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Another track from the Boy With A Mechanical Arm, in no particular order.

After failing in sports and everything else that he tried to do, including tying his shoes, the boy with a mechanical arm discovers that he has a gift for drawing.
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He learned how to draw
To draw with his paw
His paw made of metal
He drew what he saw

He saw pretty faces
(And ugly ones too)
He liked to draw faces
They liked what he drew

He drew what he saw
They saw what he drew
They stared at his arm
And what it could do

His arm made of metal
His arm made of steel
They couldn’t believe
What they saw was real

The kids that once teased him
Were teasing no more
He scribbled and scrawled
As their jaws hit the floor

He looked at their faces
As they watched him draw
Smiling and “wowing”
Instead of “Ha Ha!”
He drew like Da Vinci
With masterful lines
Like Pablo Picasso
He blew their young minds

A boy with an arm
That was made out of tin
No kid with a real arm
Could draw quite like him
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Uploaded: Dec 09, 2017 - 01:19:46 PM
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2017 - 01:19:46 PM Last Played: Sep 11, 2019 - 04:23:28 PM
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Oxygen 8, Hondo II electric bass, blue credit card pick, Samson R11 mic, Tapco interface
five_extra_arms said 649 days ago (December 9th, 2017)
Hey VicDiesel -
Does this satisfy you robotic needs?

Thanks for keeping me on track!
Check out my latest song called Draw
DWL said 649 days ago (December 9th, 2017)
I see what you did
He was just a kid
Did he draw a squid?
Or maybe a lid
But I'd make a bid
That he went to Madrid
And maybe never came home again.

Lovely work Bob :-)



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five_extra_arms said 648 days ago (December 10th, 2017)
Did He Draw A Squid
Yes he did!

I know, I know. I thought that trying to write the story in song form would make it less of a Dr Seuss sounding story, but I failed on this track!


Thanks Dick
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sammydix said 648 days ago (December 10th, 2017)
gonna end up with a modern Tommy. The synths in this are GREAT.
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five_extra_arms said 647 days ago (December 11th, 2017)
Acid Queen
I saw Tommy in the theater when it came out and my sister threw up at some point. It was amazing!

Check out my latest song called Draw
tempie said 647 days ago (December 11th, 2017)
Erase? Sure!
Dude the drawing angle - which is new to the story, right? - is GREAT. Every time I hear something from this project I get that panicked feeling that this is too good and you need to find the world's greatest agent NOW before someone steals it. Forget "Wonder". This is so much better. It's time to pop the cork on that project to lift your house into space using helium filled cats. You need publicity now. Also this might be my favorite 5X tune of all time.
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five_extra_arms said 647 days ago (December 11th, 2017)
Erase Everything You've Done
...said Tempie.

You're way too kind. Yes, this is new to the story. It's taken a while for me to be "OK" with it as it has undergone so many changes. This weekend I decided to re-do the vocals entirely. Rewrote 84% of the lyrics and got rid of a ridiculous spoken part that reminded me too much of King Missile (who I love).

Get me an agent and split it 50/50 unless you're one of those consultants that needs more.

"Wonder" is unforgettable! Both versions! Knock on wood!
Check out my latest song called Draw
Lennon714 said 220 days ago (February 12th, 2019)
Even robots have hearts
Is this the first track of yours with moments of single-tracked vox? It's the first that I can recall and it's giving me the vapors. Where'd you come up with that outer space synth line?
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egobandit said 147 days ago (April 25th, 2019)
I need
the robot arm, love when you throw in the heavy guitar and synth love the story love the whole song, greatness just greatness!
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Electropop (also called Technopop) is a subgenre of synth pop music which flourished during the early 1980s, although the first recordings were made in the late 1970s. Numerous bands have carried on the electropop tradition into the 1990s and 2000s.

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