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Little Roman Boy

by Neo Te Aika

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VERSE 1: There was a small little soldier I gave him too many toys And now he’s easily annoyed I told him was just a game, only just a game He gathered up a militia And declared all the rules He knew he had all the power And it made him a powerful fool CHORUS 1: Little Roman boy has come to take your queen He's already taken everything from me Marching with a legion burning cities for joy, he's a Little Roman boy VERSE 2: With a knife he calls a sword A slave to cut when he’s bored This tiny mighty kid turns a smile to a frown So don't you come across, you’d better go around It was him and I playing in a battle he won I was tired and defeated, for today I was done, he said I’ll never stop, I'm having so much fun I’m gonna conquer every single village under the sun CHORUS 2: Little Roman boy has come to take your king He’s already taken everything from me Marching with a legion burning cities for joy, he's a Little Roman boy Little Roman boy has come to take your things Taking everything is his philosophy Says it’s for the greater good while laughing with joy Little Roman boy OUTRO: All it took to make him like this was a couple of toys Deep inside he’s still just a boy But make no mistake that he will have your head A deadly Roman boy A crazy Roman boy A little Roman boy Little Roman boy
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VERSE 1: There was a small little soldier I gave him too many toys And now he’s easily annoyed I told him was just a game, only just a game He gathered up a militia And declared all the rules He knew he had all the power And it made him a powerful fool CHORUS 1: Little Roman boy has come to take your queen He's already taken everything from me Marching with a legion burning cities for joy, he's a Little Roman boy VERSE 2: With a knife he calls a sword A slave to cut when he’s bored This tiny mighty kid turns a smile to a frown So don't you come across, you’d better go around It was him and I playing in a battle he won I was tired and defeated, for today I was done, he said I’ll never stop, I'm having too much fun I’m gonna conquer every single village under the sun CHORUS 2: Little Roman boy has come to take your king He’s already taken everything from me Marching with a legion burning cities for joy, he's a Little Roman boy Little Roman boy has come to take your things Taking everything is his philosophy Says it’s for the greater good while laughing with joy Little Roman boy OUTRO: All it took to make him like this was a couple of toys Deep inside he’s still just a boy But make no mistake that he will have your head A deadly Roman boy A crazy Roman boy A little Roman boy Little Roman boy
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VERSE 1: There was a small little soldier I gave him too many toys And now he’s easily annoyed I told him was just a game, only just a game He gathered up a militia And declared all the rules He knew he had all the power And it made him a powerful fool CHORUS 1: Little Roman boy has come to take your queen He's already taken everything from me Marching with a legion burning cities for joy, he's a Little Roman boy VERSE 2: With a knife he calls a sword A slave to cut when he’s bored This tiny mighty kid turns a smile to a frown So don't you come across, you’d better go around It was him and I playing in a battle he won I was tired and defeated, for today I was done, he said I’ll never stop, I'm having too much fun I’m gonna conquer every single village under the sun CHORUS 2: Little Roman boy has come to take your king He’s already taken everything from me Marching with a legion burning cities for joy, he's a Little Roman boy Little Roman boy has come to take your things Taking everything is his philosophy Says it’s for the greater good while laughing with joy Little Roman boy OUTRO: All it took to make him like this was a couple of toys Deep inside he’s still just a boy But make no mistake that he will have your head A deadly Roman boy A crazy Roman boy A little Roman boy Little Roman boy
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11/11. 11:11. The new wave begins.

The first "complete" song I wrote that was intended for myself to sing, as opposed to someone else. Initially written around mid-2018, but has gone through many versions. It started with a very heavy synth pop feel and over the years started to take on an increasingly "rock" type sound, but I feel it's always stuck to the core silhouette of the New Wave music that inspires me.

This song is significant to my vocal development, so I wanted to take some time to include more content than a traditional "single" might and provide some introspective notes for you to explore with the music itself, hopefully get a taste of some of the evolution it's had over these years.

Also included are additional bonus files, including a picture of the MS-20 patch setup, an early sketch of the album art, and many older demos and earlier takes/versions of this song over the years. Please enjoy!

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released November 11, 2021

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Neo Te Aika New Zealand

Hunkered down in the rainiest part of Aotearoa, Neo works with hardware and software to tell stories through sound, often inspired by New Wave.

He also really likes takoyaki & the colour purple.

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