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Sail Away Hey Hey Hey

by The President of Pop

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One of the best drummers, best horn players, and best guitarists I know contributed to recording "Sail Away Hey Hey Hey", one of the first songs I ever wrote. "Sail Away" is thus sophisticated simplicity, catchy yet well played. You can't deny the homage to Yellow Submarine in the "sailing interlude" section. Mostly it's an homage to the time when pop songs were "miniature symphonies" that took you on a musical journey, not background sound with a computerised four-on-the-floor beat.


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released May 27, 2022


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The President of Pop

The President of Pop
Came to Earth
On a dove-fueled blue balloon.

From the moment he landed
He told himself,
"Not a mere millisecond too soon!

"In fact, a bit late,
But here I am
To fix a few things that are wrong.

"But I won't use my army
Nor my missiles or guns–
Just a deliriously weird new song."

First he wandered and wondered,
then he pondered, then he thundered:
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