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#457621 - 02/15/18 12:14 AM [User Showcase] CAGE
Registered: 08/09/17
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Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
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CAGE

I wrote this song today as part of a FAWM challenge. I really like how it turned out and wanted to share it with all my fellow BIAB users here. The challenge was to use the chords of your song to spell out the title or theme of your song. Being that there are only 8 chord letters (and maybe a few others if you get creative with your chords) it really is quite an interesting and challenging concept. I decided to use CAGE as my inspiration. Not 4 chords that you hear used all together very often but it actually came out very nice I think.

I decide that the chord structure for this tune called for more of a rock feel. So I found a kind of indie rock style that worked and ran with it. Hope you enjoy.

Style: _UKBIGRK.STY Rock w/ Crisp & Fuzz Guitars

RealTracks:
683:Bass, Electric, Pop Half Notes Push
405: Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming
1000:Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Hard Rock LA Fuzz Held
998: Guitar, Electric, Rhythm Hard Rock LA Crisp Sync
2688: Guitar, Electric Soloist Rock Brent Simple
Real Drums = Nashville Even 8

Lyrics:
I feel like I’m stuck in a cage.
I feel like I can’t get away.
I need to get out of here.
I need to stop living in fear.

I wanna jump the sun and ride the moon.
I wanna go too far and get there to soon.
I wanna ride a rocket ship into outer space
So don’t treat me like a rat and lock me away.

I feel like I’m stuck in a cage.
I feel like I can’t get away.
I need to get out of here.
I need to stop living in fear.

I wanna go around the world in 80 days.
I wanna be a criminal and save the day.
So don’t put me on a shelf and throw away the key
Just open up the door and set me free.

(Solo)

I feel like I’m stuck in a cage.
I feel like I can’t get away.
I feel like I’m stuck in a cage.
I feel like I can’t get away.
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#457652 - 02/15/18 06:19 AM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 11/30/07
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
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It is amazing to me that you and and a few others can produce a quality song in such a short amount of time!

This is great, a good rock write, great vocal. Nice mix too, and the "band" is hot.

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#457658 - 02/15/18 06:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 06/19/17
Posts: 2624
Loc: Victoria, BC
Ember - PG Music Offline
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This particular style of song really suits you! This is also a really cool challenge, and I'd love to see more people participating in it! Awesome job.
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#457699 - 02/15/18 10:57 AM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 02/08/18
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Loc: Livermore, CA, USA
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Registered: 02/08/18
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Loc: Livermore, CA, USA
This is great, especially given the time-compressed writing challenge. Very nice rock vibe!

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#457795 - 02/16/18 05:55 AM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
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David Snyder Offline
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Man I never thought of that CAGE chord progression. But I'm sure going to use it now.

smile

This reminds me a lot of Country "Nirvana."

And by that, I mean this is seriously cool man!!!

If you keep going like this, you could end up being the Kurt Cobain of country.

smile

Good job.
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#457879 - 02/16/18 05:50 PM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
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Loc: Hamlin NY
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This really good. Great groove with super vocals. The lyrics are super and the mix is perfect.

This is a keeper.
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#457883 - 02/16/18 07:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 05/23/10
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Loc: New Zealand
RichMac Offline
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Loc: New Zealand
Hi Samuel.

Like that chord progression.
Certainly sounds punky.
This is the line i like best.

I wanna go too far and get there too soon

Good FAWM song. Best wishes with the rest of them.

Cheers.
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#457976 - 02/17/18 12:32 PM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: David Snyder]
Registered: 08/09/17
Posts: 547
Loc: Florida
Samuel Davis Offline
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Thanks everybody for listening. I appreciate your comments.

Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Man I never thought of that CAGE chord progression. But I'm sure going to use it now.

smile

This reminds me a lot of Country "Nirvana."


Yeah, I never would have thought of it either had it not been for this challenge but I'm glad I did. I think it works well for this.

I definitely had some Nirvana grunge influence going through my head while working on this.
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#458243 - 02/19/18 09:47 AM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 5977
Loc: Edmonton, Ab, Canada
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Excellent tune. I got the Nirvana feel as well. Super vocal lyric and backtrack

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#458432 - 02/20/18 12:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 12/05/11
Posts: 10743
Loc: GA USA
Janice & Bud Offline
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Lot's of goodness here even without consideration of the FAWM time constraints.

It all came together for you. The cool somewhat different progression works really well and, man, those vocals are nailed. The RT's sound like a band that has spent some time together and are all hittin' the note.
We enjoyed it!

J&B
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#458435 - 02/20/18 12:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 12/06/03
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Loc: Sydney Australia
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An excellent vocal and an interesting chord progression combine to make a really excellent song.

Peter

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#458547 - 02/21/18 07:11 AM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Deryk - PG Music Offline
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Registered: 02/15/17
Posts: 3414
Wow - you nailed this! Within the first few measures, I knew I'd be liking this one. The song has so much charisma and energy behind it - it makes me feel amped! Not to mention your vocal performance is truly next level. I wouldn't bat an eyelash hearing this on the radio.

You made a great song here - thanks for sharing smile
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#459375 - 02/26/18 06:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: CAGE [Re: Samuel Davis]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6327
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
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Loc: Davis, CA
Cool rocker, and clever idea of a way to find a chord progression....IT WORKED!! Wonderful vocal on this.. hear some Sammy Hagar. Really nicely done in every way! I particularly like this:

I wanna jump the sun and ride the moon.
I wanna go too far and get there to soon.

Very cool lyrics! Enjoyed! Take care. Greg

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