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UKESTAR - Battle Song: heavy metal ukulele (version 2)

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Uploaded on Oct 26, 2010

UKESTAR is:
Max - ukulele, bass, vox
Lee - guitar, vox
Mr. Yoshimura - ukeytar
Gio - lead ukulele, vox
Diana - ukulele, vox
Johnny - drums
Chika - dancing
Aya - video production

This video came about from a collaboration between The War Ponies (Gio and Diana in NYC) and UKESTAR (Max, Lee and Yoshimura-san in Japan). We were planning to visit Japan in August 2010 to meet our ukulele friends. But Max had a better idea: make a music video. We emailed tracks back and forth until we had a complete song. Then we shot this video while we were in Japan. This edit is my version.

Don't forget to check out Max's version here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWodij...

And the making of the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4imoHw...

LYRICS:

verse 1:
High up on the holy mountain, I sharpen my ancient axe.
The goblins and the demon frogs are preparing to attack.

chorus:
We are the warriors of warfare,
With rock in our souls and our swords in the air.
We are the warriors of warfare,
Riding on our ponies, so evil beware.

verse 2:
When the dead rise in darkest night, the demons and obake,
I raise up my shining blade and turn them into teriyaki.
Goblin teriyaki.

Japanese rap:
払いたまえ 清めたまえ 神ながら 守りたまえ 幸わえたまえ

Music by Max.
Lyrics by Gio

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