Take me to your hotel, Johnny

from by Ro Halfhide



This song is not written in Port Dickson, but in Miri Malaysia. I finished it weeks later in Amsterdam. So it's a bit of an outsider - that's why I made it a bonus track.
The song mentions the expats I encountered on my trip to Malaysia.


Expat Blues
(It's hard to stay in a hard-stay region)

Take me to your hotel, Johnny
- Yeah
Take me to your hotel now
- Awww
Take me to your hotel, Johnny
We gotta make it through somehow


It's these hard-stay countries that are the worst
You know them places of which you never have heard
The beaches are a no-go 'cause of jellyfish curse
They start to get at ye, it's safety first
So I pull another Yuri in the swimming pool
Yes I should have better nicer things to do


Before the party starts they try to explain
Some safety rules that'll drive you insane
Don't hang around with the locals too much
Before you know it, you'll be losing your touch
So I skip the rules as I walk in the rain
If this is your game, then I ain't playin'

Johnny's a lonely Dependent
He gets bored every day
Is this just how his life might end?
Please God don't make it this way!

Well, it makes you scream and it makes you shout
It makes you wonder what it's all about
And if your head gets too hot from this blues
They give you parties so you can get loose
So they flew in this band that'll rock you off your shoes
With an awesome drummer, have you heard the news? - that's me

<chorus> 2x


from #MalaysiaStyle, released June 18, 2011
Ro Halfhide: vocals, guitar, programming


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Ro Halfhide Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Dutch/Surinamese Ro Halfhide is a singer-songwriter and producer from Amsterdam who sings in the tradition of singers like Paul Simon, Ben Harper and crooners like Gene Kelley. He played in 2008 at the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival. On stage he’ll be playing with a double bass player or solo. ... more

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