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Album cover Man Overboard EP

Man Overboard. Chapter # 2. Man Overboard EP.

Album cover Man Overboard EP

 

I wrote Man Overboard about a guy I dated a few years ago, who I was starting to fall in love with. I knew he was falling for me too. He told me he wanted me to be his girlfriend. I was hesitant to commit at first...

But then when I said "yes I want to be with you too", he started getting cold feet!! All of a sudden, he was afraid to get into a serious relationship, even though it was HIS IDEA! ... He kept coming up with a million different excuses why he shouldn't commit. I think it was because he was afraid of falling in love. He was afraid that if he loved me, that the other things in his life would suffer - his schoolwork, his business, his friends. ...He changed his mind a few times and tried to get me back, but then when we'd talk about it, he'd get scared and give up again. He kept jumping ship, and leaving me behind, confused, and angry, and sad. And that's how I got the idea for "Man Overbaord."

Lyrics

Man Overboard

Words and music by Maddy (Madison) Rodriguez

 

The wind is heavy

The clouds grow dark

Another tsunami

Ripping us apart and baby

 

You know I love you

I don’t give up, when the storm gets bad

But you’re afraid of injuries

So you won’t love me back

 

You never stick it out long enough

For the storm to pass

All you know how to do

Is give up and pack your bags

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

You race back to me

When you figure out that you’re alone

And usually I let you

Come back onto the boat

 

But eventually you abandon me

You always bail when you get scared

So I won’t take you in again

You can drown for all I care

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

You’re so predictable

And yet I always fall for you

But I can’t do this anymore with you

We’ve just been here too many times before

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

© 2016 Maddy (Madison) Rodriguez

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Man Overboard single Art work

“You can drown, for all I care.” Man Overboard, the single, is out! Chapter 2 of my new EP.

Man Overboard single Art work

I am so happy and relieved. My single, Man Overboard, the title track of my new EP album is finally out. It dropped at midnight last night. It's been a long road on this project.  I wrote it a couple of years ago and it's about that old crazy thing that happens in relationships when you think he's going to change and he never does. Man Overboard is about that moment when you realize you've had enough. It's Chapter 2 of my new EP, Man Overboard, dropping May 20th. Each song is part of the story. When the EP comes out, listen to Chapter 1, the prequel song to Man Overboard. It's called Game Changer. That's when you're sure he's the one... http://bit.ly/ManOverboardSingle

Man Overboard

Words and music by Maddy (Madison) Rodriguez

 The wind is heavy

The clouds grow dark

Another tsunami

Ripping us apart and baby

 

You know I love you

I don’t give up, when the storm gets bad

But you’re afraid of injuries

So you won’t love me back

 

You never stick it out long enough

For the storm to pass

All you know how to do

Is give up and pack your bags

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

You race back to me

When you figure out that you’re alone

And usually I let you

Come back onto the boat

 

But eventually you abandon me

You always bail when you get scared

So I won’t take you in again

You can drown for all I care

 

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 

You’re so predictable

And yet I always fall for you

But I can’t do this anymore with you

We’ve just been here too many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

You jump into the water, swim to the shore

Just when I am needing you the most to stay

In the middle of the storm you always run away

Shame on me for thinking that you’d stick around

You fooled me like you’ve done so many times before

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

Once again I’m shouting man overboard

 © 2014, 2015, 2016  Maddy (Madison) Rodriguez

SOCAN/ASCAP

I'm very grateful to FACTOR (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings) for their assistance in the production of this song:

FACTOR and CANADA wordmarks

This project is funded in part by FACTOR, the Government
of Canada and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.
Ce projet est financé en partie par FACTOR, le gouvernement
du Canada et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.

Finally, many thanks to Pledge Music and my pledgers for their amazing contributions that allowed me to record the new EP.

Love,

Maddy

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ASCAP Presents poster.

Such an honor to play ASCAP Presents at The Bluebird Cafe

ASCAP Presents at The Bluebird Cafe. June 3, 2015

ASCAP Presents at The Bluebird Cafe. June 3, 2015

Wow that was somethin else!! 🙉So insanely thankful I got the chance to play at The Bluebird with such fantastic writers @coreycrowder @coletaylormusic@sebmevans !!!! Big thanks to Mike from ASCAP for believing in my songwriting and inviting me to play this round! And also a huge thanks to@misscourtneya and Bart from NSAI for coming out to support!!!

ASCAP Presents poster.

ASCAP Presents poster. That's me there!!!

 

Maddy Rodriguez Bluebird Cafe 3 June 2015

Listening and waiting my turn :)

 

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Maddy Rodriguez in Northern Ontario

Thank you!!! What winning a Grand Prize and Lennon Award in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest means to me.

Hey Fanily!

Just want to thank you all so much for voting for "Fascinated" in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. It won a Lennon Award!! Wahoo!!! When I won the Grand Prize for the country category in Session II, I was very very honoured! But winning a Lennon Award is extra special because it was YOU who helped me win. 

This is a huge blessing, because now "Fascinated" is in the last stage of the contest: Song of The Year! One song will be chosen and the winner will get a $20,000 cash prize.... That would help me out a TON cause I'm kind of sort of broke... Pursuing music as a career can be really expensive. I'm constantly scraping for money to record new songs and travel back and forth to Nashville. It's tough! Most artists don't make enough money. It takes a lot of work (and money) and luck to break through.

You might not know this about me, but I took a break from school this past year, to just work and save money so that I could make this big trip to Nashville (I'm in Nashville right now for 5 months). You see... money can't buy happiness but it can buy plane tickets to Nashville and recording sessions and guitars... And all of those things make me happy!! The longer I can financially sustain this journey to the top, the longer I can put out great music for you to listen to! So cross your fingers that "Fascinated" wins Song of The Year!!

As always, your support means the world to me. I'm so glad I have a little community to share my music and my experiences with. Hope to make you all very proud one day! 

Hugs and besos,

Maddy

 

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Fascinated (Country)

Who fascinates you? Fascinated (country) goes to Canadian Country Radio

Who Fascinates you?Fascinated (Country)

I'm very excited that Fascinated is going to radio. I'm too young to have children, but I think it feels a little like when your kid goes to school and it's her first day. I hope the kids at radio treat her well.  So far so good. According to the Canada Country Aircheck newsletter, Fascinated has been in the Top 5 DMDS downloads this week. For those of you who don't know, DMDS is the system that labels and indies use to send their songs to radio.  Keep your ears open for Fascinated on your local country station while your driving or wherever you listen. If you hear the song, let me know so I can thank that station. If your station has request hours, please request the song (if you like it, of course - I know my music is not for everyone, but hopefully you like ti). Hit me up on Facebook or tweet me @maddyrodriguez  I would love to hear from you. Also, if you want, you can play the song on Spotify or get it on iTunes

AND REMEMBER VALENTINE"S DAY is COMING. You can gift/send/share Fascinated different versions when my Fascinated EP comes out February 1st!!! xoxo I dare you to send it to that secret (or not so secret) crush. You know you have one. Lol.

xoxo Maddy

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My new song ANIMAL

I wrote ANIMAL a couple of years ago and last year I was very fortunate to get a Creation grant from the Ontario Arts Council's Popular Music program, with which I was able to record it. I'm very happy of how it turned out. I've gotten very good feedback about ANIMAL from experienced music people in Nashville and I hope people like it. Thank you to all the musicians who played on the recording and thank you to Johnny Simmen for co-producing it with me and mixing the track. Animal is going to radio stations across Canada and I hope music directors and programmers like it and spin it.  Here's a behind the scenes video of the recording sessions:

 Animal will be on iTunes worldwide on May 7, 2014, the day of my showcase at Canadian Music Week 2014 (Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 8 pm).

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NSAI Spring Training and me

Madd Rodriguez at the Bluebird Cafe

I'm very excited about going back to Nashville to participate in the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI)'s Spring Training workshops. I'm stoked to meet new people and say hello to some friends who will be attending as well. I can't wait to attend the sessions with great songwriters like Desmond Child, Craig Wiseman, Chris Tomkins, Josh Kear and Shane McAnally!! I will also get to meet some publishers and I think some A&R people as well. It will be my first time attending the Spring Training conference/workshops so it should be very interesting at the very least. I also hope to catch a Tin Pan South show or 2 and maybe fit in a co-write session. 

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Maddy Rodriguez album Don't Be a Stranger in a Tower Records store in Japan

My album Don’t Be a Stranger is in Japan :)

Got news today that my album Don't Be a Stranger made it to stores in Japan. I'm very excited and grateful to Masato N. and his BSMF Records for distributing the CD to many stores around Japan. どうもありがとう! I would love to visit Japan and soak in the culture and the food and of course play a few shows. I'm sure someday I will! The album is at some Tower Records stores (yes, they still have them in Japan) and other record stores. This is a photo of one of the listening stations at a Tower Records store. あなたが日本に住んでいるのなら、私のCDを入手! (thanks for translating Google :)

Maddy Rodriguez album Don't Be a Stranger in a Tower Records store in Japan

In good company at Tower Records in Japan

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My radio interview with XM 105 FM (Alberta) and 105 CJVR (Saskatchewan)

Hi guys, I'm very grateful to all the radio stations in Canada that have played my single "Don't Play With My Heart."  Shout out to Cal Graton and thanks for interviewing me last week.  xo, Maddy

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My song Tahiti on Army Wives

I am so excited about this. My song "Tahiti" was part of the songs in the soundtrack of the American TV series, "Army Wives."  The song was in the 3d episode of Season 6 that aired in the United States on March 11, 2012. Did you see it? Unfortunately, we don't get that show in Canada, but if you're in the US you might have seen it.  If you didn't see it, you can see it online:  http://bit.ly/MaddysTahitionArmyWives 

Army Wives is Lifetime's (A&E Networks) most successful series in that network's history.   The show follows the stories of a diverse group of women and one man living with their spouses on an active Army Post.  The show stars Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico, and Catherine Bell.  Kelli Williams guest starred on episode 3, the episode that included my song :)

Tahiti, by Maddy Rodriguez, get it on iTunes

 

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