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Buy a Graphic EP (thongrider's upcoming double maybe triple EP) no major label involved

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1 hour ago, thongrider said:

@NJansaid  I have a feeling you might love this, it's very Dave Matthews-esque

Lol it's not heavy enough to be Dave Matthews.

Dave would like the bridge though.  8/10

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6 minutes ago, NJansaid said:

Lol it's not heavy enough to be Dave Matthews.

Dave would like the bridge though.  8/10

Dave Matthews or @daveyjones

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So this song will be on my upcoming double EP called Buy a Graphic EP. I'm thinking for a release in the end of July or August. This is gonna be my major label debut. The problem with that is that it I haven't signed to a major label. So I will have to buy a major label. And when I only make about $500 a month, irt will probably have to be done through crowd funding. I'll sell some guitar picks, signed copies and internal organs. 

Here is the tracklist as it is looking today. 


Buy a Graphic-EP

 

Novel side 

1 Buy a Graphic Novel
2 The Biggest Pain
3 I Just Wanna Be Me
4 When Apples Were Golden
5 NMA

Painting side

6 The Day I Died
7 Buy a Graphic Painting
8 NSFW
9 Disse track
10 Skjult Kamera
11 Final Chapter

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This song will also be on the double EP. I'm gonna start posting lyrics from the EP in this thread, instead of making separate threads.

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Buy a Graphic Novel

At twelve I was slowly finding myself
I tried to skateboard, dumb as I was then
Like a turtle out of his shell
finding out I'd hate boredom more than when I was ten
And promised future me
But I failed like usually
saying "I'll never be bored again"

At seventeen I thought of all I had seen
figured out that nothing lasts and time is running out
I tried to ask myself "what does it all mean?"
but present time becomes past and what is that about?
And I told myself
maybe I need some help
Cause all my certainty had turned into doubt

At twenty I had plenty
of thoughts to share with whoever would listen
But I realized soon that I didn't have any
cuz when no one's there you don't know what you're missing
Cuz at that age you
start enter that stage you
begin to realize what is real and what isn't

At twenty-four I wanted more
I had understood that life could mean anything I'd want
but I didn't know just what was in store
Sure I was good, but the question was never brought up
Just how little can I say
before it all melts away?
And me and life still haven't fully caught up

At twenty-eight I had figured out too late
that nothing is certain and set in stone
And it sure isn't a very good trait
to close your curtain and sit on your own
It's crippling inside
to know that I have tried
but I can't succeed with thoughts alone

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On 5/10/2019 at 9:29 AM, thongrider said:

So this song will be on my upcoming double EP called Buy a Graphic EP. I'm thinking for a release in the end of July or August. This is gonna be my major label debut. The problem with that is that it I haven't signed to a major label. So I will have to buy a major label. And when I only make about $500 a month, irt will probably have to be done through crowd funding. I'll sell some guitar picks, signed copies and internal organs. 

You want to buy a major label?

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24 minutes ago, Since88 said:

You want to buy a major label?

That's the plan. I have doubts they will sign me. 

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6 minutes ago, thongrider said:

That's the plan. I have doubts they will sign me. 

I must misunderstand this. I interpreted that you wanted to buy a major label

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12 minutes ago, Since88 said:

I must misunderstand this. I interpreted that you wanted to buy a major label

That's the plan. I don't think I have talent enough and I feel like hoping for them to sign me will only let me down. I've got a negative mental attitude. So when I get the money I'll have to buy Universal. Sony and Time Warner are too expensive. Like I said, I'm not good at being optimistic. 

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Here's today's lyric that is an Uber personal song, which is ironic because I wrote it at the doctor's office and not in an Uber. It's about not being defined by what may or not be "wrong" about you, I guess. 

 

 

I Just Wanna Be Me

Verse 1

I don't wanna be left to my own devices

I don't want to be abondened in a crisis

With nobody looking after me

I don't wanna be suffering in silence

I don't wanna be a victim of violence

I just wanna be free

 

Verse 2

I don't wanna be ranked and rated

I don't wanna be isolated

put on trial or some decree

I don't wanna be my other self

I don't wanna be someebody else

I Just wanna be me

Middle 8

I don't mean to share all this sadness

the tears I cry when I'm alone

But in the end it all turns to madness

that I just can't face on my own

Verse 3

I don't want to be left in the desert

knowing I never made an effort

trying to find someone to be

I don't want to be left in a rainstorm

with thoughts and doubts that bring pain on

I just wanna be free

 

Middle 8 

I don't mean to bring anyone down with me

Because this sure is gonna last a while

So if I'm sad you don't have to frown with me

but I'd hope that when I'm happy we can smile

Verse 4

I don't wanna be left to my own devices

left on my own discovering life's surprises

and let it be that way eternally

I don't wanna be the one that's sad and sorry

I don't wanne be another sappy story

I just wanna be me

 

@Diddy Faplord is the production on the YouTube video above ok with you? 

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NMA

Verse 1

When I see a plane in the sky
I think of it falling down
I need to have music in my ears
Because I’m afraid of every other sound
When I feel pain in my heart
That’s better than not feeling anything
And when I start to doing stuff
I know I’m just gonna screw up everything

“So what’s with all the negativity?
The disappointed looks you are giving me?
You’ve got a roof over your head, warm clothes and food!”

Chorus

But I’ve got a negative mental attitude
There’s nothing to do about that though
I’m being selfish, mean and incredibly rude
and I don’t know where anyone’s at so
I have a negative mental attitude
I ruin parties by just stepping by
I must prepare for a life in solitude
Cuz happiness only makes me cry

Verse 2

When I buy someone a gift
I only think of exploitation
and Western destruction
of a third world nation
When I cry I feel better
because it means I’m alive
Maybe pessimism is the only
way we can survive

“What happened to positivity?
Adversity is the new epidemy
Can’t you just get a clue and be happy dude?”

Bridge

Positive thinking and social drinking
getting new acquaintances and friends
But new relations and high expectations
will only let you down in the end

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so there are lots of depressing songs on this record.

 

 

The Day I died

The day I died I put my clothes into a basket
I cleaned my desk and my table
in the usual way
It was such a simple question, but no one dared to ask it
I washed my hands and removed the cable 
to be honest it was just a normal day

The day I died my hand was rubbered 
the new gloves I bought
let me know I'd tried
I put some shirts back in to the cupboard
And no one else would've thought
that this was the day I died

The day I died I went and bought some potatoes
Searched the grocery store
got the best I could find
Made some chips and I smiled as I ate those
And that I would be no more
Wasn't on anybody's mind

The day I died I watched some TV
flipped around the channels
it was sunny outside
and I knew that no one could see me
And not even death panels
knew this was the day I died

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Let's get ssay6from the darkness for a shile

 

Buy a Graphic Painting

Verse 1

Everything's for sale these days

You can get it in your mail these days

A little click on your keyboard

and they'll make sure you'll never be bored

You can get it all nowadays

They'll give you a number to call and a place

Anything from art to lyposuctions

And anything from buildings to destructions

 

Chorus

Buy a gun buy a Nintendo

Buy a book with lewd innuendo

Buy a smart microwave oven

Buy some hate, buy yourself some loving

Buy a book to get well, buy an insane thing 

And buy a graphic painting

 

Verse 2

Nothing is supposed to be hard these days

All you need is a credit card these days

The lines in grocery stores you can now avoid

and the poor little cashier becomes unemployed

Now you can find it all online

Amazon sends, and they're usually on time

So the internet is the smartest retail

And the dumbest hacker can find your card details

Verse 3

Everything's for sale these days

From genitals to nails these days

A bigger penis a nicer vagina

Along with some oranges from China

Your dreams are just a click away now

If you feel disgust well click away now

Isn't it funny how some things stay the same?

for people with money, life is just a game

So

Last chorus 

Chorus

Buy a gun buy a Nintendo

Buy a book with lewd innuendo

Buy a smart microwave oven

Buy some hate, buy yourself some loving

buy some shades, an umbrella when it's raining

And buy a graphic painting

 

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Nsfw

 

I'm not safe for work oh

Neither as a bartender nor a clerk no

If i were an employer I'd never hire me

And if I made such a mistake

And I saw me taking random breaks

Sitting with my phone I would fire me

I'm terribly out of focus

I'm pretty sure it was me who nearly broke us

When the company was nearly bankrupt

And I sure can't do a pokerface

And what I do sure ain't safe

I'm sorry but we're more than fucked

 

Chorus

 

Don't worry it's not a crime

Not in a hurry I take my time

So please don't go berserk

I'm not safe for work

 

If I messed up I apologize

Don't get stressed up just open your eyes

And look at me while I smirk

I'm not safe for work

 

Verse 2

 

I'm not safe for work no

I probably seem like a Jerk so

I've got nothing to lose my acting like one

I always try to do less

Because I'm lazy as well as clueless

They shoulda been used to me being dumb

I decide to get up and work some

But be honest I just find it irksome

And I won't use power unless it's on my phone

So let's hope they won't be mad

And really it does make me glad

I'm paid by the hour not by the efforts I've shown 

 

Bridge

 

I'd rather lay solitaire

Than doing actual work

It's not that I don't care

I'm just not a reliable clerk

 

I'd rather watch TV 

Cuz I'm kind of slob

I didn't put that on my CV

Cuz then I wouldn't get the job 

 

 

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Final Chapter

Part 1 Praise the Lord

Verse 1

i was born in a small town
in 1975
In Nowhereville where 
people do what they must to survive
Baptized in a church 
by the preacher's hand
did I feel the love of Jesus
with the touch of this man?

Chorus

Praise the Lord
Feel him from above
Praise the Lord
Get a load of his love
Let him in 
Let Jesus in
Let him in
Get rid of your sins

Verse 2

Met Susan in math class
When were both six
Addition and subtraction
she knew more than the other chicks
And when the multiplication
table was shown us I made a list
But she already knew it
She showed me hers and we kissed

Chorus

Praise the Lord
Feel her from above
Praise the Lord
Get a load of her love
She is mine
as sixteen as well as six
I am hers
And she had me at the first kiss

Part 2 Captain Bill

Verse 1

Susan took off and left
I lost my job at the mill
So I decided to flee out to sea
and started working for Captain Bill

Hi-di-lye-lay and hi-di-lye-lo
He lost his job at the mill
Hi-di-lye-lay and hi-di-lye-lo
He started working for Captain Bill

 

Verse 2

I worked in the mill for three years
I thought I had found my niche
But I used that skill to work for Bill
and I drank like a fish

Hi-di-lye-lay and hi-di-lye-lo
He thought he had found his niche
Hi-di-lye-lay and hi-di-lye-lo
and he drank like a fish

Verse 3

We sailed to every port
Raided the ocean blue
Bill had a whore in every shore
and I got a tattoo

Hi-di-lye-lay and hi-di-lye-lo
They raided the ocean blue
Hi-di-lye-lay and hi-di-lye-lo
And he got a tattoo

Part 3 Hope for Change

 

Verse 1

Two years at sea
Two years of joy
I guess that's me
still a boy
I can't adjust 
to life onshore
I guess I'm just
who I was before

Chorus

Life has made me angry
Injustice makes me rage
and political awareness
is the only thing that grows with age
I defy the system
I can't stand your laws
I am ruthless, I am careless
I'm a cat with protractile claws

Verse 2

They say you are free
But they hold you in a chain
And you call this democracy
But they just use you like a cane
So I hope this is
not sounding that strange
Where others see hopelessness
I see things to change

Chorus

Cuz when something makes me cry
I take control
I don't want parts of it
I want the whole
I see hope for change
And rewriting all the laws
And you better believe I love it
I'm a cat with abrasive claws

Part 4 Art and Devotion

Verse 1

I dropped out of school
and I never went to college
I had to look elsewhere
for my knowledge
So when I came home
I decided on what to do then
so I moved into a pad
with a couple of art students

Chorus

Art and devotion
they paint and they draw
With thought and emotion
they're ruthless and raw
I made my decision
I took a stand
an arraigned circumcision
But where are the fans?

Verse 2

In 1998 I
had my own exhibition
I did some paintings
I had ideas and a vision
So that day in the future
when you see them
they'll hang in some
foreign museum

Chorus

Art and devotion
Paint it all black
I miss the ocean
I'd love to go back
I made my decision
Keep your eyes shut
Here's my exhibition
made with feces and blood

Part 5 Know My Rights

Verse 1

Don't you think I know my rights?
I stood on the barricades for days and nights
you get a job and you pay the rent
and support some sort of government
I'm not part of the moral majority
I ain't respecting your authority
I am a man of my own
and I stand alone
Don't you think I know my rights?

Chorus

I supported you
but you didn't give a shit
you bow down to the master
lick their boots bit by bit
Don't you think I know my rights?

Verse 2

Don't you think I got a mind of my own?
I'm not staying in your safety zone
Who cares if I carry grass?
I'm not gonna kiss your ass
I think we've reached a rendezvous point
when you can't accept someone else's view point 
I don't need nobody I'm
not part of your party-line
Don't you think I got a mind of my own?

Chorus

Authority
Is never a friend
The powerful
will kick you in the end
Don't you think I know my rights?

Part 6  Someone Like You

Verse 1

I never missed anyone the way I miss Sue
But I miss Captain Bill and the ocean too
and even if none of them can be replaced
I'm seriously happy and amazed
that I found someone like you

Verse 2

I met you when the war started, knock on wood
War is something I never understood
And though you aren't Susan, you
can bet I'm scared of losing you
Now that I finally found something good

Part 7 Overture

Part 8 Final Chapter of the Final Chapter

Verse 1

Neurotic, psychotic
It's how I'll end up, I got it
Delusion, confusion
I'm afraid there is no solution

I'm skeptical of future endeavors 
I'm worried what history will show
I'm well aware nothings last forever
And maybe over all it's better not to know

Verse 2 

Battered and shattered
I usually feel like nothing matters
I've doubted, I've shouted
and I realize now there's nothing I can do about it

Negativity and devastation
The only feelings that seem to last
It's passed down from generation to generation
A family tree that is living in the past

 

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On 5/10/2019 at 9:29 AM, thongrider said:

So this song will be on my upcoming double EP called Buy a Graphic EP. I'm thinking for a release in the end of July or August. This is gonna be my major label debut. The problem with that is that it I haven't signed to a major label. So I will have to buy a major label. And when I only make about $500 a month, irt will probably have to be done through crowd funding. I'll sell some guitar picks, signed copies and internal organs. 

Here is the tracklist as it is looking today. 


Buy a Graphic-EP

 

Novel side 

1 Buy a Graphic Novel
2 The Biggest Pain
3 I Just Wanna Be Me
4 When Apples Were Golden
5 NMA

Painting side

6 The Day I Died
7 Buy a Graphic Painting
8 NSFW
9 Disse track
10 Skjult Kamera
11 Final Chapter

It seems to me that I will not be able to purchase a major label. I guess I will just release it as usual. Another change would be that I might make it a triple EP instead of double with side three being Final Chapter side. 

 

 

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