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 Posted: Fri Jul 17th, 2020 03:50 pm
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M.P. Dudash
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Something tells me I’ve been here before
In my past, but not long ago
I’ve justified, many weak alibis
And repent for this recycled soul

I repent for my recycled soul
But I still keep the devil in tow
I’ve been scraped off the floor
Put together once more
So won’t you pray for my recycled soul

Yesterday found me in Heaven
But today I’m back down to earth
A slow suicide, And I’m along for the ride
It’s been a long road but this ain’t my first

I repent for my recycled soul
But I still keep the devil in tow
I’ve been scraped off the floor
Put together once more
So won’t you pray for this recycled soul

I was halfway to hell when she found me
Strung out with more vices than one
Breath like a still, my veins full of pills
There’s no way I’d have overcome

I repent for my recycled soul
But I still keep the devil in tow
I’ve been scraped off the floor
Put together once more
So won’t you pray for this recycled soul

Had it not been for her and His guiding word
Chances are I’d never be free
Dying is easy it’s living that’s hard
But even a blind man could see

I repent for this recycled soul
For once again goin down the wrong road
Heaven is nice but true paradise
Would be for this soul to find its way home

I repent for this recycled soul

Copyright © Michael P. Dudash 7/17/2020



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 Posted: Sat Jul 18th, 2020 06:59 am
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"Recycled soul" may not have the emotional kick to drive this home. Early on, I was trying to work out what it meant and my reaction was pretty neutral. It becomes clearer as the song progresses, but it still didn't have the impact, just because "recycled" doesn't come with any emotional baggage.

I think the story unfolds nicely with a little mystery at the start then that low-high-low roller-coaster.

I didn't really empathize with the character - but maybe that's just me!



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 Posted: Sat Jul 18th, 2020 05:08 pm
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To me, Mike, this has more of a hard rock/metal feel. Doesn’t quite seem to be country. But, I guess, the music would have to define the genre. I write plenty of lyrics that could be more than one genre. Anyway there’s probably a lot of people who could identify with it.

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 Posted: Tue Jul 28th, 2020 09:53 pm
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I love it! I can hear this as country - upbeat country (sure it could be something else (nice to have choices), but I heard country in my head). And I personally love recycled soul - it works for me. Great write :)



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 Posted: Wed Jul 29th, 2020 01:28 pm
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Several different takes on this that I never saw. As usual I pictured it as a slow country song but maybe the other options are a better fit. Thanks for looking and the suggestions.



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 Posted: Thu Jul 30th, 2020 04:34 am
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I see it as country too. It's good country. I could see George Jones-type doing it or a Merle Haggard type.



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