The Sirens of Treasure Island

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This track was written and recorded for Song Fu, a songwriting challenge, in May 2012. This song answered the challenge: “Write an upbeat, danceable song telling the story of some kind of battle.” - given by Bill Corbett.
Read more about Song Fu here:
www.asitecalledfred.com/songfu2012/
It was inspired by our recent trip to Las Vegas. We loved Las Vegas, just to be clear.

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The drum beats, and the lights flash and we are all transported
to a time in the past where people sailed across the sea
The epic battle opens with a scared and lost young sailor
passing through a crowd of bachelor parties, drunks and families

There's nothing like a weirdly corporate sexualized pirate battle
As the sun sets over all the gambling, bars and candy shops
why do folks from other countries come to see Las Vegas
Is there a way that we can make them stop?

Because there's nothing more American than pirates
performing to a drunk and sunburned throng
There's nothing more American than scantily-clad women
lip-syncing and stripping to an awful hip-hop song
at Treasure Island

it's a free attraction so you really shouldn't miss it
and if you squint your eyes, you hardly notice that it doesn't have a plot!
The skanky leather outfits and bad accents carry you away
So forget your fears, concerns & money that you lost at slots

Because there's nothing more American than pirates
performing to a drunk and sunburned throng
There's nothing more American than scantily-clad women
lip-syncing and stripping to an awful hip-hop song
at Treasure Island

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from Song Fu 2012, track released May 15, 2012
Written and performed by Angela and Aubrey Webber

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The Doubleclicks Portland, Oregon

The Doubleclicks are a pair of Portland-based sisters who sing about Dungeons and Dragons, Mr. Darcy, and Dinosaurs.
The Doubleclicks' clever brand of nerdy folk music has been called "relentlessly likable" and "face-meltingly wry."
Their fans tend to be software developers, writers and their loved ones, as well as anyone who loves Star Trek, grammar, dinosaurs or video games.
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