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FRENCHY BURRITO: Music

These Bamboo Shades

(FRENCHY BURRITO)
September 4, 2010
Frenchy Burrito
Bamboo Shades Back Story

Bamboo Shades was recorded (voice and guitar) on a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder in my bedroom, freestyle stream-of-consciousness, in 1992 and there it sat for 18 years until September 2010 when I was going through a box of old tapes and I said, “what’s this?” So I picked up my 20 year old Harmony Strat copy and flipped on my trusty 20 year old Casio keyboard and added some backup directly to the original cassette tape on my 15 year old Tascam Mark III 4-track. Just goes to show you can’t hold an old song down. This one is finally seeing the light of day!

FB

PS I threw away the bamboo shades (even though they were a great inspiration).
Bamboo Shades

These bamboo shades they keep out the light
These newspaper stories that I forgot to write
The best girl he had just walked out the door
That’s for sure

Got to pull it together
If that don’t work
Better go write her a letter

The 80’s and 90’s 20’s coming up
Things sure got bad I wonder if they still can get it up
There must be a better place to be

These bamboo shades they keep out the light
These newspaper stories that are so hard to write
Going to pick up a friend I know

There’s bums in the alley rooting through the garbage cans
Looking for something getting what they can
Over the roof tops and down the street
Screaming at people they meet

There’s a song flying by and a moon outside
The stars are smiling on the cowboy ride
And I sit here waiting for the sun that never comes
Outside this room

These bamboo shades that hang on the wall
They feel the sun
The best girl he had just walked out the door
That’s for sure

Words & Music by: Frenchy Burrito
Copyright & published Red Banana Music
1992 & 2010