Manifest Reality

by Gringo Moko

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A live recording as part of a disc of the personalities of the music scene living in Zona 2, Ciudad de Guatemagia.

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Monday morning wake up in a fright
To see my eyes in focus I´ve got perfect sight
To see the walls all fade away
Bombs are floating backwards over the east bay
there’s a picture on the table and I’m a staring it down
Trying to recognize the crooked back of this clown
And it’s me, familiar it seemed and I´m trying to keep me back
From jumping´ into the same old dream…

Cause the dawn is pale and everyone I know
Can´t keep themselves together long enough to sew
The ancient seeds that our ancestors felt
I wanna know how to feed myself with out
Hanging off the coattails of the empires sales
I know they don’t care for me nor anyone else
I wanna touch again the ground that gave us life
And that´s why,

When I wake up in the morning
I will know just what the fuck is reality, I say
It won´t even cross my mind, my mind no
When I wake up in the morning
I will know just what the fuck is reality, I say
It won´t even cross my mind, my mind, my mind no…

They´ll pollute our water and pollute our wind
Prohibit us from channeling the fire from her core within
Keep us from planting our fertile seeds
It’s the bitter result of some few´s greed
They want to make us forget just why
We like to keep on living in and out each day
And they´re sly, a pulling our plugs
To keep us from connecting with each other
And the conscious that lays within…

Now when´s the last time you put your feet in the water
Let yourself float o´er an open fire
Let yourself a sit and listen for whatever brings the wind
Gotta take the time to up and make it happen
How ´re we gonna keep from passing on
All our bad habits to the coming generation
And I pray…

When I wake up in the morning
I will know just what the fuck is reality, I say
It won´t even cross my mind, my mind no
When I wake up in the morning
I will know just what the fuck is reality, I say
It won´t even cross my mind, my mind, my mind no…

Now I know I´m the luckiest man cause ill never have to see you leave
Now I know I´m the luckiest motherfucker cause ill never have to see you leave
Now I know I´m the luckiest man cause ill never have to see you leave
Now I know I´m the luckiest motherfucker cause ill never ever ever have to see you leave

Been looking at the sunrise with a dumbfounding stare
The very first sunrise of a bright new way and we´ll see
Only time will tell us what we need
And time will be the medicine they´ll no longer be selling
People´l stand up trying to give them hell, it ain´t fair
Cause we´re just waking up and the world´s about to end
And you´ll say…

When I wake up in the morning
I will know just what the fuck is reality, I say
It won´t even cross my mind, my mind no
When you wake up in the morning
You will know just what the fuck is reality, I say
It won´t even cross your mind, my mind, your mind no…


FIN

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released February 10, 2013
Recorded @ la Cantina de Blues, Zona 2, Guatemagia by Blues Joel

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Gringo Moko Oakland, California

The bulk of Gringo Moko's discography was composed improvisationally, from his time playing at bars and on buses across Guatemala. His sound is rooted in up-tempo Cumbia and Balkan beats, intermingled with folk, gospel, and alternative influences, and calls on a medley of improvised, digital, and DIY instruments to form the uniquely patchwork playstyle of his lively, high-energy live shows. ... more

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