• Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
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« Last Edit: March 31, 2019, 01:28:35 by Mar T. »
Hi all, here's my entry for the Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge, called 'Like A Hot Spoon'.

I used https://www.song-lyrics-generator.org.uk
and selected: generate an X-Factor hit song. I entered these words:


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and here's what I ended up with: https://www.songwriter-forum-kitchen.com/forum/challenges/18/and-the-new-songwriting-challenge-is/5116/msg55770#msg55770

It was fun to play with computer generated lyrics, but it's not my thing. It WAS a nice experience though! I was a bit disappointed by the generators. They seem to be nothing more then a few templates, where the blanks are filled using the words you entered. I was hoping for some more artificial intelligence haha.
The generated lyrics contained way too many words for me, so I cut some paragraphs, but left the words unchanged.  This is what I worked with:

Like A Hot Spoon

A pan taught me to cook
Love taught me to compose
Life taught me to eat
So it's not hard to fall

Skies are hot, I am funny
Catching pots in my hands
Only silence as it's ending
Like we never had a chance

 I'm not here to say I'm a kitchen cat
 I'm not here to lie to you
 I'm here to cook
 I've finally thought it through
 I am here to compose
 I'm not giving up
 I'm here to cook
 To cook is my goal

 Some people wait a lifetime
 For a spoon like this
 Some people search forever
 For that one hot spoon
 Ohh I can't believe ...
  ... it's happening to me
 Some people wait a lifetime
 For a spoon like this

Who knows what miracles
You can achieve
When you cook
Somehow you will
You will when you cook

I took the chance to play with new audio software as well, this time I used Reason 10.2, lots of fun to play with that synth rack!
Here's the track I created: https://soundcloud.com/martimedia/like-a-hot-spoon
I hope you enjoy listening!

Cheers!
Mar T.
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 00:13:47
Blimey mate those lyrics are bleedin' awful. You done a grand job making such a decent song out of them.
I nearly expired from terminal embarrassment on reading that line 'It's not hard to fall when you cook with a spicy pan'  :lol:
That line needs to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Shame. Thankfully you didn't sing it.
Yeah the song is well catchy in that forever teenage, synth pop way, and you do a real good vocal.
Yes I  could've danced to it, but the embarrassment it wouldve caused those around me persuaded me to keep still.


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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 00:36:07
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 00:39:37 by Mar T. »
Hahaha @eric craptone , yes they are awful!! I had a hard time getting inspired by that crap.. For me this was the hardest kitchen challenge so far.. Please dance my friend, I'll back you up!! Haha.. I hated 'I'm not here to say I'm a kitchen cat' most..
Cheers for stopping by!
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 14:43:10
Hi @Mar T.

It's funny that with those words that you have chosen you have achieved a song that I love, especially this part
"Skies ........
  ......................
  I'm here to cook
  To cook is my goal "

I really like your melody! And how you sing it!

You have also achieved a song that fits like a glove to the spirit of this forum, there is no way to cook-compose. It could be our motto!
what a more witty day I have today! ha ha ha
I did not know that to live I had to die so many times
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #4 on: March 20, 2019, 18:47:21
hi @Mar T. this sounds awesome!  :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

WOW the low in the chorus, beat and the bass are solid  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: your vocals are stunning....as alwyas

i really like the song, the lyrics included, but that is just because you manage to get away with them...by your performance, and you just make them sound....good to me...the lyrics that is

it works for me  8) 8) 8) :o :o :o :o

great track @Mar T.  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

:dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 01:15:27
Hi @Mar T.

It's funny that with those words that you have chosen you have achieved a song that I love, especially this part
"Skies ........
  ......................
  I'm here to cook
  To cook is my goal "

I really like your melody! And how you sing it!

You have also achieved a song that fits like a glove to the spirit of this forum, there is no way to cook-compose. It could be our motto!
what a more witty day I have today! ha ha ha

Dear @Mora Amaro La Loba , thank you so much and I'm glad to hear this track made you feel good! Haha, yes! Composing and cooking is what songwriting in a kitchen is all about!! Haha.. Joining this challenge was a weird thing to do, and I love weird stuff!! Btw, I consider your work 'weird' as well, so I love it!!

hi @Mar T. this sounds awesome!  :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

WOW the low in the chorus, beat and the bass are solid  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: your vocals are stunning....as alwyas

i really like the song, the lyrics included, but that is just because you manage to get away with them...by your performance, and you just make them sound....good to me...the lyrics that is

it works for me  8) 8) 8) :o :o :o :o

great track @Mar T.  ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb:: ::thumb::

:dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :shinyteeth: :dance: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

Cheers my friend @Dutchbeat , yes! Was fun to work with Reason!! Great control over the sound of the mix, learned a bit about the low-end, maybe I have too much of it in my other mixes. Thanks for your encouraging words man!! Maybe I'll ever be a real rock/edm star!! I hope not.. Love having fun with music in my attic ;-)


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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 11:50:42
@Mar T.

...haha this was fun to listen to! XD XD XD ...baffling lyrics - we confirm that you're 'here to cook'!! :D
...ps interesting experimentation with synth sound
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 12:04:19
Hey @Mar T.  this has a cool retro dance vibe! It looks you're having some fun with Reason . I've always wanted to try that program but for some reason I never have.
Somehow you just sold some unbelievably ridiculous lyrics with a very fine performance.
"Some people wait a lifetime for a spoon like this!"    HA,HA  :lol:  ;D
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 16:59:26
Cheers @Rachel_D and @Bill from November Sound , haha, good to hear you enjoyed this attempt to write an X factor song.. lol!
I had fun creating it as well! Yes Rachel, I'm here to cook AND compose, that's the only thing that's right here in those lyrics haha..
Bill, actually I'm really having fun with Reason, it's a complete different way of thinking with that synth rack one can build and even patch virtual cables in on the backside to route signals the way you want. They have a 30 day free trial version if you want to play with it..
Thanks for listening and commenting fellows!
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #9 on: April 05, 2019, 12:29:09
@Mar T.   - very good! I missed this one until now... Liking the melody and build up a lot. You could easily rewrite some words and the song would be not out of place on public radio. The subtle vocoder vocals is way cool!
 ::thumb:: :pompom:
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #10 on: April 05, 2019, 12:54:31
@Mar T. That was awesome! Lol. I wanted to get out my red dress and a cocktail!  :dance:
Do what makes your heart sing :)


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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 18:47:11
Hehe cheers @oorlab , I must say I had fun with the challenge you came up with!  And you did very well yourself! And I loved playing with all Reasons synths (and vocoder indeed)!

Lol @Kellyanneg , I'll buy you a bloody marti then! Thanks for listening!


Cheers!
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #12 on: April 06, 2019, 22:53:45
@Mar T.  - is that a hardware or software vocoder?If the latter, I sure like to have a look over your shoulder one day how you work such plugins.


Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #13 on: April 06, 2019, 23:02:59
Retro pop, like Modern Talking. You even have a voice that they could have used. But let's admit it, every lyric is better than what they used to do, even yours - erm sorry, even that algorithm's. The tune is nice, dancy, and sweet like a lollipop. Would I blemish my credibility if I said I liked it? Truth is, I do. ;D
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Re: Like A Hot Spoon - Computer Generated Lyrics Challenge
Reply #14 on: April 07, 2019, 00:29:38
@Mar T.  - is that a hardware or software vocoder?If the latter, I sure like to have a look over your shoulder one day how you work such plugins.
It's a software vocoder built into Reason 10.2 @oorlab , next time we meet of course you're welcome to look over my shoulder  :ok: :ok:

@Pleudoniem Haha I know your thoughts about these computer generated lyrics stuff, so I appreciate your listen! I'll never ever use a lyrics generator again, but I must say that all the crap that was generated actually had some humour in it. And I love having fun!
Thanks for listening and commenting my friend!

Cheers!
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