The Samurai Boy Saga: 1986

by Andy Hughes

supported by
/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £8 GBP  or more

     

1.
03:59
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
06:26
7.
8.
03:20
9.
10.
11.
12.

about

A concept album based on the story line of the classic video game
'Shenmue'
By Yu Suzuki and Sega

Wil Jones (VICE) - "Typically searing 70s rock, and strangely, a bit like Generation Terrorists-era Manic Street Preachers"

Corey Marshall (Shenmue voice actor) - "It's awesome, man!"

James Sweet (That Video Games Show) - "I nearly had tears in my eyes man, it's a really good album, I was totally surprised when he showed me!"

credits

released March 17, 2017

Music & words by
Andy Hughes

Andy Hughes
Vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, keyboards, production, sequencing and sound engineering

Mixed and mastered by
James Pepper at Revenance Studios

Recorded at Personal Noise studios (Andy's gaff)
2016

A big thanks to:
Yu Suzuki, Barry Walker, Dante DiCarlo, Dave & Gwyn Hughes, That Video Games Show, Shenmue 500k, Shenmue Dojo
And the beautiful artists at DeviantArt
(どうもありがとう, Dōmo arigatō)

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Andy Hughes Peterborough, UK

Cambridgeshire based singer-songwriter, producer and multi- instrumentalist.

contact / help

Contact Andy Hughes

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: The Day The Snow Turned To Rain
In 1986 in Yokosuka, Japan
There once stood a man
He was a master of Jujitsu
Though he always knew
They'd be on their way someday

On the day when the snow turned to rain
Oh the pain, oh the pain
On the day when the snow turned to rain

The intruders arrived abruptly
They came from a foreign country
The battle commenced
He used all his defence
They nearly took the boy instead
Sensei let the truth out from his head
He struck back and retaliated
Though his strength was fooled and violated

On the day when the snow turned to rain
Oh the pain, oh the pain
On the day when the snow turned to rain

The dragon was stolen indiscreetly
Underneath the cherry blossom tree
It's autumn and there are no leafs
Just the killer and the thieves
They are dressed in black
You better watch your back
Now they're on their way

So they left the dojo
And went back to china town
The atmosphere in The Hazuki Residence is down
Track Name: The Death of a Sensei
Son forgive me for leaving you alone
Your friends, keep your friends
And those you love
Close to you

The death of a sensei
Such a sad day
The death of a sensei
In a tragic way

Those were his last words
To his only son
And the story has just begun

Your friends, keep your friends
And those you love
Close to you
Track Name: A Quest For Revenge
I have just awoken
The past few days I've barely spoken
All the nightmares are haunting me
I need some kind of epiphany
But this must be my destiny
They will pay for what they've done
For I am his only son

I will have my revenge
I will have my revenge

There won't be no hesitance
I'll leave the Hazuki residence
There are answers to unfold
Too many lies have been told
I don't care the dangers I meet
I shall search on Dobuita Street

I will have my revenge
I will have my revenge
Track Name: The Chi You Men
The boy meets a wise old gentleman
He teaches him the ways of zen
Then he gives him information
It's a black market corporation

The killer is the leader
Making deals in Hong Kong
The boy will be searching for so long

The chi you men are on the run
With a big black car with wheels to burn
The chi you men are on the run
Ryo-san still has much to learn

The motorcycle gangs may know a thing or two
Now he has to go and get a tattoo
It's the only way
And they might slip a tale to say
Track Name: My Destiny
I went to Heart Beats Bar
I didn't get very far
It just led to another bar brawl
I had to throw the sailors against the wall
Went to the tattoo parlour
Got a job at the harbour
Was in a motorcycle race
It was just a chicken chase

I'm fighting here out on the street
Trying to make ends meet
I keep training in the park
Late and after dark
I will carry on with my quest
It's only for the best

Only something can get me closer
I won't stop the fight until it's over

Bikers and boozers
Slot house winners and losers
Sailors and drug abusers
I've asked everyone in the city
I don't wanna retreat into self pity
Bars and travel agencies
Hotels with no vacancies
Arcades and restaurants
The rumours get around
Those men I still haven't found

And that letter came through the mail
It let on to a further tale
Sent by a man named Yuanda Zhu
And so he gave me a bigger clue
At warehouse no. 8
It must have been my fate

There I met Master Chen
He told me more about The Chi You Men
It seems Lan Di has left for Hong Kong
I thought about it for so so long

This is my destiny
Not just a fantasy
I shall take my quest
The heavens know this is for the best
How can I make it better?
I shall have my vendetta
Track Name: Memories of Distant Days
Memories of distant days
When you were young
Your father stood right by your side
But now he's gone

You depart from your childhood friends
You'll hunt the killer down until it ends
Now you're on your quest
For revenge

Each day you spend looking for answers
You wonder the streets at night
Your destiny is your pride
And you will always fight

You depart from your childhood friends
You'll hunt the killer down until it ends
Now you're on your quest
For revenge

Keep your friends
And those you love close to you
The sadness you carry
On your shoulders hurts
Through and through
You never got to say goodbye
The day your best friend died
Why oh why?

Memories of distant days
When you were young
Your father stood right by your side
But now he's gone

Rain is falling down from the sky
Your father was killed and your wondering why
Now you're on your quest
For revenge
Track Name: Samurai Boy
The samurai boy
He's become the decoy
The samurai boy
He was built to destroy
The samurai boy
He comes from Japan
The samurai boy
He's got the master plan

All the rough boys
In the neighborhood have been defeated
They lost the battle
Their Kung Fu skills have been obsoleted
But look around the corner
There is competition
In his head is just superstition

The samurai boy
He's become the decoy
The samurai boy
He was built to destroy
The samurai boy
Holds the phoenix in his palm
The samurai boy
He never knows how to stay calm

Better watch out
The name please don't shout
The mad angels are after you
What you gonna do?

The samurai boy
In Yamanose he's no stranger
The samurai boy
Now everywhere he's in danger
Track Name: The Mad Angels
Been scammed by a travel agency
The boss was one of them
They will stop you while you work
They're never gonna let it go
Once you've messed with their kind
You're at the bottom of the sea
But this is his destiny
He must find Lan Di

Been ambushed at the arcade
In the alley by the shade
Samurai boy walks the danger route
With no mercy in his pursuit
Now all he needs is a boat ticket
But they stand in his way every minute

The mad angels
They live at the docks
The mad angels
They will hunt you down
The mad angels
No way out of town
The mad angels

Last night they kidnapped his girl
It's all going round in a whirl
He rescued her in the final hour
Made a deal with the boss near the tower
It was such a rat trap
He said why don't you cut the crap
So much trouble up ahead
There was no more to be said

70 men were defeated
70 men went down
Now Ryo-san can leave Yokosuka town
70 men were defeated
70 men went down
Now Ryo-san can leave Yokosuka town
Track Name: Goodbye Yokosuka
As I walk down this road
The only road I've ever known
Memories of distant days
Come back to me
My father's never coming back
I'm at the harbour with my rucksack
To aboard a ship
To travel to China

There is many I bid farewell
I will find the black market cartel
Vengeance will be mine
I will return but only at the right time

Goodbye Yokosuka
Goodbye Yokosuka
Goodbye Yokosuka
Goodbye Yokosuka
Track Name: An Amulet of Acquiesce
I walk up these steps
And I close my eyes
I remember yesterday
All the things she use to say
In the park that night
I was blind without a sight

Stay with me for awhile
Stay with me for awhile

All she had was devotion
That night she had so much emotion
Christmas was already over
We didn't get to celebrate together

Stay with me for awhile
Stay with me for awhile

All the tears in her eye
Then we had our last goodbye
For Canada she'd depart
She had a lot of loving in her heart
I never really took a chance
For divine romance
She wanted to be with me
She wanted to be with me

An amulet of acquiesce
Was her very last confess
An amulet of acquiesce
Was her very last confess
To me

I carry it everywhere I go
It always reminds me so
I rescued her from The Mad Angels
On a motorcycle through the highway

I gaze at our photograph
Then I read the lines to father's own epitaph

I wish time would just stand still
As she use to say
But now it's yesterday
I wish time would just stand still
As she use to say
But now it's yesterday
Yesterday