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TenEightyOne

Take Me Home (San Andreas)

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TenEightyOne

In the little spare time that I have I'm a very amateur singer/songwriter; I write all kinds of things and a few months ago found myself putting together a song about San Andreas. Strange, but those of you who play instruments will know the kind of strange places your imagination can take you to from time to time.

 

I've performed it a few times in public and it goes down quite well although few audience members understand the reference. When they do however they get pretty noisy - in a good way! biggrin.gif

 

I wasn't going to post this bit, but here's a very rough cut that I put together to try the guitars out - please don't tell me how bad the vox are! TMH(SA).zip.

 

Well, here are the lyrics;

 

Take Me Home (San Andreas)

 

Weeeell...

My boss would say I don't drink too much

Don't work too hard

Don't drink too much

But I'm happy when I roll my truck across the County line.

I gotta run fast 'cos I gotta hot load

An' the cops have got my number and they're runnin' real close

But a thousand bucks says I'll dump my load by five.

 

Well the desert looks peaceful sliding by

But there's more in there than meets the eye;

You wanna see the things that fly when the sun goes down.

I swear one night in that velvet black

I was passed by some dude with a jet on his back

Chased by an Apache flown by Michael Myers.

 

Take me home, San Andreas.

Bayside to the South Los Santos shore.

I never thought much to the West Coast vibe

'Til a girl in San Fierro went and blew my mind...

...and more.

 

There's a U-FO bar where I sometimes sit.

The owner's a girl with 80 inch hips

And she swears that an alien ship beamed her up one night.

They came a million miles just to read her mind,

Kind o'makes you wonder what they hoped to find

And how they hoisted that heifer using only the power of light.

 

Take me home...

 

Liberty might seem real nice

And if you're escaping from a life of vice

Then the bright Star Junction lights might lift your soul.

But I was always cold there and alone

So this Bayside boy's a comin' home

To drop eighteen wheels on the desert road and drive!

 

Take me home, San Andreas.

Las Venturas spin your wheels for me.

I never thought much to the West Coast vibe

'Til a girl in San Fierro went and blew my mind...

...and more.

 

(More quietly)

Well I got a lotta girls but I got no wife,

Denise was cool so we went for a drive

Then a guy with a camera took his life before our eyes.

She said "Take me home, I don't feel so good -

And I swear that something's watching me from outta those woods,

And I got hot coffee - just don't tell the FBI".

Edited by TenEightyOne

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Mokrie Dela

That's not bad man

I laughed at the last line smile.gif

You said you've performed it, was it to a crowd that would be familiar with gta?

 

But mmuch respect to you; I've performed in front of a crowd, and it take balls, even more so when it's your own work

 

Btw what is c&w? I know I'll kick myself but I just can't think

I must say though I quite like this. The hot load bit made me laugh; good double entendre inthr same vein as rockstar themselves.

 

It's good to see porms and songs uploaded here. We don't get that many here so thanks for sharing

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Verdant

That's beautiful.

Great work man, I haven't seen anything like this before smile.gif .

 

And I swear that something's watching me from outta those woods,

And I got hot coffee - just don't tell the FBI".

 

I chuckled there, it has a funny genre to the song. Love it!

 

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TenEightyOne

Haha, thanks guys biggrin.gif

 

I perform live fairly often - mostly to people who know nothing about GTA, on rare occasions when I introduce it I here a few "woots" from the back and I know there are some GTA fans in.

 

Like most songwriters I concentrate on things that mean something to me; my partner thought it was hilarious when I started writing a song about San Andreas wink.gif

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Mokrie Dela

oh and a side note regarding your voice - It wasnt as bad as you made out.

 

 

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TenEightyOne
oh and a side note regarding your voice - It wasnt as bad as you made out.

Well - thank you biggrin.gif

 

I never seem to succesfully mix my own voice... I guess it's hard to hear it from a neutral critical standpoint.

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Mokrie Dela

Indeed it is

A couple of years ago me and my mate recorded a cover of 'Galway girl' and I have yet to build up the courage to upload it. My vocals are poor, but my gf loves it and Simeon else said its alright!

 

Mixing is an artform like every other field of music. It can be tricky

But I liked the song you did; your voice and the guitars have a charm to them, sorta like American south country folk music. Add some bass and drums to that and hell I'd buy it (if it was on iTunes tounge.gif)

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Indeed it is

A couple of years ago me and my mate recorded a cover of 'Galway girl' and I have yet to build up the courage to upload it. My vocals are poor, but my gf loves it and Simeon else said its alright!

 

Mixing is an artform like every other field of music. It can be tricky

But I liked the song you did; your voice and the guitars have a charm to them, sorta like American south country folk music. Add some bass and drums to that and hell I'd buy it (if it was on iTunes tounge.gif)

Thank you for the compliments... and I'm glad you spotted the sound I was going for biggrin.gif

 

I'd like to hear your version of Galway Girl, get it uploaded!!!

 

EDIT: Just went and listened to the Steve Earle version again... I love his stuff wink.gif

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Mokrie Dela

I do plan to sometime. Just get the balls to do it!!

 

 

- this will take you to one of my videos; and thus to my channel, feel free to check periodically to see if and when I upload the song smile.gif

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I do plan to sometime. Just get the balls to do it!!

 

 

- this will take you to one of my videos; and thus to my channel, feel free to check periodically to see if and when I upload the song smile.gif

Haha, that was a real "What the hell?" moment... didn't read the end of your sentence properly biggrin.gif

 

Get that song uploaded wink.gif

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