Hase G ( Nodoka Hasegawa ) had come up with and been playing the bass part, in almost its exact present form even before our second Australian tour 2 years ago. I think that the vocal melody line, too, goes way back to that time, as what G played almost instantly clicked with me.
Obviously it took a long time for everything to come together with this piece, but I think that all of us who have been living with it for the past two years or so have grown to love it.
It goes without saying that without Michael Frei`s saxual instincts and Thomas Mayers inspired guitar playing things wouldnt have worked out as well as they did.
I'm embarrassed to say it, but for two years I had always improvised lyrics during live performances. It was only when we went into studio that I set down these words inspired by memories of camping out on the beach in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
As you can imagine we DO play this song during our beachside gigs at Nalu`s Toybox
Here are the lyrics
Beach Bossa Nova
Ship shape silhouette sunrise shimmers
on a Red Sea Holiday
your eyes, the surf and sand were all light blue
Sitting on the sandy shore I tap you
as the Bossa nova Plays
pass one earphone to you
IM Taiti Lo Ratziti (If I erred, its not that I wanted to
Ze Lo Het Lishol Its not a sin to ask)
Gam raglaich (my feet and my hands are fidgetting in the sand)
Lo chashsavti (I didnt think that when I loved I would go for a fall)
sh ani yipol
histovavti hishtivavti ( I have wandered around and fooled around
Halomot la hol and all my dreams have come to dust)