Kahish

Music

Naked at the Airport

05:25
Kahish
WRITTEN IN 2004, Recorded in 2008. Completed in 2010 then remastered 2011

Story

During many years of traveling and seeing the security changes and the major inconvenience VS true security I began taking notes until the song came to me all at once...I recorded at one world studios with Karie Hillery. I then asked a friend Michael Stephensen to add instruments. He even mastered the many percussive and instrumental enhancements. It went back to Karie who continued to engineer and ultimately added her vocal and some sound effect. My partner added the PA announcements. It was mastered and remastered to get the fullest out of what we had done. I believe it should be played at all airports and be a free gift when people log so many miles.

Voice and Guitar Kahish

Contributors :Michael Olaf Stephenson (Caribbean Steel Pan; Electric Guitars; Bass Guitar; Marimba; Vibraphone; Piano; Organ; Synth; Drumset; Latin/Asian/Indian/Orchestral Percussion (Recorded at Karmanaut Music Studios in Palo Alto, CA) 

Engineered mixed and mastered  by Karie Hillery /Creekside Studio/Boulder Creek CA

Dwain Rogue/sound effects, Karie Hillery/backing vocals & added percussion, Ottavio Sabia/ announcer

Lyrics

 

NAKED AT THE AIRPORT ©2008 by Kahish
FILE-LIKE-SHEEP IN A LINE, WITH ROPES BEHIND
WITH NO DISCRETION, THEY SEARCH AND THEY FIND
REMOVE OUR WATCHES, OUR CLOTHES, AND OUR SHOES
THE QUESTIONS WE ANSWER, DEMEAN AND CONFUSE
THEY GIVE US THEIR BAGGIES IN CASE WE’RE NOT SURE
 OF WHAT GOES WHERE, IN SIZES QUITE POOR
 SHAMPOOS, CREAMS, AND THINGS-LIQUID-TO-SEE
 INSPECTED, BECAUSE SIZE IS EVERYTHING
                CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X)


THEY LOOK AT TOILETRIES, WE USE EVERYDAY
DEODORANT, FUNGUS CREAM,
TOOTH PASTE AND HAIR SPRAY
THEN OUR BAGS GO THRU THE EX-RAY SCREEN
TO CATCH ANY THING THAT THEY HAVE NOT SEEN
LIKE ROLLED UP PAIRS OF UNDERWEAR SKIVS
AND GIFTS YOU BROUGHT YOUR RELATIVES.
THEY KNOW WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC YOU HEAR
AND WHAT YOU READ AND WHAT YOU WEAR

     CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X

 
AND IF THAT'S JUST NOT GOOD ENOUGH
THEY MAKE YOU REMOVE SOME MORE STUFF
LIKE POKER YOU’RE STUCK WITH A REALLY BAD HAND
YOU CAN ONLY FOLD AND JOIN THE BAND
IF YOU ARE FRAIL OR YOU ARE WEAK
NO AMNESTY FOR YOU 'CAUSE YOU'RE STILL A FREAK
TREATED LIKE YOU’VE ALREADY DONE SOMETHING WRONG
THEY FORCE YOUR HAND AND YOU WRITE A BAD SONG

     CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X


 
BUT WAIT THERE'S MORE, PLEASE DON'T RUN AWAY
HAVE YOU GOT CASH OR DRUGS TODAY
AND JUST HOW MUCH AND IS IT REAL
DOCTORS NOTES AND NOTARY SEAL
DEPENDING ON WHERE, YOU HAVE JUST CAME FROM
YOU FILL OUT FORMS AND GIVE THEM SOME
WHAT CLOTHES ARE LEFT, THEY MAKE YOU TAKE OFF
THEY CHECK YOUR BUTT AND MAKE YOU COUGH

CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X)

A VACATION FROM HELL THEY ALL SEEM TO BE
NOW THAT WE HAVE HOMELAND SECURITY
THEY'LL TAKE YOUR MEDS AND YOUR WATER TOO
LIKE A HYNOTIZED CULT YOU REMOVE YOUR SHOES
YOU LIKE FRESH AIR ON YOUR BODY TODAY
YOU'RE GOING SOMEWHERE, NOT HERE, WHY STAY?
YOU MIGHT LIKE THE FREEDOM OF NO CARRY ON
NO CHECKED IN LUGGAGE, WILL NOT ARRIVE GONE
(higher timbre/melody change)
YOU'RE LIGHT AND YOU'RE HAPPY AND NUDE AS CAN BE
                COME FLY WITH US BE NAKED FOR FREE
YOU'RE LIGHT AND YOU'RE HAPPY AND NUDE AS CAN BE
                COME FLY WITH US BE NAKED FOR FREE 

CHORUS:
 NAKED,
 NAA NAA NAA NAKED
NAA NAA NAA NAA NAKED,
NAKED AT THE AIRPORT (2X)