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Cheap Canadian Whiskey

Mikalyn Hay

April 27, 2017

Genre: Country

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I was biking with my dad and saw a bottle by the side of the road - I remarked that it was half full, and my dad said that it was just "cheap canadian whiskey" The phrase stuck with me and I wrote a song around it about a friend that was doing some crazy stuff.

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I wrote the track on keys and then had it produced with some tracking guys in Nashville - just like to know if you find the track interesting at all.


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Sandy Ramos

Cool vibe….Sandy

April 28, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Mikalyn!  Thanks for sharing.  I really dig the vibe.  I also like the title. Made me wanna hear what it’s about.  I guess what’s missing for me is clarity.  I just not really sure what the story is.  For country, that’s really important.  Don’t make the listener work to hard to fill in the blanks lyrically.  But overall, I like it.  Nice work!

April 28, 2017

Mikalyn Hay

Thanks Brent - I am working on bringing more resolve to my songs.  Most of the songs and music I listen don’t really have tons of clarity so I let myself get away with it in my writing.  Thanks for taking the time to listen.

May 01, 2017

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Sean Kasey

Another cool song Mikalyn!

My only thought on this one is I’m not so sure it’s country.  It feels like it could very easily be produced to fit squarely in the pop world - or even rock with some heavy guitars thrown in there.  Something about the phrasing and/or the melody that made me hear it being sung by a band like Breaking Benjamin or Three Days Grace (or maybe Paramore since it’s obviously from a female perspective).

Anyway, I think the ambiguity in the lyrics could work just fine if you go that direction with it.  There were a lot of “cool sounding” lines, and if I wasn’t reading the lyrics or trying to analyze them, I don’t think I would have any problem with it as is.

Great job!

May 01, 2017

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Dave Quirk

Nice work Mikalyn!  I think this has a major TV/Sync sound to it, I can hear it playing in a movie or TV show for sure.  The bridge is really cool - very “Beatle-esque”.

May 02, 2017

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Sandy Ramos

Cool vibe….Sandy

April 28, 2017

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Mikalyn!  Thanks for sharing.  I really dig the vibe.  I also like the title. Made me wanna hear what it’s about.  I guess what’s missing for me is clarity.  I just not really sure what the story is.  For country, that’s really important.  Don’t make the listener work to hard to fill in the blanks lyrically.  But overall, I like it.  Nice work!

April 28, 2017

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Mikalyn Hay

Thanks Brent - I am working on bringing more resolve to my songs.  Most of the songs and music I listen don’t really have tons of clarity so I let myself get away with it in my writing.  Thanks for taking the time to listen.

May 01, 2017

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Sean Kasey

Another cool song Mikalyn!

My only thought on this one is I’m not so sure it’s country.  It feels like it could very easily be produced to fit squarely in the pop world - or even rock with some heavy guitars thrown in there.  Something about the phrasing and/or the melody that made me hear it being sung by a band like Breaking Benjamin or Three Days Grace (or maybe Paramore since it’s obviously from a female perspective).

Anyway, I think the ambiguity in the lyrics could work just fine if you go that direction with it.  There were a lot of “cool sounding” lines, and if I wasn’t reading the lyrics or trying to analyze them, I don’t think I would have any problem with it as is.

Great job!

May 01, 2017

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Dave Quirk

Nice work Mikalyn!  I think this has a major TV/Sync sound to it, I can hear it playing in a movie or TV show for sure.  The bridge is really cool - very “Beatle-esque”.

May 02, 2017


Cheap Canadian Whiskey

Written by Mikalyn Hay


Cheap Canadian Whiskey
V1
Thought no one cared about you
You had so many things to prove
You were blind and refused to see
You would never stop to listen to me

V2
You turned away from my help
Always doubting yourself
Some people say you went off the rails
I think your just stuck on the wrong trail

CHORUS
Turned to....
Cheap Canadian Whiskey on the side of the road
And the
Yelling and the screaming when you thought no one was home
and the
things you would do when you thought nobodys paying attention
To you

V3
Could write a novel on the dark things in your in head
For a while you me worried you'd end up dead
Doing crazy stuff all for the thrill
Like a trophy hunter going in for the kill

CHORUS
You craved the
Cheap Canadian Whiskey on the side of the road
And the
Yelling and the screaming when you thought no one was home
and the
things you would do when you thought nobodys paying attention
To you

BRIDGE
texted me in the middle of the night
giving me another piece of advice
Told me that meeting boys was easy
Getting drunk was fun
But when you feel
yourself falling in love
turn and run

CHORUS
Turned to the
Cheap Canadian Whiskey on the side of the road
And the
Yelling and the screaming when you thought no one was home
and the
things you would do when you thought nobodys paying attention
To you

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