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    It's Like I'm Paranoid... deadbysunrise's Avatar
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    Barack Your World



    Anyone remember this? I haven't listened to it in a few years, I guess, but I've always loved the track. Anyway, what's the deal with this song? Has Mike ever actually confirmed his presence in it? We all know it's him, he shared it on his blog and his voice is recognizable, but did he actually say it's him? How did the idea of recording actually come? There were rumors that the Mark guy singing in it is Mark Wakefield, but I don't really remember seeing it confirmed anywhere. I feel like this song came out and went completely forgotten, without even basic information being given about it.

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    OMG, it's Alfred Molina! Astat's Avatar
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    Mike "confirmed" pretty much all that needs to be known about this track in an interview at one point, he sidestepped a question about it and pretty much said "I can't confirm anything, but if it turned out to be something I was involved in (wink wink nudge nudge), it'd be a lot like some of the joke songs Mark and I would record for fun back in the day." I'm definitely paraphrasing there as I can't find the interview, but yeah, it's definitely Mark Wakefield on there, and I'd assume Mike played all the instruments himself (the drums are programmed, the keys, bass, and rhythm guitar are all really simple stuff).

    Also, for a better reference point on this song, go listen to "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake, as Barack Your World is pretty much a parody of it, even down to some of the scenes in the music video.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadbysunrise View Post
    I feel like this song came out and went completely forgotten, without even basic information being given about it.
    That's because the song was a joke and no one really cared about it. Look how much in depth discussion there is about the LPU 8 CD. (AKA Mmmm...Cookies)


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    Thank God the LPA has a smilie for my response to this video or else I wouldn't know what to say as a response:

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    Haha, it's great to dig that out again. I like joke songs, they make our fan lives a little happier.

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    Ahaha I remember this! He has such a brilliant sense of humour.
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    This song is sauce. So. Much. Sauce.
    And as we walk out through the cords, into the webs
    Our blood thrashing to a different cask
    We will see a square to hold us all, that carries out all eagerness
    In light and in pastures, in sound and space
    In perspiration and in ache, in coil and blaze
    In respect and in futility, in peace and quality
    Everyone will claim their place, together.
    Eternally.

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    "Secret servicing my meat"



    Awesome song and video, still makes me laugh.
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    dead set. I forgot about this.
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    This opening riff makes me want to grow my hair out and cut the sleeves off my shirt


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    I love how the guitar solo blows anything Brad's ever done out of the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinobot View Post
    I love how the guitar solo blows anything Brad's ever done out of the water.
    Not really.

    Solos like that are relatively easy. Songs like Forgotten, for example, are way way harder than they sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinobot View Post
    I love how the guitar solo blows anything Brad's ever done out of the water.
    Not really.

    Solos like that are relatively easy. Songs like Forgotten, for example, are way way harder than they sound.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlz View Post
    Solos like that are relatively easy. Songs like Forgotten, for example, are way way harder than they sound.
    Since when did forgotten get a guitar solo? or any song from the first two albums for that matter lol XD
    Not to be a dick, but he got a point, this solo isn't amazing but neither is any of Brads solos xD
    Brad has madee cool riffs, and nice sounding solos, but not anything so impressive skill wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexrednex View Post
    Since when did forgotten get a guitar solo? or any song from the first two albums for that matter lol XD
    Not to be a dick, but he got a point, this solo isn't amazing but neither is any of Brads solos xD
    Brad has madee cool riffs, and nice sounding solos, but not anything so impressive skill wise.
    Solos don't = harder.

    The riff from Forgotten is harder to play than any of Brads solos, or the solo in Barack Your World. In my opinion, as a guitarist.
    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel View Post
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    next summit when people are allowed to touch their instruments fans should cover this, tape it and show it to mike, im sure he'd laugh
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    Can't believe I just saw this now. It's hard to tell if it's Mike, but I guess he sang like that to disguise it a little bit. Hilarious lyrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apop View Post
    Can't believe I just saw this now. It's hard to tell if it's Mike, but I guess he sang like that to disguise it a little bit. Hilarious lyrics.
    First verse/choruses are Mark Wakefield. Second verse is Mike.
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