Behind the music: Island Inside Me

Aloha everyone! Anuhea here:

Feeling compelled to do a little behind-the-music with this new song we just released!

“Island Inside Me” is a song I wrote in collaboration with a Kickstarter Backer named Brian from Texas. Brian has always had a love for Hawai’i and the islands and we wanted to tell a little story, almost county-music-style about a person who lives on the mainland yet LONGS to be in the islands. After pinching all their pennies they finally make it to the islands, and its perfect. After they have to leave and go home to their cold, snowy reality, they realize that the island has always been in their hearts. That ALOHA was always there. I dedicate this song to the people and the beauty of Hawai’i that creates that Aloha spirit that everyone experiences, and I also dedicate this song to everyone who DOESN’T get to live in Hawai’i or experience the islands as much as they want. Once you’re touched by ALOHA, its always gonna be inside you.

“Everywhere I go and everything I see, you’re helping me to find the Island Inside Me”. Big mahalo to Brian Fielkow for our Skype songwriting sessions, to Jason for help with the music, and to Noah Cronin of Sea Major Seven for laying down the basics, and then Rob Tsuhako of Maui for putting the cherries on top. Also big up’s to Jimmy Buffett and Mailboat Records! Looking forward to making more music for everyone!

ALOHA ALWAYS!

Anuhea

Pick it up on iTunes now! YAY!  https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/island-inside-me-single/id1020413754

Pink

LYRICS and CHORDS:

Island Inside Me
By Anuhea Jenkins & Brian Fielkow 
Music by Anuhea Jenkins & Jason Tupuola Aiono
Verse 1 – Bm G A
Looking to the sun for energy
Looking to the moon to put me back to sleep
Working hard day after day wondering
Thinking out loud “is there something more to see?”
Pre-Chorus – G A
Day by day by dollar by day
I’m pinching all my pennies just to find an escape
White sands blue sea palm trees and breeze
I’m not quite there but I can feel in me
Chorus –D G A
HEY It’s 20 below but I’m warm you know
HEY Clear skies above even if there’s snow
HEY Dreams come true and I can promise you
Everywhere I go in everything I see
You’re helping me to find the Island Inside Me
La da.. da da da
Verse 2 – Bm G A
Here in the islands and its everything I dreamed
Sitting on this slow boat here on top the crystal sea
The moon creates dancing lights on the water top tonight
Your love of life shines so bright
Pre-Chorus – G  A
White sands blue sea palm trees and breeze
I see it all around and I can feel in me
Chorus:
HEY It might be 20 below but I’m warm you know
HEY Clear skies above even if there’s snow
HEY Dreams come true and I can promise you
Everywhere I go in everything I see
You’re helping me find the Island Inside Me
La da.. da da da
Bridge:
Bm G Bm A(hold) 
Party’s over, back on the grind
Sitting all alone only to find
The island has always been inside 
Chorus: 
HEY We might be gone but let’s sing the song
HEY Our love will always keep us warm
HEY My dreams came true and I can promise you
Everywhere we go in everything we see
I’ll always find the island inside me
La da.. da da da
Play all day, jam all night
Twinkling stars are dancing lights 
Your beautiful smile keeps shining bright
You’re peaceful soul is my paradise

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s