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About PaulCanuck

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  1. OK this month I'm thinking of a special challenge (if I host the competition ) The song you enter must not be 4/4 common time. It can be a waltz (3/4) or 6/8 or 5/4 or 7/4 (or whatever!) instead. What do y'all think? Of course you can prevent this silly rule by volunteering to host the contest yourself! Paul
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    September Song Contest

    The results are in! Congrats to the winners and all that participated in the fun! Thanks to our non-contestant scorer: ironknee Gold Medal goes to: ScenesFromPalacio - There You Are Silver medal winner is a tie: fabkebab - The Kids Oswlek - All Fall Down Bronze winner is: lyD - Time There You Are - ScenesFromPalacio 6.0 7.0 7.5 7.0 8.5 8.5 7.0 9.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 6.5 7.5 8.0 7.5 8.0 - 121.0 The Kids - fabkebab 6.5 9.0 8.0 5.0 9.0 7.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 6.5 9.0 7.0 6.5 9.0 6.0 7.5 - 119.0 All Fall Down - Oswlek 6.0 7.0 8.0 6.0 7.5 7.5 8.0 7.5 9.0 6.0 9.0 8.0 6.0 8.0 6.5 9.0 - 119.0 Time - lyD 6.5 8.5 7.5 6.5 8.0 9.0 5.0 8.0 6.5 8.0 7.5 7.0 9.0 8.0 6.5 7.0 - 118.5 Psycho Bitch - HoboSage 7.0 9.0 7.0 6.0 9.5 5.0 7.5 9.0 6.5 7.0 8.5 9.0 5.0 8.0 6.5 6.0 - 116.5 A TWISTED LOVE STORY - GocartMoz 6.0 8.0 8.0 7.0 8.5 5.5 6.0 7.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 6.0 6.0 7.5 6.0 - 109.0 Got No Flag - Murphster 5.0 6.0 7.5 6.0 9.0 6.5 6.0 5.0 8.5 7.5 7.5 5.0 7.5 6.0 7.5 6.0 - 106.5 Tequila Shots and Forget-Me-Nots - neuroron 5.0 5.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 7.0 5.0 7.0 7.5 7.5 6.0 6.0 7.0 7.5 6.0 7.0 - 104.5 Country Kind of Love - Joey M/peko/moptop 7.5 7.0 8.0 7.5 7.0 5.0 4.0 4.0 6.5 7.0 7.0 5.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 7.0 - 103.5 I Love You So Much It Hurts - Eric Borgos 6.5 7.5 6.0 6.5 7.5 5.0 4.0 5.0 6.5 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 8.0 7.0 5.0 - 98.5 Not-For-Profit Life - tunesmithth 5.0 7.0 5.0 6.0 7.0 4.0 5.0 6.0 7.5 5.5 7.0 6.5 6.5 8.0 6.5 6.0 - 98.5 Porn Star - RoadDog 5.0 4.0 5.5 5.0 7.5 6.0 5.0 3.0 4.5 7.0 5.0 7.5 5.5 5.0 6.5 7.0 - 89.0
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    Zombie Blues

    I like how fast you get to the hook! I'm not sure everyone will know what "lit out of town" means but it's got a nice meter. Why does no one give you the news? Didn't quite get that part. It's fun though and you stay true to the hook. Paul
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    #MeToo version 3

    Hi Mike So this is meeToo-2 ? You are a very brave man taking on this topic. I'm afraid I'm not that brave I have to agree with Alistair here - it sounds like man-splaining to me as well. I know I'm always advising against questions in a lyric, but I think in this case that would be how to make it work. So, instead of saying things like " ..which you (as a man) could not possibly presume to know, maybe sth like: Oh, and changing from "her" to "you" makes it less judgemental and more personal. The other option would be to make the POV first person and sung by a woman and find a female co-writer that would know how a woman thinks about the issue. Keep or sweep at will.. Paul
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    Come Back Please

    Hi kuya I gave this a 2.5 in the contest. It has a really nice flow and good rhyming/structure. There are a lot of cliches in it though so if you want it to stand out as original you might want to look at those. You know where they are - I won't list them Paul
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    September Lyrics Contest

    What? The order must have been accidentally reversed!! Seriously though - big congrats to LyriCal, Moosesong and 9thStLine - all outstanding lyrics - well done! I also liked "You Made Me Laugh" and "When I Get To California" Paul
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    Wrong Story Short

    I like that better than "we'll make..." It's easier to sing and implies one partner is suggesting it to the other rather than both have already agreed. I see you point about using "make" - I agree that it's closer to the old adage. Good work here Paul
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    Wrong Story Short

    .. or could be "close/end this chapter" or something book/novel/story related if you wanted to use cut as suggested.. Paul
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    September Song Contest

    Time to score! Please read the scoring rules carefully How to score: Score each song this way: 10 - This is the best song I have ever heard in my entire life 2...9 - Somewhere in between... 1 - This song needs a complete overhaul IMHO Put your score for each song to the left of the title. Don't score your own song - it may or may not be given the average of the scores you give others So the list you PM to me should look like this: 8 - Song Title 1 - Artist 1 5 - Song Title 2 - Artist 2 8.5 - Song Title 3 - Artist 3 etc... Here is the list of entries (did you read the scoring instructions? :-): I Love You So Much It Hurts - Eric Borgos Not-For-Profit Life - tunesmithth A TWISTED LOVE STORY - GocartMoz There You Are - ScenesFromPalacio Psycho Bitch - HoboSage Time - lyD Tequila Shots and Forget-Me-Nots - neuroron Porn Star - RoadDog The Kids - fabkebab Country Kind of Love - Joey M/peko/moptop All Fall Down - Oswlek Got No Flag - Murphster You have until Midnight EST Wednesday Oct. 10th, 2018 to send me your scores. Good luck everyone!
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    The Sound of a Different Drummer

    Hi Mike I know you're writing to a brief, but maybe the brief is too cliche I can't help but think of this song when I read this. I'm thinking yours could be a lot more unique but maybe they painted you into a corner? Paul
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    Wrong Story Short

    Hi Patty I like this - great flow and story-line I think the hook would be easier sing like this: keep or sweep Paul
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    Music isn’t the Same

    I definitely listen differently than I did years ago. Now I'm listening for what each instrument is doing, the arrangement, the vocal tricks etc. I guess I'm more listening to the trees than the forest now. And that takes some of the magic out of it for me. It's a bit like when I studied electronics and learned how a television worked, I never watched one the same again. I guess it's a double-edged sword - with knowledge, you learn to appreciate it more, but the magic is diminished. I still get a lot of joy from creating music though, so maybe it's a good thing
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    You Can't Fire Me - I Quit

    Thanks guys - some good points Nice to know my allegory works too
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    First posted lyrics - Song Carry On

    Hi Barry and welcome! This is really good IMHO There's no substitute for personal experience and I can tell this was written from your heart/memories. Not much to suggest: Maybe fix this typo: I don't think it can be set to happy music though, but I could be proven wrong Paul
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    You Can't Fire Me - I Quit

    This was inspired by the Rod Rosenstein drama playing out today You Can't Fire Me - I Quit Ain't givin' you no satisfaction I've got my suitcase already packed, and Y'ain't gonna put me through that shit No, you can't fire me - I quit Got all my stuff, everything I have The Harley's purrin' in the garage Before you show me that little pink slip You can't fire me - I quit br We had it good - just you and me I always thought we were a team Now I'm the problem - or so it seems But I won't be waiting for You to kick me out the door {instr} An hour later, I'm on the road My pocket buzzes to say you phoned You ask "Why ain't you on the job?" Well I love my work, so I turn around But I'm sure it won't be long..'fore.. I ain't givin' you no satisfaction My old suitcase, I'll have it packed, and I'll say "Don't put me through this shit! You can't fire me No, you can't fire me You can't fire me I QUIT!"
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