Taking Off

by Blueskank

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1.
05:50
I´d rather be a fool, than a stingy man I´d rather keep cool, than become a worried man notice that burnin´ flame, inside of you jealous since you don´t know when you haven´t found yet what to do waste your time wondering why, why, why unable to stop pretending it´s everybody´s fault, you fell fine like this? made a good deal but not with the devil keep cool haughty when you walk by find no amusement for you hard job to make you smile give up your bitter mood, feel the root skank pull off that wry face, erase the mistrust used to get bad taste, alone you will find yourself at last made a good deal but not with the devil cold hearted just freeze, your chest is a jailer keep cool I made up my mind no petty resentment the better I feel the more I give, more I receive grab the chance, join us for free change the groove to keep… keep cool, when we`re jammin´ keep cool, when we sit around the fire keep cool, during night time keep cool, when the sun is shining high
2.
04:29
CORRUPTED corrupted, corrupted whatever you do, corrupted whatever you speak, corrupted whatever I see, corrupted whatever I feel universal laws unforgettable rules were not written all that glitters is not gold road to hell, lead by the smell of coins misguided, feeding our vanity calamity is waiting for us black knight, dressed up with fake fortune clothes gaps filled with dirty green notes the shortest path isn´t always the best one stop money slavery, stop money slavery raindrops, falling against my trench if you never step outside, step outside you might never get wet if you never try you never get if you just obey, get used to beg kneel and pray your god for help just hope won´t give you the chance, you say “castaway in a crowd a clown, stranger in my own town” hit the ground, push them down, claim so loud that everyone can hear you somebody could help you «come to the rescue» corrupted, corrupted whatever you do, corrupted whatever you speak, corrupted whatever i see, corrupted whatever i feel jinglin´ rounded guns that shoot missery, law of the jungle people starving unexpected consecuences landing, no one but me can be my protector my own savior hunger leads to anger, soon there won´t be any cure against decadence, ignorance, money washes brains and hopes while tenderness lost a site among the bonds of conquering new practices free will empire, a joke? I would inquire becoming a mess, less means even less corrupted, everything corrupted the journalist who tells the truth is killed and nobody can stop it corrupted, everything corrupted war disguised as peace and chiildren as cruel sergeants…
3.
03:12
THINGS TO DO live before death comes show yourself you are alive draw wrinkles on your face tell me the story of your life challenge your fears catch flies, tell some lies dismiss envy solidarity is a medicine taste a teardrop fallen off the eyes of the woman you loved most once upon a time take care of your own business face to face is the way don´t be nosy ´cause you are bored my friend waves in the sea, waves in the sea sunbathe, wasting time don´t you think it´s a better way to cure the pain in your heart taste a teardrop fallen off the eyes of the woman you loved most once upon a time... life is a proof, so candy my love is pure, so friendly
4.
05:17
BLINK ONCE with this eyes wide open I can see the punishment we are going to live we deserve we all new about this unhappy ending it´s too late to regret blink once if you don´t like what you see blink twice this is the jungle three times no more against the wind my legs tremble we lost collective conscience stockbrokers rule he world tones of bullets mean freedom soldiers black sheep inna the flock with this mouth well closed I can´t speak the government doesn´t want to hear we accept wallets full of notes are the only passport breathe and sign the check hole in my pocket coins in their buckets new culture rise and fall needles left far away we can´t reach ´em evil tricks and drugs worldwide nets of incomunication decoy to deceive our hopes makes no sense life with no possession destroy when they don´t like yours... claim for what is yours not because I say, just because you want to claim for what is yours don´t let them get it lost don´t do what you are supposed to... don´t do what you are supposed to... don´t do, don´t do, don´t do...
5.
06:22
GREEN DREAMS planting and growing laughs and seeds water and light will bring me the bubble green dreams, smoggy landscapes cream fields, in this tribal process ritual starts with a big bonfire is not legalizing what I talk about I´m not apologising, I´m not allowed, allowed, allowed flames reach the clouds reggae music grounds drum and bass play the beat of this new sound horns cry out here we are jamming, all of us connected by the green dreams, smoggy landscapes cream fields, in this tribal process smoke invades my lungs and brain I forget, where i belong to I forget where i come from too oh na na ven, na na ven... inhale! exhale! waiting, learning, sharing experiences wings on i backs to fly back to the past to the innocence, back to the innocence fourth dimension is now open hazy impressions of my whole life no conversation we talk with the eyes words are behind... creating, collecting smoking, protecting life remains the same
6.
PRINCE OF NOWHERE too much hate too much rage to grow with no one by your side supports the special way you see life why do we let a child drift, why, why why do we close the eyes and pretend we don´t see dreams vanish staring at the roof violence fed by the one who should take care of you poor prince of nowhere poor prince of nowhere prince of nowhere lord with no castle king without a kingdom s.o.s. in a bottle s.o.s. men aren´t taught to cry shame, shame, shame guilty for been born blame those who haven´t realized what they have done, done, done dreams vanished staring at the roof violence fed by the one who should take care of you poor prince of nowhere poor prince of nowhere prince of nowhere blame those blame those men aren´t taught to cry poor prince of nowhere...
7.
04:08
ANA when you come downtown when you turn around and smile when you look at me I feel, there´s no need to speak naughty, naughty soul there´s a wit child deep inside when we play some role when we dance along the shore “who´s that lady?”, people wonder “she drives me crazy”, men stumble if you feel blue if you need a fix she´s your glue if it´s a cloudy morning she will make it sunshine for you she brings the sun, she gives you fun rocking and rolling that´s the way she does, and I hear them say “who´s that lady?”, people wonder “she drives me crazy”, men stumble gimme a happy day gimme happy day today gimme a happy day gimme a happy day today when I take off, I know I´m gonna miss you much but as you told me once in a crossroads we will find this future past “who´s that lady?”, people wonder “she drives me crazy”, men stumble gimme a happy day...
8.
04:25
LAST DROP forward never step backwards fearless health is all what you need man progress´ not the way they teach you those stray dogs bite and bite ´till you bleed down to the last drop I never told nobody to save my life who are them to decide my future? I don´t believe in invented threats those stray dogs bite and bite ´till you bleed down to the last drop war ain´t work but for their wealthy lives a child with a gun is aiming right at my head somebody kidnap mister president´s plane and show him all the pain around the world ´till he cries down to the last drop some pretend being god consequence is... shake their hands and we frown time goes by ice melts we´ll sweat down to the last drop misunderstanding thunders and lightnings last drop of life...
9.
05:23
BORDER WALLS my god is the music prayer could be this song right on my back, I carry on with this message I put in words we are not alone just look around and see how blind we are how people forgot to be no straight lines, no easy roads that´s an invention like frontier walls border walls frontier walls border walls so many miles to walk so many steps to take so many tears to drop but none of them will fall in vain, in vain I could run away, and hide but chose the fight I & I will beat all those fears and reach the highest ground highest trance the highest ground highest trance humanity begins in each of us I don´t like flags and all those symbols they don´t represent my thoughts represent my thoughts I will stand here when they come stand here when they come, come... my chest to the front my head up high, looking to the sky...
10.
06:57
30 STEPS it´s midnight in this smoke jungle somebody put all the lights down there´s no witness, out of sight I´m just, thirty steps from you take a blow, let your spirit flow you don´t know but I am, getting close to you your smell comes to me this is your last chance to flee there´s no bodyguard that can keep me away I don´t need an invitation to stay I do fear but i just hear the devil on my shoulder no more than twenty steps from you to me lack of self confidence, from you to me leave apart the worries, from you to me possessed by the heat like a sickness backwards like a crab I wander I mumble, mu mu mumble when i see you face the truth, your worst enemy´s front of you the shape is drawn with sweat on the mirror I´m so close that I can touch you lightly with my breath Before I faint I want to paint your lips with mine something´s burning, could be me ´cause you look fine just can blame myself would you mind if... lack of self confidence, leave apart the worries possessed by the heat like a sickness crowded place, seems like empty porcelain face, my knees are shaking lend me your hands, lend me your hands I´ll write a happy end where we lie full naked I get it, I get it we gotta play the game we gonna play
11.
04:14
BROWN SKIN brown skin you got that rhythm brown skin you break my bones brown skin you make me feel it brown skin you turn me on brown skin you spread your feathers brown skin you break my bones you break all my bones brown skin dream of your leather brown skin you turn me on brown skin you got that felling brown skin you break my bones brown skin you make feel it brown skin you turn me on...

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"Taking Off", 2011 (Producciones Psicotrónicas, LaFamille Music): reggae roots, with many different influences, from soul to blues, from jazz to afrobeat.

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released April 6, 2011

Han colaborado:
José Recacha (Glazz): solo de guitarra en “Brown Skin”
Javier Ochoa (Hotdrop): coros
Carlos (Maracatú FM)): solo de guitarra en “30 Steps”
Enrique Rodríguez (Canteca de Macao): trompeta en “Last Drop”
Marcos Crespo (Raza Guaya, No Reply): trombón en “Green Dreams”

Grabado en Rat Rabbit Estudios y Baker Studio por Arturo Jiménez
Ingenieros de sonido Rodrigo Díaz y Arturo Jiménez
Producción de Mighty Mike y Arturo Jiménez
Producción artística Mighty Mike
Mezclado por Puppashan, Arturo Jiménez y Mighty Mike en Disco Inferno
Masteriado por Pete Maher en TopFloor Music (Londres)
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Blueskank Madrid, Spain

Blueskank es un centro de operaciones donde el roots reggae se ve salpicado de soul, jazz y afrobeat, dando lugar a una nueva manera de entender la música negra.

Blueskank is an original mixture of roots reggae, soul, jazz and afrobeat which brings a new way to experiment what black music is.
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