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by tomdg
Tue May 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Shutdown
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: Shutdown

Shutdown by tomdg Shut down No-one in town Just the sheep on the high street Memories Of golden days When we went where we wanted The things we chased before the plague don’t matter now The simple life we scorned sees us bunkered down My voice Is just like yours Truth is only an opinion Freedom At y...
by tomdg
Tue May 19, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Have you tried (Shutdown prefight)
Replies: 43
Views: 810

Re: Have you tried (Shutdown prefight)

um ... well ... yes. It's just over two minutes long. 2:14 long, and I this time I didn't record it in one take on my phone.
by tomdg
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Near enough to perfect... (Bent Straight reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1225

Re: Near enough to perfect... (Bent Straight reviews)

Whatever chord change that is under the title line "bent straight" it's tasty. It almost sounds major to minor but.. maybe major 7th or?... okay put me out of my misery, what is it? So the song's in E, and the chords go from an F#m to Am, so it's a 2 to a minor 4. The voicings on the chords aren't ...
by tomdg
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Near enough to perfect... (Bent Straight reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1225

Re: Near enough to perfect... (Bent Straight reviews)

It’s super interesting to me to hear how other people go about writing their lyrics. My approach is to think about the prompt for a while until I settle on an idea (in this case bending light > gravity > general relativity), then I choose a structure and write to it in no particular order. I'll gen...
by tomdg
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Near enough to perfect... (Bent Straight reviews)
Replies: 51
Views: 1225

Re: Near enough to perfect... (Bent Straight reviews)

Hate to disappoint but I/we (tomdg & wub) followed that exact structure too :( I just wrote it out rather more sparsely. Hugely grateful for all the comments here all Berkeley Social Scene : 13 You've got one of the "standard" structures I've seen (although that might be inaccurate as some of the ly...
by tomdg
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Not crooked anymore (Bent Straight prefight)
Replies: 30
Views: 729

Re: Not crooked anymore (Bent Straight prefight)

Wub came up with a couple of good ideas for this. tomdg did something with them. optional challenge met out of expediency.
by tomdg
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:22 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Bent Straight
Replies: 17
Views: 430

Re: Bent Straight

Bent Straight (tomdg & wub) Underneath the apple tree Stunted saplings never free to grow Never free to be Every day I hide from me Show them what they want to see The lies they believe But who am I Never answer, ask, or wonder why Try, so I try To show the world what it expects of me To laugh and n...
by tomdg
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: The Dream Crusher
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

Re: The Dream Crusher

The Dream Crusher - tomdg I had a dream of a world without borders I had a vision of life without walls In Berlin I saw how the future could be brighter Hope for tomorrow and love for us all But in 2016 that dream died We the people bought a lie And the men with the money and the suits and the ties ...
by tomdg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Walk Steady
Replies: 9
Views: 2943

Re: Walk Steady

walk steady
steady on
on fire
fire storm
storm front
front page
page turn
turn off
off side
side show
show reel
reel in
in half
half full
full moon
moon walk
walk steady

tomdg & wub
by tomdg
Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Day of the Dead
Replies: 12
Views: 1266

Re: Day of the Dead

Day of the Dead by tomdg and Wub Happy birthday Rowland If I can say that when you're dead I would have liked to go to see you but I was ignorant instead Till that day you blew my mind when I was walking home with the radio on But now you sleep alone I looked you up on FaceBook but you'd already bee...
by tomdg
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Hot Mess
Replies: 4
Views: 1141

Re: Hot Mess

Fwiw ... Hot Mess lyrics by Wub and tomdg Um ... maybe it could have been cooked a little longer maybe a bit less cinnamon The fillet steak was burned to an ember chewy and stringy, just listen to me Hot mess! why even bother? Hot mess! why don't you just solder? Hot mess! it's disgustin' Hot mess! ...
by tomdg
Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:07 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Congratulations John & Jessica. (Wedding song reviews)
Replies: 122
Views: 59325

Three things struck me particularly in this one:

Billy's Little Trip: nice idea and lyrics;
Jacob Lynn: fantastically catchy chorus;
Narcaloungers: lovely voice but also a nice song.

Hard to choose just one ...
by tomdg
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:55 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: songs about war?
Replies: 31
Views: 11158

My "butterfly massacre" (tomdg) was also a response to the Iraq war (and the Afghanistan conflict, and the other things which followed 9/11): http://www.songfight.org/music/butterfly_massacre/tomdg_bm.mp3 The lyrics are still on ye olde lyric thread: http://www.songfight.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2...
by tomdg
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Best Rap of Songfight?
Replies: 16
Views: 7378

I'd suggest MC Paul Denyer's "Pickle Juice". It's still going around my head and I can't walk past a jar of pickles without being reminded of it.
by tomdg
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Daddy-O, your song is boss. (Lava Lamp Reviews)
Replies: 23
Views: 16046

Chicky Chicky – I like the ABA structure. Other than that, I can’t comment on this 2/10 Evil-E - Nice groove, but an even more 60’s feel would work really well. Odd gap in the middle, it feels like the song has stopped. 7/10 Glenn of Dust Pipe – the short lines of lyrics break up the verse t...
by tomdg
Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:52 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Prefight Lovefest
Replies: 46
Views: 19968

Far From Sucking
I Don't Want To Be Your Friend
Up All Night

I'm tempted to record my little boy crying (age 3 weeks) and enter it in all three categories ... but I'm not going to.
by tomdg
Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I got Nothin' (Nothing Day Reviews)
Replies: 105
Views: 47701

That's just stupid. @eclectic sp00ns, Congrats on the win. Steve Wish You Were Here IS the best song ever written, and the unimaginative nature of the chords actually makes the song better by focusing attention on the lyrics. I take the idea a bit further by making everything unimaginative in order...
by tomdg
Fri Mar 24, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Sidefights and Highlights
Topic: Abba sidefight
Replies: 141
Views: 81855

Is this still open for new entries? Not that I'm likely to have time to do one, but just in case ...
by tomdg
Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: I got Nothin' (Nothing Day Reviews)
Replies: 105
Views: 47701

Ok, so it looks like no-one's going to like my song this week. For the record, I'm quite pleased with it. I was trying to mimic the style of Nuclear Assault, who did some similar songs in the 1980s - they were formed by Dan Lilker who used to play for Anthrax. My fave was "hang the pope", which had ...
by tomdg
Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Ye Olde Lyric Archive
Topic: Nothing Day
Replies: 8
Views: 4094

"Nothing Day" (Tom di Giovanni) I love public holidays don’t go to work see the family play in the park why is this a holiday? don’t know don’t care why is this a holiday? don’t know don’t care I hate public holidays no-one comes to work they get nothing done I still have to pay them why i...
by tomdg
Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: No Really, Not Like That, Nothing Day Prefight
Replies: 51
Views: 19088

Nothing Day.

Why do I always pick the most popular fight? I guess most people do, by definition.

A couple of people felt my last entry was about a minute too long. At the very worst, this week's is only 24 seconds too long. That's progress for you.

tomdg - 3 entries - 1 vote
by tomdg
Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Fight Discussions and Reviews
Topic: Wings Were Everywhere (Butterfly Massacre Reviews)
Replies: 69
Views: 35019

I got a vote! I really did, I didn't just vote for myself. Woohoo! And only at the third attempt. That made my day. That means that but for the vagaries of sampling (i.e. the fact that all the other people voted too) I could even have won! Whatever next?!?

tomdg

3 entries - 1 vote