#1March 30th, 2008 · 03:45 PM
151 threads / 150 songs
265 posts
United States of America
Expectations
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This song is not in a battle


I was trying to write something faster and meaner than my other stuff, and I don't think it turned out very well. The guitar is using a patch I made, and I think I put way too much flanger on it. I don't know.

Lyrics:
VERSE1
These expectations impossible to meet
Itís hard when you fall to land on your feet
But everybody wants you to
Be something more than you can be
It seems rather stupid to be ideal
Such things are impossible, not even real
But everybody wants you to
Be something better than youíll ever be

CHORUS

I donít pretend
To be
Something more than me
Than me
I donít pretend
To be
Something more than me
Than me

VERSE 2
You cannot force me
To do what you want
You cannot move me
Iím lazy as a rock
Iíd rather just
Sit alone by myself
And do nothing
Iím going nowhere
And thatís okay
Iíve got no future
Just living today
But everybody wants me to
Do something more than I want to  do

B SECTION
Maybe I donít want to be anyone
Maybe I donít want to be anyone
Maybe I donít want to do anything
Maybe I donít want to do anything

CHORUS

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#2March 30th, 2008 · 06:26 PM
18 threads / 15 songs
74 posts
United States of America
The guitar parts go really well with your vocals. I also like the background vocals during the chorus, it's a nice touch. Your voice is so different. You've got a very distinctive singing style. I like it a lot.

Is that a drum machine? Meh...it sounds very constrained.
#3March 31st, 2008 · 08:06 AM
5 threads / 5 songs
590 posts
United Kingdom
This is another good song. well structured. I think that the drums are the major issue in this song. You need to bring them up in the mix, and possibly double time them. I like the toms at 1.58, they sound cool, but still too queit.

I don't think the guitar has too much flanger. If anything, its got a little too much distortion.

All in all, a very cool song

Ian
#4March 31st, 2008 · 10:52 AM
10 threads / 10 songs
30 posts
United States of America
sounds good man, keep it goin
#5March 31st, 2008 · 07:21 PM
151 threads / 150 songs
265 posts
United States of America
I can't bring the drums up without clipping them, sadly. Currently every bass beat and and snare hit causes my "peak" meter to blink. I suppose I could just lower everything else, and then maximize the entire mix afterwards.
#6March 31st, 2008 · 08:25 PM
160 threads / 88 songs
1,666 posts
United States of America
hmm
Most definitely heavier than your previous stuff...  I might also say that I agree with the volume of the drums.. I think your suggestion is the best, lower everything els, get the mix right, then bring it up from there... I think the synth is a nice touch too... It's kind of like The Cars meet Ozzy...  Very interesting work...  Yeah, the drums are surely not humanized enough(or the drummer has some issues with perfection).. But that's ok... Around here, that's the name of the game... Noone can afford the time it takes to domesticate a drummer, and get them potty trained.. hehe

                JimK
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