GO GET SOME BOYYYYYYEEEEEEEE!!!!

Go get Some, Al Cooper.

Okay, all of this had come over two weeks and 8 writing days. Eleven songs, nine people involved. Back to the guys. Another person out of Montana was AL COOPER. Al, is over 35, lived in Nashville a while several years back, and has been trying to find a way to get back to town. He feels he never did much when he was here and wasted his time. He never went out, never plugged into the town. He feels isolated and needs to touch base with his creative side. He currently sells Insurance.

One of the first steps was getting rid of some preconseptions about the STAFF writing deal. Most of those don't exist anymore, taken away by downloading and the artist inside cut. Just a fact of life. There used to be a lot of horse and buggy's too. Now is a different dynamic. But it is all about finding reality and writing very solid songs.

As I listened to his songs they sounded kind of dated, like 80's country. Not bad but never really took off. He needed an updated feel and some lyrics that reflected today's artists. We took kind of the Eric Church/Bruce Springsteen approach to a subject of fighting against the odds. The title, one I have heard many times, was one he really wanted to write a long time. Again. my job is to try to help them write what they want. So we stuck with the title:

GO GET SOME.
MAB/Al Cooper
10-24-12

Hundred twenty five pounds soaking wet
Last game of the season and I hadn’t played yet
Smallest linebacker our school had ever seen
Playing a team twice our size
Ten minutes to go three touchdowns behind
Nearly peed in my pants when Coach Mars pointed to me
He said, Boy you’ve been wanting to prove yourself
Well here’s your chance
Might not win this one tonight
But you gotta give it all you can

Chorus
GO GET SOME, LAY IT ALL ON THE LINE
GO GET SOME, DON’T WORRY IF IT ALL DON’T TURN OUT RIGHT
GOTTA RISE TO THE CHALLENGE
IF YOU WANT REWARDS
NOTHING’S IMPOSSIBLE, JUST WORK SOME
MORE
GET OUT THERE AND GET SOME

Football analogies work well in this genre and I had not had one of those in a while. The movie "Rudy" popped in my mind. People wonder why I watch so many movies and television shows. This is why. You can extrapolate and use it in your songwriting.

Eight years later, and it’s ten till five
With the presentation of my life
Bosses plane is snowed in in Kalamazoo
Talking every ten minutes on the phone
He finally say’s you’re gonna have to go it alone
This whole deal depends on you
I see my life flashing back in time,
To that final football game
That was the night we came back at the very last minute
So now I’ve gotta do the same

Chorus
Bridge
You can look at it as half full or half empty
This big ol’ world’s right in your face,
Saying go on and hit me

What you have to do on these is find something that fits in several situations. Then wrap it all up. I think we did it. 

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