Zeitgeist

by Kai Eckhardt band

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"Zeitgeist" ....
Is the 2014 album release by bassist-composer Kai Eckhardt.

Released by:
Area61 records
Release/catalogue number:
01
Release date:
6 January 2014

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released 06 January 2014
Recorded at Indian Rock Studio, Berkeley, CA by Ed Gordon
and Area61 studio by Kai Eckhardt.
Mixed by Kai Eckhardt
Mastered by Celso Alberti.
Producer: Kai Eckhardt
Executive Producer: Ed Gordon
Cover photo: Regina Camargo

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Kai Eckhardt Berkeley, California

Kai Eckhardt is a Liberian/ German bassist known through his work with guitarist John
McLaughlin in the late 80's, Billy Cobham in the 90's and Garaj Mahal in the new
millennium. Other career highlights include performances and recordings with:
Trilok, Gurtu, Stanley Clarke, Wayne Shorter, Patrice Rushen, Dewey Redman,
Donald Byrd, Bela Fleck and Victor Wooten
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Track Name: Worm
Worm by Kai Eckhardt c 2011

Some say what up are is nothing but a slimy bottom feeder
Some say what you do is help them on a Friday catch a fish or two.
Some would step on you, squash your little body on the rainy
pavement
Few know what you bring is so much more than meets the naked
Eye (I) no longer wonder why the first would be the last
And the last would be the first.
You should not be surprised if the one who saves your life
tomorrow
Comes from six feet under.
Worm, you little coil in the soil get the scrapple from the apple
and the meat off the street,
little worm, crawling through the night out of sight, underground what
you find you will grind,
wiggly worm, nibble on that pebble that you found underground leaving
minerals behind.
The grass is green ‘cause you do your thing, undisputed master of
recycling
Some say what you are is nothing but a nasty little creepy crawly,
Some say what you do is crawl in two directions when sliced in two
Some cremate instead so you can not get a hold of their
leftovers,
If you die instead, gone will be the days of wine and roses here
upon this
Earth would be a wasteland if the service you portray finally
would go away
Nobody breaks down the funk with a passion quite like you, now I
know your love is true
Worm, you little coil in the soil get the scrapple from the apple
and the meat off the street,
Worm, crawling through the night out of sight, underground what
you find you will grind,
Worm, nibble on that pebble that you found underground leaving
minerals behind.
The grass is green ‘cause you do your thing, undisputed master of
recycling
Track Name: From the North to the South
From the North to the South by KE

From the north to the south to the west to the east
to the bottom to the middle to the top,
seven connections to seven directions
seven connections and we don't stop
From the north to the south to the west to the east
to the bottom to the middle to the top,
seven connections to seven directions
seven connections and we don't stop
we don't stop
before we can receive the gifts life gave us
we've got to detect what it is that enslaves us
some of us are ruled by the things we own
stuck high and dry on a mighty throne
many of us live in deep misery, poverty
slipping on the downslide, worldwide
Yet it is we who bring it together
bridging the gap and changing the weather.
Chorus
In our hearts and minds we bow to the now
we honor you, the live the true
great mystery come slow us down,
bring us back around and connect us to the inner sound
great circle of life you're amazing
who are we to judge your forms
it's you who shines beyond all norms …..
In the spirit of humility we recognize
the contributions, the effort and the sacrifice,
made by those who prepared who cared who shared
who maintained allowing us to be entertained
the ones who clean, who remain useen,
crucial lives behind the scene
right from the start to art from the heart
respect to all who've played their part
we thank the ground on which we stand
living in silence across the land
ancient are the rocks and trees
creepy crawlies, birds and bees
butterflies and apple trees
reaching...
Chorus
Track Name: Chased
Chased

yodelayheetee
i never had a Swiss bank account
yet i wouldn't wanna be ya
not for any cash amount
you got me tied to your rising interest rates
until i'm fried fried fried
for every time my monthly payment's coming late.
caught up in a nasty chase
where the banksters set the pace
and keep changing up the rules
in the middle of the race
just because your name is chase
doesn't mean you have a case
to harass me for this cash
while you're sitting on a stash.
skimmin' off the top
that is the way you roll
you’ll never stop
as long as you remain in control
when i was down, you'd no longer talk to me.
for being poor you came around to punish me
Plant commercials in my brain
Robot voice drives me insane
Pressing one or pressing two
Every day some bill is due
Brain is large and heart is small
profit when the markets fall
Made of glass and made of steel
nothing in your world is real.
breakdown
day after day
becoming more desensitized
being out of touch with the lives of those you've compromised.
you wonder why
the majority's not down with how you live.
you own the pie
and they're drowning in the shit that you don't give.
If you wish to carry on
to where all the mercy's gone
We will not be by your side
when you have no place to hide
cause the system you defend
is your master in the end.
Like the money you don't spend
On the 99 per cent.
(Angela Davis and Occupy Wall St go !)