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#483758 - 07/28/18 05:03 PM [User Showcase] A Robot Took My Job
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A Robot Took My Job

A Whimsical look at the robotic revolution and other musings.

Leon Vocal & Lyric
Me - Lead Guitar & Vocal

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A Robot Took My Job

A robot took my job but I don’t care
Give my suit to Vinnies, grow my hair
Maybe I can find my old guitar
Even play a song or two down at the local bar
Always found it hard to play the part
Gave my time but never gave my heart
A robot took my job and he can have it
Feels like a second chance and I should grab it

A robot
A robot
A robot took my job

My first wife took my heart, and she broke it
Every word I should’ve swallowed, man, I spoke it
The second girl I married was a keeper
A shame about the way that I would treat her
She cried the day she told me I had thrown her love away
A robot took my job but that’s OK

A robot
A robot
A robot took my job

One door shuts, another one will open
I read that on my feed the other day
That algorithm reads me like a book
Shows me stuff that otherwise I might’ve overlooked
A robot took my job but that’s alright
I don’t think that he did it out of spite
It’s just that he was smarter and damn, that thing is quick
Never takes a lunch break and he never calls in sick

A robot
A robot
A robot took my job

Yes, a robot
A robot
A robot took my job

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#483761 - 07/28/18 06:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Fun and funny. I really enjoyed this.

It made me smile from ear to ear.
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#483770 - 07/28/18 07:02 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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I saw the title and thought "This should be fun."

Yep, it was! laugh

Nice write, fun listen, good mix, well sung. Fine solo, too.

I enjoyed it, thanks!
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#483782 - 07/28/18 11:04 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Very catchy groove and funny story. The chorus is simple and catchy for sing-along. Excellent mix.

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#483791 - 07/28/18 11:55 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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A very nice listen Peter. Enjoyed!

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#483810 - 07/29/18 03:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Yeah, what a fun song! Great groove, good vocal, fun lyrics.

Nice production; love the fx on the vocal leading into that very fine solo.

Good one Peter!

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#483844 - 07/29/18 10:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,

Yes, a fun one!

Cool band! Nice guitar outro! Good mix.

Enjoyed...

fj

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#483845 - 07/29/18 10:22 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,
"A robot took my job but that’s alright
I don’t think that he did it out of spite
It’s just that he was smarter and damn, that thing is quick
Never takes a lunch break and he never calls in sick"

Now that is funny!
Love the title, write, and all the good production stuff...sweet solo to close out.
You guys have a great way of putting smiles into a song.

Robert

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#483880 - 07/29/18 03:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Well, I certainly was not disappointed!

This has been a common worry for a lot of laborers with everything becoming automated. Technology is advancing so fast these days. When I think about the technology from when I was a kid and compare it to now ... it blows away!

What a fun song. Thanks for sharing!
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#483893 - 07/29/18 04:39 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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This is a cool tune Peter. Love the groove to the song. So much fun. Guitar was just wailing. Well done

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#483905 - 07/29/18 07:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder

Fun and funny. I really enjoyed this.

It made me smile from ear to ear.


Thanks David,
That would be mission accomplished then.
Peter

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#483917 - 07/29/18 11:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Hello, Peter & Leon

Yes, fun and funny!
Guitar solo also has a comical mood.
You guys are a really good combination.
I felt more funny than satire first.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi

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#483955 - 07/30/18 08:15 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Nice work on this one - I got a good chuckle from this one smile Sometimes a fun, light-hearted tune is just what you need. All else aside, the groove is awesome and your vocal performance is right on the money.

Great job and thanks for sharing!
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#483959 - 07/30/18 08:33 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Hi Peter & Leon.

This is just SO much fun that it's easy to overlook exactly how well it's
put together. The overwhelming impression is one of humour and good-time
music, but delving deeper into it there's a lot going on.

So firstly, yes I really enjoyed this one. Secondly, I'm well impressed
by the sheer professionalism of the writing, performances, production and mix.

Excellent.

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#483962 - 07/30/18 08:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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"One door shuts, another one will open
I read that on my feed the other day
That algorithm reads me like a book
Shows me stuff that otherwise I might’ve overlooked"

hahahaha...yep, those algorithms are getting scary.

Whimsy done in style!

And, man, do we ever love a rockabilly band.

Great write and vocals and hey, Peter, are there any styles that you DON'T excel in on guitar?

And capping it all off is a fine production!

One to enjoy over and over....

J&B

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#483964 - 07/30/18 08:59 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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This was a fantastic fun song, the vocals and the production are excellent.

I loved this.
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#483994 - 07/30/18 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: dcuny]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
I saw the title and thought "This should be fun."

Yep, it was! laugh

Nice write, fun listen, good mix, well sung. Fine solo, too.

I enjoyed it, thanks!


Thanks David.

Peter

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#483995 - 07/30/18 02:26 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: jannesan]
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Originally Posted By: jannesan
Very catchy groove and funny story. The chorus is simple and catchy for sing-along. Excellent mix.

Janne

Appreciate the comments Janne.

Peter

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#484049 - 07/30/18 07:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Peter & Leon,

Making my ears smile as I listen! Funny without being overly cheesy. Love that beat. This was a hoot! Thanks for the feel good!

Best to you.

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#484122 - 07/31/18 10:38 AM [User Showcase] Re: A Robot Took My Job [Re: PeterF]
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Really creative idea, well executed. Fun and enjoyable...made me listen throughout to catch all the lyric “jokes”.

Noticed that you trimmed a few words out of the written lyric on the first verse...not sure if that represents an edit you made in the vocal recording, but the fewer words work better. Could do the same in a couple of other spot to make it flow a bit more smoothly in wordy passages.

What’s the reference to Vinnie’s..didn’t get that one.

I was waiting for some kind of robotic sound reference...got it just before the solo!!

Thanks for making me laugh!!

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