ConGa PunKs

ConGa PunKs

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Imagine a cross of Santana and Sevendust, genius of Beck.The strength of Dave Matthews, the intelligence of Pink Floyd, David Bowie together with a dash of the rhythmical Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel and Fela Kuti. A new ((audio)) Sensation.

Biography

The ConGa Punks formed in Camarillo, California, when drummer Cougar Estrada decided to put some of his own ideas to the test. ConGa PunKs were created with the collective belief that if you write and perform great songs, people will listen. The band's debut album is produced by Cougar Estrada and mixed by Nik Green, ( keyboardist formally of Blue Murder fame ) along with Cougar Estrada. This work highlight's the band's strong points; rhythmic foundation, honest songwriting, great musicianship and a scientific yet straightforward musical approach. The result is an album which ranges from the acoustic / simplistic "The Right" to the serious and reflective "Love, Causes, Pain." The journey continues from the Cuban Songo inspired Ya Te Vas! to the hard edged Hollywood's Heaven. Believing that hard work yields results, the newly-founded ConGa PunKs spent their first two years together writing, and rehearsing in the Camarillo, CA garage. Recording took place at the beautiful Santa Maria "Spirit Hills Studio" owned and operated by the great Jazz vibist Fred Raulston. Produced by Cougar Estrada, Final mix down and mastering at the Isla Vista, CA studio of Nik Green.

Lyrics

Your Way

Written By: Cougar Estrada_Kevin Vazquez ASCAP

YeeeeeeeHaa!

Hitch a ride to Mexico
Ven apurate senorita pues vamanos
Take you south to the border and let you loose
Find you under a red light
Mama what's the use

Beyond the skies black and blue
Where do we go now dont have a clue?
Back in my car on a journey that's too far
And out on the wayside
It's getting cold.

So go your way
We will live for this time
To find a place
Where one needs to be
Show me how
To get out somehow
Missing you
As I fade away

Spend out lives in this phase
Until we expire in this haze
Another decision comes to mind
Probably never find the time

Go your way
And we'll live for this time
I'll find my place
Where I need to be
Show me how
To get out of here
Missing you
As I fade away

5 4 3 2 1

We go thru mazes all the time
Turning left and turning right
How do we figure out?
What this place is all about
I know were turning left
So follow our lead
Or we'll stay in here
We'll play our way out
To the right
To where it's all clear!!!

Now we come to the close
Anxiety level never rose
Next time we'll be clever
And never boast
For only the chosen
We will blame the most

Go your way
And we'll live for this time
I'll find my place
Where I need to be
Show me how
To get out of here
Missing you
As I fade away

Go your way
And we'll live for this time
I'll find my place
Where one I need to be
Show me how
To get out of here
Missing you
As I fade away

Ya Te Vas?

Written By: Cougar Estrada_Kevin Vazquez ASCAP

4x
Make 'em clap to this!

Ahh!

4x
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Ya te vas!

Ahh!

No tengo remedio
A pasado terminado
Me has dejado plantado
Aprovecha la ocasion
Como quiere que sea
Ahora mismo al instante
Contra viento y marea
Traigo este pa' que vea!

4x
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Ya te vas!

Ahh!

Que hubo
Que haces
A perdido el juicio
No importa
No se ocupe
Lo que siento es traicion
Con la lengua de corbata
Por de pronto
Por ahora
Se de carne y hueso
No te apures ya por eso

4x
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Ya te vas!

Ahh!

No tengo remedio
A pasado terminado
Me has dejado plantado
Aprovecha la ocasion
Contra quiere que sea
Ahora mismo al instante
Como viento y marea
Traigo este pa'que vea!

4x
When I'm sad and I'm down I like to dance the cumbia!
When I'm down and I'm sad I like to dance the cumbia!

English Translation

4x
Make 'em clap to this!

Ahh!

4x
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Already you're leaving!

Ahh!

I'm beyond help
It's over and done with
You've left me flat
Take advantage of the situation
At any rate
Right now this instant
Come hell or high water
I bring this so you'll see

4x
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Already you're leaving!

What's up
What's the matter
Have you lost your mind
Never mind
Don't worry
Out of breath
For the present
For the time being
To be only human
Don't concern yourself with it

4x
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Already you're leaving!

Ahh!

I'm beyond help
It's over and done with
You've left me flat
Take advantage of the situation
At any rate
Right now this instant
Come hell or high water
I bring this so you'll see

4x
When I'm sad and I'm down I like to dance the cumbia!
When I'm down and I'm sad I like to dance the cumbia!
VIVA MEXICO

The Right

Written By: Cougar Estrada_Kevin Vazquez ASCAP

I can tell by the way that you're lookin' there
Trouble would be just a stare away
Like a fool I fell for your game
Don't you know mama now I'm not the same

Hey California
I tried to warn ya
Hey California
That nobody owns ya
But all I want to know is
Who put that stuff all in your head?

Now I roam your shores alone
Wondering if I'm ever going home
Can't you see that it's killing me?
I never dreamt this would come to be

Hey California
I tried to warn ya
Hey California
That nobody owns ya
But all I want to know is
Who put that stuff all in your head? ( your head? )

Mama you ain't got the right
To be lookin' that good ( lookin' that good ) tonight
I said mama you ain't got it right
To be makin' me put up this fight

2x
Walkin' down the street
Checkin' out everyone that you meet
Hey woman don't you know that you're with me

Solo

Walkin' down the street
Checkin' out everyone that you meet
Hey woman don't you know that you're with meeee

Mama you ain't got the right
To be lookin' that good( lookin' that good ) tonight
I said mama you ain't got it right
To be makin' me put up this fight

Walkin' down the street
Checkin' out checkin' out checkin' out everyone you meet

Solo

Walkin' down the street
Checkin' out everyone that you meet
Hey woman don't you know that you're with meeeeeeee

Discography

Music's Genre Defiance

© 2005 ©ASCAP Cougar Estrada Music, PreDaTor Arts & EnTerTainMent

Set List

1. Guajira [ country-girl ]
2. The Right
3. Hollywood's Heaven
4. Minor Tale
5. Love, Causes, Pain
6. Perro Los Rumberos
7. Why Did You Act Like That?
8. Your Way
9. I Explode
10. Ya Te Vas?
11. 11:05 a.m.
12. A Dios Delia
13. Little Baby Batu