Ticket to Paradise

Story Behind The Song

I was on a small island looking back across the ocean at beautiful Bali. It's majestic volcano, Mount Agung, dominated the north. It was surrounded by blue sky from east to west and lavished with unlimited, radiant, sunshine. I had my guitar in my hand and a one way ticket for the boat trip back home... to my tropical paradise island of Bali. How could I 'not' write this song?

Song Description

This song enables you to 'see' and 'hear' Paradise. It's a sunny, happy, Balinese reggae song, which conjures up images of Paradise through lyrics such as, 'jump off the boat, shoes full of sand'. It's interspersed with a unique, local vocal style called, 'Kecak'. Kecak is a Balinese way of using 'voice' but it's not singing, speaking or chanting. Through the Kecak, overlaid with 'suling' (a Balinese flute), you can 'hear' what an unusual, beautiful, enchanting and mesmerising place Paradise really is!

Song Length 4:47 Genre World - Reggae/Carribean, Unique - Holiday
Lead Vocal Male Vocal Mood Relaxed, Enchanting
Subject Paradise, Boats Similar Artists Uluroots - a local Balinese reggae band
Language English Era 2000 and later


Ticket to Paradise

I like in the morning see your smile
make me happy for a while
And then I leave you all the day
to make money for holiday

Don't forget
One way ticket to...

Run away from ordinary
find a new reality
Leave you old life far behind
you gonna go to PARADISE

But don't forget
One way ticket to

wakes up in the east

sunshine never cease

goes beyond the west

better than the best I'm telling you

Paradise, Paradise, Paradise, Paradise...


Come on lets go and catch the boat
don't forget untie the rope
Keep my guitar in my hand
jump off the boat, shoes full of sand

Lyrics Yaniq and Julie Music Yaniq
Producer Yaniq Publisher Yaniq
Performance Yaniq Label TMTTT Records
This track is on 1 Broadjam Top 10 Lists
Top 10 List Rank
Indonesia #1
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Roy Elkins World 2019 11/19/2018
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