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#1168041 - 08/18/20 12:12 AM Where Are You?  
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Hey there all..............I got inspired and wrote a new one. A song for our times.
I will appreciate your thoughts smile

“Where Are You?”
Words & Music By Tom Tognaci

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14097424

People burning down our streets
While there are those glued to their seats
A million (angry) points of view
Where are you?

Now’s the time to defend
Make America great again
Black, brown, red, white, and blue
Where are you?

Oh, I know….
….Dammed if you do…..dammed if you don’t
Half of us will, and the others just won’t
The time to take a stance is now…
Stand for what is right, or choose to kneel and bow

Radicals with bricks and signs
Don’t have to read between the lines
Their plans lead nowhere new
Where are you?

~Inst~

Yes, I know….
….Dammed if you do…..dammed if you don’t
Half of us will, and the others just won’t
The time to take a stance is now…
Stand for what is right, or choose to kneel and bow

I’m reaching across the line
And, I’m willing to help you find
Another point of view
Where are you?

#1168070 - 08/18/20 03:20 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Well written and well done.
I liked the solo and the harmonica.

Always a pleasure to listen to your songs.

_ _ _
Have fun!

#1168116 - 08/19/20 02:34 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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I think this is a really good song. Even though I disagree with most of what it's trying to say, I think it does a good job of saying it. Strong, catchy melody and a great vocal that captures the spirit of the lyric. Love the sound effects.

#1168119 - 08/19/20 02:49 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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IronKnee--

This is a song of the times--Both sides now need to listen, and come back to the middle! I read between the lines!

Write on

Mackie

#1168122 - 08/19/20 02:57 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Damn, you need that Bass & Drums coming in 2nd verse...

This needs a beat, way more than tambourine...

I love it...



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#1168159 - 08/20/20 08:01 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Hi Tom:

Thanks for saying what needs to be said. Steve provided some great input so... I won't "pile on" with any nits. These are troubling times. Anarchy has no place in America. Those who don't like it here need to find a barge or yellow submarine to a remote island somewhere. A Nation without good laws, enforced by great Policemen... will not be a Nation for long. All this and a Pandemic raging is a real threat to our Republic. We have never been a Democracy but have always tried to support that style of Government while protecting the rights of minorities.

Thanks, ----Dave

#1168427 - 08/25/20 01:02 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: Dave Rice (D)]  
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Originally Posted by Guy E. Trepanier
Well written and well done.
I liked the solo and the harmonica.

Always a pleasure to listen to your songs.

_ _ _
Have fun!


Thanks Guy..........and it's always a pleasure to hear from you!!

Originally Posted by Gavin Sinclair
I think this is a really good song. Even though I disagree with most of what it's trying to say, I think it does a good job of saying it. Strong, catchy melody and a great vocal that captures the spirit of the lyric. Love the sound effects.


Thanks Gavin.....I appreciate you taking the time to comment and listen.

Originally Posted by Mackie H.
IronKnee--

This is a song of the times--Both sides now need to listen, and come back to the middle! I read between the lines!

Write on

Mackie


Hi Mackie....Thanks for listening.....and my meaning is that it is pointless to read between the lines, when you have to dodge the brick throwing.

Originally Posted by Steve Altonian
Damn, you need that Bass & Drums coming in 2nd verse...

This needs a beat, way more than tambourine...

I love it...



Hi Steve, and thanks! All I have is me. I would have loved to have worked with a band on this.....but it's just me. I had no immediate inspiration on any accompanyment.....what you hear is on the spot work to make this a more full production.

Originally Posted by Dave Rice
Hi Tom:

Thanks for saying what needs to be said. Steve provided some great input so... I won't "pile on" with any nits. These are troubling times. Anarchy has no place in America. Those who don't like it here need to find a barge or yellow submarine to a remote island somewhere. A Nation without good laws, enforced by great Policemen... will not be a Nation for long. All this and a Pandemic raging is a real threat to our Republic. We have never been a Democracy but have always tried to support that style of Government while protecting the rights of minorities.

Thanks, ----Dave


Amen, I say!! This cr@p has to end.
Thanks for listening and commenting..................I appreciate it!


And thanks to all who have listened!
-Tom

#1168431 - 08/25/20 05:04 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Hi Tom

I really like this, great song!

Nigel

#1168476 - 08/26/20 06:49 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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IronKnee,
I really enjoyed listening in. I understand the sentiment and wish the hatred could be toned down a bit so the message could be heard. Also loved the crowd noise as it brings the reality of our current situation a little closer to our hearts.
Thanks for sharing,
Skip

#1168479 - 08/26/20 08:02 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Good song, Tom. I can sympathize with your message.

Just because we're folkies doesn't mean we don't love our country.

Last edited by Songbird52; 08/26/20 08:03 AM.
#1168683 - 09/01/20 01:27 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: Songbird52]  
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Originally Posted by Nigel Quin
Hi Tom

I really like this, great song!

Nigel


Thanks Nigel!

Originally Posted by swestern
IronKnee,
I really enjoyed listening in. I understand the sentiment and wish the hatred could be toned down a bit so the message could be heard. Also loved the crowd noise as it brings the reality of our current situation a little closer to our hearts.
Thanks for sharing,
Skip


Thanks Skip..........I appreciate it!

Originally Posted by Songbird52
Good song, Tom. I can sympathize with your message.

Just because we're folkies doesn't mean we don't love our country.


Amen, to that, SongBird!! And thanks for checking in!



And thanks to all who have listened!
-Tom

#1168684 - 09/01/20 02:32 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Hi Tom,
If you have read my posts you already know this one is close to my heart. I hate violence, but when that is what the other side is doing and they won't listen to reason, there is only one way to stop it that doesn't give in to their irrational demands. Great song, well done.


Have a goodun,

John W. Selleck BMI Songwriter
A day without learning is a day lost forever.

www.soundclick.com/johnsings
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https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=1468958 For Selleck/Kay co-writes
#1168689 - 09/01/20 06:37 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Hi Tom . You do your usual good work on this.
I'm with Steve on the drums and bass but don't feel it needs the background effects though as the song stands on it's own imo.

Vic


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#1168770 - 09/02/20 08:51 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Tom,

Solid write and great vibe for this type song--folk/rock. I like the background invoking the drama. I have mixed feelings about adding too much added percussion however, it might lose it's folk-i-ness. If I did add drums and bass, I'd wait till after the guitar solo and have that following chorus be the launch point--would give a dramatic build for sure...........Now tambourines have many personalities.......this song has a lot of energy, so go ahead and hit that tambo hard on your hand palm, crank it up a bit! -- (pan about 20-25%) That will give you a lot more percussion dynamics and IMO make a signicicant improvement.

I do have one lyrical sug. I try and sometimes try with simple lyrics to get as much story info as I can from a sentence. How about stating in the opening first verse: "People burning flags in streets." That IMO, would create an even more dramatic and specific picture kicking the song off. A couple of sugs, use or lose.

I really enjoyed this vibe--great write!

steady-eddie

#1168826 - 09/05/20 01:29 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: E Swartz]  
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Originally Posted by John W. Selleck
Hi Tom,
If you have read my posts you already know this one is close to my heart. I hate violence, but when that is what the other side is doing and they won't listen to reason, there is only one way to stop it that doesn't give in to their irrational demands. Great song, well done.


Thanks John...........I'm with you, as far as this awful violence some are perpetraiting.
Thanks for listening and commenting.

Originally Posted by Vicarn
Hi Tom . You do your usual good work on this.
I'm with Steve on the drums and bass but don't feel it needs the background effects though as the song stands on it's own imo.

Vic


Thanks Vic...............yeah, a band would be great.
Thanks for listening and commenting!


Originally Posted by E Swartz
Tom,

Solid write and great vibe for this type song--folk/rock. I like the background invoking the drama. I have mixed feelings about adding too much added percussion however, it might lose it's folk-i-ness. If I did add drums and bass, I'd wait till after the guitar solo and have that following chorus be the launch point--would give a dramatic build for sure...........Now tambourines have many personalities.......this song has a lot of energy, so go ahead and hit that tambo hard on your hand palm, crank it up a bit! -- (pan about 20-25%) That will give you a lot more percussion dynamics and IMO make a signicicant improvement.

I do have one lyrical sug. I try and sometimes try with simple lyrics to get as much story info as I can from a sentence. How about stating in the opening first verse: "People burning flags in streets." That IMO, would create an even more dramatic and specific picture kicking the song off. A couple of sugs, use or lose.

I really enjoyed this vibe--great write!

steady-eddie


Thanks SE...........I appreciate the crit, and appreciate the advice. I like the burning flags suggestion. I'll use it if I do a 1+1.
Thanks.............and thanks for listening!!!!



And thanks to all who have listened!
-Tom

#1168849 - 09/06/20 09:13 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Hi Tom,

Very cool song ... a song for our times -- great commentary and fresh delivery!
Neat!

Lisa

#1168880 - 09/07/20 01:10 PM Re: Where Are You? [Re: Lisa Gundling]  
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Originally Posted by Lisa Gundling
Hi Tom,

Very cool song ... a song for our times -- great commentary and fresh delivery!
Neat!

Lisa

Thank you so much, Lisa..................I appreciate you listening and commenting!


And thanks to all who have listened!
-Tom

#1168894 - 09/08/20 06:20 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: IronKnee]  
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Well done Tom and I love that line "Dammed if you and Dammed if you don´t". This is a catchy as measles.

Best, Gerry

#1169026 - 09/12/20 12:02 AM Re: Where Are You? [Re: Gerry]  
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Originally Posted by Gerry
Well done Tom and I love that line "Dammed if you and Dammed if you don´t". This is a catchy as measles.

Best, Gerry


Thanks Gerry.................I really appreciate the comments and you listening.



And thanks to all who have listened,
-Tom


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