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Lee Lucas & Lavallin - Get Em Out By Friday (Genesis Tribute)

Lee >>> Lucas on March 15, 2013 12:11

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    "Get Em Out By Friday" is the 3rd in the series of early Genesis Tribute songs done in collaboration with my good friend Graham Lavallin. This is one I personally asked Graham for as I just love this song to death, though I must admit I knew it was going to be one of those that was going to present me with a difficult challenge in singing it, and I make no qualms here, cause there are quite a few parts of this song I simply could not reach, and perhaps it's one of those I should of left well alone at my age, but for me this song is one of my personal top faves out of all the early Genesis songs, and as always said more to me than the previous 2 tribute songs we have put out, and I enjoyed working on this one.

    Funny enough Peter Gabriel's futuristic story to this song reminds me of a resent event that as happened in my own area where I live. The council decided to build a new development and village in the area, and to do such a thing they have had to buy peoples properties and move on council residents into other places by offering them money to do so. The word for it is Regeneration. I suppose the 5 Grand council tenants were offered to move, would be equivalent to the 400 Pound in this song done back in 1972. Though I must admit they have not gone as far as reducing the height of people down to 4 Foot Genetically (LOL) but the new houses they have built in place of the old, I am not kidding you, are tiny dolls houses, and you could not sling a cat in them, and they did try and fit twice as many in the same amount of area that they got from knocking down them old houses.

    Once again I would like to thanks my good friend Graham for doing such a grand job on the music here, and I really love the EQ I have applied on this one, and the final mix sounds really good played loud I feel.

    Please find time for Graham's great cloud which is here: Lavallin

    Get Em Out By Friday. (Music & Words by Genesis)

    Graham Lavallin: Guitars plus an arrangement of a midi sequence authored by Simon Goodwin. Instrumentation: Fender Strat guitar through Apogee Gio pedal interface for onboard amps and FX pedals in GarageBand. Ovation Celebrity electro-acoustic guitar through Roland Sonic Cell interface and custom acoustic guitar patch. EWQL vst '72 Rickenbacker bass, drums and percussion, solo flute. AMG vst Hammond Rock Organ ... all recorded in GarageBand.

    Lee Lucas (All Vocals)

    The lyrics as follows:

    "Get 'em out by Friday!
    You don't get paid till the last one's well on his way.
    Get 'em out by Friday!
    It's important that we keep to schedule, there must be no delay."

    "I represent a firm of gentlemen who recently purchased this
    house and all the others in the road,
    In the interest of humanity we've found a better place for you
    to go, go-woh, go-woh"

    "Oh no, this I can't believe,
    Oh Mary, they're asking us to leave."

    "Get 'em out by Friday!
    I've told you before, 's good many gone if we let them stay.
    And if it isn't easy,
    You can squeeze a little grease and our troubles will soon run away."

    "After all this time, they ask us to leave,
    And I told them we could pay double the rent.
    I don't know why it seemed so funny,
    Seeing as how they'd take more money.
    The winkler called again, he came here this morning,
    With four hundred pounds and a photograph of the place he has found.
    A block of flats with central heating.
    I think we're going to find it hard."

    "Now we've got them!
    I've always said that cash cash cash can do anything well.
    Work can be rewarding
    When a flash of intuition is a gift that helps you
    excel-sell-sell-sell."

    "Here we are in Harlow New Town, did you recognise your block
    across the square, over there,
    Sadly since last time we spoke, we've found we've had to raise
    the rent again,
    just a bit."

    "Oh no, this I can't believe
    Oh Mary, and we agreed to leave."

    This is an announcement from Genetic Control:
    "It is my sad duty to inform you of a four foot restriction on
    humanoid height."

    "I hear the directors of Genetic Control have been buying all the
    properties that have recently been sold, taking risks oh so bold.
    It's said now that people will be shorter in height,
    they can fit twice as many in the same building site.
    (they say it's alright),
    Beginning with the tenants of the town of Harlow,
    in the interest of humanity, they've been told they must go,
    told they must go-go-go-go."

    "I think I've fixed a new deal
    A dozen properties - we'll buy at five and sell at thirty four,
    Some are still inhabited,
    It's time to send the winkler to see them,
    he'll have to work some more."

    With land in your hand, you'll be happy on earth
    Then invest in the Church for your heaven.

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    Please find time to leave comments which are always very well appreciated, and many thanks for listening.

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