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A minstrel played a flute last night
music blew the sands
into a web of black and red
a tale of far-out lands
I tossed and turned in bed last night
like a prisoner behind bars
and all that I could dream about
was going to Shangri-la

I’m taking the bag from under my bed
the one that’s always there
I’m packing my things in the dead of night
I’m wondering what to wear
I hear they dress in rainbows
they sleep beneath the stars
and all they do is dance and sing
over in Shangri-la

I’ll be riding on the slow train
or in a caravan
with tambourines and violins
and a magic gypsy band
My sweetheart is in Kathmandu
or maybe Pokhara
I might see her on the way
on the way to Shangri-la

It’s my final destination
a never-ending trip
you know there ain’t no turning back
once the flame is lit
You don’t need to say goodbye
you’re right here in my heart
I’m taking you all with me
all the way to Shangri-la


from Songs from Bed, released June 7, 2012
Arnavah - lead vocals, guitar
Emmanuel Uzele - bass
Isaac Anyanga - percussion
Joseph Hellon - flute


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