphone
This is not the time or place

And if we were united
Like a fire and a stick
We'd burn until the morning
But it wouldn't bring you bliss

I'm not the girl
I'm not the boy
I'm not your lover
I'm not your toy
(2x)
Song Stats
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Comments: 14
Fans: 8
Plays: 71
Downloads: 71
Votes: 0
Uploaded: May 29, 2011 - 09:40:57 PM
Last Updated: May 29, 2011 - 09:40:57 PM Last Played: May 12, 2018 - 03:17:23 AM
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Hardware:
Ovation Acoustic Electric, AKG Perception 200 Mic, Macbook Pro 17"
Software:
GB6
Comments
alackbass said 2757 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
Girl/Boy/Toy
You caught me in an acoustic mood. I like the way you're presenting this. The sparse arrangement allows the excellent melody and lyrics to shine through.
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BoiAfrica said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Sweet!
Tns so much Andrew, that is a great compliment coming from you!
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dave_b said 2757 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
Girl/Boy/Toy
Nice vocal, and the simple acoustic strumming allows it the space it deserves. I think the song could be stronger by getting to your last section "'I'm not the girl..." sooner and repeating it. IOW this section sounds like the chorus of the song.
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BoiAfrica said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Aha!
Very true Dave, thanks for the listen. I played this through and it does sound more cohesive with the repetition, thanks for that!
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jiguma said 2757 days ago (May 30th, 2011)
I like it!
I think the tune works really well with the low-key acoustic backing. The obvious thing that I'd fix is that background hiss. Your vocals are beautifully done though, and the song is a winner.
Cheers from Oz,
Neil
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BoiAfrica said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
True
I can't say I know where that hiss comes from, but then again my "studio area"/bedroom needs some sound proofing. Tnx so much for the listen!!
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Elevator_Funk said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
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Cool man. I'm sorry I missed your stuff before, i'll have to go check out the other stuff.

I like your flow and the easygoing sounding vox.
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BoiAfrica said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
Tnx
Much appreciated Brian, same here!!
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DWL said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
What direction?
I'm not sure you need to go anywhere else with this as it stands so well on its own.

Simple and direct with lovely vocal work.

Nicely done.

Cheers

Dick
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BoiAfrica said 2756 days ago (May 31st, 2011)
aHa!!
Tnx Dick!! You're super, I did try it with the chorus repetition as suggested by Dave and it does work well albeit a bit longer. You gotta put me on one of your tracks soon Dick! :-)
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spitlogic said 2754 days ago (June 2nd, 2011)
awesome
Love your vocals on this. Great lyrics too.
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SISTERS said 2740 days ago (June 16th, 2011)
fire on a stick
i love that lyrical motif - it works a real treat here.
i could listen to you sing all day, Mister Boi. 8)
your voice is strong enough that upping the musical volume wouldn't hurt one bit - but my opinion is a humble one. i dig this! anne


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Soundhound said 2703 days ago (July 23rd, 2011)
I'm late on this.....
Cool track has lots of potential, would love to hear this all dressed up...
You have a real good voice, wonder what other style could you do, guess we will have to see......

Enjoyed what you've done so fare, hope we will hear more....

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btransue said 2687 days ago (August 8th, 2011)
You know dude...
I just love everything you do, always have. You put yourself in everything, pure and simple, and I appreciate it.
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