Aeroplane

by Tosinger

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Aeroplane by Tosinger from the upcoming Album 'Organically Singing' Summer 2015. CLICK WWW.TOSINGER.COM/MUSIC-STORE TO PRE-ORDER.


About the Song
The inspiration for the song is 3-fold, 1. from a childhood yoruba playful 'folk' song - when kids playing outside see an aeroplane fly by, they run after it singing the song which I adapted into the chorus here (see lyrics below) 2. the lyrics of the first verse is a cry of the fatherless male child and 3.the lyrics of the second verse - I was thinking about the "Chibok girls that have not been brought back" (#BringBackOurGirls) all these scenarios weave into this nostalgic, emotional yet reminiscent song that I hope will pull your heartstrings as you listen.

lyrics

AEROPLANE LYRICS
Verse 1
There's a little boy
With hopes and dreams
To one day be a man
Always wondered what the future really holds
Crying on the streets
Daddy's gone, mama's working so hard
He looks up to the sky and sings a melody

Chorus
Aeroplane o dabo (Goodbye Aeroplane)
Ba mi k'iya mi eleko (Say hi to my mom who sells wrapped corn meals)
Eko meji oyomi (Two corn meals will be enough for me)
Oyomi o Oyomi (Enough for me, enough for me)
E gbam gbam E jigi jigi (This is a vocal simulation of the sound an aeroplane makes when taking off)

Verse 2
There's a little girl
She goes to school
Learning for tomorrow
Evil comes and takes her far away
Night and Day, she's wailing
Waiting for her rescue
She looks up to the sky
And sings a melody

Chorus
Aeroplane o dabo
Ba mi k'iya mi eleko
Eko meji oyomi
Oyomi o Oyomi
E gbam gbam
E jigi jigi

Bridge
Aeeeeeeroplane
Flying So High
I wish I can touch the sky 2X

Chorus
Aeroplane o dabo
Ba mi k'iya mi eleko
Eko meji oyomi
Oyomi o Oyomi
E gbam gbam
E jigi jigi
E gbam gbam gbam gbam
E jigi jigi jigi jigi jigi jigi

credits

released 27 January 2015
Written, Performed and Arranged by Tosinger
(c) Dreamweavers Entertainment
Music Production - Sinima
Recorded and Mixed at Sound Resort Studios, Atlanta
Mastered by LastDrop

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TOSINGER Atlanta, Georgia

Tosinger is a sweet spirited indie artist, an Inspirational Afrofolk/Afrosoul singer/songwriter from Nigeria based in Atlanta; she is also a Writer/Poet and a Creative Arts Brand Consultant, an eclectic woman of the arts with a warm personality and matchless passion. Her message remains inspirational, her vocal essence & sound has been described as soulful with her use of Yoruba & African sounds ... more

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