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Headlamp, like all of BURNT's albums, is the result of collaboration. The feel of the record is shaped by the musicians and producers we joined with to create it. The presence of England-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Nathan McCoy AKA Rivel gives the album it's distinct bass-heavy sound. The tracks produced by Sacramento based producer Jamal Siurano AKA Intocogni (of Iconoclast Robot) lend the album his trademark smooth grooves. Headlamp also features two tracks produced by the band's friend and fellow pumpkin-eater Ian Nagy AKA Cro-Nag. The album's track Leaflyfe features a verse from the incomparable artist Karmic Basis, with vocalist Benjamin Cook (of Beyond Rhythm) singing the hook. See track listing for more details.


released June 20, 2014

1. intro (produced by intocogni and BURNT)
2. be like water (produced by Rivel and BURNT)
3. boombox (produced by Rivel and BURNT)
4. amsterdam (produced by Rivel and BURNT)
5. mumia (produced by Rivel and BURNT)
6. leaflyfe (Featuring Karmic Basis and Benjamin Cook, produced by Karmic Basis and BURNT)
7. last september (produced by Rivel and BURNT, engineered at SoundCarrier Studios, UK. Written by Benno Robison and BURNT)
8. begin again (produced by Cro-Nag and BURNT)
9. daylights a burnin (produced by intocogni and BURNT)
10. destruction (produced by Rivel and BURNT)
11. small fish big pond (produced by Rivel and BURNT)
12. time (produced by Rivel and BURNT, featuring Joe Ransom on guitar)
13. legendary (produced by intocogni and BURNT)
14. youniverse (produced by Cro-Nag and BURNT)


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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 San Francisco 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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Track Name: be like water
as it ponds
As it pools
From here to there
From me to you
As in ocean
And in sea
Its in you
And its in me

Just like the water
Be like the water
Just like the water now
Be like the water

As in rain
Then in snow
Back and forth
To and fro
The river flow
From the stream
First to boil
Then to steam

Inna my town
There is a mademoiselle
Every day she go to the well
When the bucket go down
And come up dry
She don't understand
No she never know why

The swell get big
It come from south
She rides the waves
Until the sun go down
The moon come out
The fire light
She and him
They go dance all night

The tied was low
She touch the reef
The two of them
Slept on the beach
In morning time
The tide was high
A smile he wears
While the tears he cry
Track Name: boombox
we don't go to work today
we don't stay asleep
we just wanna live one day
in freaky harmony
we don't go to market no
we don't spend a dime
we just wanna celebrate
the present
until time

musical movement
for rebellion
what we seed
revolution happen
everyone dancing in the street

we don't need no guns no bombs
we don't need no strife
we just know that leave
the whole world
bleeding from their eyes
we don’t want no slavery
we don’t want no crime
we just need a way to
uplift all of humankind

we don't need no shytstem
no exploitation
of the earth
we don't wanna hear about
how much your oil is worth
we just know the world is one
so we gonna have some fun
we not gonna stop until the walls
come crashing down

we just need a boombox
we just need a beat
then we shake our arms and legs
and move our dancing feet
we just need a guitar
we just need a bass
we just need a drummer now
we smashing up the place

when all the bands are playing
and all the singers sing
with all the DJs spinning
oh what a funky scene
the people and the music
taking over town
and they could never stop us
cause we got the numbers now
Track Name: amsterdam
in amsterdam
the movies played
to nobody
the people stayed
outside today
the sun was high
a glistening gleam
was in your eye
paris london italy
no one did things differently
but holland had a holiday
the scales they seemed to float away

and once again my eyes could see
the universe
dinosaurs and collard greens
fingertips and french kissing
yes once again my eyes could see
the universe infinity
ghengis khan
sunflower seeds
moving lips
and melodies

in danish town
on halloween
the pumpkins danced
so merrily
outside last night
the moon was high
the stuff of life
fell from your eyes
paris london italy
no one did things differently
but amsterdam
this holiday
sweet harmony
just sang away
Track Name: mumia
one born in philadelphia
one gift to communicate with word
speaking out against oppression
oh god that you would do the same

one day
inna roadblock
one brother
is there trouble in the air
and when the bullets blast
oh god
who is the victim there

voice of the voiceless
singin hold your heart open
speak truth to power
and shine your light
upon the world

one sitting there in judgement
one stands
as the heavy gavel fell
no mercy for the guilty
oh god here come the hooded men

one living life in bondage
one cage
too small to silence truth
one more
battle in the struggle
oh god when shall we see the day
Track Name: leaflyfe
i'm on the southside of cal
in that indo state
if you ain't from around here
its hard to hate
picking trees at a discount rate
full blown clones and seeds
cultivating for pay
hit the air in the scene
natural blends of green
i'm all about the quick business
back to the money machine
keep em counting
dubs pile up fast
i've been snitched on once
so we hide the cash
prop 215
we abuse it well
keeping smokers out of jail
cause my piss test fail
and i know the hot spots
where they serve for low
some call it water growth
but for short its dro
libated from them buds
that we grow so nice
keefe lookin all white
like some chopped up ice
home of the northern lights
mixed strands
and types
420 on the dot
provoke the leaflyfe

this is the life and
this is the light
burning high grade
all through the night
this life and this is
the light
making everyone
feel alright

up on the north side of cal
they got farms for green
ten foot tall stalks
in a field of dreams
they got hills full of rebels
all trying to grow
cause it don't take much
sun soil and soul
he got sick of the grind
started doing the math
now its blunts of skunk
and big chunks of hash
street kids selling glass
home blown and such
Dmac on a spliff
with a proper crutch
at the clinic on the block
edibles for sale
they got
og kush cross ginger ale
say herb for wine
stay high all day
the cops just watchin
as we blaze away
bay buds ain't scarce
i got mine for free
for living all smiles
just naturally
in the sunshine state
we still struggle and strife
got one more reason
to live the leaflyfe
Track Name: last september
do you remember
last september
when you loved me so tender

lover remember
soft summer sleep
layin awake
love stained sheets
melting skin
sweating sweet
knowing forever
we will be

now comes the fall
i'm one with the leaves
floatin on the breeze
that means
i've got to go
and if i had the money honey
id strap you in beside me
and never ever leave you at home
all alone and cryin
Track Name: begin again
we all have answers
wrapped in questions
all loves beauty
lies within
all the secrets
i have sheltered
stay inside
my shallow friend
day of beauty
night of silence
crashing down
begin again
simple as a yellow flower
grass is orange
begin again

here comes the big red fireball
i'm gonna be alright
storm clouds build the whole night thru
i'm gonna be alright
raindrops soak the whole way thru
i'm gonna be alright
here's a nice spot to put down roots

now the blue sky
screams in anger
and the sirens
sound alarm
on this journey
we have taken
will we find out who we are
and will knowing
change our answers
and the questions
that we ask
or will knowing
leave us speechless
timeless now
without a past
Track Name: daylights a burnin
awake in the morning
alive and i'm moving
this life is for living
daylights a burnin
so rise like the dawning
this trains a-leaving
a wave on the ocean
original motion
get up it going
stand up keep pushin
moves i'm making
cause the clock ain't waiting
tick tock
hold on to let go
belong to the beat that you long to behold
see the window
she is open
and the rain she's coming in
still in upfull dreams and visions
the sun shall shine again
for in this world we are
this is our destiny
until the message is
peace will never be

tell time with the rhythm
go fast or go slow
just groove to keep pace
of the foot on the floor
say fire
sound in the drum
steady rocking out to the creation
here now to reason
seize it in season
being a breathing
being receiving
breeze bring forward
what wisdom is seeking
all together on the one
Track Name: destruction
another version
reggae version
a slow burn vision
there's no creation
without destruction
free the fire inside of you

this here version
fusion version
a rude and rootsie
in every action
be careful what you do

make way for the Boss DJ

another version
punky version
up in the valley of decision
the stream it bend
a new direction
behold, a simple truth

this here version
vital version
word sound power
across the nation
one-thousand miles
the dancers twist
one-thousand styles
Track Name: small fish big pond
who knows why the bubbles rise
why the kelp is green
who of you can tell me why
they all swim better than me
the jellys glow
octopus has ink
my fins are so damn short
i think i'm gonna sink

yesterday the coral cut me
now my tail is grey
and then i got so hungry
i almost took the bait
my brother ate the hook
maybe its not so bad
they hauled him up the sky on high
now he gets to fry
i'm so small
sure to get tossed back
left bleeding from the mouth
to slowly fade to black

big fish small pond
lost among the deep
bound to be drowned
out here on the edge
amongst the reeds
Track Name: Time
can no one hold
cant no one stop
each precious drop
and in the morn i saw a rainbow thru my window

each moment now
is passing by
is come and gone
feels like home the birds are singing in the morning

forever now
for how ever long
is all i want
is all i've got to give
and so i feel the i
and live this life
with upfullness and oneness
until time

it slip away
it fly on by
so spend it wise

and in the garden of today there's
room to grow

for those who watch
or punch the clock
its all the same
begin again the present breath never repeating

so sudden when tomorrow turns to yesterday
is feelin fast or going slow all in my head

so make a move
go forth unto
and seize today

in evening time across the bay i see lights shine

we make believe in endings

all thru the night they dance and sweat to feel the groove

close your eyes
open your mind
to see the way
the stars come out and flash it makes me wonder
Track Name: legendary
this road
this ride
this wave
this time
can be a heavy load
wont lose
this soul
this heart
this love
this mind
this is all i know
so thru the cold ill be alright
and stay until sunrise
then just like the light
just like the light