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Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Apr 9, 2008

Help compose the CE Song. Suggest lyrics!

No, get that "twinkle twinkle little star" tune out of your head. The CE song is serious business! πŸ˜‰

So, whats the deal with this? The CE Song will be about something engineering. At the moment, the theme is:

the engineer, and his/her contributions to the world.​

We first need lyrics from you CEans! It's up to you whether you want to write out the whole song, a stanza (a paragraph of it), or just a line. Every little bit helps πŸ˜€ Try to stick to the theme.

Get those creative juices flowing. Its also a good avenue to try out your poetry skills πŸ˜‰ Be proud to be an engineer, CEans!
gohm
gohm • Apr 11, 2008
what's a pharoah without a pyramid,
What's a Paris without an Eiffel,
what's a civilized world,
without an engineer.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 11, 2008
gohm
what's a pharoah without a pyramid,
What's a Paris without an Eiffel,
what's a civilized world,
without an engineer.
way to go!

[tunes his guitar in E] :twisted:
Nice one gohm! πŸ˜€
gohm
gohm • Apr 15, 2008
that could be the chorus, who's got the first verse?
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Apr 17, 2008
Heres an option,
Like a hot summer day without a chilled beer
When you feel miserable and have no cheer
Becomes true your worst fear
Nothing interesting all the year
My friends lend me your ear
Such will be life without an engineer
😁
Nice one bro πŸ˜‰ But, can we change beer to root beer? πŸ˜›

I have a feeling the song title will be "Without an Engineer".
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Apr 18, 2008
Like a hot summer day without chilled root beer..hmmmm...doesn't sound intoxicating enough does itπŸ˜‰.
Thanks for the constructive criticismπŸ˜›
I'll try and come up with more ideas.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Apr 18, 2008
Here Ash, how about this one,
We can do much with all our tools
Oh! We all are so mighty cool
The world is our personal pool
Be it college or in school
Our inventions makes others drool
And makes them feel like a bunch of fools
MaRo
MaRo • Apr 18, 2008
I don't know about lyrics, but can deal with the music issue πŸ˜‰
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 18, 2008
raj87verma88
Here Ash, how about this one,
We can do much with all our tools
Oh! We all are so mighty cool
The world is our personal pool
Be it college or in school
Our inventions makes others drool
And makes them feel like a bunch of fools
Boy! You've the talent.

The last line, however, hmm πŸ˜’.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 18, 2008
MaRo
I don't know about lyrics, but can deal with the music issue πŸ˜‰
Hey that will be great. MaRo, if I'm not wrong, you're in touch with Egypt's leading singer, Moustafa Amar, right? πŸ˜€
wow, lots of good lyrics coming!
I'll think of some too, soon πŸ˜€ How many verses do we need in total, btw? 4?
gohm
gohm • Apr 18, 2008
yeah, about 4 depending on how long the verses are and how long the song will be.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Apr 18, 2008
The_Big_K
Boy! You've the talent.

The last line, however, hmm πŸ˜’.
Thanks! Well how about the last line as
We are a bunch of Rational Fools
MaRo
MaRo • Apr 18, 2008
The_Big_K
Hey that will be great. MaRo, if I'm not wrong, you're in touch with Egypt's leading singer, Moustafa Amar, right? πŸ˜€
Yeah, I know him personally πŸ˜€
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 18, 2008
MaRo
Yeah, I know him personally πŸ˜€
I heard few of his songs on YouTube! He's a great singer! [​IMG]

@Raj: Rational fools 😁! Long way to go! If time (& my creativity) permits, I'll try to come up with a tune.
Maybe this will inspire us? From the same guys who did Engineer's guide to cats:
YouTube - Engineer Poetry

Its very short, but I like that kinda tune. I can imagine Big K plucking or strumming in the background πŸ˜‰ "Kicking specific gravity!" lol

For those who play or know Team Fortress 2, you've probably come across this clip already:
YouTube - TF2 - Meet the Engineer

Classic! I remember always playing as the Engineer in TF1 πŸ˜‰ Need to save up some cash to get the Orange Box now.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Apr 21, 2008
Will surely have a look at that. I'm on 144kbps wi/fi now πŸ˜” , youtube takes forever to load. Duh!

I noticed a profile here on CE that says "playing harmonica" in hobbies section. Who plays harmonica?
The_Big_K
I'm on 144kbps wi/fi now πŸ˜” , youtube takes forever to load. Duh!
There were times when I tried downloading hundreds of megabytes of data on a 28.8kbps connection.. good old days!

I think I saw a youtube vid of someone beatboxing with a harmonica. Sounded cool πŸ˜‰
*bumps*
Anyone with new ideas? I think we have enough lyrics already to do a short song πŸ˜›

Start tuning your guitars and keyboards!

Btw.. is there are good free software in which I can compose songs? Where I could electronically generate instrument sounds. Its cheating, I know πŸ˜›
gohm
gohm • Jul 26, 2008
Mac has garageband
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jul 26, 2008
My Linux has a lot of music composing softwares and DJ console like software to mix music.
raj87verma88
My Linux has a lot of music composing softwares and DJ console like software to mix music.
haha, looks like you are settling down well with Ubuntu πŸ˜›
Hey why dont we have a music composed of engineering tools and machines,like tinkering of nails,sound of hammer,something like that which we can embedd with normal music.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 26, 2008
sauravgoswami
Hey why dont we have a music composed of engineering tools and machines,like tinkering of nails,sound of hammer,something like that which we can embedd with normal music.
Wow ! In fact I had the same idea when we started this thread 😁! It would be JUST AMAZING ! 😁


For recording the songs - I recommend Audacity !
gohm
gohm • Jul 26, 2008
That my friends is called Industrial music, popular in Germany.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 26, 2008
Haha πŸ˜€ That's so nice. I can already imagine CE Song being played at our first CE World Meet 😁
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jul 26, 2008
The_Big_K
Haha πŸ˜€ That's so nice. I can already imagine CE Song being played at our first CE World Meet 😁
We can get some pole dancers too πŸ˜›
mmm tats will be very interesting,are we going held the meet in some pub or secret location!!!
yudi
yudi • Jul 29, 2008
this one goes like this, let me know how it is

anywhere on the globe you can be
one thing you'll be able to see
who made all that good stuff
Logon & see at CE.
tat are cool lines....why dont we have all engineering trades mention in it!!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jul 29, 2008
sauravgoswami
tat are cool lines....why dont we have all engineering trades mention in it!!!
I'm game for the idea. The good thing about engineering trades is that they Rhyme 😁

Electrical , Mechanical , Structural ...

[Civil πŸ˜’ , Computer, Electronics πŸ˜’ - ah, let's exclude the ones which don't fit πŸ˜› ]
gohm
gohm • Aug 3, 2008
Just add "cal" to the end of them-
civilcal, computercal... πŸ˜€
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 3, 2008
gohm
Just add "cal" to the end of them-
civilcal, computercal... πŸ˜€
lol ! Electronical Engineer!

Marinal, Marinical engineer πŸ˜’

[​IMG]


We've not had much progress on the lyrics so far. Come on people!
ha ha ha,hey we can rhyme with word not necessary with civil,electronics etc...
Harshad Italiya
Harshad Italiya • Sep 7, 2008
cool lyrics there biggie select one and give ur guitar music to it
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Dec 25, 2008
Okay we had some ideas from Gohm and Yudi. Using those lines for the chorus and my own poem I have thus completed the CE song. Here it is..😁




Like a hot summer day without a chilled beer
When you feel miserable and have no cheer
Becomes true your worst fear
Nothing interesting all the year
My friends lend me your ear
Such will be life without an engineer



Chorus
what's a pharaoh without a pyramid,
What's Paris without the Eiffel,
what's a civilized world,
without an engineer.



We can do much with all our tools
Oh! We all are so mighty cool
The world is our personal pool
Be it college or in school
Our inventions makes others drool
We are a bunch of Rational Fools



Chorus
what's a pharaoh without a pyramid,
What's Paris without the Eiffel,
what's a civilized world,
without an engineer.



Engineers both young and old
their heads high and standing bold
superior brains and heart of gold
answers to problems in the brain's fold
such a lot you will find I am told
at CE and it ain't cold


Chorus
anywhere on the globe you can be
one thing you'll be able to see
who made all that good stuff
Log on & see at CE.



Gears and engine from mechanical
circuits systems are electrical
trusses and cantilevers by the structural
civil, computer though without 'cal'
but believe me they're quite technical
and at CE they have their cubical



Chorus
anywhere on the globe you can be
one thing you'll be able to see
who made all that good stuff
Log on & see at CE



Questions fill our mind a lot
we search for answers deep in thought
but unawares we are never caught
be it a wrench or the CE Bot
We enjoy our life a lot
Hell, Yeah, we are Hot



Chorus
Making a messenger or a robotic arm
or contests that are quite cool
Know your CEan are quite a charm
CE makes an engineer drool.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 25, 2008
boy o boy!

I'll grab my guitar and try do get something done. Gohm, Kinetic_Joules - we need you! Get your guitars and join in ! 😁
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 25, 2008
By the way, we've grown bigger in numbers. I bet we have lot of talented people on CE. Jump in fellas! We seriously need you!

@Patty -> Great work! 😁
Frakking awesome Patty! You darn well put a heck of an effort on that, impressive πŸ˜€

One tiny gripe though. I'm quite against "beer"... *grin* Can it be changed somehow? Pretty please? πŸ˜€
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Dec 26, 2008
Thanks a lot guys. This was my first attempt at writing poetry and I think it came out OK.
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Dec 26, 2008
raj87verma88
Okay we had some ideas from Gohm and Yudi. Using those lines for the chorus and my own poem I have thus completed the CE song. Here it is..😁




Like a hot summer day without a chilled beer
When you feel miserable and have no cheer
Becomes true your worst fear
Nothing interesting all the year
My friends lend me your ear
Such will be life without an engineer


Chorus
what's a pharaoh without a pyramid,
What's Paris without the Eiffel,
what's a civilized world,
without an engineer.


We can do much with all our tools
Oh! We all are so mighty cool
The world is our personal pool
Be it college or in school
Our inventions makes others drool
We are a bunch of Rational Fools


Chorus
what's a pharaoh without a pyramid,
What's Paris without the Eiffel,
what's a civilized world,
without an engineer.


Engineers both young and old
their heads high and standing bold
superior brains and heart of gold
answers to problems in the brain's fold
such a lot you will find I am told
at CE and it ain't cold


Chorus
anywhere on the globe you can be
one thing you'll be able to see
who made all that good stuff
Log on & see at CE.


Gears and engine from mechanical
circuits systems are electrical
trusses and cantilevers by the structural
civil, computer though without 'cal'
but believe me they're quite technical
and at CE they have their cubical



Chorus
anywhere on the globe you can be
one thing you'll be able to see
who made all that good stuff
Log on & see at CE


Questions fill our mind a lot
we search for answers deep in thought
but unawares we are never caught
be it a wrench or the CE Bot
We enjoy our life a lot
Hell, Yeah, we are Hot



Chorus
Making a messenger or a robotic arm
or contests that are quite cool
Know your CEan are quite a charm
CE makes an engineer drool.
Hey raj87verma88 ! Good work done yaar πŸ˜€
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Dec 26, 2008
Thanks a lot Shalini.
shalini_goel14
shalini_goel14 • Dec 26, 2008
Welcome πŸ˜€ !!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 30, 2008
ash
Frakking awesome Patty! You darn well put a heck of an effort on that, impressive πŸ˜€

One tiny gripe though. I'm quite against "beer"... *grin* Can it be changed somehow? Pretty please? πŸ˜€
Me too. Put something like 'Gear'. 😲
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 9, 2009
While composing the drum beats, I just realized we haven't decided on the genre of the song πŸ˜› Rock? Pop? Techno? Funk? Hip Hop?

The last time I help composed a song was back in high school, and we never really had a structure to follow (usually its just playing random things until we stuck on something we liked). I hope you guys know better (especially Gohm and Biggie)! I'm thinking we could use the following terms:

Intro
Bridge
Verse
Chorus
Riff

Then organize them in a structure we want.

[EDIT]
I suggest we create a place to host our music output files. How about creating a new Google Site on the CE network domain? At least the files will be centralized. We could call it CE Studios (which Biggie used before), for all our media efforts.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 9, 2009
I doubt if the 'structured' approach will work πŸ˜‰ . Maybe we'll find hidden musical genius among our team?
Ashraf HZ
Ashraf HZ • Mar 9, 2009
The_Big_K
I doubt if the 'structured' approach will work πŸ˜‰ . Maybe we'll find hidden musical genius among our team?
I think some sort of structure will help in composing the music? Like, the drum patterns will depend on the part of the song (eg bridge, verse or riff) πŸ˜› I certainly don't want to have the same beat throughout! Likewise with the chords you'd want to use for your guitar.

Suggestion for a genre? If I had my way, I'd do techno/rap.. so you guys better suggest something more appropriate πŸ˜‰
The lyrics are good patty.
😎😎
*bump*

I wish I had a real drum kit to work on. Creating beats with software feels damn unnatural πŸ˜›

So.. what type of song are we aiming for? Pop rock or something?
gohm
gohm • Mar 17, 2009
Being engineers techno might be appropriate
Awesome πŸ˜›

Patty, can you rap? Techno with some hip hop flavour with is always cool, like the stuff done by BT.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Mar 17, 2009
My vote goes to Techno.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Mar 18, 2009
I am game to add Hip-Hop
Alrighty guys! I got some material πŸ˜€ Made some random beats and uploaded them here:
CE Song Ò€Ž(CE Studios)Ò€Ž

Its not fully techno yet, since the software I'm using is mainly for drum patterns. Maybe you guys can do the crazy synthesizers and scratching πŸ˜‰

And biggie, I named the site as "studios", so that if you wish, you can do the domain mapping as "studios.crazyengineers.net".
just2rock
just2rock • Mar 19, 2009
what about some cool punk Rock...mixed with lustracious soft tone in background
smita89
smita89 • May 30, 2009
the drum beats sound really cool ash, just one small thing, do you thing you could reduce the tempo of the beats? Raps are fast no doubt, but this one feels TOO fast! πŸ˜‰
Haha, I understand πŸ˜› I was aiming to do follow the mold of BT's way of doing techno + rap. Beats are normally fast.

I'll create samples at different speeds, so they can be tested to see which is preferable. Where are the others? We need the guitar samples!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • May 30, 2009
For Guitar samples - GOHM is the man! He's got better equipments too πŸ˜›

I'll try to come up with something. Patty, you ready with the rap?
smita89
smita89 • May 30, 2009
oh And then, once the song is ready and recorded and available for download, I can make a video for CE and launch it on youtube! How does that sound?
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 17, 2009
Can I post a rap song, I made yesterday couple words might be a bit adult though. πŸ˜€
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 17, 2009
Remove the adult words and substitute nicer words.
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 17, 2009
Song Name: Don’t Mess With a Crazy Engineer
Written By: Kashish Malhotra
Genre: Rap / Hip-Hop / Rock
Inspiration: When I wrote this song, I was thinking about great engineers and scientists who were called mad and evil when they invented the things to which we are slave today. Some of these engineers / scientists are: Nickola Tesla, Hugh Everett, Albert Einstein etc.


Lyrics:
You saw in the sky, wondering about the stars,
I tried to tell you, they aren’t very far,
You said that I can’t do, I fought the fight through,
I did all those things that you can’t do,
I went under the sea, I flewed in the sky,
I like what I do; I do what I like,
You tried to stop me; you tried to block me,
I screwed up all your plans, even broke through your bans,
You called me evil and said I’ll fall too,
Don’t you understand that I dreamed for you?


I found the way to mars; I found the way to cash,
I made the world glow; I made the Road Rash,
I showed the first blast, I made it long last,
You tried to catch me, I got more fast,
I made the world dance; I made the world scream,
I gave you all the stuff that you can’t even dream,
You called me evil and said I’ll fall too,
Don’t you understand that I dreamed for you?


You tried to mess with me, saying that I am CRAZY,
I’ll tell you Mr. Damn,what’s the way to praise me?
Someone gave you technology and made you superior,
Who was it? Who was it? He was a crazy engineer,
I made the present; I’ll make the future,
I praise the God and proud to be a crazy engineer.










I underlined the words I replaced. πŸ˜€
What do you think??
Lolz I am a mad writer haha lolz
Kashish, thats awesome man! πŸ˜€

Which genre do you think its best for among the three you listed? Or is it a combo of all them?
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 17, 2009
Thanks ^_^
When I wrote, I had a tune going in my mind, which was mixture of these all. πŸ˜€
I love them all though. πŸ˜€
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 17, 2009
Ash, set the drums rolling!
Gohm, give me a 'C' please πŸ˜‰ 😁
Patty & Kashish - ready to rap? 😁
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 17, 2009
lolz
give me 2 days after 23rd and I'll make sure it has better lyrics and I want to add a section with a little more hip hop and a better chorus but wont do it till 23rd due to exams πŸ˜€

on 26th Ill post the most awesome lyrics available for this song. πŸ˜€

just 1 week. πŸ˜€
Superb lyrics πŸ˜€

Excellent..

I got a small question.. " i flewed in the sky"
i guess we dont have that word in English ,you can substitute with
" i conquered the sky " would be better just a small suggestion πŸ˜€
I guess just "flew" would work fine. Good eye, ES!

I'm not a song writer, so I was wondering.. does it make sense to use verbose kind of words? Or should words that are easy on the ears take priority? Or.. does it not matter as long as it fits with the tempo of the music?
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Jun 17, 2009
Or should words that are easy on the ears take priority?
Absolutely.
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 18, 2009
I think this is how the new words are made πŸ˜›
lolz look at the last two words in 3rd line in 2nd paragraph 😁
It didn't matched so I flipped it over. 😁

for me the words that suit your ear are best rather than making them correct(just like ash said), this habit came to me due to rock music some times you get words that just sound awesome but don't mean anything. 😁
manusaluja
manusaluja • Jun 18, 2009
kashish0711
You saw in the sky, wondering about the stars,
I tried to tell you, they aren’t very far,
You said that I can’t do, I fought the fight through,
I did all those things that you can’t do,
I went under the sea, I flewed in the sky,
I like what I do; I do what I like,
You tried to stop me; you tried to block me,
I screwed up all your plans, even broke through your bans,
You called me evil and said I’ll fall too,
Don’t you understand that I dreamed for you?


I found the way to mars; I found the way to cash,
I made the world glow; I made the Road Rash,
I showed the first blast, I made it long last,
You tried to catch me, I got more fast,
I made the world dance; I made the world scream,
I gave you all the stuff that you can’t even dream,
You called me evil and said I’ll fall too,
Don’t you understand that I dreamed for you?


You tried to mess with me, saying that I am CRAZY,
I’ll tell you Mr. Damn,what’s the way to praise me?
Someone gave you technology and made you superior,
Who was it? Who was it? He was a crazy engineer,
I made the present; I’ll make the future,
I praise the God and proud to be a crazy engineer.
Superb... get ready for MARS.... will give you thousands of barrels of Fuel.😁
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 28, 2009
OK, I was trying to write good lyrics for a good CE song, ended up writing this
IDK why I want able to make my mood according to the CE song, ended up making a sad song lol

I named this song "Wish"




Song Name: Wish
Author: Kashish Malhotra
Creation Date: 28th June'2009


Sitting at the door, I felt like washed away,
Waiting by the phone, that never rang,
I seem to be the only one who didn't had a path of life,
Now my heart calls, it calls for a cold knife,


Why can't I change this sad feeling, and face the world,
Coz I know I don't deserve this bitter life,
Why am I the one to walk afraid,
I wanna fly beyond the limits, to reach the only goal, to find what I need
To change this world,


Praying to the God, he never came,
Wishing to the broken star, felt like pain,
My heart feels so weak, I can't take this anymore,
I lie down surrounded, I can't feel the floor,


Why can't I change this sad feeling, and face the world,
Coz I know I don't deserve this bitter life,
Why am I the one to walk afraid,
I wanna fly beyond the limits, to reach the only goal, to find what I need
To change this world,


Now I don't mind stealing, if only that can help,
Coz when I'll come, I'll bring the fire with me,


So now I stand and walk to change the world,
Coz my heart is everything that I will ever need,


So now I stand and walk, I face the world,
Coz I know I don't deserve this bitter life,
I won't be the one to walk afraid,
I'll fly beyond the limits to reach my only goal. to find what I need,
To change this world.




What do you think?
I have a wonderful tone for the song but I am scared of singing coz I have a terrible voice lol
Great lyrics πŸ˜€

I think Patty can sing, lol.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jun 28, 2009
I am singing right now, but, another song. Tried to hum this, couldn't come up with a decent score for the chorus. Will try again now.
kashish0711
kashish0711 • Jun 28, 2009
anyone willing to give it a singing shot?
I am posting a terrible voice just to provide the tone I made, pls make changes in the music in between coz I think I messed it up totally.
pls just sing it.
raj87verma88
raj87verma88 • Jun 28, 2009
Downloading the file.
oaskanta
oaskanta • Aug 15, 2009
All right friends...... i can write lyrics and sing too..... so if you need a female voice i am here all at your service..... and will be coming up with the lyrics too soon........
CIVILPRINCESS
CIVILPRINCESS • Oct 6, 2010
we've got a lot of lyrics written here 😁

we can start off immediately and make an awesome song by the 5th anniversary πŸ˜€ guys who know to play instruments initiate. πŸ˜€ getting hold of people who can sing will not be tough.
Ankita Katdare
Ankita Katdare • Oct 6, 2010
It's sad this thread died out.

Check the new thread: https://www.crazyengineers.com/forum/chillax-chit-chat/37146-ce-song-anthem-reloaded.html#post131575

We will be jamming at this for sure.

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