from by Kai Eckhardt band




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.
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 !)


from Zeitgeist, track released January 6, 2014
8. Chased

Written and arranged by Kai Eckhardt
Chris Paul Robinson: Guitars
Osam Ezzeldin: Keyboards
Deszon Claiborne: Drums
Kai Eckhardt: Bass, vocals and samples
Tag: Angela Davis at Occupy Wall st. Zuccotti Park NYC
Recording Engineer: Ed Gordon
Dedicated to: The Dimalanta-Kirsch family: Rose-Ann, Michael and Belen



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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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