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Made this for my friend. I do not own the rights to the lyrics or the song. I just made this video for fun, not for profit. [Slug] I had a rough day, but that's life, it happens Woke up on the dark side of my mattress I guess I forgot to set my clock Overslept, almost lost the job Then to top it off, I'm kinda hungry But can't eat till I find my money It's in my wallet but my wallet ain't in my pocket Can't remember the last time I saw it And they don't want me in a bad mood Afraid that it'll spread and everyone will catch an attitude They got 'em all singing the same tone Thinking I should go and start a fire in the break room Co-workers make me sick and the manager really ain't shit But I can't quit, so I'm hiding in the basement Holding onto to my face like fuck this place [Chorus: 2X] Every day can't be the best day Do what you can right now, don't hesitate That's why we try to make love and get paid Take the bad with the good, now let's play [Slug] Hell naw, I ain't going to school The teacher's a jerk, he must think I'm a fool and all the kids mess with each other always all day Class warfare up and down the hallways And if you ain't popular Nobody talks to ya, unless they mocking ya Not even bus driver or the hall monitor I might as well climb inside my locker huh It's a bad day, bad week and a bad month Don't nobody want to trade with my bag lunch Someday I'ma be so cool But for now I got cheap shoes, so I keep losing Girls give no love to a poor man It's a prison, the clock is warden Man it won't get no better when I get home So I listen to the voice in my headphones It say [Chorus: 2X] [Slug] Can't dance with an upset stomach The overdraft notices just kept coming Somebody broke into the porch and stole a chair Top of your head stopped growing hair Broken glass, computer crashed The car won't start and the tires went flat Dog got loose, brought back a dead cat Daughter found it and had a panic attack Plus you ain't had sex in how long? Afraid to admit that the fire's all gone The better half is talking about separate You wish you could take it back to yesterday You not alone, it's hard as hell But don't waste no time feeling sorry for self We'll be right here with you through your war Cause you're the one that we make this music for Now turn it up [Chorus: 2X]
Jamie Cullum and "these are the days - I feel fine" Live in Concert 2010 - Germany (Leipzig) Feb 17 2010 http://www.jamiecullum.com hd music video
[ Lyrics ] A Freak of Nature Stuck In Reality I Don't Fit The Picture I'm Not What You Want Me To Be Sorry Under The Radar Out of The System Caught In The Spotlight That's My Existence You Want Me To Change But All I Feel Is Strange Strange In Your Perfect World So Strange Strange I Feel So Absurd In This Life Don't Come Closer In My Arms Forever, You'll Be Strange Strange If You Want To Fix Me Push Me Into Your Fantasy You Try To Give Me Sell Me A New Personality You Try To Leave Me I Don't Get Better What's Making You Happy Is Making Me Sadder In Your Golden Cage All I Feel Is Strange Strange In Your Perfect World So Strange Strange I Feel So Absurd In This Life Don't Come Closer In My Arms Forever, You'll Be Strange Strange Like Me Strange - When You Touch Me Strange - When You Kill Me Strange - All I Feel Is Strange In My Dreams Together, We'll Be Strange Strange In A Perfect World Strange I am So Strange Strange I am So Afraid Strange Strange In Your Perfect World So Strange Strange I Feel So Absurd In This Life Don't Come Closer You'll Die Slowly In My Arms Forever, You'll Be Strange Strange Like Me
LOVE IS STRANGE - A groovin', reggae, cover song from WINGS WILD LIFE in 1971, featuring a classic vocal by Paul McCartney.
You've got this strange effect on me, And I like it. You've got this strange effect on me, And I like it. You make my world seem right, You make my darkness bright, oh yes, You've got this strange effect on me, And I like it. And I like it. And I like the way you kiss me, Don't know if I should. But this feeling is love, and I know it, That's why I feel good. You've got this strange effect on me, And I like it. You've got this strange effect on me, And I like it. You make my world seem right, You make my darkness bright, oh yes, You've got this strange effect on me, And I like it. And I like it. And I like it. Footage from: La collectionneuse (1964) Rohmer Menschen am Sonntag (1930) Siodmak, Ulmer En kärlekshistoria (1970) Roy Andersson Song from the Kinks.
I Feel Strange: The Lime Giants used to play a song called “Jangly and Vague” that was kind of neo-psychedelic, and our lead singer, Mark Deming -- if he did it once he did it 100 times -- would exclaim into the microphone in a mock stoner voice, “Oooo, I feel soooo straaaange….”
That was the inspiration for this song. I would play the opening bass riff back in The Lime Giants days, and at least our drummer, Pat Bills, always knew what I was up to. We never worked out the song with The Lime Giants.
Fast forward five or six years, and I’m living with the next girlfriend in a new house. My mom is sick with an illness that soon would take her life, and I’m starting to miss all my old Lime Giants-era friends, most of whom have turned their back on me since my divorce. The lyric of the song ties all of these threads together in one overwrought, bad acid trip package.
Nonetheless kind of interesting to hear maybe once. This was going to be the song between “Gasoline Fire” and “So Blue,” but a last-minute Quality Control decision knocked the track down to the “bonus” category.
Composed: 1988 and 1994. Recorded: June 1994, 6021 Hughes, Lansing, MI
The Gland Rovers - For Collectors Only
The songs in this volume all were recorded on a Fostex X-15 four-track multitrack cassette deck between 1990 and 2002. The bulk, however, were recorded between early 1993 and early 1996, a period of substantive personal upheaval and loss for The Gland Rovers. This three-year period saw a marriage end, one serious, live-in relationship dissolve, and my mother die. The material was recorded in five different locales, three of which were my homes over this period. Needless to say, the personal turmoil and coming to grips with mid-life changes are central themes in nearly all of the original songs.
In the early 2010s, I decided to transfer the analog cassette master tapes containing these songs to a digital format using Audacity. I transcribed each of the four tracks from the master sources separately, and then manually synched the audio tracks together. I cleaned up some tape hiss and tried carefully to overcome areas of degradation in the source material.
My guiding principle when starting out was to stay true to the intentions of the original production, while taking only prudent liberties to use the newer digital technology to overcome certain technical limitations of the original four-track cassette format. As such, throughout the album there are instrumental tracks in some songs that are doubled and slightly delayed, to provide more richness and depth. Guitar breaks that had been dubbed onto the same track as the lead vocal were extracted and placed on their own digital track, to be able to mix them more effectively within the entire song.
However it must be admitted that, once knuckles deep in the source material, I couldn’t resist using a few more of the available tools to enhance certain aspects of a few songs. “Radio Dedication” was doctored the most. Some extremely annoying closed high hat fills were painstakingly eliminated and effects were applied to the lead vocal. Pitch correction was used sparingly in certain places in that song and some others, although it could be argued that it could and should have been used wholesale. There are other similar augmentations and fixes that will probably be obvious upon listening.
All of the latest technological advancements cannot step around the fact that these tracks were recorded on a cassette recorder with non-professional grade equipment. The knobs on the “mixing board” were tweaked by non-professionals, and in the original masters some of the choices of performances to “bounce” together to a single track (such as lead vocal together with bass) were regrettably impossible to do much with during the digital remastering. In all, it is pretty obvious that this is not professional output.
With some background about the production out of the way, a few words about the musicianship and songcraft. The Gland Rovers were amateur but enthusiastic musicians. The playing was very much inspired and a part of the DIY or lo-fi ethos prevalent in alternative rock music in the early ‘90s. Except for a few tracks, a real drummer or even a real drum is not to be found. As The Gland Rovers had no drummer, they used drum machines or drum settings on cheap electronic keyboards. The rhythm of one track is knocked out against the bottom of a kitchen garbage pail. The vocals sometimes stray in pitch, something that sounds particularly galling in an era faithfully reliant on AutoTune but that sounds fully in context with other songs from the alt rock scene of the early ‘90s.
What I hope you will hear emerging through the muddy production and amateurish playing are some fairly competent songwriting and interesting arrangements. They are the only reasons I bothered to pursu