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Honeymoon In Polynesia

Another winning entry for Songfight!. Sort of a fantasy of amnesia. I know that doesn't help any but you'll have to run with it. Tonamel provides vocals for the break (although he probably doesn't know it) which I dutifully reversed and pitch shifted for harmony. I was at a loss for lyrics until I stumbled across some supposedly "traditional" Polynesian sayings that I use as a base.

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a warrior dies in battle
climbers die on the cliff
gardeners die by aging
in the end they're all stiff

when fighters fall, another
will rise - a new name
fame in war is soon forgotten
but hunger remains

honeymoon in the garden of eden
it's not what it seems
after dining on cassava and honey
i've had these weird dreams

where i don't know if it's trippin
can't tell when it's not
but i can't wait till we're goin
don't need what's forgot

and i've come to think
that this posturing act is a gas
but if someone's gonna fall then I'll pass
cause it really isn't me after all

spent some time in Maupiti
what I remember is thin
Motu One hosts a pleasent reefee
great place for a swim

now i can't see where I'm going
just know where i been
i don't know what I'm saying
but I know what I mean

and i come to think
that this posturing act is a gas
but if someone's gonna fall then I'll pass
cause it really isn't me after all

© roy walter

April 23, 2005 03:31 AM

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