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Dreaming of a World

This song was created for Game of Bands round 133 : "Lost In Translation"

Lyrics:

Dreaming of a World

1. Heart of the City

Can't sleep,
Traveling can't rest
Tortured need to confess
Where can I sleep
Can't I just ever be
I dream of Ranier
Breathe Pacific air

Coffee
Such cool music, full energy
Plush wet and evergreen,
City half forest,
the sunbreaks are blessed
But I'm a guest......

^^ (translation - sunbreaks are Seattle-speak for when the clouds finally part for a short while to let the sun through)

2. Aloha Beach

Toss and dream
Of Hawaii
Mauna Kea
I'm free and on the beach
Haole
I'm now at peace
but this will cease
a teaser
I see that I'll never be
at leisure......

^^ (translation - Mauna Kea, "White Mountain" is the tallest peak in Hawaii.
Haole is Fawaiian for "white man stranger").

3. Land of the Rising Sun

Less conscious now than I've ever been
Issun saki wa yami
Don't know what time zone I'm in
Nana korobi ya oki
No verbal cues, language - don't know how
Table manners - what do I do
Take off my shoes and give a bow
Rakka eda ni kaerazu

^^(Translation - Issun saki wa yami - It is dark one inch ahead of you
Nana korobi ya oki - Fall down 7 times, get up 8
Rakka eda ni kaerazu - The fallen blossom returns not to the bough)

4. Naija Motherland

I came to and forgot my name
Lost in a forest rain
Rolling stone, na person push am now
Started dancing to dundun drums
Wanna stay till my time comes
Dey show you pepper, soup from am
Newspaper na tomorrow Suya wrap
You no need cutlery to chop slap
Tonight we'll eat akara and lyan!
Na from clap dance do dey start
I have to leave and it breaks my heart
Now we say goobye, odabo, adieu
Chicken wey run way still in soup.....

(Translation - [from actual Nigerian Pidgin] - Rolling stone, na person push am now - There's always a reason for something)
Dey show you pepper, soup from am - Make something good out of something bad
Newspaper na tomorrow Suya wrap - Here today, gone tomorrow
You no need cutlery to chop slap - You don’t need help for this
Akara and lyan- Fried bean meatballs and yams
Na from clap dance do dey start - From small things, come big things
Odabo, adieu - Goodbye, Goodbye
Chicken wey run way still in soup - You can't escape your destiny)

5. Land of the Setting Sun

Abrí los ojos
Hesperian building - i go in
A woman, my Spanish Rose
With her it ends and begins

(Translation - Abrí los ojos - I opened my eyes)

[Exit]

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