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Outta De Box

 
Composed by Mark Loquan & Seion Gomez
Lyrics by Gregory "GB" Ballantyne
Sung by Shanaqua for Panorama 2015
Produced by Junior 'Ibo' Joseph
Copyright © COTT 2014 All Rights Reserved
 
  Theme:
 
The song is the first collaboration between Seion Gomez and Mark Loquan, and Seion’s first step as a composer/arranger. Seion had already arranged several of Mark’s songs over the years, so the collaboration was not an unexpected development. As fate would have it, with both now on the opposite sides of the globe (with Mark now based in Australia), the two would venture in the studio, co-composing the piece Outta De Box. A reunion with the energetic Shanaqua, was also not unnatural as she performed Mark’s offering in 2000, Passion for Pan.

The song lyrics by Gregory “GB” Ballantyne, captured the theme of going out of the box, stepping out of the crease with something new. Most bands look for something different, some way to differentiate themselves, to do or say something new, to take some risks. Here the team set out on a fresh melody and to take some risks. One can even hear improvising in the bridge and the trumpet soloing at the end of the song adding to the difference from most songs offered for the Panorama season. Junior “Ibo” Joseph produced the song, feeling the song as Outta De Box from the very beginning, with great vibes in the team involved.


Left to Right: Seion Gomez, Shanaqua, Mark Loquan, Junior "Ibo" Joseph in the studio
 
  Lyrics:
 
VERSE
Who feel dey know, all de panorama dynamics A to Z
Dat status quo, going to take a beating from we, yes we
We going to rock de rafters, full dem with joy and laughter
With an original melody
We come out here, with a brand new flavour to sweeten up de lime
Pan pioneers, we go change de entire paradigm
We breaking old traditions, and familiar vibrations
A spunky new feeling, classy and appealing
Send de grand stand reeling
PAN! PAN! PAN!PAN!
OUTTA DE, OUTTA DE
OUTTA DE BOX, WE GO ROCK IT.

CHORUS
We jumping off de stage, rocking town and village
Outta de box we on de pan stage
Different but still in groove, pan man go love de move
Outta de box dey go welcome and approve
Rama, pool party setting
Dis time, we doing de wetting
Oil barrel, new music we go spill
(Outta de box) Repeat

VERSE
All things renew, dat is how nature does unfold in front of we
What we should do, leave we options open and free, yes free
But some confusing history, going in pan cemetery
To dig up old pan melodies
Every new year, bringing plenty more selections for we to choose
So is not fair, yuh giving dem composers plenty blues
Someone tell Pan Trinbago, is time to hold de retro
Only brand new standards, could light up de big yard
Have de grand stand bawling
PAN! PAN! PAN!PAN!
OUTTA DE, OUTTA DE
OUTTA DE BOX, WE GO ROCK IT.

CHORUS

BRIDGE
In this modern day time
(Just cool de retro) x 3
(improvised vocals)
Outta de box we coming, hear how we barrel humming
Tenor to bass pan strumming
Brand new style, full of melody, fresh as a daisy
OUT….OF….DE….BOX!

VERSE
Meet we in town, and de music go put all things in perspective
Doh play too long, eight minutes is all dat dem judges give
And if yuh large or medium, doh bring de whole village, come
Because is not a numbers game
All who retro, going back for old songs to try and win appeal
Just let dem know, dat dey really cyar re-invent de wheel
We close dat history chapter, it done sealed and delivered
Better try a fresh thing, like dis brand new offering
Have de grand stand shouting
PAN! PAN! PAN!PAN!
OUTTA DE, OUTTA DE
OUTTA DE BOX, WE GO ROCK IT

CHORUS

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