Native Tongue ll

by Kam Falk

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Like the original Native Tongue enhanced CD (2001), this is a project through which I'm documenting my musical journey and the unique writing/playing collaborations I've had the privilege of sharing with my highly respected close musical friends through the years.

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released January 1, 2016

Kam Falk: composer, six-string, five-string, four-string fretless and Palatino upright electric basses, keyboards, drum programming, acoustic and electric guitars, lead and background vocals - Gary Bivona: co-composer, electric guitar, lead and background vocals - Alex Dean: alto and tenor sax - Julio Diaz: trumpet - Jorge Dubal: trombone - Chad Eisinger: drums - Clint Ettorre: electric guitar - David Gregorisch: electric guitar - Wade Judy: trombone - Drew Preston Kushner: electric guitar - Sasha Lo Medico: drums- Marcel Morejon: co-composer, lead and backing vocals - Jerry O'Malley: drums - Jose Ortiz: lead and background vocals - Dave Torre: co-composer - Dorian Vaz: co-composer, acoustic and electric guitars - Ismael Vergara: tenor sax

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Kam Falk Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For 17 years, Kam Falk was a professor of audio engineering at the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He is a 2009 graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a Master of Arts in Commercial Music Composition/Production. In 1987, he earned his Bachelors in Music Theory/Composition at the University of Florida. He is a producer, composer/arranger/orchestrator, performer and educator. ... more

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Track Name: Soul Safari
SOUL SAFARI
Copyright © 2016 by Kam Falk

As the sun set
The boys, they were placin’ their bets
She’s was a huntress, she didn’t make time for regrets
When our eyes met
I knew that she was scouting her prey
She was a veteran and she knew just how to play

Soul Safari, you know I was asleep at the wheel
Soul Safari, she found her next victim and she closed the deal
(Soul Safari)

In high fashion
she glowed from her head to her toes
I took the bait and then I began to propose

“Do I know you?”
She asked as I stammered away
Another wild one on her third cabernet

Confused and distracted like never before, I just couldn't find a way out
I don't even know if I'll try anymore, I've forgotten what freedom's about

I embraced her
Obeying every single command
The players, they won, but they just don’t understand

And she had me
moving in the following week
We were together but I was alone on a losing streak

Soul Safari, I couldn’t help but see it through
Soul Safari, she found her next victim and I had no clue

Soul Safari, The boys turned out to be right
Soul Safari, she found her next victim and she owned me that night

She's pullin' me down
She's draggin' me down
She's pullin' me way, way, way down
Track Name: One Last Chance
ONE LAST CHANCE
Copyright © 2016 by Kam Falk and Marcel Morejon

All my life I’ve seen so many dreams left undone Cop
But there’s a road ahead where my hope can carry on…
One last chance I’ll take to fix all that has gone wrong…
Nevermind the crowd, they’ll just sing their judgement song

Keepin’ on this way…
There’s a price I’ll pay…
I just lost my way…
I was led astray…
But I’m only me…
Searching for a place where I can be free, yeah...

Feeling out of time, the years have gone and now I see….
No one’s faith to hold, this time its only up to me…
And I’m taking chances that I know will lead the way….
I don’t know if I’m right, but I’m sure that I can’t stay…..

One last chance, this day
I’ll be on my way…
Though I tried to stay…
I was led astray…
But I’m only me…
Searching for a place where I can be free...

Keepin’ on this way…
There’s a price I’ll pay…
I just lost my way…
I was led astray…
But I’m only me…
Searching for a place where I can be free, yeah...

One last chance, this day
I’ll be on my way…
Though I tried to stay…
I was led astray…
But I’m only me…
Searching for a place where I can be free...
Track Name: I'm Not Your Fool
I'M NOT YOUR FOOL

© 2016 by Kam Falk and Gary Bivona

Did you think we didn't know what you were doin'?
I wasn't born yesterday
An easy mark, huh, who do you think you're foolin'
We're not your pawns to use that way
You sized us up with a plan for the taking
You knew which one would get it done

CHORUS

No shame's you're game
Not gonna let you bring us down
No time for you
You're not the only game in town, because
I''m not your fool,
I'm not your fool,
I'm not your fool,
I'm not your fool

Don't try to call when you find out what we're doin'
Now we're showin' you the door
'Cause we all knew we could never make you listen
No use in tryin' anymore
Just when you thought you had us trapped in your pocket
Watch me show you how it's done

CHORUS

No shame's you're game
Not gonna let you bring us down
No time for you
You're not the only game in town, because
I''m not your fool,
I'm not your fool,
I'm not your fool,
I'm not your fool

REPEAT CHORUS
Track Name: Heart of a Soldier
HEART OF A SOLDIER
© 2016 by Kam Falk and Gary Bivona

Why did I believe,
Love it or leave?
And why did You choose me to sacrifice
I'm scarred for life, I'm paralyzed
And you tell me to leave it all behind, well I'd
Put it all
On the line
Any time
To be whole again
To be home again
I had a chance to lay down when they shot me once before
That's not what a hero does in war
Now I'm back and I'm treated like a villain in this town
When I thought it was you I was fighting for
I just want to be whole again
I remember, it all made sense
I just want to be home again
~ Guitar Solo ~
Why do they all stare?
Nobody cares
Hold on, who said that life ever would be fair?
You blessed this war, this rich man’s war
Now you beg for your humanity, well they
sent you there
Unaware,
On a dare,
And I can't go on
I can't go on
There’s a battle raging on right here at home, my friend
Listen and you’ll hear the muffled screams
What they sell is only a delusion in the end
When they finally wake you from the dream
I just want to be whole again
I remember, it all made sense
I just want to be home again
Track Name: Pretending
PRETENDING
© 2016 by Kam Falk

I can see that you’re trying to pretend
That’s the way to play the game if you want it to end
Just think about it, I know you’ll see
that we can’t pretend to make it to our destiny

It can take away the pain
But we’d be living life in vain
And going constantly insane
What would we lose our souls to gain?

What we don’t know can hurt us a lot
’Cause it’s true, communication is all we’ve got
So just call me when you’re down and you need a friend
’Cause you know it’s really useless to try and pretend

It can take away the pain
But we’d be living life in vain
And going constantly insane
What would we lose our souls to gain?

I assure you, I know what it’s like
To be the one who’s afraid of simply doing what’s right
Been there before, so I know how you feel
But our love’s the motivation that keeps it real

It can take away the pain
But we’d be living life in vain
And going constantly insane
What would we lose our souls to gain?
What would we lose our souls to gain?
What would we lose our souls to gain?
Track Name: Heaven is Shining
HEAVEN IS SHINING
Copyright © 2016 by Kam Falk and Marcel Morejon

I see your tears drop
Another dream lost
You’re still believing
It’s not a fantasy
All that comes your way
is meant to be
And then the moonlight
Becomes your spotlight
Your feel your heart ring
And you begin to sing
And all at once your hope will come alive

Heaven is shining through your eyes
Sure as the morning sun will rise
Lighting you up from deep inside
You’re gonna find an open door
Nothing like you’ve seen before
Shining a light that lifts your life

Finding a home for dreams is like a melody
Taking your place in life will lead to harmony
Pushing your fears aside is when alive you’ll be
Nothing else will ever set you free

And then the street light
Becomes your spotlight
And then your daydream
Becomes reality
All that comes your way,
is meant to be

Heaven is shining through your eyes
Sure as the morning sun will rise
Lighting you up from deep inside
You’re gonna find an open door
Nothing like you’ve seen before
Shining a light that lifts your life
Your life