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Australia’s Unofficial Entry into Eurovision, Diamond Heist=COMPLETE

Drum roll please here is the final copy of Diamond heist and the lyrics!!

Diamond Heist

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
Or will you deceive?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone

Verse 2

Gather your disguise, refine your lies
choose your weapon with care
the stakes are high
the treasure’s in a vault, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Verse 3

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
the stakes are high
the treasure’s in a vault, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Bridge

Picking locks, bribing guards,
cracking safes, hacking logs
Jumping lasers, grappling hooks
swapping fakes, lying crooks

Thank you so much to everyone who contributed, a special thanks to my youth pastor who helped me fix my recording problems and agreed to sing it even though I made the melody difficult to sing 😛

Now please share it!!!
We have less than 24 hours to show Eurovision this, please share this either by the blog link or by sharing the soundcloud file on twitter or Eurovision’s official facebook page with the #MyEurovisionIdea

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AUEE-Recording update, sad news

The recording equipment I was using has died again, by the time we can get it fixed I won’t be in time to send it in to Eurovision as an idea for their Interval act. I will still pursue this project when the equipment is back up, might as well record it now but no Eurovision dreams this year.

*EDIT* It is going ahead, I repeat it is going ahead!! Stay tuned for my upcoming post!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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AUEE-Recording Update 1, stumbling block

Today I spent a long day with my two singers, working on getting the melody right then recording the first verse and harmony. After they left I attempted to record my dad playing his bass ukulele (sounds like a double bass but it’s portable), unfortunately couldn’t get that to work. I sent the wrong music to my pianist, sorry booklovers1!! Then recorded my two sax tracks. I left to go home and eat dinner, came back and the computer had completely wiped all my newly created files. I lost hours of my work and have to start the recording from scratch. Scary as Eurovision isn’t accepting suggestions after the 31st of January. Even more scary that I found someone who knows what they’re doing and agreed to mix the final track but I need to get it to them on Monday evening.
The other main issue is that I have know idea how to mix drum and electronic sounds into it, I’ve been watching YouTube tutorials etc. and mucking around with it but so far things aren’t good….
On the plus side my singers sound amazing even though I made the vocal line quite complex, my dad can play the bass line and my sax parts sounded pretty cool.
Massive learning curve!!

At this stage this project of ours could go either way, but I’m spending all my time on it and I’m praying for the best 🙂

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AUEE-Music update 6

I’ve added verse 2&3 melody added, intro added and variation in the bass line on the second time through the bridge. I also tried to turn everything down so you can hear the voice… The parts where it seems like nothing is really happening or building I’m hoping to fill with singers and drum stuff. Please give feedback 🙂

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AUEE- Lyric Update 6 Completed!!

After I posted my last update I was totally inspired with the next verse (thank you God for hearing my prayer), and decided that verse 3 would be a mash up of verse 1 & 2! That means our lyrics are completed!!!

Diamond Heist

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
Or will you deceive?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone

Verse 2

Gather your disguise, refine your lies
choose your weapon with care
the stakes are high
the treasure’s shut up in a vault*, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Verse 3

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
the stakes are high
the treasure’s shut up in a vault*, 30 feet under ground
accomplice to the end, complete the job at all costs

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Bridge

Picking locks, bribing guards,
cracking safes, hacking logs
Jumping lasers, grappling hooks
swapping fakes, lying crooks

*the only problem with this line is it’s a bit wordy, if you have an alternative let me know 🙂

 

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AUEE-Music Update 5 bridge, stucture, voice

The really bad sounding keyboard thing is meant to be a voice and since my computer can’t sing lyrics that’s the best it can do. Because of this the voice kind of blends into the back which is hopefully not what it will do. I got it in the structure of verse, verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus, chorus. I just want to get the lyrics in now then I will tweak the arrangement a little, and hopefully add little transitional pieces in between sections.
Please check out my lyric update 5 and help me if you can 🙂

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AUEE-Lyric update 5 bridge

Ok so no we have a chorus, verse and bridge!! All we need lyrics wise now is two more verses… to be totally honest stressing a little over lyrics, their not really my forte. I’m going to attempt to write the next two but am praying for a lyric miracle. Here is what we have so far:

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
Or will you deceive?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Bridge

Picking locks, bribing guards,
cracking safes, hacking logs
Jumping lasers, grappling hooks
swapping fakes, lying crooks

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Day 643 – Use your gift to serve others

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As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
-1 Peter 4:10

I love playing the 5-string banjo. But it has one drawback. The fifth string will harmonize with only a limited number of simple chords. When other musicians want to play more complicated music, the banjoist has to adapt. He can lend marvelous melodic tones to a jam session only by making the right adjustments.

Just as musicians adjust with their instruments, we as believers also need to make adjustments with our spiritual gifts if we want to harmonize with others to serve God. For instance, those who have the gift of teaching must coordinate with those who have the gift of organizing meetings and with those who make sure meeting rooms are set up and cleaned. All of…

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AUEE-Music update 4, more chords

Following one of my reader’s suggestions of the chorus being major I have added on a small section to the chord progression subtly changing it to major. The chord progression now goes;

|Am E |G#dim Am|
|Am E |Bdim Am|
|F     E |F      E|
|Am E |G#dim Am|

|F  Dm|Em  C|
|F  Dm|G     C|

Next I’ll integrate this into the music we already have. I may vary the lengths of these progressions depending on how the lyrics fit.

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AUEE-Lyric update 4 verse + chorus

I sat down this morning and wrote what I think will be the chorus so what we wrote last time will be the first verse. Some things to know first, after my research into diamonds I found there are four c’s when talking about diamonds. clarity, colour, cut and carat. I also found that a flawless diamond is called a paragon and is 100 carats. This will explain the chorus. So the song will now go;

Verse

Partners in crime, thick as thieves,
can I trust you in time?
I suppose it doesn’t matter, I can’t do this alone.
We will be a team until this heist is done and gone
(will possibly add more words to this)

Chorus

100 carat stone, it’s crystal clear
Cut to shine brighter than the moon
Colour of the stars, it’s ours to take
This flawless paragon will be our reward

Have you got any ideas to add to this? Please do!! I found I’m not to good with lyrics to contribute away!!
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