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kukupser
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rougeagent21
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Canadian Music Battle

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/1/2009 Category: Arts
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,080 times Debate No: 8845
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kukupser

Pro

Ok, this is kinda like these other poetry battle type things, except you can only use Canadian music. You don't mix and match songs, just take a favorite part of a song and post it. For each round post three different quotes. There is no specific length of the quote, as long as its not the entire song lol. For example, I'll quote Rise Against's "Drones" (not Canadian, but I don't want to unknowingly steal a quote that my opponent may have thought of using).

The drones all slave away
They're working overtime
They serve a faceless queen
They never question why
Disciples of a god
That neither lives nor breathes
But we have bills to pay,
Yeah we have mouths to feed!

Or it can be as simple as one line:

I fought the law and the law won
"I Fought the Law" by The Clash

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the round one or in the comments section. We'll start the "battle" in round two.
rougeagent21

Con

How is the winner decided? Can you post an actual resolution? Thanks.
Debate Round No. 1
kukupser

Pro

OK, my resolution: My choices of Canadian music quotes will be better than CON's. haha :P

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If there's a goal that everyone remembers, it was back in ol' 72
We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
And all I remember was sittin' beside you

Fireworks - The Tragically Hip
Source: I transcribed them myself by listening to the song

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Every living thing
Pushed into the ring
Fight it out to wow the crowd
Guess you thought
You could just watch
No one's getting out
Without stadium love

Stadium Love - Metric
Source: Lyric booklet from the CD "Fantasies"

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We are descendants of the free
We are the soldiers of the Cause
We shouted out the same decree
To hold the truth above the law
Those were the nights to remember, now they're the nights to forget
We sang from May to December and we danced while the city slept
The Resistance - Sam Roberts
Source: Lyric booklet from the CD "Chemical City"

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Alright I'm done, I look forward to rougeagent's response.
rougeagent21

Con

rougeagent21 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
kukupser

Pro

IMO, this music video is hilarious. If you have a few extra minutes, check it out. --->

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The sky is blue, the grass is brown
My head is buried inside this helmet
The ever present threat of parasites
So take my hand, let's get these motors running!

So you drive red (you drive red)
And I'll drive black (I'll drive black)
(We'll see who's machine was recently serviced)
We'll cut these rows of Goodyears like a knife

We don't fear
These machines

"Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama" - Alexisonfire
Source: Lyric booklet from the CD "Watch Out!"

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Cut up and bruised
It's a long way home
Snow storming and driving alone
You shouldn't have kept this to yourself
But there's no need to worry, you've got your health
So it goes.

So It Goes - The Black Lungs
Source: Lyric booklet from the CD "Send Flowers"

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I awoke, only to find my lungs empty
Through the night, so it seems I'm not breathing
And now my dreams, are nothing like they were meant to be
And I'm breaking down, I think I'm breaking down

Sleeping Sickness - City And Colour
Source: Lyric booklet from the CD "Bring Me Your Love"

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rougeagent, if you want you can post six songs instead of three since you missed R1
rougeagent21

Con

Its OK, I'll stick with three. Thanks anyway :)
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They teach us how to talk, they'll teach us how to walk
They'll teach us how to dance just like this
They'll teach us how to dress in nothin' but the best
It's all about success

Why do we fill our heads
With these things that all make no sense
We're no different from the rest
We're all just tryin' to shake this mess

And I don't wanna look inside myself cause
Then I'll have to change somethin' else and
I don't want to live, like someone else I'm
Happy in my skin, bein' myself
Let's dance

Lets Dance--Hawk Nelson

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But I don't tend to worry 'bout the things that other people say
And I'm learning that I wouldn't want it any other way
Call me crazy but it really doesn't matter
All that matters to me is she

Life in a Nutshell--Barenaked Ladies

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From outside the open window
How the faithful was gathered to sing
As the tears swelled up inside me
Still down in a mournful rain.

And all sands of time stood still
As the procession climbed the hill
And off in the distance it's a mother run away
The father turned to say

Somebody shine a light, show me the way
Take me through the night to the break of day.
Won't you shine a light so I can see,
Lift up these chains of darkness and set me free.

Shine A Light--The Band
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Debate Round No. 3
kukupser

Pro

Alright, no problem.

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I'm sittin' at the wheel, I got a green light
I'm not afraid of nothin' cause heart and soul I'm built for life
So let the engines roar, push the pedal down
I want the white lines on the higheay to lead me outta town

I'm rolling on and on and on
Who knows where I'm going?
Life is an open road, it's the best story never told
It's the endless sky, it's the deepest sea
Life is an open road to me

Open Road - Bryan Adams
Source: I transcribed them myself by listening to the song

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American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more
I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come knockin' around my door
Don't wanna see your shadow no more
Coloured lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, I said get away
American woman, listen what I say

American Woman - The Guess Who
Source: http://www.sing365.com...

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Goodbye, the future's sold out
There's no use screaming
Who thought we'd ever get this far?

Tonight, your faith has come down
To money and a TV
Psychics who've never been to mars
And nazis breast feeding
I know you, must be upset
I can't find meaning
I'm sorry, we're sorry
We're all scared, all scared

Hey, is anybody home?
Has anybody wasted tears on the loneliness
That everyone becomes?

Is Anybody Home? - Our Lady Peace
Source: http://www.sing365.com...

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Thanks to rougeagent for this debate, it was interesting to hear new Canadian bmusic and I hope the voters will have some new music to listen to if they like any of these bands.
rougeagent21

Con

One song for the final round. Good job!

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Arms Around Me--Hawk Nelson
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When I hurt you, I never meant to hurt you
I'm just trying to work through things in my life
Emotions can be mean and I didn't really mean it
I never stopped believing in your truth

I'm not big on waiting
I could use some patience
This time I'm not afraid of losing

Wrap your arms around me, I know
Trying hard not to let go
Every time I stand up, I fall without you

When you wrap your arms around me, I know
With me wherever I go
Nothing else matters at all when you're here

You're always near me even when it's ugly
Even when I'm screaming up to you
I'm thankful for your mercy, you always seem to hear me
It's not always easy to push through

I'm not big on waiting
I could use some patience
This time I'm not afraid of losing

And I'm not one to frown when
The sun is going down and
I'm happy to just wait for you

Wrap your arms around me, I know
Trying hard not to let go
Every time I stand up, I fall without you

When you wrap your arms around me, I know
With me wherever I go
And nothing else matters at all when you're here

I promise I'll never doubt you
You know I'm lost without you
Please hold me in your arms tonight

Wrap your arms around me, I know
Trying hard not to let go
Every time I stand up, I fall without you

When you wrap your arms around me, I know
With me wherever I go
Nothing else matters at all when you're here
When you're here, when you're here
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by rougeagent21 7 years ago
rougeagent21
Haha anytime. I never realized how much of the music I listen to is Canadian :D Most is American though.
Posted by kukupser 7 years ago
kukupser
Oh yea no problem, I own a lot of CD's and I got lots of lyrics from the booklet but a few of them I had to check online. Thanks for the debate/"battle"!
Posted by rougeagent21 7 years ago
rougeagent21
Yes, thats fine. FYI I got all of my lyrics by listening to the songs, and double-checking on the internet. Is that OK?
Posted by rougeagent21 7 years ago
rougeagent21
Hmm, sorry about the forfeit. I have had a lot of company. I shouldn't miss any more.
Posted by kukupser 7 years ago
kukupser
Who you agree with before the debate: Tied
Who you agree with after the debate: whoever the voter felt had the best lyrics
Better Conduct: Tied
Spelling and Grammar: Proper spelling and correctly writing lyrics
Convincing Arguements: Same as who you agree with after debate
Most Reliable Sources: If you got the lyrics out of the CD case, that's the most reliable, the internet is iffy

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Posted by patsox834 7 years ago
patsox834
Neil Young has some pretty great lyrics, so yeah....
Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
However, I am kinda spotty on how this would be/will be judged.
Posted by untitled_entity 7 years ago
untitled_entity
i REALLY want to take this, but I have other debates pending....
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