aloha alabama (vocals) by Bankrupts

Bankrupts
Alternative
electric ukulele
Current Round: 1  
2.68
 

This is the vocal version of my first song played on ukulele. I have three versions- the original which is uke and drums, very echoey reverby ambient; the next instrumental with three other midi tracks that I posted in the thread; and this one.

All I can say about it is the parts flow in friendly dischordance, and I don't think I would have predicted each addition, but that's how it goes sometimes.

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It's a lovely sunny day here in the UK today, and I can just close my eyes, listening to this track, imagining swaying palm trees, breeze in my face.

The lyrics are very quirky, and I like that, accentuated by a gentle lead vocal, very ably backed up with a nicely pitched harmony.

A hook? Unusually, it was the percussion used that provided the hook, and made the track very listenable to.

Great musicianship in the song, apart from percussion, no stand out instrument, and it wasn't needed, as it was all perfectly mixed together.

A good emotional impact, as the song simply leaves you "chilled" at the end.

Ailwyn Rees

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The juxtapostion of down chords and up lyrics in this song lead me to believe it's about a serial killer whose ghastly work was done in Alabama.
All that sinister stuff causing disconcert makes such a backdrop to our honey-voiced songster. Of course some of the lyrics are sad and wistful but I just know there's something more. Something occult.
And thus, a very interesting song has been created. Not at all your average Sweet Home tribute, but one that asks more questions than it could ever answer. The wandering, plaintive plucked strings are like the glass wind chimes hanging from the twisted tree at the entrance to the dark wood. And the echo of the voice, ever present like a perpetual whisper in the ear, the killer's invisible divine instigator.
'Go back, go back!' it urges; back to Alabama, where its murderous intent was unleashed. But he, and they, can never go back, because they'll be shot to pieces by the police.
Maybe that's the next chapter.

Krispy

Lyrics

aloha alabama by Steve Bancoft

Chorus 1:
so aloha alabama
sayonara pakistan
it don’t matter where you call home
try to be there all you can
so aloha alabama
sayonara pakistan

we have travelled down some long roads
crossed oceans on ships and jets
and home sometimes seemed so far away
and we tendered our regrets

Chorus 2:
so aloha tuscaloosa
sayonara sweet japan
it don’t matter where you call home
try to be there all you can
there’s a mountain you can climb up
you just need a simple plan
so aloha tuscaloosa
sayonara sweet japan
do you smell the ocean
tell me, if you please
do you hear the waves crash
in rhythms with palm trees
swaying in the breeze
can you see the starry sky
of home in your mind’s eye
or wherever it is you want to be
as you close your eyes in sleep
do you feel the wind blow
cold across your face
freezing tears of joy you cry
for being in this place

Chorus 1:

do you smell the ocean
tell me, if you please
do you hear the waves crash
in rhythm with palm trees
swaying in the breeze
it don’t matter where you call home
try to be there all you can
so aloha alabama
sayonara pakistan ...