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Rock: Experimental Rock Rock: 70's Rock Moods: Mood: Intellectual
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Whatever It Takes

by Chris Leide

Rock songs that tell stories and paint pictures about real life experiences of love, lust, predation, dysfunction, and comment on topics in the news like school shootings, power hungry politicians that lie to get elected and jobless veterans.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. 300 Million
4:33 $0.99
2. Back Seat Driver
5:25 $0.99
3. Leftovers
3:44 $0.99
4. Lonely Soldier
4:21 $0.99
5. Country Love
3:58 $0.99
6. Losers & Fools
4:08 $0.99
7. Desert Sun
5:10 $0.99
8. My Dog Died
4:54 $0.99
9. Microwave
4:13 $0.99
10. Prison Cell
5:45 $0.99
11. Sleazy
4:36 $0.99
12. Bitch
3:48 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Music for people who think, feel and act.

Songs that tell stories and paint pictures, portraying everyday experiences, like falling in love with a car, or in lust with a girl at the mall.

Some explore both empowering and dysfunctional relationships: lust, frustration, predation, twisted minds, self-inflicted emotional pain.

Some are commentaries on topics from the news – school shootings and gun control, war veterans that can’t find jobs, politicians who deceive and manipulate the public for money and power.

I have blended classical violin, horn, woodwind, keyboard, and orchestral riffs into many of the rock-based tracks.

300 Million
Written in the aftermath of the Newtown school massacre, inspired by the epidemic of school shootings and the fallacy of the argument that putting more guns in the hands of more people will stem the rates of gun violence.

Back Seat Driver
Falling in love with a car. Lots of double meanings. First written to prove to myself that I could write a song about almost anything.

An invalidating relationship. You treat me like I’m an old shoe. But, there is no future without dreams.

Lonely Soldier
The tale of a vet that returns from war to find that after risking his life to safeguard his country, he has no job, no support system and no familiar frame of reference.

Country Love
A twist of fate as 2 lovers switch roles in their relationship.

Losers & Fools
For all the politicians running for office… Follow me.
You don’t need facts if you believe. Use superstition, innuendos and lies and you can get elected. Inspired by all the speeches and debates during the last presidential election.

Desert Sun
For all the vets that served in Asia over the last 2 decades, and wished they were home instead. We never should have been there in the first place. First written during Desert Storm, the song and its images have been kept fresh by the nonstop involvement in wars in the region.

My Dog Died
Despite numerous losses and unpleasant personal experiences, a radical acceptance of them, confidence to endure, and hope for the future.

Fed up with predation by somebody with self-inflicted emotional and physical pain, here is what you can do with a kitchen appliance.

Prison Cell
A moral dilemma: obey the law or steal to support the family.
A story of crime, punishment and rationalization to do what it takes to provide for your family when desperate.

Sexy story of falling in lust with a girl at the mall, hoping to get it all. Mistaken first impression.

A fun, sexy romp with club music. Get on the floor, show me that you got some more. I’ll do anything for you.



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