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Overheard on a flight back from The Gambia, an elderly couple who had been on a number of holidays to Africa, said Africa gets better all the time.This song was written before the advent of digital cameras when images were captured on Kodachrome film. It's about the way we used to take snapshots on holiday and then never look at them again. I suppose that#s gotten even worse now as we drown in an avalanche of images.


They're cashing in their pension plans, getting tickets for the tourist trail Camcorders and a pocket full of cash and a post card in the morning mail

And poverty is picturesque you want to paint it in Kodachrome, a perfect record in 35 mil and then they put it in a drawer back home

They've been to Dominica, been to Goa Costa Rica
and cuba wasn't half as bad as Bali in the winter, But Mauritus and Mombassa beat Sri Lanka and Barbados
And Africa gets better all the time

Cultures they Kalidascope, gotta capture it on Kodachrome
A perfect record in 35 mil
and put it in a drawer back home

Been to Accapulco, Marakesh and Colordo,
Alice springs was dusty, the pyramids looked rusty,
Thilands got the preachers, jamaica got the beaches
But Africa gets better all the time.


from Turquoise Blues, released June 25, 2014
The elderly couple on that plane ride home



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Col Williams UK

The songs are inspired, from my real life encounters. I almost always try to see the humorous side of life. All the songs here we're written on my holiday escapes from those cold English winters. Now I have given up my home on dry land and have bought a sailboat to search out new adventures and find those moments that inspire another Col Williams song. ... more

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