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#365386 - 09/14/16 01:51 AM [User Showcase] Animal Farm
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Here's a tune that one might call Orwellian in more ways than one. Hope you like. Lots of realtracks here.

https://soundcloud.com/matcham-caine/animal-farm

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RealTracks in style: ~427:Bass, Acoustic, Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in style: ~426:Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Rhythm)
RealTracks in style: ~431:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in style: ~428:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in song: ~433:Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Soloist)
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: CountryEven8Reduced: a: Brushes, HiHat b: Snare, Ride

Logic Pro used to mix. Ozone to master.

Animal Farm

Leopard in his country house counting up his loot
Lizard on the hustings in his birthday suit
Fish is in the restaurant slippery as an eel
Snake is in the basement cooking up a deal
Bull is in the china shop, dogs have run amok
Tiger’s stolen all the cash, eagle’s passed the buck

You can run
but you can’t hide

Rat is on the make in a nightclub downtown
Horse in a bordello wiping off her frown
Rabbit in the spotlight, needle in his arm
Lion in a sports car, a gun his lucky charm
Pussy on the catwalk too strung up to ignore
Donkey with a wad of cash two asses on the floor

You can run
but you can’t hide

Lil red rooster huffs and puffs
Elephant’s in the room
Pigs are feeding from the trough
Monkeys sing their tune

Cockroach in a corporate suit powdering his nose
Hawk in a Bugatti hoping everybody knows
Ostrich in the courthouse, head buried in a brief
Parrot on the TV screen, pitbull for a chief
Swallow on the casting couch shoring up her fame
Spider on the world wide web where no-one knows his shame

You can run
but you can’t hide

You can run
but you can’t hide

You can run
but you can’t hide
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#365391 - 09/14/16 04:31 AM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
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Very cool creative lyric. Loved the back track
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#365403 - 09/14/16 07:06 AM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
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Fun song, Matcham. Clever, nice variety (of animals).

Good vocal and well mixed.

fj

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#365419 - 09/14/16 08:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
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...Snake is in the basement cooking up a deal
...Bull is in the china shop, dogs have run amok
...Cockroach in a corporate suit powdering his nose
...Spider on the world wide web where no-one knows his shame

EPIC! Such a well developed lyric, the imagery is amazing. Thank you for this really entertaining submission smile
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#365425 - 09/14/16 08:40 AM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
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Very cool and creative - loved it!

Bob
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#365431 - 09/14/16 09:10 AM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 08/29/14
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Really fun lyrics and great arrangement.

Good job on this one Matcham.
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#365469 - 09/14/16 12:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Joe -PG Music Offline
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Registered: 01/18/16
Posts: 1664
Originally Posted By: Matcham
Here's a tune that one might call Orwellian in more ways than one. Hope you like. Lots of realtracks here.

https://soundcloud.com/matcham-caine/animal-farm

BIAB
Style is _BLUGRSF.STY

RealTracks in style: ~427:Bass, Acoustic, Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in style: ~426:Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Rhythm)
RealTracks in style: ~431:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in style: ~428:Fiddle, Rhythm Bluegrass Ev 130
RealTracks in song: ~433:Banjo, Bluegrass Ev 130 (Soloist)
RealDrums: RealDrums in Song: CountryEven8Reduced: a: Brushes, HiHat b: Snare, Ride

Logic Pro used to mix. Ozone to master.

Animal Farm

Leopard in his country house counting up his loot
Lizard on the hustings in his birthday suit
Fish is in the restaurant slippery as an eel
Snake is in the basement cooking up a deal
Bull is in the china shop, dogs have run amok
Tiger’s stolen all the cash, eagle’s passed the buck

You can run
but you can’t hide

Rat is on the make in a nightclub downtown
Horse in a bordello wiping off her frown
Rabbit in the spotlight, needle in his arm
Lion in a sports car, a gun his lucky charm
Pussy on the catwalk too strung up to ignore
Donkey with a wad of cash two asses on the floor

You can run
but you can’t hide

Lil red rooster huffs and puffs
Elephant’s in the room
Pigs are feeding from the trough
Monkeys sing their tune

Cockroach in a corporate suit powdering his nose
Hawk in a Bugatti hoping everybody knows
Ostrich in the courthouse, head buried in a brief
Parrot on the TV screen, pitbull for a chief
Swallow on the casting couch shoring up her fame
Spider on the world wide web where no-one knows his shame

You can run
but you can’t hide

You can run
but you can’t hide

You can run
but you can’t hide



Hi Matcham,

Nicely done! I'm a fan of the banjo!


Edited by Joe -PG Music (09/15/16 10:13 AM)
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#365476 - 09/14/16 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
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Yes, this is definitely entertaining!
Well done.

Rob
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#365487 - 09/14/16 02:00 PM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Hey thanks everyone! Great to know the lyrics are entertaining. It is of course a lyric-driven song.

I've come across the ebook before Joe but, ahem, will flick through it again.

Matcham
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#365511 - 09/14/16 05:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 06/09/16
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Robertkc Offline
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Great fun!
All the above seconded here on the lyrics... such a cool idea for a song. Your vocal fits the style really well.
Now I just need to decide which animal I`ve been today!

Robert

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#365535 - 09/14/16 10:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 08/25/03
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Loc: wales
gibson Offline
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Loc: wales
Matcham,

Some songs are more equal than others and this song of yours is excellent.
A great listen with some lovely imagery for the animals you chose.

A good fun listen

Alyn
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#365566 - 09/15/16 08:08 AM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 1744
Loc: Victoria, BC
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Posts: 1744
Loc: Victoria, BC
What a fun song! The lyrics are very creative - well done!

This is the "Hot Forum Topic" for today!
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#365620 - 09/15/16 01:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Animal Farm [Re: Matcham]
Registered: 07/05/16
Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Matcham Offline
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Posts: 221
Loc: Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
Thanks again for your comments everyone. I'm thrilled Alyssa and Callie to get a nod from PG music staff.

Matcham
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Fixed: Song title will be changed to ? when re-saving if it previously contained international characters like é or ©.
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