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#1134912 - 01/12/18 03:00 PM On Rubber Road  
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On Rubber Road ( Neil Cotton)
https://www.reverbnation.com/neilcotton/song/29118303-rubber-road

The sun was setting on that stretch of black
Quarter mile of side road was our track
The air got hot when big blocks revved
A challenge to see whose muscle’s the best

Ten cars paired up only one would brag
No cops in sight hey man let's drag
The Beer the smell of burning Rubber
All hearts thumpin like rollin’ thunder

Rubber Road, that was then this is now
In my head I still hear the sounds
Of street rods roarin' on Rubber Road
Screeching and smokin’ on Rubber Road

A Chevelle SS beat a Mustang Shelby
A Cutless lost to a ‘Cuda Hemi
Motorcycles raced some of the time
The Camshaft post was the finish line

Rubber Road, that was then this is now
In my head I still hear the sounds
Of street rods roarin' on Rubber Road
Screeching and smokin’ on Rubber Road

Instrumental to verse

Sure as Monday followed the Sabbath
Sirens screamed we would all scatter

Rubber Road, that was then this is now
In my head I still hear the sounds
Of street rods roarin' on Rubber Road
Screeching and smokin’ on Rubber Road

Helluva show on Rubber Road

Last edited by Neil Cotton; 01/22/18 12:43 PM.
#1134924 - 01/13/18 02:50 AM Re: On Rubber Road [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Neil,

This is a cool little tune. I saw this one the Lyrics 3 forum but didn't have a chance to comment before it went live. No matter, I think the lyrics are great. Maybe revisit the last two lines of the second verse--e.g., "The beer the smell of burning rubber" and the line that follows could maybe be tighter. And not sure I get the first line of the bridge . . . but I love, love the third verse.

From a production standpoint, the revving motors are an awesome touch (how do you do that?), though perhaps a bit too strong at the end of the first chorus. Give it a listen and see if you agree (I am more often wrong than I am sometimes right!)

Keep working this one--it's a winner.

Best regards,

Deej

#1134928 - 01/13/18 09:16 AM Re: On Rubber Road [Re: Deej56]  
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Originally Posted by Deej56
Neil,

This is a cool little tune. I saw this one the Lyrics 3 forum but didn't have a chance to comment before it went live. No matter, I think the lyrics are great. Maybe revisit the last two lines of the second verse--e.g., "The beer the smell of burning rubber" and the line that follows could maybe be tighter. And not sure I get the first line of the bridge . . . but I love, love the third verse.

From a production standpoint, the revving motors are an awesome touch (how do you do that?), though perhaps a bit too strong at the end of the first chorus. Give it a listen and see if you agree (I am more often wrong than I am sometimes right!)

Keep working this one--it's a winner.

Best regards,

Deej


Deej
thanks very much for your help. I will revisit this keeping your points in mind. The first line of the bridge is instead of the cliche
"As sure night follows day"


Re the sound fx
search....there are some that are free for download
Or I find them, play and record thru a mic. The add to the mix


Last edited by Neil Cotton; 01/13/18 09:18 AM.
#1134936 - 01/13/18 11:37 AM Re: On Rubber Road [Re: Neil Cotton]  
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Unfortunately, Soundclick is having a hissy fit so I'll come back later for the audio. I'm not a motor head but just looking at the lyric, this is really visual...I can almost smell the burning rubber. I thought maybe in the chorus, if you rearranged some lines, it might flow better? Since I can't hear the music I don't know that this would even work.

In my head I still hear the sounds
Of street rods roarin' on Rubber Road
Screeching and smokin’ all aroound
that was then this is now on Rubber Road

I'm also wondering, since in the chorus you say "that was then this is now", maybe the tag line could be better utilized by picking up on that thought of looking back. Maybe a fade out with spoken words like:

Can't go over 30
Pavements all torn up now
Don't go that way anymore
But it was a helluva show
Down Rubber Road

Anyway, just some thoughts.

Ricki

#1134937 - 01/13/18 11:44 AM Re: On Rubber Road [Re: Ricki E. Bellos]  
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Originally Posted by Ricki E. Bellos
Unfortunately, Soundclick is having a hissy fit so I'll come back later for the audio. I'm not a motor head but just looking at the lyric, this is really visual...I can almost smell the burning rubber. I thought maybe in the chorus, if you rearranged some lines, it might flow better? Since I can't hear the music I don't know that this would even work.

In my head I still hear the sounds
Of street rods roarin' on Rubber Road
Screeching and smokin’ all aroound
that was then this is now on Rubber Road

I'm also wondering, since in the chorus you say "that was then this is now", maybe the tag line could be better utilized by picking up on that thought of looking back. Maybe a fade out with spoken words like:

Can't go over 30
Pavements all torn up now
Don't go that way anymore
But it was a helluva show
Down Rubber Road

Anyway, just some thoughts.

Ricki



I hope the soundclick works better...just posted a slight remix.
Thanks for your time and input

I never thought of an outro like that.
Can't go over 30
Pavements all torn up now
Don't go that way anymore....... My initial reaction is that it brings the tone/spirit of the song down. Will think on it.

Last edited by Neil Cotton; 01/13/18 11:45 AM.

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