Fight Like A Girl

Posted by: rsdean

Fight Like A Girl - 05/04/19 03:53 PM

Hi All,

This is a new song called Fight Like A Girl.

I’m watching you from the window
In this rundown Soho dump
Ordering coffee and bagels
From the guy in that blue truck

He’s trying to make some time with you
His jacked-up humor and vices
But you're an old street fighter
He's bowing out to avoid a crisis

They say you fight like a girl
They say you fight like a girl
I think you fight like a girl
C’mon and fight like a girl

Driving off to the mountains
The Tappan Zee is thick with cars
Rolling fifteen miles an hour
While you count all the stars

Friday night highway honcho
Red flying truck and no blinker
Let’s bury the hatchet and move on
But you give him the third finger

They say you fight like a girl
They say you fight like a girl
I think you fight like a girl
C’mon and fight like a girl

I’m watching you from the bedroom
You fix the heat and shut the light
If I ever stumble over us
Hit me hard with some of that fight

They say you fight like a girl
They say you fight like a girl
I think you fight like a girl
C’mon and fight like a girl

All BIAB Tracks:
2474: Bass, Acoustic, Held Ev 085
2505: Piano, Electric, HeldChords 085
2914: Guitar, Acoustic, Fingerpicking Folky16thsBrent Ev16 085
832: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm, AltCountryMoody Ev 075
Chorus Loop: Chillout/Chillout_dimensions_145
RealDrums: PopPromiseEv16 a:Snare on 4, HiHat, b: Snare

As always - thanks for listening!

Bob
Posted by: musician17

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 12:17 AM

This is really beautiful. The inverted chord you use as your starting point for the hook works so well! It's hard to give a review in words for this song because it's an experience - it has to be heard and not picked apart in words, I feel. But, in short, I loved it. Great lyrics, also.
Posted by: jannesan

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 04:49 AM

Fantastic arrangement and mix once again, I would have used lighter drumming in the first verse, but otherwise it is perfect, electric guitar used interestingly and that piano gives exciting mood. Great vocals and very enjoyable chording.

Janne
Posted by: Jim

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 07:29 AM

Nicely done...
I really enjoyed listening to your new composition!
Posted by: Ezekiel's Storm

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 11:22 AM

I think the simplicity and cleverness of the chorus lyrics make it one of the best choruses I've seen in a while. It also makes for a catchy title. Nice production!
Posted by: Tangmo

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 02:22 PM

Extra fine lyric and that chorus is a thing of beauty. Just the kind of thing two intimates can say and hear. Brought a smile to my face. Your voice carries it well and the band plays with subdued power and purpose.
Posted by: Greg Johnson

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 03:01 PM

Another really cool song Bob!! You have a way of creating these infectious grooves that never grow tiresome. Really well done!! Again!! Take care. Greg
Posted by: Rob4580

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 04:26 PM

Great back story to the well written lyrics.
I love your unique style and this is no exception.
Well mixed and produced. Great effort Bob.
Posted by: Will Josef

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/05/19 04:43 PM

Hi Bob,

That is a very nice song - really enjoyed listening to this little masterpiece. Well done!

Will
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 02:51 AM

James,

Thanks - that is very appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: BlueAttitude

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 04:40 AM

Another good song written and performed with your own unique style.

I'm a fan!
Posted by: floyd jane

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 08:00 AM

And the hits just keep coming...

Love this lyric, Bob. I can't say why, but for some reason, it made me think of Steve Forbert's debut album "Alive On Arrival" - an all-time favorite of mine... (if you don't know that record, find it and have a listen - I'm pretty sure you would like it)

You are using the BAND to perfection these days to showcase your songs and your sound.

fj
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 10:46 AM

Hello Bob, this is excellent! The different elements really glue well together and a solid key signature choice too. The lyrics are quite smooth. Keep it up!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 12:48 PM

Janne,

Thanks very much.

Bob
Posted by: Rustyspoon#

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 01:31 PM

Bob,
Really cool poetry!
"In this rundown Soho dump" I have a feeling, I know exactly what you talking about smile

Your tunes got a lot of personality. This listens very well. Thank you for sharing!

Misha.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/06/19 06:05 PM

Jim,

Thanks so much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 04:31 AM

Thanks - much appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: 44kfl

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 07:21 AM

Excellent write!

my goodness, you're turning out monster songs

the mix and production are so good, it seems like everyone here is getting better and better at mixing

I feel like I need to step up my game

He’s trying to make some time with you
His jacked-up humor and vices
But you're an old street fighter
He's bowing out to avoid a crisis

I love these lines because they tell so much about

strength of character and personalities - great writing

tying in watching you from a window/bedroom is a nice dovetail

the use of the Alt-Country Moody is excellent

enjoyed,

Kenny
Posted by: Deryk - PG Music

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 07:27 AM

You really knocked this one out of the park - the lyrics on this are extremely memorable, and your vocal delivery enunciates them perfectly. The tune has a lot of personality, and is really memorable. As others have mentioned - the chorus on this is superb. It isn't necessarily a very catchy chorus, but it definitely hits hard.

You should be proud of this one - thanks for sharing smile
Posted by: Janice & Bud

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 07:50 AM

"Dump" and "truck" on rhyme lines...way, way cool smile

Release after release this year of consistently great tunes...not just good but great.

"He’s trying to make some time with you
His jacked-up humor and vices
But you're an old street fighter
He's bowing out to avoid a crisis"

Kenny has already quoted that line but we had to also...it is power packed.

There is a "togetherness" of your vocal delivery, choice of lyric, melody and BiaB components that is very special. You've carved out your own unique place on this forum and we feel that the same thing would happen even if you were part of large Americana playlists...as you should be!

Wonderful,

J&B
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 09:18 AM

Thank you - I appreciate that.

Bob
Posted by: Torrey Bliss

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 03:48 PM

Bob, you are quite the weaver of words! Frankly, I am envious of how you can kick out high quality tunes like this in such rapid succession! I love those little guitar swells you used so effectively! Little touches like that really make a song! Thanks, Torrey
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 04:40 PM

Greg,

Thanks very much - appreciate the kind words.

Bob
Posted by: TuneMonger

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 08:31 PM

"The Tappan Zee is thick with cars" sounds like a Paul Simon line. I think it's good you kept some mystery about the nature of her fighting. Frustrating sometimes for the fan/listener, but it's what the big writers do, so it must be right.
Posted by: Al-David

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/07/19 09:02 PM

Hi Bob ...

You have one of the most signature sounds on the forum. You are a master of taking 2 or 3 chords, add a little here and a little there and come up with a fantastic, mind-blowing song. The strength of your lyric has already been noted several times and I couldn't agree more. You're imagination makes so many turns and seems to always end up at the perfect place.

Love the song and have a full appreciation for your work. Wishing you the best ...

Alan
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/08/19 03:26 AM

Rob,

Thanks - much appreciated!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/08/19 09:11 AM

Will,

Thanks - that's very kind.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/08/19 04:31 PM

Dave,

Thank you! I appreciate that.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/09/19 02:38 AM

Floyd,

Thanks very much. I appreciate the support and kind words.

I'm not that familiar with Steve Forbert, but will certainly check him out.

Thanks,
Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/09/19 09:47 AM

Joe,

Thanks - very appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: gruverider

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/09/19 05:55 PM

As with all of your songs and lyrics this is engaging and reflective. The acoustic guitar is beautifully used here.

Great write and wonderful listen!
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/10/19 04:04 AM

Misha,

Thanks very much.

Bob
Posted by: Skyline

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/10/19 07:28 AM

The two chord insistence is a stroke of genius Bob, it so matches the sentiment of the lyrics. Another cracker of a song, superbly produced.

John
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/10/19 08:55 AM

Kenny,

You are too kind... Thank you. smile

Bob
Posted by: Scott C

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/10/19 04:38 PM

Love the title and the lyric Bob. Super vocal Bob. Well done
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/11/19 10:22 AM

Deryk,

Thanks very much.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/11/19 05:32 PM

Janice & Bud,

I appreciate the support and kind words. Thank you...

Bob
Posted by: olemon

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/12/19 06:45 AM

I listened to this the other day and was just so taken by it. The songwriting is superb and the lyrics so hard-hitting, you've really got a gift.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/13/19 05:13 AM

Torrey,

Thanks - I appreciate that!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/14/19 02:30 AM

Thanks very much!

Bob
Posted by: Joe -PG Music

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/14/19 09:36 AM

Originally Posted By: rsdean
Joe,

Thanks - very appreciated.

Bob


You're welcome! Keep em coming!
Posted by: David Snyder

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/14/19 10:41 AM

Bob,

This is brilliant. I wish I had written it. Totally jealous. It gave me goose bumps. It is one of my favorite songs now, ranking right up there with the best of Lou Reed, Bowie, or Dylan.

It needs to be the theme song to a major motion picture.

A masterpiece.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/14/19 05:50 PM

Alan,

I appreciate that very kind review. I also respect and love the songs that you produce - they are always something special.

Thanks again,
Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/15/19 02:53 AM

Lawrence,

Thanks so much - very appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/15/19 10:30 AM

John,

Thanks very much!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/16/19 02:54 AM

Scott,

Much appreciated - thanks!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/17/19 03:40 AM

Scott,

Thank you - that is very kind and appreciated.

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/18/19 04:12 AM

Joe,

Thank you!

Bob
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/18/19 03:06 PM

David,

That is very kind of you. I'm so glad you liked this one.

Thanks so much!

Bob
Posted by: MarioD

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/18/19 06:09 PM

I'm late in listening and everything that I wanted to say already has been said. I totally agree with the following:

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Bob,

This is brilliant. I wish I had written it. Totally jealous. It gave me goose bumps. It is one of my favorite songs now, ranking right up there with the best of Lou Reed, Bowie, or Dylan.

It needs to be the theme song to a major motion picture.

A masterpiece.


I think this is your best to date.
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/19/19 10:20 AM

Mario,

I really appreciate that - thank you!

Bob
Posted by: animarorecords

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/27/19 11:29 PM

Bob,

Great song!
Heavy drums and your vocal are very nice and perfect fit this tune.
I agree with Alan.
You have one of the most signature sounds on the forum. You are a master of taking 2 or 3 chords, add a little here and a little there and come up with a fantastic, mind-blowing song.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 05/28/19 02:29 AM

Shigeki,

That is very kind of you - thanks!

Bob
Posted by: Noel96

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 06/14/19 07:39 PM

Hi Bob,

Wow this is good.

I love that opening verse.

Originally Posted By: rsdean
I’m watching you from the window
In this rundown Soho dump
Ordering coffee and bagels
From the guy in that blue truck

This is such good scene-setting writing. Time is set to 'right now' using the present verb tense and I love how 'watching you from the window' sets location so very, very well.

I also loved the phrase "friday night highway honcho". Those three long "i" sounds sitting side-by-side and the way they seamlessly overlap with the "h" alliteration is excellent ear candy! When I heard you sing this, I had to stop the track and just repeat the line a few times to myself... it caught my fancy smile

Terrific listening!

All the best,
Noel
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 06/15/19 02:28 AM

Noel,

I appreciate that kind review. Thanks.

Bob
Posted by: Birchwood

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 06/15/19 03:48 AM

I'm really surprised I missed this song, Bob
But it seems that way. I cannot add something new after what all others wrote. A very nice song.
I like the backgroundvoices, so subtle present but ominous (in a way).
All the time I expected you to raise your voice somewhere in the chorusses, but you stayed 'at ease'.

Thans Bob,
Hans
Posted by: rsdean

Re: Fight Like A Girl - 06/15/19 03:54 AM

Hans,

Thanks very much.

Bob