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Tokyo Sunset


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Franciscus_Henri

 Genre: Ballad

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Description
This song is another collaboration with Phil18
Franciscus Henri word/music vocals,guitar,mix.
Philip Gardner guitars bass mix
The song was inspired by looking out of the 52nd floor window
of the Park Hyatt in Tokyo at night. “The New York Grill”
The reference to Andy Warhol
Alludes to recording two tracks at “Sound Kitchen” in Tokyo based in a house designed by Warhol.
As for the Japanese……..
Kumo ka – are they clouds? Hoshi ka – are they stars? Sabishii - Lonely
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Lyrics
Tokyo sunset words&music Franciscus Henri

Fmaj7 Cmaj7
Space above us, Space below
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
Shadows in the shape of Tokyo
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
How was I to know?
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
How was I to know?
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
Sakura in a wind that blows
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
And it looks like its snowing in Tokyo
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
How was I to know?
Fmaj7 Cmaj7
How was I to know?


Am Em
From a window in the sky
Am Em
Looking down on Tokyo lights
F Em
Saw my dreams go drifting by
Amaj7
Kumo ka


Andy Warhol said the same
I’ve had my fifteen minutes of fame
How was I to know?
How was I to know?
Planes above us, trains below
Destination Tokyo
How was I to know?
How was I to know?


From a rain wet Tokyo street
All the stars shine up at me
That’s not how its meant to be
Hoshi ka
As the sunlight fades away
Saints and sinners come out to play
All the lights are as bright as day
Tokyo sunset


Tokyo tower in orange light
Pointing up into the night
How was I to know?
How was I to know?
Hell above us, heaven below
No-one there to tell us so
How was I to know?
How was I to know?

All the people that you meet
Between the asphalt and concrete
Weave their dreams on Tokyo streets
Sabishii


As the sunlight fades away
Saints and sinners come out to play
All the lights are bright as day
Tokyo sunset

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Plays: 190
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Uploaded: Dec 08, 2011 - 02:37:18 AM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011 - 02:55:18 AM Last Played: Sep 20, 2017 - 08:32:27 PM
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Comments
Char said 2178 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Thoughtful
lyrics. Mellow guitar. Resonant vocal. Very, very nice. Thanks.
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Franciscus_Henri said 2177 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
tokyo sunset
Thank you Char..inspired by my love in (my daughter) and for Tokyo.
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falcef said 2178 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
A Tokyo sunset
A song very nice, vocal and Guitars very godo. Bue
from italy.
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alackbass said 2178 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
Lovely track! Great 70s singer/songwriter vibe. Sweet changes. Nice mix.
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Philip18 said 2178 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
I love this song! Glad I had a chance to play on it. The guitar solo was done with the old mic - the new one is brighter - but it has a slightly muted tone that sort of suits the song. Certainly with Andrew about the chord changes - sweet. Sounding good!
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magnatone said 2178 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
ok, i'm officially a serious fan franciscus! what a great song, and you and phillip have such great synergy. i'm so happy you're here!
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Franciscus_Henri said 2177 days ago (December 8th, 2011)
tokyo sunset
Thank you so much Karen. I have posted a comment on BLIND LOVE (unplugged) Loved it!
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kaidavis said 2176 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Great Work
That is a very moving song it does put you to a place where you want to travel,a very nice melody and very soothing to the soul make me want to go to Tokyo,once again very nice
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Franciscus_Henri said 2175 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Tokyo sunset
Go to Tokyo, you'll love it!
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julius18 said 2176 days ago (December 10th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
Good vocals. Arrangement is absolutely spot on. Well done.
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PeterB7858 said 2175 days ago (December 11th, 2011)
Inviting...
Really like the atmosphere that this song develops. Fine job, both of you. Your vocal work on this is top notch, Franciscus. It reminds me a bit of Mike McClelland (an Aussie singer/songwriter I really like). The lyrics conjure up some inviting images. An excellent song. Regards, Peter.
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Franciscus_Henri said 2174 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
Thanks Peter..The first line came to me after weeks of agonising
the rest followed quickly. I'm a mutual fan of Mike McClelland.
Thank you.
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KCsGROOVE said 2174 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
love it
right from the first note
Really dig the warm recording
Great mix
Fine playing and singing
Very much enjoyed, guys!

KC
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KCsGROOVE said 2174 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
just found out
we're fellow countrymen :-)
Still living there ...
KC
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Franciscus_Henri said 2164 days ago (December 21st, 2011)
hallo in Dutch
ja ik heb mijn nederlands pasportnog (en mijn Australies)
Mijn nederlands is net genoeg dat alsik in holland ben ze nietr gelijk denken dat ik een tourist ben - zo lang ik niet iets schrijf.
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Skweryl said 2174 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Fantastic post!
one of the best I've heard here! You remind me of another member "hackneybloke" (Julian Sims) Great stuff!
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Llarion said 2173 days ago (December 12th, 2011)
Nice, mild sound...
Very relaxing. I wouldn't think that of looking at Tokyo, but then I've never seen it from 52 floors either.. Was nice to just sort of float along, very much enjoyed!
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Sigmund said 2172 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
Nice, smooth and mellow tune to wind down my evening. Nicely played and enjoyable to listen to - thanks!
Sig
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PatriciaGirl said 2172 days ago (December 13th, 2011)
Very nice.
A very lovely piece, that reminds me those nights in Japan. We were about a mile away from Tokyo towers right by the Takeshiba New Pier area.

Sweet collaboration and a wonderful voice. Thanks for sharing.

pg
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Pete_NB said 2168 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
How was I to know?
Great peaceful groove you weave here. Wonderful sounds that are well blended. Great voice!
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Mute Albino said 2168 days ago (December 18th, 2011)
Tokyo Sunset
love the lyrics, chords and the composition. (ik veronderstel dat je nog wat Nederlands kent vermits je daar bent geboren?)
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davisamerica said 2121 days ago (February 3rd, 2012)
wow....
laid back beauty here. btw... been remiss to not have welcomed u to the zoo ... glad i found you. terrific song all around and your voice is killer good.
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RichardSchletty said 2120 days ago (February 4th, 2012)
Franciscus,
Very good. Guitar chords much appreciated. Amaj7 is a nice lift.
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tadashi said 2053 days ago (April 11th, 2012)
SAKURA
The good song of Tokyo!
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Name: Franciscus Henri
Location: Lower Plenty victoria Australia
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