Mysterious New Songs?

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Offline Kidney05

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Mysterious New Songs?
« on: July 16, 2008, 03:33:26 PM »
I don't see why there isn't a topic about this... how can i hear them?
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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008, 04:15:23 PM »
seriously, anyone?

Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008, 06:13:35 PM »
here:

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Offline caats19

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008, 06:26:31 PM »
some seem real. like free coffee, you don't know me and prob hiroshima. we got a discussion bout this on the .org.  some seem real fake/or at least jokes. it's probably a fake leak ben put out or something.  i hope so anyway.

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Offline Allison

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008, 08:05:03 PM »
Just downloading and extracting has me questioning. Actually. I'd pretty much made up my mind that it was fake with the lack of certain tracks, as aforementioned on the homepage...

And, why would he change the title of Effington? That seems highly unlikely. I'm gonna give 'em a spin and then edit this post.

Okay. Cologne: sure sounds like ben vocally. i could be convinced... though I thought the song was supposed to be short? last i knew a 6 minute song wasn't short. But I know nothing about the song outside of that.

where's the intro to TBWN? Lyrics are completely wrong however. COMPLETELY.

Wasn't Frown Song supposedly a title y'all voted for?

"Way to Normal" is a HOOT however. The more I hear these this is surely a joke. And it's a good laugh. Props to whoever did this. And I could be easily convinced it was Ben and the boys. I guess I don't know anyone that could imitate Ben's voice so well.... Definitely not anything like Effington. Pretty political.

Dr Yang? I don't really know what to make of it.

Free Coffee is also nothing like the one I know. also a HOOT.

Hiroshima at least has the right beat. And the audience. The right lyrics so far... I could be convinced this is the real one. I didn't make it all the way through the song.

"Brainwashct" HAHA. Also wrong lyrics.

You Don't Know Me has the right lyrics as well. And I also didn't make it all the way through, just in case it is the uh, quote un quote - real version.

And that's my .02
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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008, 08:08:51 PM »
you dont know me, hiroshima, and cologne all sound real to me. the others, i'm not sure sure. but its deffinetly ben in all the songs. and it's definitely studio quality and all that. who knows

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008, 08:22:49 PM »
Loads of people were fooled by the Death Cab leak. I was, though I only listened once and was unimpressed... I was much more pleased with the real album.
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Offline caats19

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008, 08:34:10 PM »
funny if he actually made fake songs to mess with people.  that must be the reason brainwascht and bitch are different(and crappy) from the live ones.

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Offline Allison

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008, 08:38:36 PM »
You know, it really wouldn't surprise me. Ben's a shit maker for a profession.   i can just see them sitting wherever they were and being like... HEY what if WE make a fake leak!?!?

Just a thought that popped up while talking to Mel...


"Way to Normal" is not Effington... but... what if he's doing that whole Redneck Past and "Redneck past is nipping at my heals" bit?

I dunno. I'm pretty much convinced it is Ben singing. It sure as hell is a good imitation if it's not...
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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008, 08:57:51 PM »
it's definitely Ben.  gotta be.

but, i'm thinking Ben's a bitch (i mean that in the best possible way) and made a fake leak to stir buzz or just, you know, laugh at our reactions.  i bet Jared's having a good giggle reading this right now...

Hiroshima and You Don't Know Me sound like probables to be real though.  Way to Normal could be too, like allison said.  possibly a reference from one song to another.  who knows...
i'm debating whether to listen to this more or just trash it and wait for the realness.

ok, 'free coffee final' has me laughing a lot.  even if this is fake, it's still hilarious.

i pray dr yang is fake.  please, ben... please?
and i'm so high not even you and all your love could bring me down

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008, 09:08:03 PM »
I'm going to test my will power here, and resist the urge to download this. I'll just take your guys word for it.
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Offline Allison

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2008, 09:10:08 PM »
i bet Jared's having a good giggle reading this right now...


Yep. He's all five of our current guests on this thread.
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Offline asydlow81

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2008, 09:12:20 PM »
I think this was released by Ben and Co.  in order to test out different versions of songs.  TBWN is better, BW is worse, FC I like both.  I really hope You Don't Know Me is real though.  The duet with Regina Spektor is incredible.
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Offline Kidney05

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2008, 09:21:58 PM »
i think the ones where he lacks chords and sound like he made them up in ten minutes are the fake ones...

also, a magazine confirmed that free coffee had his crazy altoid thing... this one doesn't at all.
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Offline Allison

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Re: Mysterious New Songs?
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2008, 09:27:28 PM »
But you see, lots of these songs are based off of Rock this Bitches that were 10 minute made up songs. 10 seconds in some cases...
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