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
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
Never mind 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 your 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 your 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
Track Name: * Bonus Track: I Can't Help It
I CAN'T HELP IT
© 1978 by Stevie Wonder and Susaye Green

Looking in my mirror
Took me by surprise
I can't help but see you
Running often through my mind

Helpless like a baby
Sensual disguise
I can't help but love you
It's getting better all the time

Chorus
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if i could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if i could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

Love to run my fingers
Softly while you sigh
Love came and possessed you
Bringing sparkles to your eyes

Like a trip to heaven
Heaven is the prize
And I'm so glad I found you girl
You're an angel in disguise

Chorus
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

And I'm so glad I found you, girl
You're an angel in disguise

Chorus
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it even if I could
I can't help it if I wanted to
I wouldn't help it, no

(repeat and fade)
Track Name: * Bonus Track: Whatever It Takes
WHATEVER IT TAKES
© 2017 by Kam Falk

In the presence of the people
A hopeless man awaits
Alms for those less fortunate
Lying at the Beautiful gate

(Whatever it takes,
Let us now confess)

Five thousand people witnessed
A sign of love and grace
The spirit moved, he rose and proved
The elders had no case

Beyond forty years,
A cripple all his life
In an instant healed, a sign revealed
His words cut like a knife
Astounded by the spirit
Eager to obey
The council then conferred
But the leaders went astray

Whatever it takes
Erase the fear, and boldly say
What led you here
Never oppose the truth to those
Who understand what the good Lord knows
Temporal failure, eternal success
Whatever it takes,
Let us now confess

Whatever it takes
Erase the fear, and boldly say
What led you here
Never oppose the truth to those
Who understand what the good Lord knows
Temporal failure, eternal success
Whatever it takes,
Let us now confess

We can never suppress
And hide from what is real
Or smashing insurrection
Will be our last appeal

Whatever it takes,
Let us now confess
Whatever it takes,
Let us now confess