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#1
This is a satire of the classic "sell-out," not targeting any specific genre. If you take offense, then please develop a sense of humor. Basically, it's me complaining without offering a solution: my forte. There's supposed to be less than perfect grammar here; it's supposed to add to the voice and personality of the singer, a primped up and strung out buffoon.
If it's not funny, tell me, because it's supposed to be.

How To Sell-Out and Mean It

So I bought this guitar and I learned a few chords,
Hoping the chicks’ll mob me in hordes.
It took a little while but I’m in a swell band
And now I date girls instead of my hand.

Chorus:
Selling out sure is easy as pie
When MTV needs new prophets to lie
Sure, I admit I feel dead inside,
But it’s nothing a little Valium can’t hide!
No, it’s nothing a little Valium can’t hide.

I can play an A major, a D and an E.
I’m working on F, but it’s a hard one to beat.
Meanwhile, our CD just made gold.
It’s called “Boy, I Sure Don’t Like People Who’re Old!”

The kids really like us; they think we’re da bomb!
They bootleg our concerts and pirate our songs.
I guess our lyrics really speak to the kids.
Thank the record label committee who penned all our hits.

Chorus

I feel real privileged to speak for the youth.
Keep the royalties coming and I’ll keep on with the truth.
It’s good to know there’s still honesty in the world
In the form of 5 men who dress up like girls.

At our shows and concerts, the kids act so swell.
They show their appreciation as they riot and yell.
I wish I could hug each one of our fans,
But I wouldn’t want some little punk hurting my hand.

Chorus

I got a swank mansion and lots of nice cars,
Fine Colombian cocaine in neat little jars,
Modern art sculptures in the form of phallic-shaped stuff.
(My shrink says I don’t think my penis is large enough.)

All in all, it’s a neat life to lead.
I’ve got stacks of cash and no mouths to feed,
Girls at my beck’n call from New York to LA.
Glad I gave up artistic integrity to live this way.

Chorus

Crit for crit.
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Last edited by crazynickman at Sep 4, 2007,
#2
Beutiful, you should really use those lyrics
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#3
Thanks a lot
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#4
nice... i like it
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#5
seriously, use the lyrics! so if u were gonna make the song, what genre do u think u would go with? maybe an acoustic ditty with a kinda wierd al voice?
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#6
Quote by schroedersniper
seriously, use the lyrics! so if u were gonna make the song, what genre do u think u would go with? maybe an acoustic ditty with a kinds wierd al voice?

Yeah, maybe a bit of hokey ragtime acoustic piece, to contrast the fact that this singer is most likely more of an 80s hair band sell out or maybe emo-ish (again, without targeting any specific genre). The voice, I imagine more of a "dumb" sounding voice, maybe a nasally type or a New York accent (like mine, only thicker), because I wrote it basically as I talk and not how I type, which is more refined than my speech.

Yeah.
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If not all of us, at least him.

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#7
Yeah put it to a 80's rock tune and make a clip with the singer in a fancy white suit with to much gel in his hair. Than make all kinds of kids act fake and make them laugh at him, but all the parents are like knodging their heads to say 'this is good'. and the singer takes over the planet with his music and he gets slaves and cannibals are flying through space in a donut shaped ship and a cow says he wants another glass of milk cause the music rocks his socks of. o.O

OT: You might be repeating the chorus way too much :P The song would go on for like 10 min. but it won't keep peeps there atention for that long cause it's a non serious song. This could actually make some money in this weird ass commercial world we live in o.O. Though I must say you talk to much about kids in the song. Maybe remove the last verse about kids and replace it with one about groupies :P I'd think that really match with the rest xD
#8
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Yeah put it to a 80's rock tune and make a clip with the singer in a fancy white suit with to much gel in his hair. Than make all kinds of kids act fake and make them laugh at him, but all the parents are like knodging their heads to say 'this is good'. and the singer takes over the planet with his music and he gets slaves and cannibals are flying through space in a donut shaped ship and a cow says he wants another glass of milk cause the music rocks his socks of. o.O

OT: You might be repeating the chorus way too much :P The song would go on for like 10 min. but it won't keep peeps there atention for that long cause it's a non serious song. This could actually make some money in this weird ass commercial world we live in o.O. Though I must say you talk to much about kids in the song. Maybe remove the last verse about kids and replace it with one about groupies :P I'd think that really match with the rest xD

I was thinking that about the chorus; I might just repeat it every two verses. But I wanted to talk more about the manipulation of the kids rather than the guy's crazy lifestyle. It's more about them lying for money than their extravagances.
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If not all of us, at least him.

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#9
You say your not targeting any specific genre, but it's kind of obvious your talking about punk....and even though I'm a punk fan, I like the song, its pretty funny, and very well written.
#10
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You say your not targeting any specific genre, but it's kind of obvious your talking about punk....and even though I'm a punk fan, I like the song, its pretty funny, and very well written.


To me it seems to be targetting the pop-punk/emo thing then actual punk, but w/e.

I love this. I love how it lambasts all those douches who can't play their instruments and can't write their own songs. You should most definately play that song. Seriously. I could kind of see it as a punk song actually...
#11
Thanks everyone; and if I have to target one group, I'd mostly say the KISSes and Motley Crues are most at blame, and secondly the Fall Out Boys of today. You can probably tell I don't like either genres.
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#13
Quote by crazynickman
This is a satire of the classic "sell-out," not targeting any specific genre. If you take offense, then please develop a sense of humor. Basically, it's me complaining without offering a solution: my forte. There's supposed to be less than perfect grammar here; it's supposed to add to the voice and personality of the singer, a primped up and strung out buffoon.
If it's not funny, tell me, because it's supposed to be.

How To Sell-Out and Mean It

So I bought this guitar and I learned a few chords,
Hoping the chicks’ll mob me in hordes.
It took a little while but I’m in a swell band
And now I date girls instead of my hand.

Really good verse, I've got nothing to comment on here.

Chorus:
Selling out sure is easy as pie
When MTV needs a new prophet to lie!
Sure, I admit I feel dead inside,
But it’s nothing a little Valium can’t hide!
No, it’s nothing a little Valium can’t hide.

Hmm. I don't really like the flow here. Perhaps I'm just reading it wrong, but it sounds better with "When MTV needs new prophets to lie". Just a suggestion. Take it or leave it.

I can play an A major, a D and an E.
I’m working on F, but it’s a hard one to beat.
Meanwhile, our CD just made gold.
It’s called “Boy, I Sure Don’t Like People Who’re Old!”

No objections here. Seems pretty good to me. Except the last line, perhaps. It just seems to me that there's one syllable too much, but I guess it'll sound alright with music.

The kids really like us; they think we’re da bomb!
They bootleg our concerts and pirate our songs.
I guess our lyrics really speak to the kids.
Thank the record label committee who penned all our hits.

I love the two first lines here. They're really good. This stanza is all fine.

Chorus

I feel real privileged to speak for the youth.
Keep the royalties coming and I’ll keep on with the truth.
It’s good to know there’s still honesty in the world
In the form of 5 men who dress up like girls.

Hmm. Somehow the first line seems to lack one syllable. Perhaps you should just say "I feel really privileged to speak for the youth" instead of I feel real privileged to speak for the youth". Again, it's just my opininon and it's your piece, so do whichever you want.

At our shows and concerts, the kids act so swell.
They show their appreciation as they riot and yell.
I wish I could hug each one of our fans,
But I wouldn’t want some little punk damaging my hand.

It's all good, except for the last stanza. Again, the flow. It would sound better to me if you would have written "hurting" instead of "damaging". Just a suggestion.

Chorus

I got a swank mansion and lots of nice cars,
Fine Colombian cocaine in neat little jars,
Modern art sculptures in the form of phallic-shaped stuff.
(My shrink says I don’t think my penis is large enough.)

It's all fine here, I guess.

All in all, it’s a neat life to lead.
I’ve got stacks of cash and no mouths to feed,
Girls at my beck’n call from New York to LA.
Glad I gave up artistic integrity to live this way.

Don't know what to say here. It looks good to me.

Chorus

Crit for crit.

All in all, it's pretty good lyrics. It's not perfect, IMO, as it has some flaws. But it's got great potential and it's quite witty. I enjoyed it. You don't really need to crit one of mine as you've already done that.
#14
^Thanks; I took a few of the suggestions, they work better.
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#18
Thanks everyone; not to sure if I'm gonna record this, as I don't have any equipment but it's always a possibility. I'm loving all this encouragement and positive response
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I may not be cool off the internet, but on the internet I am pretty cool.

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myabe we all suck thats why were sitting at a computer desk talking **** thro the enternet lol


If not all of us, at least him.

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#19
there really is nothing that i can say that hasnt already been said so i guess just keep turning out the good **** oh and if you do record or become big in any way shape or form dont turn into what you wrote.
#21
funny yer but why promote selling out, there's not enough ppl that havent sold out these days.

thanks for encouraging em man really thanks
#22
Dude, would you mind if I used the lyrics in a song of mine? I mean, just reading them, this really awesome chord progression came into my head, complete with an interlude and solo. Please? =D
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#23
that song is great, my band is planning on calling our 3rd album "selling out: the album" where just gonna take the piss and do occapella songs and crappy pop songs and ****, this would have fitted perfectly lol.

o and HLrocker hes not targeting punk becouse true punk rejects commercialism in all forms
#24
Something about it reminds me of Joes Garage by Frank Zappa, its good though, made me laugh for sure
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#25
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Dude, would you mind if I used the lyrics in a song of mine? I mean, just reading them, this really awesome chord progression came into my head, complete with an interlude and solo. Please? =D

Sorry, but definitely not. I officially put my mark on all my work, and if I see it anywhere but here, ima suing someone.

That's serious.

But thanks for liking it
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myabe we all suck thats why were sitting at a computer desk talking **** thro the enternet lol


If not all of us, at least him.

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#26
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Sorry, but definitely not. I officially put my mark on all my work, and if I see it anywhere but here, ima suing someone.

That's serious.

But thanks for liking it


It's all good. =D
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#27
I really like this. The rhymes are intelligent. The subject matter, although it's something I'd usually class as 'cheesy', is addressed and analyzed perfectly! These are some of my favourite lyrics that I've read on here

I wasn't too keen on idea of the verse where you named the chords but it works in the overall structure and story. Congratulations, I'd love to hear how you put them to music if you do


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#28
hahaha, this is sick. it's almost like a weezer type of song. these lyrics are very professional, and i see nothing to crit on it :O.
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#29
That was amazing, if you're not planning on recording it you can always sell out and sell it to a bad :P
#30
i love it! ****ing Mass MTV Music corperations trying to get young teens to like their music of "whats in" .. ****ing pisses me off
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#33
dude.... you have some songwriting skills. Write more for you band, if you're in one
#34
Pretty nice. I like your style. I'm pretty sure you have changed this song at least once since posting. Song writing is a bitch, huh?
#35
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Pretty nice. I like your style. I'm pretty sure you have changed this song at least once since posting. Song writing is a bitch, huh?

Thanks Yeah, actually I only changed a few words, the basic structure and idea is still there. Songwriting usually isn't a bitch for me, it comes naturally (especially when it's supposed to be humorous like this, some of my others took a lot more thinking to be "serious") but when I want input, that's when it gets hairy. I love people's input, but sometimes it doesn't jibe as well with my original intent, but on the other hand, people give me advice or suggestions I never would've thought of, because my writing is usually so private. And I appreciate it too. Thanks for reading.

And thanks all.
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#36
The lyrics are a very clever. I'd imagine it as a Green Day-esque song. Simple chords would do. Because the person narrating this song doesn't play guitar very well so that's all he would know.
#37
This is really good and funny, but doesn't come off as overly cheesy or whatever you'd call it. It kind of reminds me of 'MTV Get Off the Air" by Dead Kennedys, and that's a compliment. It's definitely got a good flow to it, and I hear it in my head as a faster punk style thing, though I've no idea what you've got planned for it.

Crit my song (which happens to be the same subject, lol) The Cold Truth in my sig if you can find the time. I'd appreciate it.
#38
awesome. I like the lyrics very much. You don't see to much of this today. Good lyrics..not like all the "I feel sad, and my heart is bleeding, black lala" **** that anyone can write in about 5 minutes.

You rock dude.
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#40
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I smiled whilst reading some of the lyrics, too.

Best comment I could hope for

Edit- I kinda missed it the first time...
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If not all of us, at least him.

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