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Mr Quarantine - new Forum Monkeys song

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Hello fantastic forum folks

Here's a little ditty written and performed by The Forum Monkeys. We are @Bapu, @Mesh and me. Lyrics below link.

Mr Quarantine
Words and music by Kocol/Greenway
The Forum Monkeys are Ed Kocol, Romesh Weerackoon and Daryl Greenway

Chorus:
I'm Mr Quarantine living on the Benzedrine
I've cleaned my house three times today
I'm Mr Quarantine I've worn out this week's magazine
Will no-one make this go away?

Verse 1:
Six months of being cooped up like a Foster Farms chicken
My spirits are low but my energy is high
The bank account has gone through it's biggest lickin'
I've given up on questioning exactly why

Pre Chorus:
Washed my hands until my fingers bled
It's difficult to get myself out of bed
repeat chorus

Verse 2:
I used to be comfortable in my own skin
But now I'm locked down here at home
Officials are telling me to let no one in
My hair is so long I don't need a comb

repeat pre chorus
repeat chorus

Bridge:
If nothing changes, nothing changes
We're in this fight for all of humanity
This is not about our stock ranges
We really need to stop this insanity

repeat chorus to fade

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I am tired of this pandemic too.  I am developing this habit of avoid people too and becoming anti-social.  Just a suggestion, can you add a guitar solo as medley?  It needs to be funky and fun.

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Well I am not surprised really but hey. Not bad chaps mix is nice a clear and Ed's voice don't sound bad.

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Awesome guys!

Now I really like monkeys!

love the wah wah!

love the vocals! 

Love the bass!

I LOVE THE SONG

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I love this "little ditty"!!!  I think that a lot of us can definitely relate.  Lyrics, performance, instrumentation, mix, etc. all well done.  Great job y'all!!!!

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Excellent lyrics and a cool song - you should post this on YouTube - maybe it will catch on there and get a bunch of listens. A fitting song for the times.

The mix sounds quite good to me.

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I like those bass slides very much, and the Beatles come to mind with a certain Silver Hammer quality.

 

I was still humming it an hour after I heard it. What does that tell you???

 

well done gents!

-Tom

 

 

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Another laugh thanks ... Wonder what this we sound like back in the day if John / Paul did it ..cause apart from the fade out that's a ringer ... We been locked for what seems a lifetime as the wife was in hospital for 6 months last year with AML and now it starts all over again (Not the AML thank God ... the lock-down)  ... and just because your a F/G songwriter I thought you might like to know when she came into the studio, we both had one of them pensive laughs you have one someone has nailed it !

 

Thanks Daryl

 

S

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On 10/13/2020 at 6:14 PM, vechung said:

I am tired of this pandemic too.  I am developing this habit of avoid people too and becoming anti-social.  Just a suggestion, can you add a guitar solo as medley?  It needs to be funky and fun.

Thanks for the listen Vechung. It's there. 

On 10/13/2020 at 6:31 PM, Wookiee said:

Well I am not surprised really but hey. Not bad chaps mix is nice a clear and Ed's voice don't sound bad.

'Ed's voice don't sound bad'. - so would you say it sounds good? 

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44 minutes ago, daryl1968 said:

Thanks for the listen Vechung. It's there. 

'Ed's voice don't sound bad'. - so would you say it sounds good? 

It is one of his better vocals Daryl, I am cautious about commenting on anyone's vocals as mine are so lethal to none Wookiee life forms.

 I am also aware that Ed is not adverse to some light leg pulling so I reciprocate occasionally.   

If he as taken offence then it was not my intent, but I would ask him to return the fence when he has finished with it.  His Bass playing, was as usual, up to his excellent standards. 

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3 minutes ago, Wookiee said:

It is one of his better vocals Daryl, I am cautious about commenting on anyone's vocals as mine are so lethal to none Wookiee life forms.

 I am also aware that Ed is not adverse to some light leg pulling so I reciprocate occasionally.   

If he as taken offence then it was not my intent, but I would ask him to return the fence when he has finished with it.  His Bass playing, was as usual, up to his excellent standards. 

Have you ever thought about becoming a politician Wookster? :D

 

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1 minute ago, daryl1968 said:

Have you ever thought about becoming a politician Wookster? :D

 

Not sure I have the diplomatic skills to be one Daryl what do you think sir? 

I am also shit at lying.

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1 minute ago, Wookiee said:

Not sure I have the diplomatic skills to be one Daryl what do you think sir? 

I am also shit at lying.

yeah - maybe not.......

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On 10/13/2020 at 10:31 AM, Wookiee said:

Well I am not surprised really but hey. Not bad chaps mix is nice a clear and Ed's voice don't sound bad.

Thanks Wookiee

(hint: melodyne and the like *was* deployed)

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"I'm Mr Quarantine I've worn out this week's magazine"

Of course you worn out the magazine!  What else do you have to do.......

 

 Nice song.  But this can't be true,  an Ed that actually can hold a tune :D   Yes I'm digging at myself

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I'm STILL waiting for Daryl to cover some Madness songs! 🙂

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14 hours ago, Bapu said:

(hint: melodyne and the like *was* deployed)

Well Ed it was not apparent so it can not have been far out? I do not like to crit anyone's voice since mine is so bad.

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