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SELF PRAISE



Credits
Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper, Kurt Fortmeyer
Music Credits: Sam Cooper, Kurt Fortmeyer
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jerricat Music, Kurt Fortmeyer
Performance Credits: Sam Cooper
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Description
Short Song Description:
We all need somebody else to champion our causes, get what we're about. Talking about ourselves is often an exercise in futility, even when we think we're advancing ourselves to others.
Long Song Description:
This song and production shows a little of Creedence Clearwater Revival's influence on me. Kurt Fortmeyer may or may not be proud it, but I think it's a pretty accurate reflection of some of my upbringing. Kurt Fortmeyer and I wrote it upon talking about something my old man used to pound into my head as a kid. Dad hated first-person words--I, me, my, mine, etc... I get it now, even though it kind of messed up my self-esteem in several ways. If you don't have someone who gets you and is willing to stick their necks out for you on your behalf, it's an uphill battle to sell people on you by yourself. THAT is one reason why it's hard for so many fine songwriters to become a big deal in the music business--it has little to do with the actual songs more often than should be the case.
Story Behind the Song:
Something that my dad used to pound in my head. He never liked "I, me, my" words.
Metadata
Song Length 2:34
Primary Genre Blues-Modern
Tempo / Feel Country-Americana
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 I, Me, Mine
Subject Matter 2 Other
Mood 1 Congenial
Mood 2 Jovial
Similar Artist 1 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Similar Artist 2 Band, The
Language English
Lyrics
SELF PRAISE
By Kurt Fortmeyer and Sam Cooper © 2011
615-469-4067 jericat@yahoo.com

Self praise is like no praise at all,
Self praise is like no praise at all,
Don't waste your breath on me, might as well talk to the wall,
Self praise is like no praise at all.

Self praise won't get you very far,
Self praise won't get you very far,
If you're tryin' to sell me on just how great you are,
Self praise won't get you very far.

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease,
Don't go smearing that stuff on me.

Self praise is just a loser's game,
Self praise is just a loser's game,
It's who you are, not who you know, don't keep dropping names,
Self praise is just a loser's game.

Nobody else is toasting what you claim you have achieved,
Your boasting is too much to believe.

Self praise is like no praise at all,
Self praise is like no praise at all,
Don't waste your breath on me, might as well talk to the wall,
Self praise is like no praise at all.