Stock Music track: I Was Told
A determined, Southern-style rap song in the vein of T.I. and Rick Ross.
|Track ID number:||17011|
|CD-collection containing this track:||(None)|
|Genres:||Vocal Hip-Hop / Rap|
|Moods/Emotions:||Angry / Aggressive / Fierce -- Ironic / Spiteful / Bad Attitude -- Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic|
|Suggested Production Types:||Urban Culture / Youth Subculture|
|Prominent Instruments:||Drum machine / Electronic drums -- Synth Pads -- Synthesizers -- Vocals (Male) / Singing with Lyrics|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||137|
|Artist:||Dave Tough Band|
|Composer:||Dave Tough (BMI - CAE#: 499.731.594)|
|Publisher:||Tough Daddy Publishing (BMI)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|Lyrics:||I was told, you get a goal n once you start you never stop/
You're either dying as you're climbing or you're living at the top/
N if you fall, I think it's better that you're flying as you die/
Instead living at the bottom, dying when you stop my drop/
Most people don't rise up cause they can't take the pressure/
They're more scared of the failure than their ready for successes/
And that right there is the reason, people like me come into season/
They'd rather keep the money of the table so their able to know their breaking even/
But that just isn't me, I'm all in with my money on red/
But I'm broke as fuck*what*, so that's debt, if I can't make this here the best/
So right now everything I got, everything I hold, everything I write/
Isn't just another song, this is called my fuckin*freakin* life/
And you better believe that that's true, there ain't another thing that I'd choose/
Other than make this shit*stuff* n then work, there ain't another thing that I'd do/
There ain't another person I'd be, But man the only difference I see/
Is that I'm ready to fail what I do only because I know I'll succeed/
What I have learned in my short time upon this earth is that "the best"/
is a subjective term, except when I am talking bout myself/
So unless you wanna challenge me then I think that we're cool/
Cause I'm busy doing me, man, so get busy doing you/
I hope these words carry a meaning, as ya tryina find out the truth/
Cause all I got in this world is this shit*stuff* I spit in the booth/
n maybe there is no use but I won't give up without a fight/
So If you really want to see this, you must off all the lights/
It's a testament, to the lessons that/
My father always taught me it was best to give/
So yes, this is, a precious gift/
That I'm giving over beats so don't question it/
Cause right now I just don't need it, the only thing that I'll concede/
Is I don't always follow my advice but do my best to heed it/
Most people deny when they plateau or they descend/
Man, I'm ready to fall off the top, so don't group me in with all them/
Figure if I fall off of the top, I'll go back to where I begin/
And for real the climb is much better than effort of setting up res-i-dence/
See right here I spit the true, its from the bottom visions clearest/
As I climb I hit the mists of money fucking*messing* with my spirit/
Its a drug when you go near it, it'll change the way you see it/
Til your flipping on your friends and then ya selling all ya secrets/
So right now right now we gotta fight it so put all ya fucking*freaking* lighters up/
I wanna see the fire that we all keep deep inside ourselves/
N I hope ya hear what I'm saying, depending which way that you take it/
You can climb your way to top of this bitch*what*, so rise to my occasion/
Dave Tough is a Nashville-based producer, engineer, songwriter and music industry educator. He has written and produced several songs for major motion pictures and television. Most recently in 2012 he had 9 placements in the television show "Hart of Dixie" and had over 10 placements in the CW television series "Remodeled". In 2011, his song "Falling" was featured in Seth Rogen's "Observe and Report" . Other songs have been featured in training films and commercials, including a Pantene shampoo ad series.
Dave has had cuts with several independent and label country and pop artists (and is an active voting member of the The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards). He is a member of the duo "Xavier & Ophelia" with co-creator DeAnna Moore.
As a songwriter Dave has been a top finalist in many songwriting contests and he won the Grand Prize Country Category in the 2009 John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
As an engineer and producer, Dave has produced, engineered demos and master recordings for hundreds of artists worldwide over the internet.
Dr. Tough is an audio professor at Belmont University in Nashville, TN teaching audio recording and studio production. He has worked and studied under engineering names such as Bruce Swedien and Neil Citron. He has worked on the business side of the industry for Capitol Records, Warner Chappell Music, BMG Music Publishing and Capitol/EMI.
As an solo artist, Tough has released two solo albums Gravity Always Wins (2005) and I'm Right Here (1999). Tough has been recording and songwriting educator at UCLA, Cal Poly University, the University of North Alabama and most recently, Belmont University's Mike Curb College.
Dave Tough shares his namesake with the famous jazz drummer (Tough's great uncle) who played with the likes of Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
Said Dave: "I enjoy making a living making music as there is something always new to learn. If you know one instrument, you can learn another. If you know how to engineer one style, you can always learn another. My main question I ask myself when writing and making music is "what gives you goosebumps". The mechanics of songwriting and engineering can get quite technical, however at the end of the day its what makes you feel something."