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Simple Things

from Song​-​A​-​Week by Michael Shoup

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

This week's song was based on a request by Gene Chaser for an upbeat, motivational song about living for the simple things in life for the future.

When I think about going back to basics and simple joys, I think about the first instrument I ever played: Piano. So this week I stretched the ole piano muscles, and along with Danny Young co-writing and playing the drums, I think it came out great!

Lyrics and Tech details below!




Every day the same alarm
But still it doesn't wake me
A dead end job, so what's the harm
Gotta find something to shake me around

Never thought it'd be this hard
When I was a child
I miss those things I disregard
Haven't been there for a while

Like riding your bike down your childhood street
And eating the things that you're not supposed to eat
Whatever you do that makes you feel complete
It's just the simple things

Change my clothes, change my name
Change my location
But everything just felt the same
It's a life of simulation

Everyone's just running blind
If only we would listen
Take a breath and just unwind
Find those pieces that we're missing



from Song​-​A​-​Week, released February 1, 2011
Shot with an iPhone 4 using an Owle Bubo and a Flip Mino. Editing done in Final Cut Pro and extra audio editing in Logic. Mics: AKG C3000, Shure SM57, Shure Drum Mics... oh yeah, and a 100 year old Piano

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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