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    Cool Old School

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    Don't give me a woman
    Who shaves down there
    As long as she's wearing
    Clean underwear

    No video games
    That's not for me
    2-flipper pinball
    Is fun guarantee

    What's in is out
    What's old is new
    That's why they call me.......
    Old School!!

    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool
    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool
    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool
    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool

    Retro,back-dated
    I hear people say
    That's why I'm always thinking
    "Back-in-the-Day

    I don't need nobody
    To say I'm right
    Only watch T.V.
    If it's Black and White

    What's in is out
    What's old is new
    That's why they call me
    Old School

    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool
    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool
    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool
    Old School,Old School,I know what's cool

    A '57 Chevy
    You just can't beat
    Unless it's making out
    In a rumble seat

    No jogging for me
    No workout pain
    Unless it's being taught by
    Jack La Lane

    What's in is out
    What's old is new
    That's why they call me....[stop]
    Old School

    Written 2005
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    Doug,
    Some very clever lyrics. You read my mind. I feel the same way.
    Jim
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    Thanks Jim.I think it's easy to feel this way in this day and age.
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    Hey, Doug, a little graphic in the first verse, but then so are some other singer/songwriters I like--Keb' Mo, Dixie Chicks, Train's 'Move Like Jagger' and many others. This song rocks. I am not repeating "lingo" here. I mean it. I can hear it, see it, be it, the whole package is there.

    The nostalgic references are not what "get me." The whole composition flows like a cool, fast stream through the woods--nobody could resist listening, stopping to breathe in the fresh air, and dipping their toes in!! Very good job!
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    Hi Doug, I hope we can see and hear this lyrics in a video, if someone can perform it, it´s gonna be a classic, the first for the 2000´s, the old school is never out, and you are right, the old things remain or come back in fashion, is a shame that I am not a music man to sing this amazing retro song. Gracias y saludos desde México.

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    P.S. I have to admit to loving the Jack LaLanne reference! A few years ago, his old B&W TV shows were re-aired on ESPN excercise mornings and I'd tune in! He was fantastic! He really knew people, especially women. He talked to them with such dignity (especially for that "man-rules" era). Sometimes I'd exercise with him, but sometimes I'd just watch and listen because he really had a dynamic, engaging personality, and even inspiring things to say. He knew who his audience was at that time (1950s???). During the "commercial breaks" which he referred to on these old films, they would air modern Jack LaLanne commercials for things he and his family were still selling (e.g., juicers). I liked the show so much that I sent off for a hat and T-shirt!! "I exercise with Jack LaLanne"!!! I smile every time I see my T-shirt!

    He died not that long ago . . . at age 96. He was born in 1914 when the average lifespan of an American male was age 52!



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    Thanks,Frankie,I wasn't sure anybody would know or get that reference.Glad you did and shed a little light on Jack.He was born in San Francisco(as was health food pioneer Gypsy Boots/Robert Bootzin)and would do stunts that were reported on the local news channels there.He would swim from Fisherman's Wharf to Alcatraz(with his hands cuffed)and swim underwater the length of the Golden Gate Bridge.(with air tanks and towing something,if memory serves)His T.V. Show was aired originally in late 50's early60's in Black and White,before color T.V. shows or sets!A lot of information for a rhyme!

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    The "rhyme" deserves it.
    Jack LaLanne deserves it.

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    Great stuff

    It moves like a song
    So you can't be wrong
    It's got pop 'n sizzle
    Not an ounce of frizzle
    So let it ride
    Till it tans some hide
    and on the flipside
    They be callin' you Clyde

    Lol .... first bit of spark I've had in a year or more, so I couldn't let it pass.
    There is no glamour in sudden death, and nobody ever wins a war.
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    Yeah Old is Cool, that's what my nick is about. No doubt I have to like it
    Thanks Doug

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    Kathy B.;
    Is this AABA you keep referring to in your Replies?I don't have a clue what "proper"songwriting structure is.Of what I learned,this is that structure.Please correct me if I'm wrong,as I'd like to know what it is you're referring to!Thanks!

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    No....AABA

    is something like this....(off the cuff here)

    You're Never Far Away

    Verse(A)
    I hit the shower with shampoo and soap
    couldn't wait to scrub away the day
    sunscreen salt n ocean from the boat
    I can still see you lying in bed
    warm and soft all tangled in sheets
    you're never outta my heart n head
    You're never far away

    Verse(A)
    I'm rocking and feeding crying babies
    so that maybe we'll sleep tonight
    and tomorrow I won't feel so lazy
    but I know no matter what happens
    you'll be right here to catch my back
    through it all life love and passion
    You're never far away

    Bridge(B)
    would I do it again
    take your hand

    Verse (A)
    I think you get the point!

    That is the structure or format of an AABA song. Is what I wrote a great or good song...probably not but it shows you the format.
    Kathy

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    @KathyB,
    I'm still trying to write a song using your method.For some reason........I can't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Denslowe View Post
    @KathyB,
    I'm still trying to write a song using your method.For some reason........I can't!
    It's because its not easy~!!!
    Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyB View Post
    It's because its not easy~!!!
    I'm just glad to see you're still hanging around!
    As far as how easy or hard it is........for some reason I just don't "hear"songs that way.I was listening to Joni Mitchell,I noticed she wrote in the way you demonstrated (comment #12)and since she is one of my favorite singer/songwriters I had to at least try to understand the lyrics written in this manner.I'm still learning,thanks to you and Joni.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickeyJoe View Post
    I'm not really old enough to relate much to this song but I like it anyway.
    Thanks.It shows that you have good taste.Try 2-Flipper pinball,if you can find one.That's fun guaranteed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Denslowe View Post
    I'm just glad to see you're still hanging around!
    As far as how easy or hard it is........for some reason I just don't "hear"songs that way.I was listening to Joni Mitchell,I noticed she wrote in the way you demonstrated (comment #12)and since she is one of my favorite singer/songwriters I had to at least try to understand the lyrics written in this manner.I'm still learning,thanks to you and Joni.
    Okay you don't hear the song that way, I wouldn't want you to stifle the creativity you obviously have. So, write the song the way you hear it then finesse it into the form you want it to be in. Make that hook jump and jam in the right spot.

    Think of it like sex, there are some moves that get it done but then there are some moves that get it done and then some!
    Same thing with writing a song.
    Kathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyB View Post
    Okay you don't hear the song that way, I wouldn't want you to stifle the creativity you obviously have. So, write the song the way you hear it then finesse it into the form you want it to be in. Make that hook jump and jam in the right spot.

    Think of it like sex, there are some moves that get it done but then there are some moves that get it done and then some!
    Same thing with writing a song.
    Now you're talking my language!!

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    Yes, for me this song really gets it done! This is not about being backdated because you can't keep up with the modern times (and you can't tell an iPod from an iPad). This is like: say it loud, I'm old school and I'm proud.
    What does it take to make even Rihanna sound cool and old school: The Baseballs!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DM2177pHMT0

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    Awesome!
    The journey has begun. "Nothing safe is worth the drive."

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