The Random Griffith

I think I may need to hit an Indian buffet pretty soon

Posted in Uncategorized by Jackson Griffith on 26/02/2010

So I finished writing this oddball little rock tune called “Aloo Samosa,” named after those potato and pea dumplings you get in Indian restaurants, which taste really great when you dip them in tamarind or mint chutney, then counter the savory flavor with a sip of sweet of mango lassi, and well, I’ll shut up before I get all hungry and stuff.


At any rate, I’ve managed to write 13 songs for the February Album Writing Month challenge this year, and I’m either going to write a swing for the fences Burt Bacharach-style ballad I have half-constructed in my head, or else something else. Dunno. At any rate, Here are the lyrics for “Aloo Samosa,” which kind of sounds like Cheap Trick turned inside out and sideways, then played by various members of the Lollipop Guild:

Ah, sweet lassi, you’re no rerun dog anymore
And what I fancy, culinary big Bangalore

A benghan bharta party
Tamarind and mint chutney
Papadum to get started
Just bring it on
Fire up the tandoor oven
Cook chicken and garlic nan
Bring the yellow dal tarka
And some channa masala, aah

Vindaloo-ee loo-eee, vindaloo-ee loo-eye
Biryani be good, but what gets me high high high

Aloo samosa
Just one bite and I’m heavenbound
Aloo samosa
Is my favorite snack I have found

Mango lassi, you’re no rerun dog anymore
And what I fancy, culinary big Bangalore

Bowls of mulligatawny
And big plates of basmati
And raitha and pakoras
Will set me right
Some saag and mattar paneer
Palak kofta Kashmiri
Achari boti kebab
And another order of nan

Vindaloo-ee loo-eee, vindaloo-ee loo-eye
Biryani be good, but what gets me high high high

Aloo samosa
Just one bite and I’m heavenbound
Aloo samosa
Is my favorite snack I have found

Vindaloo-ee loo-eee, vindaloo-ee loo-eye
Biryani be good, but what gets me high high high

Aloo samosa
Just one bite and I’m heavenbound
Aloo samosa
Is my favorite snack I have found
Aloo samosa
Aloo samosa
Aloo samosa

I’m going to record the songs and post them on this blog in the next few days. It’s been a lot of fun, and a pretty sweet little exploration of the creative process. Of course, I hope you like —Jackson Griffith

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