Esperanza

by burnt.

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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 a psychedelic and soulful blend of reggae, ska, punk and hip-hop sounds. Inspired by DIY artist subculture, this California based band has independently produced 10 albums of original music. Originally formed in 2003, BURNT continues to tour extensively on the west coast of the U.S. and Canada. ... more

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