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“COWBOYS ARE STRANGE CATS”

Robert Lloyd

July 03, 2017

Genre: Country

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I wrote, produced and performed this song recently. It is about the simple yet obvious differences in the sexes using the cowboy and cowgirl imagery and a bit humor. This could be sung by either a male or a female artist.

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Is it a hit or miss? Is this hook-line/title a hit or miss? Should I stick to silly little love songs and mind my manners?


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Phillip Lemmonds

Robert, I like the retro vibe of the music, but not sure about the title.  You only have it in the opening line and not in the chorus at all.  I know sometimes we need to bend the rules… maybe if you had the hook in a few more places, it could work.

I think you have an extra syllable or two in V2L1 as the line is rushed.

If I were you, I’d try for a movie/TV sync, as I could definitely here this song in a Tarantino movie.

As for your “love song” question, it depends on your goals.  Love songs and drinking songs are what’s on the radio, but there’s always a place for something that’s different and unique.

Good job!
Phillip

July 04, 2017

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Phillip Lemmonds

Oh, forgot to mention, in V2, the phrase “from a fight don’t run” isn’t natural and sounds awkward.  Something like “start a fight, they won’t run” or “they always walk, they don’t run” feels like it flows better.

Phillip

July 04, 2017

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barry guy

HI Robert,
great rhythm to this song and excellent production.You always seem to get some different sounds out of your home recordings.
I also agree with Phillip about pushing for a movie connection.
One other thought, the feel of the music reminded me of Fleetwood Mac and if you wanted to try another version of this song (in their style) you would probably hear a short guitar piece after the first verse followed by a longer riff two-thirds in or so.I can still hear Lindsey Buckingham re; The Chain, sorry Robert I’m dreaming, how many hours are there in a day?

July 04, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Thanks for the feedback. I must admit, I try not to adhere to another groups sound though it is nice to fit a genre. I loved Fleetwood Mac in its heyday, but it would be a mistake on my part to try and copy their sound that is many decades old. That said, most anyone and even established artists do tend to sound like others but at the same time sound more within a genre. And perhaps Barry that is what you meant. Thanks.

As far as the title of the song, I love the title I have and would not change it as it best characterizes and most identifies the song. The line is odd, interesting (to me), challenges a basic ideal (in a fun way), and is the line I came up with that got me to write the song. I love the line and I love the title. As a for instance,  most people have never heard of a song titled “The Christmas Song”... it is one of the biggest marketing mistakes in music history. Most people DO know of a song they believe is titled “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire”. Thanks again.

July 04, 2017

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Rob Repass

Interesting idea. Nice home spun production. Might want to pitch this to TV

July 13, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Thanks Rob…

July 13, 2017

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Corey Bourque

Nice song i can see this on one of those movies at the intro Great job
i agree with Phillip the title is not in the chorus. I get it though the title at the end
i do that sometimes my self it seems todays music wants the title in the first line of the verse in the chorus at the end of the chorus bla bla bla its a good song

IM A FAN

July 13, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Thanks Corey… Yeah… the title is the first line of the song. Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for following.

July 14, 2017

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Kevin Fox

How about from a fight they don’t run

How about Girl you best act right instead of boy.

Just words…I dug it ,,Different A+

January 19, 2018

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Phillip Lemmonds

Robert, I like the retro vibe of the music, but not sure about the title.  You only have it in the opening line and not in the chorus at all.  I know sometimes we need to bend the rules… maybe if you had the hook in a few more places, it could work.

I think you have an extra syllable or two in V2L1 as the line is rushed.

If I were you, I’d try for a movie/TV sync, as I could definitely here this song in a Tarantino movie.

As for your “love song” question, it depends on your goals.  Love songs and drinking songs are what’s on the radio, but there’s always a place for something that’s different and unique.

Good job!
Phillip

July 04, 2017

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Phillip Lemmonds

Oh, forgot to mention, in V2, the phrase “from a fight don’t run” isn’t natural and sounds awkward.  Something like “start a fight, they won’t run” or “they always walk, they don’t run” feels like it flows better.

Phillip

July 04, 2017

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barry guy

HI Robert,
great rhythm to this song and excellent production.You always seem to get some different sounds out of your home recordings.
I also agree with Phillip about pushing for a movie connection.
One other thought, the feel of the music reminded me of Fleetwood Mac and if you wanted to try another version of this song (in their style) you would probably hear a short guitar piece after the first verse followed by a longer riff two-thirds in or so.I can still hear Lindsey Buckingham re; The Chain, sorry Robert I’m dreaming, how many hours are there in a day?

July 04, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Thanks for the feedback. I must admit, I try not to adhere to another groups sound though it is nice to fit a genre. I loved Fleetwood Mac in its heyday, but it would be a mistake on my part to try and copy their sound that is many decades old. That said, most anyone and even established artists do tend to sound like others but at the same time sound more within a genre. And perhaps Barry that is what you meant. Thanks.

As far as the title of the song, I love the title I have and would not change it as it best characterizes and most identifies the song. The line is odd, interesting (to me), challenges a basic ideal (in a fun way), and is the line I came up with that got me to write the song. I love the line and I love the title. As a for instance,  most people have never heard of a song titled “The Christmas Song”... it is one of the biggest marketing mistakes in music history. Most people DO know of a song they believe is titled “Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire”. Thanks again.

July 04, 2017

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Rob Repass

Interesting idea. Nice home spun production. Might want to pitch this to TV

July 13, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Thanks Rob…

July 13, 2017

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Corey Bourque

Nice song i can see this on one of those movies at the intro Great job
i agree with Phillip the title is not in the chorus. I get it though the title at the end
i do that sometimes my self it seems todays music wants the title in the first line of the verse in the chorus at the end of the chorus bla bla bla its a good song

IM A FAN

July 13, 2017

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Robert Lloyd

Thanks Corey… Yeah… the title is the first line of the song. Thanks for the kind words. And thanks for following.

July 14, 2017

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Kevin Fox

How about from a fight they don’t run

How about Girl you best act right instead of boy.

Just words…I dug it ,,Different A+

January 19, 2018


“COWBOYS ARE STRANGE CATS”

Written by Robert Lloyd

'COWBOYS ARE STRANGE CATS'
Written by Robert Lloyd (Copyright: 6-6-2017)
Email: robertlloydmusic@cs.com


(Verse 1)
Em A G A
Cowboys are strange cats, soft spoken and laid back...
Em G A
They might be found hangin' outside of town...
C A Em C
Cowgirls ain't like that... perfume and lilacs...
D B7 Em
Want their cowboys home, tired of being alone...

(Chorus)
C A G+E+C A7 (5th fret)
Cowboys and cowgirls, not caught up in this real world...
C D B7 Em
It's a simple life, but it's what they like...
C A G+E+C A7 (5th fret)
And with cowboys it's their way, their rules or the highway...
C D Em
It's all black and white, boy, you best act right...

(Verse 2)
Cowboys ride horses, wear boots, and speak in deep voices...
Work in the hot sun... from a fight don't run...
Cowgirls don't want that, they love horses but that's that...
They just look in the mirror, did their makeup smear?

(Chorus)
Cowboys and cowgirls, not caught up in this real world...
It's a simple life, but it's what they like...
And with cowboys it's their way, their rules or the highway...
It's all black and white, boy, you best act right...

(Instrumental ½ verse, ½ verse sing, repeat chorus and vamp out)

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