Consciousness Express

by Kito Rodriguez

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"Consciouness Express" is Kito's funky, soulful and honest debut release as a solo artist and producer which takes the listener on a Tropical Funk Pop flavored ride with a socially conscious lyrical twist. Kito Produced and composed all songs and performed all instruments except Drumset on tracks 3, 5 & 6 which were performed by long time friend and collaborator Michel Tyabji (www.limitlesssky.net). The album was produced out of Kito's studio in beautiful downtown Burbank.

www.kitorodriguez.com
kito@kitorodriguez.com

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released January 1, 2011

Thank you to my family, Julia, Porter and Michel for allowing me the time and resources to complete this work.

Special thanks to Rosa and Michel Tyabji of Limitless Sky Records. www.limitlesssky.net

All praise is due to Mother Earth, its creation and the masters of the universe, internal, therefore external...

Composed, produced and all instruments performed by Kito Rodriguez.
Michel Tyabji- Drum set on tracks 3, 5 & 6.

All other tracks, Irie Soul Publishing ASCAP.
Ralph "Kito" Rodriguez, writer, BMI.
© 2010.

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Kito Rodriguez Los Angeles, California

Music with a message. Blending and bending funk, soul, rock, pop, reggae and electronica with latin and world music flavors Kito soulfully sings lyrics that inspire love, speak truth to power and raise social consciousness with the purpose of moving hearts, minds and bodies.

Kito has performed worldwide as a sideman, now set to conquer global stages as a performing Artist- Producer.
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Track Name: Consciousness Express
I aint got no respect for disrespect
I got no tolerance for intolerance
I aint got no feelings of evil in my heart
I aint got no time for closing up my mind
Im on the express
Consciousness express

Whoever you need to be is completely up to you
But whatever you do to me is gonna come right back on you
And you should feel free to come knockin on my door
Just dont mess wth me and Ill let you come back for more
Im on the express
Consciousness express

I know forgiving is the only way to love
And I got the passion to have compassion
Im gonna be treating you the way you treating me
So you can overstand the man Im trying to be
Im on the express
Consciousness express
Track Name: Kito La Llego!
Dimelo!
Call:
No juege con sus manos o le vayan a dar
Responses:
Kito La esta cantando y la gente va gozar
Jugando aqui jugando aya no juege con sus manos o le vayan a dar
Hay much guerras en el mundo y la gente no quiero mas
Combatiando por la tierra santa y mama Africa
En Somalia y en el Congo Palestina y Afghanitstan
Hay mucha gente protestando y los politicos no hace nada
No pierda la esperanza y Kito La no va parar
Kito La llego con el tambor corazon y la verdad!
Kito La llego y no se va porque llego con el tambor y la verdad
Track Name: The Doomsday Theme Song
What are you gonna do when all the lights go out and everything you know about dont matter anymore
We've got no time for wasting time we've got to get it right the first time around or we'll all be going down
So many lives are on the line not just the wildlife but your kids and mine and the rest of humankind
So no matter how you feel I know you kow that its the right thing to do so we've got to see this through
ITS ON YOU!
You know its all true
Its the right thing to do
You know we've got to see this through
Im talking about the trees the birds and the bees
The fishes in the sea and the air that we breathe
Open up our hearts and we can make a start
Open up our eyes mother nature cannot die
Track Name: Los Tres Monos Sabios
No hay nadie mas sabio que los tres monos sabio
Track Name: I Know He's There
People seeking people searching people wondering but he's not there
Build more churches and they will come
faithful searchers who can think as one
Put your hands up high or get down on your knees
We will help to close your minds and tell you who to be

I look to the night sky or a leaf up on a tree
When I look into my babies eyes or when I feel the breeze
I know hes there

Preacher preaching preacher teaching preacher creeping but hes not there
They will take his words and turn them into lies to get what they want they proselytize
If you want salvation you better send your cash and then the revelations they gonna come real fast

I look to the night sky or a leaf up on a tree
When I look into my babies eyes or when I feel the breeze
I know hes there
Track Name: Telling Me Lies
I would like to ask a question
How many people have to die
From the weapons of your mass deception
why cant you see the children cry
were showing them a way to freedom
but now there's people running in the streets
were headed in the right direction
but I man cant find no food to eat
Chorus:
Youre no good
cause every time I ask you a question youre telling me lies
Youre no good
cause every time I see you
you cant seem to look in my eyes

You can watch it on the television
you can even read it in the news
for what those people want to claim
those other people have to lose
Were telling them the same old stories
repeating all the same old lies
for false democracy and freedom
a thousand soldiers die

repeat chorus.
Track Name: Funk For The Invisible
Instrumental
Track Name: Drill Baby Drill
We gonna drive this baby into the ground
with a bang and a boom and a grindy sound
We the only ones who gonna take the cash
put the local people out on the ass
We gonna find the place where the Crude is sweet
and then we gonna stick it in for ten thousand feet
We gonna drive this baby right in the hole
aint nothin gonna stop us gettin to that black gold.

You know we got the skill we gonna drill baby drill
all the life we gonna kill when we drill baby drill
never mind the oil spill we got to drill baby drill
this is how we get ill because we drill baby drill

We gonna get it out and then we sell it fast
theyll make into plastic turn it in to gas
they even gonna spray the shit on the food
now aint nothin gonna happen without the sweet crude
We gonna keep on drivin it down the hole
like a needle in your vein we done stole your soul
We makin in a minute what you make in a year
moneys the only thing that matters did we make ourselves clear

We know we got the skill we gonna drill baby drill
all the life we gonna kill when we drill baby drill
never mind the oil spill we got to drill baby drill
this is how we get ill when we drill baby drill