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Some Very Talented Kids I Don't Know.

Posted on 2007.01.05 at 20:44
My brother is an amazing musician.

He also has a very nice home-based recording studio in his basement.

When I was there visiting him a fwe months back, he let me hear a song recorded there by a local group of high-school kids, A ska band named something that sounds an awful lot like "Schmendrick." My bro tells me there is no official correct spelling of their name, and everwhere they appear, however it's spelled on marquees and signs, they complain that it's misspelled.

The song he played for me was a tune called "Fair Fallujah." I'm not a Ska fan, and musically it does very little for me. But I'm here to tell you that it's lyrically one of the best bits of musical political satire I've ever heard.

Well, turns out the kids have a "MySpace" page, on which there's a link to hear the song, albeit not the version my bro recorded for them:

http://www.myspace.com/schmendrique

And, the song itself:

http://tinyurl.com/y62b8o

I hasten to add that that is not the recording he made. As they say on their site, "These were recorded in one take to a condenser mic, to help us with the process of creating a demo/ep. Better recordings coming very soon. We swear. Stay tuned!"



Fair Fallujah
by Schmendrick

I love you
More than I can stand
And I need you
I wanna hold your hand
I love you
And I don't have a plan
But I'm gonna make you mine

Thinkin' of you
I'm feelin' so tense
What are you hiding?
I need some self defence
To Get You
I'd bear any expense
Even Two-hundred billion dollars

'Cause I've put to much into you
To just cut and run
Even if it's possible that
You can't be won

I've got to try
'Cause I'd break down and cry
If all my efforts come to be in vain.

Oh Fallujah
Don't wanna lose ya!
Cause i love you
And I think that you could too

Some day
Won't run away
'Cause I think I could make you love me
If i just stay

I hurt myself
Oh, if you only knew
I'm not crazy
But I spilled blood for you

Or even just the thought
Of us coming true
I'm Hinkley, you're my Jodie Foster!

Got to impassioned
Locked in my desire
Now I'm caught up in
Your Quagmire

I don't want to ever get out
Can't have no exit strategy

Oh Fallujah
Don't wanna lose ya!
Cause i love you
And I think that you could too

Some day
Won't run away
'Cause I think I could make you love me
If i just stay

Oh Fallujah
Don't wanna lose ya!
Cause i love you
And I think that you could too

Some day
Won't run away
'Cause I think I could make you love me
If i just stay



Wow!

Comments:


B00
i_m_b00 at 2007-01-06 05:35 (UTC) (Link)
I liked it. I will check out some of the other stuff tomorrow. I am guessing that it's not all spot on political commentary.
Jonathan Andrew Sheen
leviathan0999 at 2007-01-06 10:54 (UTC) (Link)
No, but it's all clever, clever stuff.
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