I haven't come across many albums with hidden tracks lately. It seems like bonus tracks are more popular nowadays, at least from my observations and the albums I purchase. That being said, I knew this was going to be the last song on the album, so I made another song that's in more of a lo-fi style. The hidden track starts at 1:47.
Vocals: Lucas Hardy
Phone Conversation: Me (and my younger brother, Paul)
Also... I did record the train announcement with my camera in Japan, but the voice is copyrighted... so I asked a native Japanese speaker to recite it for my song. I didn't have a script, and I didn't ask her to type what she said, so I simply typed it myself. There might be a small error or two in the Japanese lyric lines.
“Hey Paul, how’s it goin’ bro?
It is raining here. How’s the weather by you?
Yeah, there’s just a lot of people out doing morning walks and jogs.
It’s really nice.
Yeah, I’m in Ueno, which is part of Tokyo.
Yeah, 7:23 AM.
Well, Paul, it was great talking to you. See you later, man.”
“See you later, man.”
Will the rain ever come to an end?
And will we meet on this earth again?
Questions like this keep me up at night
At night I’m not always alright
I wonder with each passing day
Just what we did to make things end up like this
The rain pours while I reminisce
It’s a fitting scene in my search for bliss
Kyou no Shinkansen wo goryou kudasai mashite
Thank you for (taking) the Shinkansen (bullet train) today.
Thank you very much
Kono densha wa Hikari go Shin-Osaka yuki desu
This train is Hikari 5 Shin-Osaka.
Tochuu no teisha eki wa Shinagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Ottawa ga, Nagoya desu.
The stops on the way are Shinagawa, Shin-Yokohama, Ottawa, and Nagoya.
Cloudy skies cover a would-be paradise
As flashbacks race through my mind
Nostalgia burns a torch in my eyes
Alone in the rain as I search for light
I’ve lost all that I ever thought I had
And I’m oceans away from home