“Noose”

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Track Notes:
Years back I had an idea for a song. I jotted down the music and lyrics into a rough track but never completed it. Over the years I picked out elements from it – a musical riff, the music for the chorus, and other things. One of the lines from the original was “If I found the world hanging from a noose I think I’d turn and walk away”. I always liked that line and wanted to do something with it – so I built a new song around it.

Recording/Mixing:
This is a pretty basic rock recording. One bass, two guitars, a synth and drums.

There is one Juno 6 synth track. Because the Juno 6 is mono, I recorded the track in mono, copied it to another track, shifted the time slightly, and knocked one track hard left and the other hard right. This give the Juno 6 a nice, big, wide sound.

If I recall there are 5 vocal tracks. The first vocal with phase and a touch of amp simulator for distortion. The second vocal line which is the shouty, delayed vocal. The chorus has three vocals – the main one and two backups.

I used the M-One XL for reverb and the ADA 2.56i for Delay.

Copyright 2012: Seven Graylands


Lyrics:
I’ve got a shiv for an attitude,
a couple of daggers in my eyes for you.
I’ve got a hat pin in my spine,
watching you suck it dry,
What’s your fucking point?

You’re a greed machine
With a cement scheme
and we’re burning down your buildings with gasoline
More destruction and more confusion
but your profits keep going up

If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away

It’s just a back-slap in the face
another day, another way
Things just get worse
Gouge them for a dollar
with the dollar getting smaller
so what’s your fucking point?

You’re a greed machine
With a standard theme
and we’re tearing down your buildings with a brand new scene
More destruction and more confusion
and your profits stop going up

If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away

You can distract the people
with a shiny new Apple
and some shit on TV
Greet the drooling masses
with a scandal
or an actress and her big brand new tits.

You’re a greed machine
With a perfect scheme
and the people think they’re living in a perfect dream
No destruction and no confusion
and your profits start going up

If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away
If I found your world hanging from a noose
If I found your world hanging from a noose I’d walk away

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