#1July 3rd, 2008 · 09:52 PM
151 threads / 150 songs
265 posts
United States of America
When You Were a Kid
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This song is not in a battle


My girlfriend was complaining that  I  hadn't written anything original lately, so I decided to write this simple, 3-chord happy punk song. I think it is quickly becoming one of my favorites.

Lyrics:
It was all a lie
The things that they told you
The things that they  told you
told you as a kid
It was all a joke
To make them feel important
To make them feel important
And keep you down

But you've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
And live life on your own
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
And live life on your own

You were never told
It'd be this hard
To live outside
To live outside
Outside of your room
You had to expect
A little more
Of superman
To give you help
But you never got help

But you've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
And live life on your own
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
And live life on your own


Santa Claus is out of stuff
He's living off a paper cup
Because no-one
Cares at  all
Uncle Sam wears out his shoes
Running away from guys like you
Because he doesn't
Care at all
Your Mom and Dad  are insomniacs
The Jaded, dying maniacs
Because they have to
put up  with you
Because they have to
put up with you

It was all a farce
The things  that they told you
The things that they told you
When you were a kid
It was travesty
The rituals you did
The rituals you did
When you were a kid

But you've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
And live life on your own
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
You've got to break through it
And live life on your own

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#2July 3rd, 2008 · 11:07 PM
128 threads / 44 songs
2,814 posts
Puerto Rico
nice song Theo..Really enjoyed the song make..Very fluid and well done..The mix sound a bit workable but the song is really sweet!!
!good show!

Good vocal melody!
#3July 4th, 2008 · 10:18 AM
97 threads / 43 songs
500 posts
Australia
Nice sound.
The guitar melody is pretty good. As Marino said, the mix is workable, but it is a cool little song. Some of the lyrics were very good, I liked the ones about Santa claus and Uncle Sam.
I think your voice is absolutely great for this style, there's no doubt about that. I felt that the song was a little slow, though. Maybe introduce the song at that speed, and then kick it up a bit, songs like this I think are best played fast and turned up to 11 
I was also left wondering what would have happened if you had varied the song a bit more. Right now it's got a good raw energy, but I'm dying to hear you mix it up some, change from the same guitar, chuck in a fun little solo, and yeah, have a blast.
I had fun listening. Great songwriting for a simple progression. Well done. Punk shall live on forever in my heart.

WB
#4July 4th, 2008 · 12:38 PM
51 threads / 33 songs
292 posts
Canada
Oh boy, this is the style our band plays in.

Awesome song man! I love the chorus, it seems like you put a voice distortion on it which makes it sound cool. On second thought, maybe you did put a voice mask on it.

Anyways, it's hard to critique on this song, it's well written, lyrics are great, arrangement is great....
Song is... GREAT!!

Loved it, excellent work.

     --XFactor--
#5July 4th, 2008 · 03:12 PM
151 threads / 150 songs
265 posts
United States of America
Here  is a re-mastered version with louder drums and less maximization:
www.kittsplace.com/klingenco/whenyouwereakid3.mp3
#6July 4th, 2008 · 05:04 PM
163 threads / 18 songs
2,320 posts
United Kingdom
re: When You Were a Kid
slash/crunch  guitar and clear vocals ,,,,,,,,,,, u do this so well

LOVE THIS SOUND ..........

IN THE MIX could ask you to play around with compression............. panning .............and limiters
just depends on your software

VOICE IS GREAT!!!!!!

just to make the sound livelier..........more spatial in the mix

happy fish

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