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Old 23 Dec 2011, 09:18   #1
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Default 113. The Giving Tree

This is the START OUT OF HELL & ARRIVE TO HEAVEN topic.
Let's Go to Rock 'n' Roll!!!!!!!

The Giving Tree (7)

This song is one of my favorite on the album. It's a little Life Is A Lemon as a story, in melody I cannot compare to any Meat song. That's what I would call new style of Meat, even if I think his old style was better. This song is very okay, intelligent lyrics, strange but enjoyable tune. The vocal is not bad. Good job, Meat!

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Old 23 Dec 2011, 13:31   #2
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in melody I cannot compare to any Meat song.
You can probably compare the melody to Testify. I do. I find it to be a Testify volume 2 sort-of song. Its a little of Testify meshed with MATLAF.

Love this song, only small gripe is it ends a bit abruptly. It could've used a kicked-up reprise of the chorus at the end.

Dunno if my views will change after haring the US/UK release, but as of now:

9/10

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Old 23 Dec 2011, 15:44   #3
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Best song he has recorded in recent years (aside from Prize Fight Lover and Song Of Madness).
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Old 23 Dec 2011, 16:09   #4
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To be honest, I was a little bit disappointed with this one. I fell in love with HCTB like you would not believe, and it got me so pumped for HIAHB that I basically researched every song on the album the moment the track list was released >.> There's a live version of the Giving Tree on YouTube by the songwriter (Evan Watson), and it's a very dust and bones sort of take on it. It sounds incredible, and with proper production, it could have been something really special and unique. Instead, it's more or less just another rock song. A very good rock song, but still nothing out of the ordinary.

7 for me. The above aside, it's still a damn good take on the tune. And probably the best song on the album.
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Old 23 Dec 2011, 16:43   #5
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it's a 6 for me and far from being the best song on the album but I still like it.
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Old 06 May 2012, 15:20   #6
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Nothing changed as well, it's not remixed. I still find this song one of the best on the album. 7 from me
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Old 06 May 2012, 20:28   #7
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Old 06 May 2012, 22:44   #8
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gonna go with E1 on this, 6
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Old 07 May 2012, 10:23   #9
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10. Possibly my fave song on the whole album. The bridge followed by the pre-chorus ("straight down to the devil" into "giving tree stops giving") is fantastic.

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Old 07 May 2012, 13:17   #10
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Great lyrics and vocals. Another song for this century, and for today. Perfect fit with Meat's new style which is superb. Another winner which I cannot fault. So, 10.

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Old 07 May 2012, 17:45   #11
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Old 07 May 2012, 20:53   #12
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10 ... it's one of my favs ... stunning ...
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Old 13 May 2012, 14:04   #13
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A 10 from me. Love it! Another one of my favourites.
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Old 13 May 2012, 14:38   #14
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This one gets a 10 from me, its my favorite song on the album. Catch sound and chorus and just a fun song to listen to overall.
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Old 18 May 2012, 22:02   #15
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I don't say that I don't like the song, but ... It's just too for me.


My score : 5/10
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Old 18 May 2012, 22:50   #16
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8.75 - love it, the first track on the album that really grabbed my attention. Driving percussion, great vocals, atmospheric production, and an excellent cautionary tale.
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Old 23 May 2012, 21:03   #17
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See "All Of Me" for explanation
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Old 24 May 2012, 01:54   #18
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10
It's my favorite track from the CD.
I got hooked on it from the first time I heard Evan Watson sing it when he opened for Meat at the Irving Plaza in NY
And I love how Meat has truly made it his own
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Old 24 May 2012, 06:25   #19
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Raaaaad! :) love the song.. Never heard it comin'. Leno appearance excelerated it to a whole new level. It's a solid tune, makes me think the way CC would have contributed. I dunno, but to me this song just made me think of her, is she touring or anything?

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Old 24 May 2012, 09:04   #20
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This was one of the songs that I loved right from the start. It's got a lively beat and is a catchy song that can stay in my head for hours after I've heard it.
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Old 24 May 2012, 21:21   #21
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8.75 - love it, the first track on the album that really grabbed my attention. Driving percussion, great vocals, atmospheric production, and an excellent cautionary tale.

Listened to it a couple more times, decided I like it more. 9.25! Best track on the album for me.
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Old 27 May 2012, 18:19   #22
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This is one catchy sonoffabitch

I like the slow burn into the song.

This song seems to be dedicated to almost every contestant of the X Factor and Pop Idol

Celebrity these days is very fleeting, there's always someone ready to take your place so careers tend to be a lot shorter than they used to be with a lot of contempory artist on the scrap heap before they have a chance to do much work (i'm debating wether that's a bad thing ).

This song sums it all up pretty well IMHO.
Blinded by the dollar, paper deals, it's all about getting the contract and the money, no matter how soon it's all over.

The one word out of place IMO, is "trading, one pound of gold, for now ten pounds of flesh".

It just doesn't seem to sit that well in my ear.
But that's just nitpicking, because it's a really good chorus.

Interesting that the giving tree, from my understanding, is the record company building.

Some nice riffing from Justin

9/10

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Old 27 May 2012, 18:51   #23
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The one word out of place IMO, is "trading, one pound of gold, for now ten pounds of flesh"
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Old 05 Jun 2012, 21:02   #24
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Average: 8.31 (141.25/17)
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