'Twas Twenty Sixteen

by Supersonic Tartan Death Machine

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First and foremost, this track is part of a fundraiser Xmas compilation album by Apptronica, "Joyful Sounds", available HERE!

apptronica.bandcamp.com/album/joyful-noise

Support these amazing artists, as they band together to help a friend in need, Mister Doug Woods from "the soundtestroom".

www.youtube.com/user/thesoundtestroom/

Doug has done some pretty amazing things for the iOS music community, via his YouTube channel, with approx. 745+ videos and 14600 subscribers. He shares info about new apps, new gear and gives tips on the amazing apps that are being created for iOS.

About this song: firstly let me announce that there are two versions of the same track. TRACK ONE IS NSFW! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

This song has references to some of the amazing and influential people we have lost in 2016. It also expresses some of my saltiness regarding what is going on in this world…

David Bowie
Leonard Cohen
Sir George Martin
Prince
Peter Maxwell Davies
Muhammad Ali

North Korea
Putin
US Election… the 46% who did not vote in the greatest democracy on Earth…
Trump
UK "Brexit"

And the list goes on, I suppose. Peace…

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released December 31, 2016

Supersonic Tartan Death Machine is Jeff McCarthy

ALL
•Highland Bagpipes,
•Scottish Small pipes,
•Irish Whistles,
•Vocals,
•iOS instruments
Were played by and programmed by STDM

Thanks to Clif Johnston from Apptronica for giving us the inspiration to create songs for the compilation album.

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Supersonic Tartan Death Machine Montréal, Québec

CUMHA NA THA SIBH. You can call it "électrocelte", electronic-celtic-alternative indierock fusion. I use iPad & a wide variety of great iOS apps to make my music. I wear a kilt daily, play highland pipes, border pipes, Irish Whistles, & am a prolific composer/writer & singer of new tunes & songs. My inspirations include Martyn Bennett, Rare Air & Gordon Duncan.

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Track Name: 'Twas Twenty Sixteen... But at Least We Still Have Christmas
It was quite the year
'Twas a terrible year
Major Tom left for space
And then he disappeared
How were we to know
That he would be the first
We had no idea that
Things would get much worse

CHORUS
Hallelujah hallelujah
Say a prayer for 2016
It was quite the year
'Twas a bloody bad year
As bad as many had seen
But at least we still have Christmas
A time for winter and wonder
And cheer
Dreams and friendship
And family, and hope for
A better New Year

The Fifth Beatle knighted
Gave so much to us
A Revolution
Back in his day
Dark clouds have gathered
And no longer shall we
Dance, dance, dance
In the Purple Rain

CHORUS


Will the sun ever rise
Over the Orkneys again
Will they please stop
Testing things
That can bring mankind
To a sudden end
Can people please
Stop beating the drums of war
It's a sound that will bring us back
And make us hurt just like before

CHORUS

Float like a butterfly
Sting like a bee
In 2016 a great nation
TKO'ed their own
Democracy
This was the year
They really rocked the vote
46 percent stayed home
And gave the job to
An untrained fucking goat

And yet another
Just couldn’t leave things be
A little exploitation
Leads to immigration
Between you and me
Perhaps some people call it Brexit
And think it is a game
But I call it “wrecks it”
And say that things will
Never be the same

CHORUS x2
Track Name: 'Twas Twenty Sixteen... But at Least We Still Have Christmas (Radio Edit)
It was quite the year
'Twas a terrible year
Major Tom left for space
And then he disappeared
How were we to know
That he would be the first
We had no idea that
Things would get much worse

CHORUS
Hallelujah hallelujah
Say a prayer for 2016
It was quite the year
'Twas a bloody bad year
As bad as many had seen
But at least we still have Christmas
A time for winter and wonder
And cheer
Dreams and friendship
And family, and hope for
A better New Year

The Fifth Beatle knighted
Gave so much to us
A Revolution
Back in his day
Dark clouds have gathered
And no longer shall we
Dance, dance, dance
In the Purple Rain

CHORUS


Will the sun ever rise
Over the Orkneys again
Will they please stop
Testing things
That can bring mankind
To a sudden end
Can people please
Stop beating the drums of war
It's a sound that will bring us back
And make us hurt just like before

CHORUS

Float like a butterfly
Sting like a bee
In 2016 a great nation
TKO'ed their own
Democracy
This was the year
They really rocked the vote
46 percent stayed home
And gave the job to
An old untrained goat

And yet another
Just couldn’t leave things be
A little exploitation
Leads to immigration
Between you and me
Perhaps some people call it Brexit
And think it is a game
But I call it “wrecks it”
And say that things will
Never be the same

CHORUS x2