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Fat Lady's Swan Song on Soundclound
Fat Lady's Swan Song on YouTube

You know how it's not over until the fat lady sings? Well, I thought I heard her the other night. They say that swans sing most beautifully just before they die. My singing here proves it ain't happening for awhile. I like how Dave interpreted the song. I can almost hear the fat chick lamenting my demise.

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Dave Bell of Blue Attitude played guitar and I sang and played bass.

Fat Lady's Swan Song

Waking up in someone else's bathroom with someone banging on the door,
I stand to reason but I feel much like an old broom, and slide across the floor.
There's someone peering through the crack I left it open, They're calling out someone's name.
They're going to see how the mirror in here's broken. Of course, they'll cast me the blame.

CH: Oh, oh, the fat lady's singing my swan song. There's a flat note stuck in her throat.
She claims that nothing has gone wrong. She said "that's all she wrote" for me.

Sitting still I can hear some kind of music that sounds so out of place.
I wonder how the fat chick came to use it to wash away all trace
of everything I have done and still hold sacred, of all beliefs that I hold.
My time is up. There's no time left to fake it. She says I'm just too old. CH

BR: There's a slice of sunshine streaming in here sometimes that brings a ray of hope.
She's trying to erase it, and I'm left her to face it without a way to cope. SOLO

There's someone peering through the crack in the mirror. I wonder who can it be.
It looks like me, but the features could be clearer. For those with eyes let them see. CH


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Marty,

A good write.

"Oh, oh, the fat lady's singing my swan song. There's a flat note stuck in her throat.
She claims that nothing has gone wrong. She said "that's all she wrote" for me."

Nice!

Love the Bass! (always)

Dave's guitar is excellent (of course).

Well sung. Good video.

Smooth.

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Great lyrics and vocal

Outstanding bass and lead guitar, as usual from you two

Super groove and mix

Loved it


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Hi Marty,

What a terribly good song!
Terrific band and great guitar playing of Dave.
And your vocals are top notch!
Very well done!

Rob and Anne-Marie


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Marty ...

I can never deny an ear-to-ear smile when I listen to your music. Love the lyric and the vocal is simply engaging. Dave's guitar is a real sweet touch - he has some chops! That was more fun than should be legal! The arrangement is outstanding and the mix equally so. What a hoot and pleasure!

Best to you, my friend ...

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Great writing Marty,
turning hackneyed phrases into fresh ideas.
The walking bass is ace and David's playing is as you describe it.
A very crisp illustrative video too.
Everything to like and enjoy.


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Cool tune Marty. Loved the lyric. Super vocal and Dave's guitar really spiced up the song. Walking basslines were excellent as well.


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Hi Marty & Gang,

Good song and well played - one of your best Marty.

Thanks for sharing.

Best Regards
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Thank you for your listens and comments, Floyd, Mario, Ron and Anne-Marie, Alan & Ray. Your comments are as inspirational as the fine music you post here. What a wonderful place to learn this stuff.


Enjoy whatever happens!
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Well you had me at the title brother...Marty, you are a brilliant writer! This is another clever, well thought out and constructed piece of music...love the concept and the content, the melody and the music and of coarse the video (another masterpiece!!)...Dave is flawless and always does what enhances the track for that particular song...three thumbs up!? the fat lady's singing so...


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cool tune....

Passed out in a bathroom..... I don't remember ever being there.... not saying I wasn't, just didn't remember it.... but front lawns and tequila.... ughhhh...


Nice work lads!


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Marty,

You cranked out another good one here! You've got a great mix from what I can tell. I had to check this one out on my phone but it sounds good. Dave's solo is really sounding great here...it smokes! You guy's just keep producing good stuff!

Thanks, Torrey




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cute lyrics.
sorta reminds of crazy times at parties I attended when i was young n' wild after a gig.

different is good.

well done

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Dark comedy made me smile. Nice guitar too

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Marty (and Dave),

Great blues vibe to this . . . and a well put together production, from the write to the vocal to Dave’s stellar play. Lots to like here. Great collaboration as always!

Best regards to you both,

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Thank you, Scott. It means a lot. Thanks, Nigel. You made my day. Thank you, Dan, you 3-thumb man. Haha You've been there, Herb. The song is ostensibly about getting close to dying, but it's really about wishing you were dead as a way to escape the day-after.


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Cool jumping bassline together with the clever and funny story gives nice happy mood. Dave's guitar and the rest of the band are the completing pieces of the pleasant marching journey, although I was hoping to hear the fat lady really sing in the end wink

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Excellent job Marty and Dave! You come up with great ideas to write about, I love hearing them. The sound of the entire thing is good, but man both the bass and the lead guitar really stand out on this one. They're the star of the show - great music.

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Take a bow. You manage to put a smile on everyone's faces, no matter what the subject of the song is ... even here. For your sake, I'm going to pretend that your singing is indeed awful (as you say), although, in reality, nothing could be further from the truth than that statement I just made :-) . Seriously, though, nice one. The video is brilliant, the writing wonderful, the guitar solo and accompaniments from Dave Bell inspired. I'm so glad you're on this forum, my friend ... you've given me confidence with my singing, earlier today, and now you've inspired and made me smile with this song. Keep creating - you're nowhere near done :-) Bravo.

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Thank you, Torrey. So much fun. Haha, OM, you too, huh? Thanks, Josie. Dark comedy is not always funny, right? hehe Thanks, Deej, we do have fun.


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