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Workshop #261: Drainpipe by This Must Be Thursday

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This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.

Description of the track:

Home recording of my kids' band. Trying to make it sound as good as I can. Always need feedback.

Lyrics:

Drainpipe
by This Must Be Thursday

I listen to the radio
And it tells me who to be
From masters of the craft
Like Lennon and McCartney
Some say “Life's a Highway”
Some say “Don't Stop Believin'”
How do I know what to do
When the radio stops receiving?

How am I supposed to gather my thoughts
When I'm feeling like a rogue jukebox
Every little word that's said
Puts another song inside my head

Living by another's words
Puts me in hysterics
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics
Every single word I sing
You know I believe it
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics

So here I am inside a crowd
Singing with the men up on the stage
How'd they get a thousand voices
To agree with everything they say?
Some are “Waiting on the World to Change”
Some are more outspoken
Some are losing hope, they say
“Everything's made to be broken”

How am I supposed to gather my thoughts
When I'm feeling like a rogue jukebox
Every little word that's said
Puts another song inside my head

Living by another's words
Puts me in hysterics
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics
Every single word I sing
You know I believe it
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics

Sometimes I get lost
Confusion comes a-calling
Am I “free as a bird” or am I just “free falling”?

How am I supposed to gather my thoughts
When I'm feeling like a rogue jukebox
Every little word that's said
Puts another song inside my head

Living by another's words
Puts me in hysterics
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics
Every single word I sing
You know I believe it
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics
Life is so much better when
You're writing your own lyrics

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