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Genres: Acoustic, Vocal, Rock

© 2014. License: Creative Commons Attribution
Threw this song together tonight. I'm such a sucker for autotune.

Screw the American dream.
The American dreamer
never knew he would never be
who he saw on the screen

He was raised to believe
if he did all the things
like the people he’d seen on TV
well then maybe it could be he who would
make it come true, lately
you’d think he could do it, too
Cause they sold it to you too
And you’ve always kind of thought
you had a chance at it but
they planted that idea inside me and also in you

now you’re on the streets, always on your feet
is it all worth it?
Fighting just to eat, finding spots to sleep
but we all heard that
every one who keeps working through the deep
tension will eventually get the attention and credibility

but this is an intervention,
because now there’s a depression
for every one star there’s a million not mentioned
they all tried really hard, and they all really meant it
they’re talented and smart and they never got the credit

So this one’s for them, and this one’s for me
if we ever look back at the things we’ve achieved
and feel let down or cheated, it’s not because we
weren’t amazing it’s just the American Dream

Stream: 128 kbps, 44 kHz (joint stereo)
Download: 192.0 kbps, 44 kHz (stereo), 2.89 MB
Playing time (m:ss): 2:06
Date uploaded: Feb 09, 2014, 01:05 EST Show more info
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Gabrielle gave feedback to Xack Fischer for “American Dreamer”:
I like the lyrics- especially "for every one star there’s a million not mentioned
they all tried really hard, and they all really meant it"

Catchy beat, too. How long did it take you to write it?
 Feb 10, 2014, 17:39 EST
Xack Fischer 
The melody and the first few lines of the song actually popped into my head while I was at a 7/11 and I jotted them down onto my notepad, then I went home and wrote the whole song that night. Thanks for listening!
flag (Feb 10, 2014, 17:42 EST)

Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Xack Fischer for “American Dreamer”:
I love the production value, dude :)

Cool lyrics, as well. What can I see, kid? You are ready for prime-time, for sure. I like this very simple percussion as well. How exactly are you producing it? I imagine that it was something simple, natural that you then looped. Is that right?


Thank you kindly for sharing,
 Feb 09, 2014, 07:38 EST
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Xack Fischer 
No loop, just played it through.
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 17:50 EST)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
That is cool, man! Dedication to the craft :]
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 17:51 EST)
Xack Fischer 
Since you seem interested, I'll walk you through how I get my recordings to sound clean.
First I record a track of me playing the song on guitar and singing while I listen to a metronome on headphones. Then I usually listen to it for a few days and make any revisions, then I do it again with the second draft.
Then I record the guitar part(s) and the vocals on separate tracks, while I listen to the original recording on headphones.
And then when I have those tracks, I delete the first recording I did, so the vocals and guitar are isolated from each other. That way I can adjust their volumes, play with different effects for the different sounds (like autotune or echoes, whatever).
Percussion is always the last thing I add onto a track, and I tend to just use whatever in within arms reach to record percussions. Usually I have 2 or 3 different simple rhythms on top of each other. This track has 3 different rhythms overlapped.
flag (Feb 09, 2014, 18:07 EST)
Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Awesome. I have to bookmark this :) I like the idea of percussion last...
flag (Feb 10, 2014, 05:25 EST)