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Pet Raccoon

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New Recording here!!! This is what I did instead of sleeping last night:

Pet Raccoon song. A little jazzy indie sounding song with mostly guitar and a little sax and melodica.

I wish I had a pet raccoon

Because I like the way they look

Raccoons are curious and [fudge stuff] up

And those are two qualities that I appreciate

So somethin that I gotta do soon

Is get my hands on a pet raccoon

I wish that I could play guitar

Because I like the way it sounds

But I can never press down all the strings at once

So I just play power chords or stick to piano

But if I wanna play in a bar

I gotta learn to play guitar

We can never know anything

At All

Until we take a fall

But I don't care cause I got

Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll

A distraction from a distraction from the thing that makes us human

You say you'll start living tomorrow..

Where did the time go?

I wish that I could fall in love

Without getting up again

But everythings different when you're quarantined

You pretend you're blind because you see what you need

The only thing that can set me free, is the

Freedom to be

The mind is a prison to the soul

And new bars are added everyday

But prison food never quite tastes right

You divide by zero and you get in a fight

So somethin that I gotta find,

Is the courage to unlock my mind.

We can never know anything

At All

Until we take a fall

But I don't care cause I got

Sex, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll

A distraction from a distraction from the thing that makes us human

You say you'll start living tomorrow..

Where did the time go?

I wish I had a pet raccoon

Because I like the way they look

Raccoons are curious and [don't use profanity]

And those are two qualities that I appreciate

So somethin that I gotta do soon

Is get my hands on a pet raccoon

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You guys did a really good job with this . Mind you , mind the Beatles , nuff said . That is release-worthy , but you will hear the latter . The lyrics go nowhere , story-wise - (Hmmm ...Rocky Raccoon .. ) , as you know that an I always hate that - but I did like this tune . A bit of tweaking and you could relaunch the Detroit invasion ! Very close to a classic now , though , is what I mean - and that will hurt you.

Loved the the silly verses , but the middle part was the strongest .

Good job ,lads ! :) :thumbsup:

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wow Chris... nice! It's got echoes of "Rocky" in it, but it doesn't really sound like it, IMO.

I really like it. I like the sense of humor that is inherent in it, it makes me smile. But it's also got shades of a serious message. So it's a nice mix.

If you could pare it down just a little... as it is a fairly long song... that would be perfect. I'm not a huge fan of instrumental solos in the middle of songs, so that part was just a bit overdone for me. But then I know I'm probably in the minority.

I'll be back to listen to the other songs you've got posted too... Nice work!

BTW - are these recorded in a studio, or just from your home? Just curious...

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