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#609781 - 08/07/20 03:43 PM [User Showcase] TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE (Is Going To Be The Death Of Me)
Registered: 08/16/18
Posts: 18
BIGALTX Offline
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Registered: 08/16/18
Posts: 18
Here's an amusing look at the trials of "lock down" during current Covid Crisis.
I hope it will put a smile on your face.
See lyrics below, and Enjoy...

https://soundcloud.com/user-791803839/trying-to-keep-you-alive-is-going-to-be-the-death-of-me

The song was recorded entirely with BIAB tracks.
I use Reaper as my DAW
The Style I used is CTYROCK but changed several of the Real Tracks to fit the mood of the song.

Outboard gear includes:
KRK Rokit5 monitors
Scarlett 2i4 interface
AudioTechnica Large diaphram mic
KRK, Sony 7506, and Sennheiser280 Pro headphones

A Music Video of this song can be found at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdSx8mFlvS4&t=11s

*********************LYRICS******************

“TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE (Is Going To Be The Death Of Me”

VS:
Quarantined... Covid-19...
Walls are closing in on my wife, kids & me.
Pork & beans... Spam, Lots of Mac & Cheese.
Amazon and Jesus meet our needs
But trying to keep you alive is going to be the death of me.

CH:
If the roads weren’t closed they would drive a man to drink.
We’re almost out of soap
And one of us is starting to stink
My darlin’s hair is looking like Peppy LePew.
I’m gonna spray some Krylon on her roots.
It is as plain as it can be.
That trying to keep you alive is going to be the death of me.

VS:
Home school... We expelled two.
Toilet paper is running low
I hope no one has to go.
Lifetime movies... Cartoon Channel... Is all I see.
There's no sports, only HGTV
Yeah, trying to keep you alive is going to be the death of me.

CH:
If the roads weren’t closed they would drive a man to drink.
We just ran out of soap
And all of us are starting to stink
I think my darlin looks a lot like Peppy LePew.
I’m gonna spray some Krylon on those roots.
It is as plain as it can be.
That trying to keep you alive is going to be the death of me.

BR:
I’m trying to make sure...they don’t suffer
But I see fear in their eyes...
When Netflix buffers.

LAST CH:
My Honey was looking quite a bit like Peppy LePew
So I sprayed some Krylon on her roots.
She should be thankful, but is mad as she can be
Trying to keep you alive is gonna be the death of me.

Yeah, trying to keep you alive is going to be the death...of... me.

Copyright 2020 by Alan Herring

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#609911 - 08/08/20 03:58 PM [User Showcase] Re: TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE (Is Going To Be The Death Of Me) [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6131
Loc: Davis, CA
Greg Johnson Offline
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Registered: 12/21/13
Posts: 6131
Loc: Davis, CA
Very fun, very clever!! Yeah, I'm pretty sick of this Covid crap!! Nicely done!! Take care. Greg

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#609943 - 08/08/20 08:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE (Is Going To Be The Death Of Me) [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 660
jptjptjpt Offline
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Registered: 06/05/12
Posts: 660
Well done. Both the audio and video are good work. Great lyrics. Nice use of the band. As Greg said, very clever.
_________________________
My latest video upload is a song called "Melody":

https://youtu.be/VWTesk12JyU

My music can be heard at: http://thecracks.bandcamp.com/

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#609976 - 08/09/20 05:46 AM [User Showcase] Re: TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE (Is Going To Be The Death Of Me) [Re: BIGALTX]
Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
Tano Music Offline
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Registered: 12/29/10
Posts: 1520
Loc: Charlotte, NC
See how adversity spurs creativity?! Well, at least we're getting some great songs out of it, like yours.

Loved your story-telling and all the clever lyrics--you hit all the right issues.
Vocals ++, nice mix.
Thanks for bringing a smile.

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