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Workshop #305: "Don't Count Me Out! (The Rob Ford Comeback Song)" by Kirby Allen

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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:

I have written over 300 songs, and then realized one day that I better start recording some of them! I picked this song to record first, because it was the simplest song, and I wanted to focus on learning how to record and mix before tackling more complicated songs.

I play all the instruments myself and recorded the song using Cubase. I've remixed and rearranged the song a number of times, but it still doesn't have the polish and professionalism I would like. I'm spending a lot of time on it because I think that if I can get it sounding great, then recording my other songs will be much more straightforward.

Any feed back and suggestions would be very welcome.

Artist's website: soundcloud.com/kirbyallen

Here's the latest version of the song, on SoundCloud:

Lyrics:

Verses:
Well you think you got an easy victory, by picking on a little guy like me
Well I confess you caught me by surprise, but that just lit the fire in my eyes
When I was young I used to run away, from anything that even looked my way
But now that I've grown up to be a man, I'm not afraid to finally make stand

Chorus:
So don't count me out, cause this fight ain't done
You may think it's over, but it's just begun
So don't look now, cause here I come
You may think it's over, but it's just. be. gun. Yeah!
Hey, hey... (tribal warfare chant)

Chords:
Verse - A, D, G, D
Chorus - G, D, A

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