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The Band Played On

by shinkawasaki

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After all, the moment never came
All my best shots sadly miss their aim
What I had to say has been the same
What I had to hear put me to shame

Then noisy chatter came from Greece
Their flirty laughter never ceased
While all the ears tuned into the piece
The band played on

When the door I saw was painted red
It must’ve have had the smell of smoke instead
Every picture on these walls has tales
They carry on in waves that we inhale

The old man never dropped the one
The bravery swirling all around
And what was lost now could be found
The band played on and on

So we wait in line for one last game
Every window welcomes the city’s flame
As he checks his time and forgets names
I can’t help wondering who’s in here to blame

Then one subscriber raises her glass
The tired preacher lowers his brass
As if to bow to those who’ve passed
The band played on and on


released September 9, 2019
written by Shinichiro Kawasaki
produced by Glenn Suravech and SK
Engineered and mixed by Glenn Suravech
Mastered by Ryoji Hata

Christopher Spilsbury on drums
Edward LaBarbera on bass
Steve Aguilar on keyboards and synthesizers
Joe Feruzzo on trumpet
Patrick Lenertz on trombone
Garrett Dahl on baritone saxophone
SK on guitars, synthesizers and vocals




shinkawasaki Los Angeles, California

Soundchaser/Two-time Independent Music Awards finalist (Album/Eclectic). Currently travel-blogging at #beatvagabond and working on new material.

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