Beat Of My Own Drum

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BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
This track is influenced by my Brazilian roots. I have always wanted to incorporate my Brazilian heritage into my music and finally felt like this track was the one.
The melody of the verses and "para papa" chorus is a famous tune originally written by MC Leandro & Doca called "Rap Das Armas".
I reached out to them a few years ago to get their blessing to use the melody in my song and was stoked when they were into the idea.

The lyrics at the start are in portuguese and I am basically repeating "Dance to the beat of my own drum" in both english and portuguese. This resembles the mixture of cultures (Australian and Brazilian) and languages spoken at home growing up as kid with my 2 elders sisters and Brazilian-born parents. Although I was born and raised in Australia, I am also very patriotic about my beloved Brazil.

The "para papa" is the sound that I make when I beat my own drum. I pride myself in being a leader rather than a follower and do things my own way. Sometimes you put your trust in others to do things for you only to disappoint you. So I have always felt, if you want something done, you have to do it yourself. This has sometimes been a burden for me too.

This is a track I produced along with some additional production by Kustom and Ryan Enright.

lyrics

INTRO
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM

VERSE 1
BEAT IT WITH A BANG, BEAT IT UP WITH A STICK
TWENTY THIRTY FIVE, B. R. A. BE THE CLIQUE
SEE WHERE I COME FROM, WE DON'T COPY NO FOOLS
WE DON'T FOLLOW TRENDS AND WE BREAK THE FUCKIN’ RULES
DON'T LET THEM CHANGE YOUR BPM, JUST DO YOUR OWN DAM THING
IF THE BEAT IS FROM THE CHEST, BANG IT LIKE A DRUM MACHINE
THE MARCH WILL NEVER END, WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE
DANCING IN THE GRAVE TO THE SOUND MY OWN DRUM

CHORUS
PARA PA PA PA PA PA
PA PA, PA PA
PARA PA PA PA PA PA
PA PA, PA PA
PA PARA, PA PARA, PARA CLACK-E-BOOM
PARA PA PA PA PA PA
PA PA, PA PA

DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM

VERSE 2
YEP YEP, I'M HERE FOR THE LONG HAUL
TAKE A BACK SEAT FOR THE ENCORE
DON'T WANNA HEAR NO, SEE NO, SPEAK TROUBLE
BUT IF YOU WANT, WE CAN TAKE IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL
NOBODY SLEEP, NOBODY GET HURT
WORK TO THE DIRT, IS IT WORTH IT, WORTH IT
WHERE YOU BEEN, M.I.A.
SITTING ON THE FENCE ALL DAY (HEY)
YEP YEP I BEAT MY OWN DRUM
LIKE THE DRUMMER BOY PUM PARAM PUM PUM PUM
YEP YEP I BEAT MY OWN DRUM
COME AND GET SOME - CO - CO COME AND GET SOME
I COULD DO WHAT SIMON SAYS
BUT THAT WOULD BE NO FUN
SO I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
AND IT GOES LIKE THIS

CHORUS

VERSE 3
BEAT IT WITH A BANG, BEAT IT UP WITH A STICK
TWENTY THIRTY FIVE, B. R. A. BE THE CLIQUE
SEE WHERE I COME FROM, WE DON'T COPY NO FOOLS
WE DON'T FOLLOW TRENDS AND WE BREAK THE FUCKIN’ RULES
DON'T LET THEM CHANGE YOUR BPM, JUST DO YOUR OWN DAM THING
IF THE BEAT IS FROM THE CHEST, BANG IT LIKE A DRUM MACHINE
THE MARCH WILL NEVER END, WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE
DANCING IN THE GRAVE TO THE SOUND MY OWN DRUM

CHORUS

OUTRO
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
I DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY OWN DRUM
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY TAMBOR
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
DANCA O RITMO DO MEU TAMBOR
EU DANCE TO THE BEAT OF MY TAMBOR

credits

from Head Noise, released October 18, 2013
WRITTEN BY MACARIO DE SOUZA
PRODUCED BY MACARIO DE SOUZA / KUSTOM
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION BY RYAN ENRIGHT

VOCALS RECORDED @ RYTONE STUDIOS BY RYAN ENRIGHT
ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY RYAN ENRIGHT, ANDREW JHAVERY, ANDREW GILL, JAKE SWARTS ADDITIONAL VOCALS RECORDED @ SOUNDWORKS STUDIOS BY RYAN ENRIGHT
MIXED BY SCOTT HORSCROFT @ ARCHANGELSKY STUDIOS

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Kid Mac Sydney, Australia

Hailing from Sydney’s south, Kid Mac has carved a name for himself in the Australian music scene with a sound that sets him apart from other artists. With lyrics that capture the experiences of today’s youth, super catchy sing along melodies, dance floor beats and a fine-tuned live presence, Kid Mac is setting himself up to be one of Australia’s future influential figures. ... more

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