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Irons In The Fire

from Song​-​A​-​Week by Michael Shoup

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Welcome to the sixth episode of Song-A-Week!

This week I used an idea submitted via my blog by Morgan Lee. She had asked for a song about the "road to fame" along with it's joys and troubles. While I don't consider myself anywhere near famous, I can very much understand the trials and difficulties that creep up when you dedicate so much time and energy to music. This was a great topic for me this week.

I'm taking a slight break from huge video production this week and taking off to relax for my birthday in a few days! You will find a much more energized and relaxed Michael for next week's song.

Hope you enjoy "Irons In The Fire."

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I was running behind
With my heart on the line
But I was getting no where fast

So many things to do
To see it through
Always afraid of coming in last

It took so much time
To get back in line
And to find my melody

But now the voice is here
And I can hear it clear
And this is what it said to me

How you gonna get higher
With all those irons in the fire
How you gonna get higher
With all those irons in the fire

Every now and then
I start back again
And everything begins to unwind

I stay up so late
That I can't see straight
Oh how could I be so blind

Cause the road that I'm on
Needs me to be strong
Not living life this way

But when it gets too dear
The voice in here
Just stands right up to say


How you gonna get higher
With all those irons in the fire
Gotta make your load a little lighter
And cool those irons in the fire




from Song​-​A​-​Week, released February 1, 2011
Shot with an iPhone 4 using an Owle Bubo. Editing done in Final Cut Pro and extra audio editing in Logic.

Song-A-Week is a weekly video blog where I take submissions / ideas from readers of my blog and pick one [or a few] each week to write a song about. Viewers can submit ideas at the URL above, and a new song will be posted every Tuesday.




Michael Shoup Nashville, Tennessee

My mother calls me Michael. My friends call me Shoup.

A Songwriter, Storyteller, Pixel Manipulator, and Entropic Strategist, I make music and tools for others like myself.

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