Cologne

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Cologne

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CTS: I started using Studio One off and on for about two months now. Still trying to get use to all of its functionality...and there's a lot! Anyway, I managed to make an actual demo-sounding demo. I imagine this is the recording one would give to "the band" and say, "You've got a week to learn your parts." My ace, Nancy Rost, pitched in for the French lesson in the middle. There are quite a few clams as I rather suck at guitar. I used a Squire, 4 String Schecter bass, MIDI Keys and a LINN DRUM sampler. There's also a tweaked drum kit loop.

The song is innocent enough. The scenario is a night club. Guy meets gal. They take off and have a good time sans any hanky-panky. An attractions is there, but the cologne is all that is needed.

Lyrics: 

V1
Bad I know from back 2 front
Serious - ain't 'bout no junk
Boys 2 men would holler loud
Just 2 be with u a while
But me I'm cool right where I am
And u just causing traffic jams

V2
U take notice of my scent
And u know its subtle hint
Of come 2 me with no delay
Enticed u are from just a spray
U come we leave it's just like that
Believe u me I'll bring u back

SPOKEN (En Francais)
if only all the other suitors were as compelling as your cologne.
Such confidence you have
Those fresh notes of lemon, vine leaves; black currant, oak moss...it's sexy.
You're like a dram bottle of causality...irresistable
I would never think to ride around town with such thoughts of you...let's go somewhere private, my love...so that I may smell more of you.

V3
Now u know just what's the deal
About my sense of whip appeal
We dined we danced we had some laughs
And my cologne's your autograph
Of me so cool right where I am
And u still causing traffic jams



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Comments

kahlo2013's picture

Oui! C'est bonne! Fun concept and wonderful evolution of story. Great sound on demo. Love the French section! Many great lines including:
"We dined we danced we had some laughs
And my cologne's your autograph"

Klaus's picture

The Minneapolis Sound tag made me smile in anticipation ( with a tinge of sadness ) and the music is spot on. Very well done. Even your voice sounds a bit like the Artist ( not so high but the way you phrase ). French bit is really funny. Oh, this is just 2 much! Smile

garner's picture

This is awesome ... in every way ... I love the way the music and rhythm follow one another ... I especially like the breakdown right before the spoken French ... I laughed so hard at "this ain't no video hoe here" ... Love everything about this! You make some of my favorite music! I'm with @Klaus ... A little nostalgic and teary when I saw the Minneapolis Sound tag ... You definitely did it justice ... Wonderful job!

musicsongwriter's picture

Brilliant song and collaboration. Love the drive here. Enjoyed listening very much. Love the music and the vocals are so gorgeous! Nice contrast between the singing and spoken vocals.
Nadia

Pam Grisham's picture

I'm happy to see you have a new song! What a great idea to have someone speak French. I love the line "And u just causing traffic jams."This is a such a cool song!

Helen's picture

This is great! Love the French interlude and the odd little speech before the final refrain. Nicely done.

Rob From Amersfoort's picture

Someone has been listening to The Time :-). Love it! Handy that those Canadians speak French so fluently. Great funky song, the French sentences, the spoken sentences and the ending are the icing on this delicious cake!