Micronesia

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Someday I'll get to wear a sparkly cape on stage with my prog-rock band. For now, I'll have to settle for recording cool songs like "Micronesia".

The instrumental second half of the song was originally called "Sirens" and incorporated a chord sequence I wrote for the middle section of Groundhog Day's "Watch Out!"

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Though he was an ancient man
Wrapped in mummy tape
When the bandage was unravelled
We saw a tropical landscape

We stepped into his torso
Made like nothing wasn't wrong
And heard the ringing of a gong

Great leaves of palm
Endless beach's sand
Iguanas in the bushes
Feeding from my hand
Coconut milk shake
Melting in the sun
Island paradise inside
A body aged three thousand and one

She lay in solitude
On a coast that wasn't there
She made an angel in the sand
And threw the sun back into the air

She needs a coral necklace
And a seaweed woven blanket
Several million nightlights
And a turtle in a basket

Great leaves of palm
Endless beach's sand
Iguanas in the bushes
Feeding from my hand
Coconut milk shake
Melting in the sun
Island paradise inside
A body aged three thousand and one

Line her up some sea gulls
Make everything just right
So all the maiden's wishes
Can be made true tonight

credits

from Get Lost (2005), released May 1, 2005
music: Adam Rabin
lyrics: Greg Skillman

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Adam Rabin Burlington

Where Prog Rock meets Geek Rock. Adam Rabin is a Vermont songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who has also played with Elephants of Scotland, Mailbox, and musical improv troupe She Thicc. You can also hear Adam’s music on the podcasts: Improvised Weapons, Improv Overdrive, What The Hell Are You Watching, and Vermont Favorites. ... more

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