Esperanza

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The band's second album, Esperanza, rings like an modern day epic battle between the forces of love and hate. What began as simply a follow-up to the 2005 release of their first politically charged album, Chorro, Esperanza soom became a monster-project all of it's own. The result, a 23-track concept album that spans the sonic gamut, is sure to take you on a trip like no other.

Layers on top of layers and still more layers sums up the album called Esperanza, which translates to "hope" in English. Hard-hitting hip hop beats turn to haunting Spanish guitar licks laced with samples of body counts and bomb drops followed by cool down reggae riddems, psychedelic dub jams, heart wrenching acoustic ballads and raw to the bone punk. There are five different languages laced into this album.

We weren't looking for commercial success, we were swinging for the ugly truth.

On board this production is an entire legion of talented and colorful peoples, including underground hip hop guru Karmic Basis, uber-talented electronica producer Rival, the great IntoCognition, members of The Debonaires, The B-Side Players, Jupiter Rising and much more.

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released April 20, 2006

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BURNT music is rebel music: an original blend of reggae, ska, punk rock and hip-hop sounds. Building on DIY traditions of many influential punk and reggae bands before us, we manage our own tours and have independently produced 10 albums of original music. At the center of our sound is a voice for social & environmental justice for all! Conscious lyrics, bass heavy grooves & steady rhythms=BURNT ... more

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Track Name: Nova Express (bowls)
this ain't no gospel but i'm spreadin' the word
haven't you heard that your vision is blurred
look with your third eye
wishin' that you wasen't just a part of the herd
don't even know the purpose of this murder mission you serve
and everyone's distracted by the money money money
no one gives a fuck the money's bloody bloody bloody
so don't forget in your confession on sunday
that you stole your gasoline from a nation that's going hungry.

so called leaders of nations boards and syndicates on earth
it seems you never lean
but soon you will get burnt
is there no way that we can reach you
all your thoughts remain in-drawn
into your world we throw this song
so we're marching on.

i'm diggin' deep for my weapon of choice
and since numbers equal power stand tall and poised
frontline criminology
we're rebels with voice
understanding your psycology
send missles through your rolls-royce
a still calm 'till napalm
it's a cold world
when babylon dropped A-bombs
and toes curled
your could consider this a warning shot:
next time shit might pop-off on your block.
Track Name: Sweet Baby Rays
tell the people of the world today
tell the people how to make love stay:

take a little
and give a lot
take a little bit more
and give it all you've got

straight up i'm waitin for my rocksteady girl
Track Name: Over Here
we was desert rats camping at the train tracks
mexicans and blacks we used to straight scrap
backyard parties
get up to get down
bougoise bitches get clowned
while cleaning up a quarter pound
we carry heavy-weight
felt love for the first time along with hate
rocked my first cargo freight
they don't want poor people to own a house
so tell 'em get the fuck out.

over here
in my neighboor-hood
they're putting up walls again
we tearin' them down tearing them down
dread
in my life
days of yesterday were spent
living it up
laughing and such
playing in places they plan to fence off today.

up the hill we could pick sagewood
but now they swing three woods
behind brick walls and concrete blocks
everything's changed
except they still rich
they treat the youth like shit
until we rob a bitch
country club kids
they want daytons too
mommy bought little billy's ride brand new
now they inked up
old english white power
we called his bluff with a big blade
fuckin cowards
shit i dont recognize this place
walk around screw faced 'bout to catch a case
the more
walls thay build
the more
paint we spill
get it right they want our town but no part of our life
which is
cool with me yup
keep 'em seperated
amerikan aparthied again reinstated
fuckin' sneaky ways of segregation
at the guard house tell those to
get the fuck out.

over here
in my neighboor-hood
they're putting up walls again
we tearin' them down tearing them down
dread
in my life
days of yesterday were spent
living it up
laughing and such
playing in places they plan to fence off today.
Track Name: Ecocide
it's all the same from my eyes
there's never many answers
never many answers
it's all the same from my eyes
never many answers
never many answers

heaven is a place called earth
we could be livin' in paradise
distruction of my heaven
really makes me wanna cry
makes me wanna cry cry
cry cry cry.
Track Name: Comedown
lord i'm gonna come back someday
but today i stand alone
lord i'm gonna come back some way
but now i'm on my own
troubled soul
lost and gone
call it the come-down you're on
get control
a hard row to hoe
take the long road and come back home.

addicted to the fade-away
slippin' farther everyday
runnin' from reality
looking for the lunch that's free
check the menu
cold blood inna shallow dish
yea i'm gonna fix it quick
and do whatever for instant pleasure
fools treasure
heartache pressure
i can't take it no more
i'm tired of wanting
i'm weary of wishes
wanna get back my gills
and go swim with the fishes
true love in my life
is no place to hide behind
true love in my life is no place
is no place
i'm losing grace
i've gone astray
jah jah can you hear me?
on my knees i pray.

prodigal sons and daughters
are we all
taking the chance of a lifetime
with each step that falls
and even the wisest must
right their wrongs
you reap what you sow
when the harvest comes to you
i'm comming back home yes i'm comming back home
to redemption
i'm comming back home yes i'm comming back home
to love and acceptace
and yes i know i will have to live to fight another day
but that's just part of the battle i say.
Track Name: What There Is
All choices have ends
rise and take your stance again
love touch i
i and i
and i and i give love

i love hip-hop
see i don't give a fuck 'cause i love hip-hop
after beefin' with execs shit i trash the spot
down about five blocks-
a dead stop
cars bouncin' wall to wall i get dropped
'cause the cops thinkn i'm carrying heat
due to rap status
tactics pointed at my backside
they fuckin' up my brand new ride
herb confiscated
infiltrated
set-up and up set
hog-tied like i post terrorist threats
all i did was break some windows and a contract
all i did was wave a bat screamin' step back
white colla niggas
they try to do me dirty
lawsuits now i'm negative a half-mil
feelin' like i'm cursed through this rhyme
still appriciating independent niggas with no deals.

all choices have ends
rise and take your stance again
love touch i
i and i
and i and i give love
no more compramise
the world is one
the earth is one
the word is one
all talking is done.

give love: all there really is
i and i give love: all there really is.
Track Name: Wake Up
sunshine
hits my heart
hits my soul
it's got control
wake up wake up
to another day
wake up wake up
to a concious way
it's a genisis of creation
layed upon your nation

get up and rise
to the morning skies
the sun is high
for revolution time

have you ever watched the sunrise
have you ever felt the sunrise
through a break in the clouds the trees rest
another house-light flips on
the smoke-stacks
the fog
distinguished from the smog
the urban expirence of the sun rising
contrasted to the expance of the mountianous horizion
set your eyes to zion
break of day
where will it stop
rembreandt strokes on the atmosphere
clouds whisper: art
have you ever felt the sunrise
have you ever expirenced the sun rise
...

moonlight
hits my
hits my eyes
it's a sign
get up get up
to another night
get up get up
to councious light
let the guiding star show you the path
the path to the right

get up and rise
to the starlit skies
the moon is high
revolution time.
Track Name: The Wretched
all this aggression
nazi pressure
fuck the USA
we're never livin' that way
revolution is the day
hear what i say
pacified is a crime
if our children gonna die
non-violent
silent
or violent revolution
non-violent
silent
or violent revolution
non-violen
silent
or violent revoultion
what's it gonna be?

we will find a way
we will find a way
we will find a way
we've got to find it

peter, bunny, bob said it
stand up for your rights
everybody get it?
(bring it)
raise your rights
love your life
stakes is high
rock for light
seems so fuckin' clear to me
live up to reality
big brother is watching you
corrupt governments
abuse the rules
so the poor stay poor
the needy stay needy
in a capitalist state
everybody's greedy
not we- no
we give it away instead
never satisfied
'til the hungry get fed

battle against oppression
rythem is my weapon
sound is my obsession
a history lesson:
granada, uganda, guatamala, panama
heroshima, nagasaki...
i could never name them all
see empires rise
and empires fall
when i was a boy
they broke down the Wall
use the power of your numbers
put an end to the plunder
raise a fist; fuck a flag
we're never going under
all downpressed people
come together
sister brother
father mother
it's now or never.
Track Name: Sweet Bean Buns
Your eyes met mine
and i heard that train
i was
laying on the tracks
just trying to kill the pain
kisses like a railroad spike
she found my vein
and i'll never be the same
and i'll never be the same

i wanna take that train
any palce is better
with you
i wanna take that train
no where sounds better
with you.

anger is an energy
so play it on your tamborine
and when it seems as though you're through
baby girl go scream those blues
i know your train is leaving
i wish it would stay
we could melt it down together
and fade away
and i'll never be the same
and i'll never be the same.
Track Name: Johny's Song
must be nice
living it up in California
no worries is what some say
but i get woried everyday
this aint the place for me
cant get no reciprocity
some people plan to stay in bed
but i'll be stepping out instead

when i try to get real high
they bring me down
when i try to stand up tall
they shrink me down
when i try to push them off
oh they pull me down down down

when i get outta babylon
i'm never going back

when i try to get real high
they bring me down
when i try to stand up tall
they shrink me down
when i try to push them off
oh they pull me down

it's not enough for me to live a life of luxry
no way
sorry sir but i can't compramise for you today
i hope you find a better way
but there's no time for me to stay

when i try to get real high
they bring me down
when i try to stand up tall
they shrink me down
when i try to push them off
they pull me down down down