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by Matt Granz


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Released: Oct 24, 2005 | 12:13 PM
Category: Rock
Application: [unknown]
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 5.51 MB

Plays: 3780
Downloads: 68
Weekly Plays: 5
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Monday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
I turn the TV on most everyday
to hear what things the newsmen have to say
To see how smooth they read it
as if they really mean it
Another act another play

I hijacked my cable company,
so I can watch my CNN for free
To catch the latest rumours,
what famous star has tumors
The whole wide world is mine to see

I know its true because I heard it on the news
Their points of views can leave ya so confused
But their smiling faces tell me
all the things that Id like to believe
Im so informed Im so amused by the news

Where is old Walter now, that trusted friend?
Who told me how it was way back when.
Ive searched through every channel,
whos taken on that mantle?
Or has it flickered out since then?

I know its true because I heard it on the news
Their points of views can leave ya so confused
But their smiling faces tell me
all the things that Id like to believe
Im so informed, Im so amused by the news ... cause its true

A postal clerk has gone berserk today,
a tidal wave is heading out our way
our dollar bill is crashing, while planes and trains are smashing
our hopes and dreams theyre trashing
a big red light is flashing

I know its true because I heard it on the news
Their points of views can leave you so confused
but their smiling faces tell me
all the things that Id like to believe
Im so informed Im so amused
I know its true I know its true I know its true
Cause I heard it on the five oclock news

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RiGee Artist

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Cool song. I just thought it today: with the TV and the Journalisme we have a catastroph industry which lives from bad news and if there are none they are constructed. Life emitions directly from the center of the hurricane..give us more, more, more..
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12 years ago
vaporman Moderator

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I gotta rate this one high since I work in News!

If it's any consolation, the only agenda in our newsroom is 'what story will be easiest to do and get me out of there with enough time to eat a few extra candybars.'

Thanks for the chords!
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12 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Funny thing... Charlie Maxton who sings on this number (and did a bang up job I must say) now works as a news reporter for a local radio station in the Portland OR, area. Life is sometimes ironic.

Great comments y'all. Thanks for listening!
Last edited by Matt Granz, 12 years ago.
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12 years ago
Dyl Artist

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The sound is sharp and so are the lyrics/singing : i love this ! Only music, real instruments...And a real subject. Great ! Hats off for your singing friend too...
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12 years ago
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Catchy tune, and great lyrics. Enjoyed the guitar work.
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12 years ago
woodguy32 Artist

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Great rocker.. theGranz...awesome track...and all the news you can fit..

I really love the sound and style on this one..

woodnewsguy32
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12 years ago
yosL Listener

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cool track granzie..
well enjoyed
good singing and tune
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12 years ago
DaveM Artist

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I like the song, it has a good pace and catchy (you already knew that), but the production sounds a bit off .. I hear the Bass but I'm not hearing any bass in the production and the vocals are clipping in places.

How on earth do you keep knocking out these high quality songs so quickly ? it seems we need a prolific genius catgory for you and Billy Read.
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12 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Thanks y'alls!

Once again, to be complimented by the likes of such talented people truly humbles me. I am honored. Keep on writing/producing that ever so cool music now... y'hear?
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12 years ago
ghost Artist

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Right to my favs . Hay Granz you and your friends rock........................
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12 years ago
DavidBowles Artist

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Awesome stuff. Reminds of the Swirling Eddies.
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12 years ago
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I love this song maybe because I hate the news. Especially the TV news that scares everyone into watching to increase their ratings. "A million people were murdered today. Tune in at 11 to see if you're next to die" ....don't get me started... Good song.

-Dave
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12 years ago
katchoolik Artist

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you def got this cool 60s vibe down.
Like the raw sound and especially the vox.
Nice bass.
This was a cool tune.

Cheers
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12 years ago
artneuro Artist

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Took me a long time to get this page loaded up for some reason but it was worth the wait. A mighty effort!
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12 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Yup! This page loads mega slo-mo! Don't know why. I could delete it and start all over again, but I like these cool bean comments, so, the slo-load page stays.

Thanks again ever-one!
I'll be gone a while, but promise to come back with more tunes for your iComp chewing pleasure.

Peace Out.
Last edited by Matt Granz, 12 years ago.
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12 years ago
longshot Artist

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added to my favs...downloaded, and a keeper. This could be one of you best...who wrote the lyrics? Well I have to say I always look forword to your work, and boy you work hard. I'll keep listening, till you come back with more perfection...till then? rock rock on!
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12 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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yup! I wrote em!
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vaporman Moderator

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I wonder if this page was loading slow because it was getting so many hits & downloads. I would consider that a good thing. I didn't have any problem getting back to it today.
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12 years ago
alan Artist

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This is a good rock song. I've never been to the US (maybe one day soon) so I don't really know what sort of music you have in American bars, but this would go down well on the pub & club circuit in London. I can imagine seeing you play at the Marquee Club. Believe me, that is meant as a big compliment.
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12 years ago
Garni Listener

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I love this piece.... great guitars and mix and great vocals.
Ive got this on iPod now.
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12 years ago
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Rock as I like... Superb song !
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12 years ago
Bob6stringer Artist

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Yeah! I wasn't born into iComps yet when you uploaded this, so I'm glad you got the featured artist spot. Your vocal delivery is right on as well as everything else about this song except that one sustained high pitch that had me trying to stab myself in the ear. But a little pain was worth it. Downloaded!
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12 years ago
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Wicked tune! Reminds me of the Jam or something I can't quite pin down. Took forever to load the page, and I came back to the computer about an hour later and it was loaded. Glad I came back, but that must turn a lot of potential listeners off, huh? Anyway, I dug. I dug plenty.
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12 years ago
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This one crackles with raw energy... classic sounding tune... well done!
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Bob6stringer Artist

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anDroid hit on soemthing I was thinking and left out: something reminded me fo the Jam. Some really enviable, strong vocal delivery here. I dig the new crackle, the Stun_Nutzian raw energy.

Well. I have to go finish a story for the magazine I work for. Thanks for your "support."
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12 years ago
PeteKistler Artist

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Fabulous job, I could definitely hear this on the radio!
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u really rock - I really wish u good luck with whatever u want to achieve with your music ... having a message to get across is a very decent reason for creativity ... the prodcution at least on my sh... speakers reminded me of the old beatles sound (which by the way I love) but I think the voice could sound better (not your voice but the recording of it)
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This is also You ?
it’s true cause I heard it on the iC- Radio yesterday.
But couln't see whos song this is,
there were just wrong info to see in iTunes.

By the way this is real G R E A T .


Sven smiley
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12 years ago
Diavoletto Listener

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BREAKING NEWS! This song is really nice!!! Good rock, good lyrics, good vocals...you're one of my favorite artists, Granz!
By the way, who's "old trusted Walter"? I'd like to say Walt Disney, am I wrong? smiley
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12 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Ah, a sign of my age here! Diavoletto, Walter is a newsman from yesteryear who was very popular in America. His full name was Walter Cronkite. America trusted him and the news reports he spouted. I myself think he was just a stuffed suit.

Thanks for your kind reviews of my songs!
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12 years ago
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Very nice! A bit of an ear worm- I still feel it crawling around in there. Kind of an XTC/Bare Naked Ladies Vibe. More at 11.
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12 years ago
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Thanks Mr. C.Sleeze! That's me! Matthew Earworm aka TheGranz. Nice to have you take a listen, c'mon by anytime now. You're always welcome!
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12 years ago
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i have heard few bands that just have that "go for it" mentality in their rock anymore - one of them is the smithereens and this is another - seriously - this is what radio is missing. forget GNR and all the other overrated pretentious silliness out there - good work.
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11 years ago
Matt Granz Artist

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Wow, thanks Scott! Yeah, it's something that is sort of out of vogue these days, but Borris and Keith Petrower both do a good share of the out and out rocker here at iComp...
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11 years ago
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this is amazing its on my ipod now,, it would be perfect except that weird part where the guitar gets very loud and synthy.
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11 years ago
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Another gem I've been missing! Well, it's on my iPod now, and I'll be blasting out my speakers with it now for sure. I'm listening right now late at night and can't crank it, but I will be soon!
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Awesome! I agree. At first the vocals reminded me of Ben Folds. Great song.
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