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Don't Mean a Thing

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post-note: this track was changed following the 2019 ngadm!! if you listened to (and maybe even judged?) it then, some things may have changed since based on feedback :)(and hopefully for the better!)


so this is some kind of folk-inspired poppy track? no idea what genre it goes in so just gonna put it under indie.

had lots of fun working on this one! didn't have as much time as i would've liked, but i'm proud of it nonetheless. good luck to everyone else in my bracket


my mama was a lady who would venture every day

she kept exploring all her life until her hair turned gray

the others on her journeys

said that she’d retire early

but she kept going her own way

my papa was a workin’ man, he did a workman’s stuff

while others took their union breaks, he kept on hangin’ tough

he took upon his mantle

more than they said he could handle

but he could never have enough

he told me

everybody’s gonna point you somewhere

everybody wants to lead the way

everybody’s gonna try to make you see their light of day

everybody’s gonna drag you into their reality

but that don’t mean a thing to me

my sister studied hard at school, although it caused her stress

she skipped her prom to write her valedictory address

her teachers were demeaning,

saying girls should practice cleaning

but her fire could never be suppressed

my brother mailed his novel in a yellow envelope

to lots of different editors, who always told him “nope”

his friends said it was rubbish

but one day he got it published

‘cause he refused to give up hope

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Very bouncy, fun and lighthearted piece! I can definitely listen to this multiple times back-to-back and wow those lyrics are just spot on lol :D
Can't really find anything from my point of view to really improve upon, it fits together really well... okay on one thought, the kick drum feels more electronic than the more organic feel this song seems to go for... but other than that, it's awesome!

Fantastic track. Catchy melody. Everything is so well thought out and executed.

This song needs more love

Well, this is just great haha

This is one of the most fun tracks I've listened to in a long time. Gotta love the self-aware lyrics :)
Congrats on the high score!

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4.75 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2019
12:14 AM EDT
File Info
3.9 MB
3 min 24 sec

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