Defunkt – Mastervolt

Defunkt – Mastervolt

 

BRING OUT THE JAMS Joseph Bowie (lyrics & music)

Hey Hey Defunkt’s back you see
, 35 years fighting back at reality
 Resisting the urge to really be soft, 
Gotta’ make a move for the young getting lost Push up! Curiosity resist you see, Protest all the wrong, that’s the way to be Don’t believe all you hear on the news, get a world education then you choose, Trust first in yourself, its your future Faith in your life, the Universe is your tutor

Bring out the jams, Bring out the jams Bring out the jams, Brothers and sisters

Bring out the jams, Bring out the jams Bring out the jams, Brothers and sisters

Bring out the jams, Bring out the jams Bring out the jams

 

I FUNK THEREFORE I AM Joseph Bowie/Linley Marthe (music), Hilarius Hofstede (lyrics)

I Funk Therefore I Am! 
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul I Funk Therefore I Am!
 Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul

I Funk Therefore I Am! 
Never mind the Ku Klux Klan 
Je Fanque Donc Je Suis!
 Il n’y que des cons qui ne changent pas d’avis

We are because we will
, We live that’s why we share
, we can’t therefore we are…
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul

I Funk Therefore I Am,
 Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul, I Funk Therefore I Am 
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul

Here’s the Gorilla Black Sperm Squad Drowning racism is where it’s at
, you may think funk is a piece of cake, We’ll be right after the break!

I Funk Therefore I Am
, Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul, I Funk Therefore I Am, 
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul

We are because we will
, we live that’s why we share, We can’t therefore we are, Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul

We funk because we’re in, Scorch your souls with Zen, Please do as you see fit This funk will never QUIT!

I Funk Therefore I Am! 
Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul, I Funk Therefore I Am!
 Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Defunkt Soul

 

Africa Now Joseph Bowie (music) Hilarius Hofstede/Emma Lamadji (lyrics)

Down by the rivers of Africa, we sit down and cry, Dieu ne supporte ce qu’il ne peut pas voir, Look at the world and ask why?

Hollywood slavery, what else is new?  Investigating is the thing to do, the Motherland is up for sale, Welcome to the re-colonial zoo, Oh oh oh the re-colonial zoo

Africa Now by the rivers we sit, sit down and cry, Africa why you no longer see, is migration the reason why? Africa Now by the rivers we sit, sit down and cry, Africa why you no longer see, is migration the reason why?

Suffering is the bank of life, Sahara wind blow the sands of love, Rest with the ancestors tonight, there’s no hell below only heaven above

Upper Volta joining the lower East Side, Youth-iopia is not far away, Despair will melt into diamonds and gold, ashes to dust copper and clay

Africa Now by the rivers we sit, sit down and cry, Africa why you no longer see, is migration the reason why? Africa Now by the rivers we sit, sit down and cry, Africa why you no longer see, is migration the reason why?

Leaders and dealers please be warned, Enslaved to our rhythm we’re not buying, You make your Mothers throw their babies to the EU shore, and you don’t hear them crying

The Gods have gone crazy, Les morts Africaines partent au paradis, Fanque diffuse et manqué de pluie, Is Africa on the rise?

Africa Now by the river, we sit…sit down and cry, Africa why you no longer see, Is migration the reason why?

Africa Now by the rivers we sit, sit down and cry, Africa why you no longer see, is migration the reason why?

Is Vibration? Segregation? The reason why?

 

MAN WITH THE STRANGE LOOK Joseph Bowie/Michael Hammer (music), Joseph Bowie (lyrics)

Who’s the man with the strange look? Why don’t you look INSIDE? 
See what you find…
Learn, what’s on his mind

Stop, understand my situation
, No pity, ask an explanation
, what happened, don’t dare to look, 
Make no conclusions, if you don’t know the truth

Man with the strange look? Why don’t you look INSIDE?

Struggled, with his destiny, to live what he can be, His trust, is in happiness, Love, can make us see

Fear, and the cruelty
, Afraid, to understand, 
It’s just, insecurity, 
Holding back our love for this man, He wants, an equal chance in life, To share, what he’s learned

The cold from the shy glance, Needs the love he has earned

If we only give our sympathy
, the prize will be missed
, A gift of magic for you & me, 
Open your heart don’t resist
, Who’s the man with the strange look? Man with the strange look

Understand my situation, 
No pity ask an explanation, 
What happened, don’t dare to look
, Make no conclusions if you don’t know the truth

Open your heart feel me
, my soul is overflowing with love, Fighting/ searching all that I can be, I want to show you, what I’ve done

Man with the strange look,
 Why don’t you look INSIDE? Fear and the cruelty, 
Afraid, to understand, 
It’s just insecurity,
Holding back our love for this man

Struggled, with his destiny, to live what he can be, His trust is in happiness Love, can make us see

If we only give our sympathy, the prize will be missed
, A gift of magic for you & me, Open your heart, don’t resist

He wants, an equal chance in life, to share, what he’s learned, 
The cold, from the shy glance Needs the love, he has earned

Who’s the man with the strange look? Man with the strange look, 
Man with the strange look, 
Why don’t you look INSIDE

 

THEY KNOW THIS BUT YOU KNOW THAT Joseph Bowie (music) Hilarius Hofstede (lyrics)

We know what they know, but they don’t know what you know, We know what they know but they don’t know what you know, and they don’t know that you know

Paleo-Dynamite bass patterns rock, Open up for Space on Earth, Exodus the womb of reason, you know we all go the life to surf

Inner funk and Outer Drive, Mulatto Man born from the sun and Moon, Magic was my first love, Speed of light and Darkness at Noon

Feeling Sweet healing, let’s ride the Celestial Mystery, Stone Age to Space Age Make THE RICH History

We know that they know, But they don’t know what you know, We know that they know, but they don’t know what you know, You are what you desire, put a tiger in your tank! Wish you were here we are today, Listen to our Degenerate Fanque

Ground Coca-Cola Zero, War at first sight, 2001 Degrees in the Shade, Thou shall take up Serpents, with a little more Bite

Ground Coca-Cola Zero, War at first sight, w001 Degrees in the Shade, Thou shall take up Serpents, With a little more Bite

Feeling Sweet healing, Let’s ride the Celestial Mystery, Stone Age to Space Age, Make THE RICH History.

Fly like an Igloo, Protect me from what I buy, Once a Blair Always a liar, A time to Live and a time to Die

Feeling Sweet Healing, Let’s ride the Celestial Mystery, Stone Age to Space Age, Make THE RICH History

Fly like an Igloo, Protect me from what I buy, Once a Bush always a liar, A time to live and a time to Die

 

 

LIVING IN THE FRONTLINE Joseph Bowie (music) Hilarius Hofstede (lyrics)

Living in the Frontline You got Mind Pollution, Living in the Frontline You got the Institution, Living in the Frontline You get Traumatized, Living in the Frontline You get Hospitalized

You’re climbing naked up the tree, You can’t be Free, In the Frontline of Society, You end up in its Psychiatry

You are exposed you get diagnosed,

You get legal and illegal drugs, and living in the frontline You got official and UN-official Thugs

Living in the Frontline You got Mind Pollution, Living in the Frontline You got the Institution, Living in the Frontline You get Traumatized, Living in the Frontline You get Hospitalized

You’re climbing naked up the tree, You can’t be Free, In the Frontline of Society, What about African Psychiatry

Mind the Step, Stay away from closing doors, Vous n’étes pas fous, Smile back at life when it smiles at You

Living in the Frontline You got Mind Pollution, Living in the Frontline You got the Institution, Living in the Frontline You get Traumatized, Living in the Frontline You get Hospitalized

THE PETROLEUM SONG Joseph Bowie/Michael Hammer (music), Hilarius Hofstede (lyrics)

Petroleum 
Petroleum, All they ever want is Petroleum Petroleum, Gasoline…

Farmhouse Inferno in Waco, Texaco Shell Nigeria pays the bill, 
Naomi Campbell dripping Hell Oil, We’re all ready for a refill

Kuwait in line for the ghost of Bush, 
Need to make pesticides from the honey of the earth, Exxon-Mobil, Brit Petrol & Shell Oil, 
Use it to burn the bison hides

What have you done with the Planet and our soil? British Mobil, Petrol Shell, Exxon Oil, 
Sheik supremacy in a Slave New World, 
Nothing left but waste and spoil

Bow to the power of the gas pump, 
We’re on a Safari of the Fittest, talking to the Mighty Drum, Travel the Pipelines of Solidarity
, Tell me if I’m dreaming

Petroleum Petroleum, All they ever want is Petroleum
 Petroleum… Gasoline, 
Petroleum Petroleum… All they ever want is Petroleum 
Petroleum…

CIRCUS ROYALE (Instrumental) Joseph Bowie (music) Tribute to Pablo Fanque – First Black Circus owner in the UK in the 1800’s

 

ITCHIN’ Joseph Bowie (music), Hilarius Hofstede (lyrics)

Itchin’ I’m free NOT to do what I want!

Itchin’ I’m free NOT to do what I want!

Itchin’ I’m free NOT to do what I want!

Itchin’ I’m free NOT to do what I want!

Man I’m cool check out my pool, Slamming with the Ancestors, Load up the juju, 
Tearing down the Anti-Funk

You buy too much and think too little, Online is never off the record Dinosaurs to personal computer, Don’t touch what you can’t afford

Mars is War Venus of Love, Space is really the place to be, We Wanna’ Be Starting Something, Working Out! Is the way back In

Bones are bones, satanic don’t panic, Ecoutez le Doc Vaudou
, Money is running out of ideas, 
Do something in time of Agony

Islands rising oceans not sinking, Strikes and gutters express the blues, For those who stacked away the cash, Thank you for flying Middle Class

Itchin’ 
No drum can this blow! Haiti Divorce you can’t break a snake eat this Medicine Fanque Night People here’s our shamans’ vision Amy stay with us, So Ruff So Tuff No to the lurking terror of soul destruction! Do not touch the Holy Madmen! Total wild west bohemian funk rhapsody in blue Drone to the Bone Obama Boy! The toy of mass destruction Queen of the Nudists and your TV Gorilla! To show you I’m not proud you may shake hands with me! La Joie C’est Ca Qui Compte! The world is still young BUT! What happened to the Human Dream?

 

 

VOODOO BASICS Joseph Bowie (music), Hilarius Hofstede (lyrics)

KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! FON-K!

Beheaded Chicken waltz the Homerun, Natural Disaster – or was it dynamite? Welcome to the Spirit Feast
, Time for Rhum and meet the Priest

Arrested under the Loa of the Funk, Saut D’eau Re-Mi-Myself & I, 
Jump now if you fear the Waterfall, VAUDOU is a Fun for All !

KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! FON-K

Haiti we’re not going to leave you stranded (No),- No Blood sacrifice GANG-NAM around here, Welcome to the Spirit Feast, 
Time for Rhum and meet the Beast!

Obtain the Wisdom of the Serpent
, Da Loa Da Bass Line Da More Hoodoo Da Drums, Let me introduce to you ERZULI

Come on down, come on down on me

KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! FON-K!

African Spacecraft Miles ahead, Frank Zapp & Roger Soulage Defunkt New Soil our aim is true, Emma, you’re my waterfall, so elegant, so intelligent, Bootcamp Abraham Linley Marthe, My Dear walking the Bass-am beaches praying for space peaches, Planets of the Apes unite, Give me Hendrix and Hendryx,  Jimi & Nona All Along the Watchtower of Power, by the way tell Sir Mick Be Free, Black girls want to be LOVED all day!

KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! KU-BAH-SAH! KU-BHA-SA! FON-K!

 

 

WE GOT TO WIN Joseph Bowie/Linley Marthe (music), Joseph Bowie (lyrics)

It just seems right to me, That all the people see
, To save the world we must, Start to begin to trust

We must begin to fight
, for life we know it’s right, You have to give and choose, Before you really lose

We’ve got to educate the children, Make no mistake, We must eliminate the suffering Of all human beings

Not for one minute wait, Soon it will be too late
, The evils growing strong That’s why we sing this song

No matter what we see, the world can truly be, 
A place that’s free from sin, that’s why we got to win!

To find a way for us, 
To do the things we must, Got to stop the pain and lust, that signify society

We got to stop the schemes, that kill off all our dreams
, we want to get in touch
, With love, that means so much

We must stop the plans, that destroy our land, liberate and free our spirit, Let the whole world hear it!

We must stay alive, we’ve got to survive, don’t be afraid
, make this world better

If this is not enough, then we must get tough, we just cannot pretend, you know we got to win!

 

 

WHAT DOES YOUR HEART SAY? Joseph Bowie (music and lyrics)

What does your heart say, is it in your mind’s way

What does your heart say, 
Is it in your mind’s way

What does your heart say, is it in your mind’s way

What does your heart say, is it in your mind’s way

Are you searching for reason, when the feeling’s not pleasing

Have you taken the action, to really find satisfaction You must stop using Cause it‘s really abusive

Sending young soldiers, put their life in harms way, It’s only a system
 So they can get paid!

What does your heart say, is it in your mind’s way

Is there an answer, 
To this cycle of madness, what are the chances that we will ever learn peace

Abolish the rapture, 
Of the humanity factor, understand the meaning of truly living together

We just cannot pretend, you know we got to win

One last chance to search, how we can save the earth Let’s take a look at the past, See what the primitive had

What does your heart say, is it in your minds way

 

ROCKET 2020 (Instrumental) Joseph Bowie (music)

 

 

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Defunkt – Mastervolt

Release Date : 01/12/2020
Artists : Defunkt, Joseph Bowie
Genres : funk, pop
Catalog ref. : TRR862
Format : Digital Download