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Track 2017-03

After adding the last bass parts at noon I just played the (bottle-neck) solo on my latest backing track, 2017-03. Yet again I'm on the lookout for some viable lyrics. Could be that I'll have to do a little topline-writing for myself yet again...

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My own favourites are "too much" and "the angels' choir". Too much is a classic rock song with its share of musical clich├ęs. I love it because it flows so well together with the lyrics. Playing and singing it was pure joy. "The angels' choir" is different in every sense. It is probably the song that is least "Rock Bernd" out of all Rock Bernd songs. Other than "Sabrina", for example, it doesn't even have a rock part in it. I love its sound and everything about it. The only flaw might be the MIDI choir at the end. As beautiful as it sounds in the choruses where it is 'drowned in noise' it sounds rather artificial on its own. But it is there because it conveys (part of) the meaning of the song.

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all for free - rewrite

Today I played the guitar solo on track 2017-02 which means that now the track is waiting for its vocals. But first I need a text. Browsing my lyrics I found that I could adjust the chorus of "all for free" so it would match.

original version:

all for free, all for nothing
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all for free, all for nothing
keep that in your mind


re-written version:

all for free here
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all for nothing
keep that in your mind


Easy, eh?

The verses (and the bridge) required a little more effort. Just one example:

trade real life for online surfing
google to find doubtful truth
you trust all that you're unearthing
most designed to spoil your youth


became

trade real life for chat and tweets
google to find doubtful truth
fake news, goo that sounds so sweet
all designed to spoil your youth


and so on.

Now for the singing...