New Reality

by Kito Rodriguez

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Lyrics that inspire love, speak truth to power and raise social consciousness. Blending and bending funk, soul, rock, pop, reggae and electronica with latin and world music flavors.

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released June 11, 2016

Produced, arranged, composed and performed* by Ralph”Kito”Rodriguez (BMI) ©2016

Personnel
Kito, vocals, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synths, keys, percussion, drums and drum programming, all tracks

Additional Musicians
*Tack 4, “Might Not Right” performed by the New Reality Band
Michel Tyabji, Drumset
Francisco Crow, Percussion
Derek Silbermann, Keyboard
Richard Maya, Lead guitar

Production
Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10 recorded at Irie Soul Studio Burbank, CA by Kito
Track 4 recorded at Limitless Sky Studio Van Nuys, CA by Michel Tyabji
All tracks mastered at Veneto West Mastering Santa Monica, CA by Ronan Chris Murphy
Album cover art “New Morning” by Andrew Barbieri Zurich, Swtzerland
Back cover photo by Giovanni Solis Los Angeles, CA
Layout and design by Kito and Julia Steele Rodriguez

Special Thanks
Julia, Porter, Michel, Anais Rodriguez, Ralph & Sonia Rodriguez, Holly & Paul Ayoob, Henry”Medicine Bear”Reid, Stacy Lieberman, Gregory Costanza and all of the “New Reality” Kickstarter campaign supporters worldwide who helped bring this production to fruition

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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: White Bear
We been here for so long,
but nowhere near as long as the ones who came before,
Mamas always been so kind,
providing everything that we all need to survive,
we have grown so strong,
but were not mature enough to see what we been doing wrong,
were living right now through this space and time,
but we cant forget about the ones who will be coming down the line,

Were on another revolution going 'round the sun,
better know where we going 'cause we got nowhere to run,
white bear swimming in a hurricane,
better know where we going 'cause it never gonna be the same
Track Name: No Substitutes
I got my hands up, wait dont shoot, another headline for them prostitutes, American boys layin dead on the ground, so everybody say we got to put the weapons down now,

We all heard this story now tell me when will it end,
just when we thought it could be over now back here it come again,
you will never know till you turn around and look in my eyes,
just cause you lookin at me doesnt mean you know whats happening inside,

I got my hands up, wait dont shoot, another sad story on the evening news, were watching it on video and there aint no dispute, six children lost their daddy now there aint no substitues,

For so damn long we been struggling to turn it all around,
with military mind we all the enemy when your boots hit the ground,
violent is what the children see so that is who they're turning out to be,
America the beautiful for everyone it never has been free,

I got my hands up, wait dont shoot, another headline for them prostitutes, American boys layin dead on the ground, so everybody say we got to put the weapons down now,
I got my hands up, wait dont shoot, another sad story on the evening news, were watching it on video and there aint no dispute, six children lost their daddy now there aint no substitutes,
Track Name: New Reality
I never said that you could listen to my phone call,
tghis paranoias got me killin flies upon my wall,
feel like youre lookin at me through my computer screen,
is this reality or just my electronic dreams,

My life been going down in so many different ways,
all you know about me is on my internet page,
140 letters that I type into this screen,
is this reality or just my electronic dream,

Consumerism got me feeling like a crack whore,
turn me out upon the street and got me hustling for more,
a sedentary life the new American dream,
we workin for that cookie but we never get the cream,

Got a little taste and now you coming back for more,
lining up around the block in rain sleet or snow,
Black Friday comes another human stampede,
is this reality or just an electronic dream
Track Name: Might Not Right
You know we had enough of this hard knock life,
you know we had enough of this might not right,
everyday you know they hoping we forget our history,
when you dont know where you come from then you dont know who to be,

You know we had enough of these same old games,
vampires running this the mesmerizing of our brains,
theyre waiting in the places that good people should not go,
and what theyre going to do to us this time we do not know,
500 years of history is what they have to show,
and if we never take the time to learn well never know,

Everyday you know they hoping we forget our history,
when you dont know where you come from then you dont know who to be
Track Name: Good Lovin
When I lay down and close my eyes its your face that I see,
when I open up my eyes youre lying next to me,
I know what I feel is real 'cause it grows stronger everyday,
girl my love is so much more than those three words people say,

I know sometimes I give you a hard time,
dont forget that I am yours and you are mine,
I am here for you and you are here with me,
and together were raising up this family,

So since youre lying next to me come and give that good lovin,
you are the woman in my dream so come and give me that good lovin,
you are everything I need so come and give me your good lovin,
I am here for you and you are here with me so lets good lovin

Im always thinkin bout you and the things you do everyday,
how you works so hard and all the sweet things that you say,
this is how I know our love will stand the test of time,
just remember girl that I am yours and you are always mine

I know sometimes I give you a hard time,
dont forget that I am yours and you are mine,
I am here for you and you are here with me,
and together were raising up this family,

So since youre lying next to me come and give that good lovin,
you are the woman in my dream so come and give me that good lovin,
you are everything I need so come and give me your good lovin,
I am here for you and you are here with me so lets good lovin
Track Name: What Lies Inside
Now I know there aint no use in giving you my kind of love,
how many chances would I give just try and count the stars above,
or how many leaves are on a tree is that what you would do for me,
sometimes tryin is a lyin and to everyone is plain to see,

All I really want is your love,
just let me into your heart,
and tell me what you want from me,
not who you want me to be,

You and me just dont agree on who we are or who we need to be,
so now were talkin like were crazy just creating more bad memories,
so many gifts I had to give you but theyre not the ones you want from me,
you aint lovin me for me but someone who you wanting me to be,

All I really need is your love,
just let me into your heart,
and tell me what you need form me,
not who you need me to be,

For so many damn years we put ourselves out on the line,
trying to keep our balance so we reach the other side,
im lookin in your eyes any you know youre always on my mind,
so lets settle all the differences and stop fussin wasting time,


All I really want is your love,
just let me into your heart,
and tell me what you want from me,
not who you want me to be,
All I really need is your love,
just let me into your heart,
and tell me what you need form me,
not who you need me to be,

All I really want is your love,
just let me into your heart,
and tell me what you want from me,
not who you want me to be,
All I really need is your love,
just let me into your heart,
and tell me what you need form me,
not who you need me to be,
Track Name: Fight For The Funk
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will never let you down,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will pick you up off of the ground,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will sweep you off your feet,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will have you dancing in the street,

When youre down on your knees,
and youre beggin baby please,
just turn your head up to the sun,
and get your ass down on the one,

We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will never let you down,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will pick you up off of the ground,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will sweep you off your feet,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will have you dancing in the street,

You just try to play by the rules,
and then you feel just like a fool,
dont ever lose your cool,
'cause the funk is always there with you,

We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will never let you down,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will pick you up off of the ground,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will sweep you off your feet,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will have you dancing in the street,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will never let you down,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will pick you up off of the ground,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk it will sweep you off your feet,
We gonna fight for the funk for the funk will have you dancing in the street,
Track Name: Taken For A Ride
I look around and see mankind in misery we repeat the same mistakes,
another generation has come and gone we running things the same old way,
imperialism nihilism super- exploitation of the common man,
plutocracy technocracy just for control of the holy land the motherland,

taken for a ride through the belly of babylon,
taken for a ride and you know I cant find my way home,
taken for a ride for the profits of industry,
taken for a ride this is not the American dream,

I never thought that I would live to see the day that a wave would overtake a nation,
these hurricanes reveal our shame but whos to blame when the government is on vacation,
another million and a billion and a trillion they throw away to play the game,
commercial material the physical and the quest for fame is still the same,

taken for a ride through the belly of babylon,
taken for a ride and you know I cant find my way home,
taken for a ride for the profits of industry,
taken for a ride this is not the American dream,
Track Name: World Wide Segregation
War upon the people now they refugees,
war for the profit of the militaries,
one man hold another inna concentration,
its ethnic rule over another population,
rich men ruling over everything they see,
control the oil and water with the people on their knees,
runnin from the bomb right into interrogation,
this is what we call a world wide segregation,

Its a global conspiracy,
with no care for the peoples needs,
we have to protect the lands,
stop burying our heads in the sands,

70 dead behind Vienna trailer doors,
a little baby boy found washed up on the shore,
politician just want to push it all away,
never enough to eat at the end of every day,
American flags on the bombs and mortars,
this is what we call a new world order,
the children no longer want to play this game,
in the beginning and the end remember we are all the same,


Its a global conspiracy,
with no care for the peoples needs,
we have to protect the lands,
stop burying our heads in the sands,
Track Name: Workin Hard
Workin hard all day all night,
buildin stress upon our lives,
when ya dont know what to do,
just let me sing my song for you,
It goes Hey Ahh Oh Yes Hey Ahh Oh Yes,

Choosin the right clothes to wear,
make up my face and blow my hair,
just to sit in traffic lines,
spend 10 more hours wastin time,
get to the job dont want to stay,
just want to play in the sun all day,
so I work and dream away,
until I get my weekly pay,
Hey Ahh Oh Yes Hey Ahh Oh Yes,

Wonder when my ship will come,
'cause workin for the man no fun,
he wants to tell me who to be,
send me home to count penny,
Workin poor and middle classes,
go to work and pay those taxes,
we livin in this gringo dream,
and support killin machine,
Hey Ahh Oh Yes Hey Ahh Oh Yes,

Workin hard all day all night,
buildin stress upon our lives,
when ya dont know what to do,
just let me sing my song for you,
It goes Hey Ahh Oh Yes Hey Ahh Oh Yes...