The Beat (2011)

Title:  The Beat

Album:  Aussie Kiss (mixtape)

Release Date:  31/05/2011

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Notes:  This is one of the first songs I had written decent lyrics to.  I was quite pleased with the track production as the beat has come out almost exactly as I had imagined it.  It is another laid back, feel good track with no “adult” themes to scare away the kids!

Production Techniques:  In this track I tried my hand at using the “deep voice” technique used in a lot of tracks recently.  I found it to be quite unclear and hard to understand so decided to layer it with some wide panned vocals to enunciate the words.  I kept the beat very simple and tried to keep as much air or space around the vocals in order to highlight the simplicity and make it a very easy listening song.

Lyrics:

Thump, thump, thump, it’s the sound of the drum
You can take a quick breath and fill up ya lungs
Damage ya rep and you’ve just begun
Your out of ya depth when the deep bass bumps
The deep bass bumps, yeah, handle ya stuff
Ya tryna make eyes but ya stare at her lumps
When I make a move I make the whole club jump
With no rough stuff, just a tickle and a laugh

Live life to the beat, get on your dancing feet
It’s in everything you do, swingers swinging down the street
The sugar girl is sweet, hot girl’s got that heat
Yeah, you can have it too, living life to the beat
Live life to the beat, get on your dancing feet
It’s in everything you do, swingers swinging down the street
The sugar girl is sweet, hot girl’s got that heat
Yeah, you can have it too, living life to the beat

It’s the beat, the beat
It’s the beat, the beat

I take it to the limit if I think ya can stand it
I got more rings than that show Captain Planet
My head works hard, but I don’t understand it
Let it blast off to space, but there’s no one to man it
Life’s not easy but I think I can manage
If I flip a deuce it becomes my advantage
I said my head works hard, but I don’t understand it
Let it blast off to space, but there’s no one to man it

Live life to the beat, get on your dancing feet
It’s in everything you do, swingers swinging down the street
The sugar girl is sweet, hot girl’s got that heat
Yeah, you can have it too, living life to the beat
Live life to the beat, get on your dancing feet
It’s in everything you do, swingers swinging down the street
The sugar girl is sweet, hot girl’s got that heat
Yeah, you can have it too, living life to the beat

It’s the beat, the beat
It’s the beat, the beat

Break it down

Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on
Go, come on, come on, come on

Live life to the beat, get on your dancing feet
It’s in everything you do, swingers swinging down the street
The sugar girl is sweet, hot girl’s got that heat
Yeah, you can have it too, living life to the beat
Live life to the beat, get on your dancing feet
It’s in everything you do, swingers swinging down the street
The sugar girl is sweet, hot girl’s got that heat
Yeah, you can have it too, living life to the beat

It’s the beat, the beat
It’s the beat, the beat