The Sound of Alekesam

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Given the opportunity to press pause on a thirty-nine year existence dedicated to celebrating the creativity of others, and finally look inside at what it is that YOU have to give... What would you do? What would you make? What story would you tell? Selema Masekela decided he'd make his record. He decided that the voices in his head and heart were not crazy and deserved to be heard. Decided to team up with his cousin Sunny Levine and a few trusted musicians in a small studio in Los Angeles and embark on a ten week adventure. Write songs and simply see what happened. The Sound of Alekesam is what happened!

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released May 15, 2012

Performed by Alekesam

Written by Selema Masekela, Sunny Levine, Eamon Ryland, Giuseppe Patane and Zach Cowie

Produced by Sunny Levine

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Alekesam Los Angeles, California

Alekesam is the musical congruence of Sal Masekela and Sunny Levine. Theirs is a second generation musical union as the sons of longtime musical conspirators, Hugh Masekela and Stewart Levine. ‘All Is Forgiven’ is the first song off their forthcoming second album, the follow up to their 2012 debut, The Sound Of Alekesam. ... more

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Track Name: Here Comes That Sound
a check that bounces
i keep cashing you in
clearly your touched but i keep playing to win
waste my time but the times keep coming at me
faster and faster let them clocks run free
they stick to a theme who ever's writing my dreams
I'm not tripping on the score, I'm just thinking 'bout things
i block all the calls, they keep patching you in
you've got the touch, why don't you play me again

from my eyes to my brain my heart to my head
here comes that sound again
it's like we started from the end, again
here comes that sound again

never mind all the signs that divert me away
an eye for design makes it easy to stay
you hit rewind while I'm pressing record
the picture stays the same and that's hard to ignore

from my eyes to my brain my heart to my head
here comes that sound again
it's like we started from the end, again
here comes that sound again

from my eyes to my brain my heart to my head
bad news couldn't spread so fast
seems like too much noise to keep out
here comes that sound again, again
its like we started from the end, again
i've clearly been touched i hope i know if i win
i've gone down stranger roads
i'm super weirded out, but i'm under control
i've gone down stranger roads
it's like we started from the end
it's like we started at the end
i've clearly been touched i hope i know if i win
Track Name: The Breeze
trimming the globe from tip to toe,
hop on this plane if your ship don't sail,
off the coast, time begins,
always stay afloat steady traveling,

i am the breeze,
i can go anywhere,
you're the only you,
oh yes even there,
we can follow the darkest light,
breeze (repeat)

leave it all behind for the rise of the swell
there's a house worth of coins in that well
try to hide from them gypsy eyes
reflections have a fortune to tell
does your shadow see you as one of a kind
couldn't get here again if I tried

i am the breeze,
i can go anywhere,
you're the only you,
oh yes even there,
we can follow the darkest light,
breeze (repeat)
Track Name: Ourselves Together
you told me you were leaving
i can see what that means
wake up, no dog no girl and the keys to a brand new world
take a look at my pedigree and tell me what you were expecting of me
i can fly, why deny i can feel that my heart is free from your spell

i tie my shoes to each other and throw myself down the stairs
hey, that's one way to get to the bottom of things
if you and me ever get ourselves together we'll be right there
if you and me ever get ourselves together we'll be right there
if you and me ever get ourselves together we'll be right there

sunrise, you right next to me
where were you in my dreams
don't wake up i'm stuck
don't wanna know if you'll stay or go
open my eyes and you hazel me
yo, thats your hand on my thigh
lick your lips, kiss your hips
with a hello that feels like goodbye

i tie my shoes to each other and throw myself down the stairs
hey, thats one way to get to the bottom of things
if you and me ever get ourselves together we'll be right there
if you and me ever get ourselves together we'll be right there
if you and me ever get ourselves together we'll be right there
Track Name: Summer Jams
the sun comes out and every bodies everywhere
placing bets and chasing thrills
the summer jams are leaking thru your window sill
across the ocean through the hills
it shouldn't come as some revelation
it called a week ago and made a reservation

all we ever wanted all we ever needed is here right now
all we ever wanted all we ever needed is here right now

the girls ride by with the booming systems
it burns in your eye in case you thought that you missed them
its all in the air, it beats in your chest
you wear your stress like a sundress
it shouldn't come as some revelation
light up the phones make a request at the station

all we ever wanted all we ever needed is here right now
all we ever wanted all we ever needed is here right now
all we ever wanted was to be there and feel it all night long
all we ever needed was the music to tell us what went wrong

you, you need to let go, you need to be fine
can't you see we are shoveling sunshine
you, you need to let go, you need to be fine
can't you see we are shoveling sunshine

all we ever wanted all we ever needed is here right now
all we ever wanted all we ever needed is here right now
all we ever wanted was to be there and feel it all night long
all we ever needed was the music to tell us what went wrong
Track Name: LOST and Found
the touch of your eyes on my entrance
the thousand years we wont mention
you stifle my world with your presence
we spun ourselves around
gravity lost and found

times clear, we are bound for ascension
no more being pulled in directions
here here we got each other's attention
you send me like a stamp collection
finally I can see the dimensions
we spun ourselves around
gravity, lost and found

where did we go right
i need your presence in my future
where did we go right
i find my comfort in your magic

the touch of your kiss leads to elation
slow down, enjoy the situation
switch it up, change the location'
momentum, vibe the vibration
momentum, vibe the vibration
we spun ourselves around
wravity, lost and found

wide eyed, steady adoration
no need to flirt with temptation
enough of those trials and tribulations
your love, my validation
on for ever vacation
on for ever vacation
we spun ourselves around
gravity, lost and found

where did we go right
i need your presence in my future
where did we go right
i find my comfort in your magic
where did we go right
i need your presence in my future
where did we go right
i find my comfort in your magic

in the middle of my life
all up in my stride
your still by my side
you stay by my side
gravity, lost and found

where did we go right
i need your presence in my future
where did we go right
i find my comfort in your magic
where did we go right
i need your presence in my future
where did we go right
i find my comfort in your magic
Track Name: Brace Yourself
as you listen to the records spinning at home
far far away somebody's gunning for the thrown
bidding for your mind
stalling for some time
your agenda don't matter
wipe that sleep out your eye

when it comes knocking at your door
close your eyes and pray
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
brace yourself
rising rising rising rising

no aisle to reach across
just enough respect
pinching all the pennies to make sense of your check
if all that you need is the best you can get
than try and sum it up in a buck forty or less

when it comes knocking at your door
close your eyes and pray
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
brace yourself
rising rising rising rising

over population
under education
incarceration
either first or last, ain't no middle in this class
used to catch bottles now you've barely got a glass

its knockin' at your door
close your eyes and pray
its knockin' at your door
close your eyes and pray
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
brace yourself, its too late to be safe
why don't you franchise, teach yourself to think
brace yourself
Track Name: It's Not You, It's Here
there's no corners in my circle,
i don't fit in this box,
never meant to hurt you,
couldn't stand you fallen down on my...
watch what I do, try and stay next to you,
i know you won't go for the things that could take you where you think you ought a be
with your arms wide open you we're hoping' it be my last stop,
i don't think its over...

it's not you, it's here,
in this whole wild world,
does singular love mean enough this year,
for you my dear,
for you my dear,
for you,

i thought I'd be your savior,
but I'm getting by on my bad behavior,
for you my dear I try to steer clear but I'm hardly able,
i really don't think you can go that far on a diet of broken hearts,
i'll be your gentleman,
you'll be my sunshine,
if we could love like we did at the start,

it's not you, it's here,
in this whole wild world,
does singular love mean enough this year,
for you my dear,
for you my dear,

i try and I try to make things nice,
if it cost me my life,
it's at a discount price,
i try and I try to make things nice
if it cost me my life
it's at a discount price

in this whole wild world
it's not you, it's here
in this whole wild world
it's not you, it's here
Track Name: You Kick Out
i turn show ponies into wild horses
i'm a black cowboy riding a dolphin
when you swim with me you can breathe the sea
see the breeze, be...
profiling, scuba dive, you feel me, i feel you
get up on me, canopy
enjoy the beast, like you was climbing trees

where you at
i'm trying to find you
it's a long way to go
circle back
i'm trying to define you
it's the wrong way to know

looking good, at the skyline
windblown, all shown
satellites, postcards
spun around, but i get there
riding well, we pace ourselves
shake those shells
rock the bells
you come to me from the future
how you do them things you do

where you at
i'm trying to find you
it's a long way to go
circle back
i'm trying to define you
it's the wrong way to know

morning eyes hi tide
uga booga valentine
ju ju clean craze
new sensual
Track Name: Black Cowboy
i turn show ponies into wild horses
i'm a black cowboy riding a dolphin
when you swim with me you can breathe the sea
see the breeze, be...
profiling, scuba dive, you feel me, i feel you
get up on me, canopy
enjoy the beast, like you was climbing trees

where you at
i'm trying to find you
it's a long way to go
circle back
i'm trying to define you
it's the wrong way to know

looking good, at the skyline
windblown, all shown
satellites, postcards
spun around, but i get there
riding well, we pace ourselves
shake those shells
rock the bells
you come to me from the future
how you do them things you do

where you at
i'm trying to find you
it's a long way to go
circle back
i'm trying to define you
it's the wrong way to know

morning eyes hi tide
uga booga valentine
ju ju clean craze
new sensual
Track Name: There Comes A Time
there comes a time when you want to be older
there comes a time when you want to be bolder
i love you more when it's over
i love you more when it's over
i love you more when it's over
i love you more

there comes a time when your helpful
there comes a time when your doubtful

i love you more when your spiteful
i love you more when your spiteful
i love you more when your spiteful
i love you more

there comes a time to wake up to what's happening
there comes a time to get out of what's happenin'

i love you more than what's happening
i love you more

there comes a time when your near me
there comes a time when your near me
a time that captures what we're after
a time that captures what we're after
a time, a time, a time to capture what we're after

there comes a time when you want to be older
there comes a time when you want to be bolder
i love you more when it's over
i love you more when it's over
i love you more when it's over
i love you more when it's over