LIGHTWORK

by Joe Con

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Given
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Going In f/ MJ Ultra
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Paradise
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04:56
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Put It On Mute
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Feelings f/ Broadway B
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Whirlwind f/ T Smidi
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Unlearn It f/ Pause
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Lightwork
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Easter Day
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Little Star f/ T Smidi

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LIGHTWORK 3.15.19 --- Joe Con is The Word Made Fresh

Staying true to your roots while pursuing your dreams can be a difficult balancing act many of us know all too well. Multi-genre artist Joe Con embodies and embraces that challenge every day. A captivating performer & supremely lyrical MC, Joe also writes, records and performs as a singer-songwriter and band leader in a variety of styles, from raucous blues to delicate folk ballads and beyond. Underlying and unifying all his diverse musical forms is a wordsmith’s knack for language, a gift he hones meticulously through a prodigious output of original material.

After moving to the SF Bay from central Kentucky, Con cut his teeth in the underground hiphop scene, earning the respect of his peers and a reputation as a uniquely talented rapper with a rare blend of style and substance. His debut album ‘Awake & Dreaming’ foreshadowed Con’s willingness to forge and follow his own artistic path, a pattern he has continued throughout his career.

In addition to his undeniable talent and singular approach, Joe’s understated yet striking spirituality is a major aspect that permeates all of his music. His oft repeated mantra ‘love.power.peace.light’ succinctly articulates Joe’s belief that music is soul medicine that can heal the world from the inside out. He calls this larger mission LIGHTWORK, a concept which, like so much of his art and life, operates on many levels and carries multiple meanings. Whether in concert or on record, driven by beats & rhymes or by melodies & live instrumentation, Joe Con’s music and message make you dance, think, and feel. He is a distinct artist with memorable songs that are simultaneously fresh and familiar, easily accessible yet deeply provocative. Joe Con, also known as The Word Made Fresh, is one to watch, one to hear, and one to see.

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Staying true to your roots while pursuing your dreams can be a difficult balancing act many of us know all too well. Multi- genre artist Joe Con embodies and embraces that challenge every day. A captivating performer & supremely lyrical MC, Joe also writes, records and performs as a singer-songwriter and band leader in a variety of styles, from raucous blues to delicate folk ballads and beyond. ... more

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Track Name: Animal
ANIMAL

I make an entrance I don’t need a key. Peaking your interest like who could it be. You came to kick it like hey look at me. I don’t pay no attention- pay me & leave. Came in the game I been dropping them seeds. Growing now I’m in the tops of the trees. Flow like a fountain she blow like the breeze. now she’s catching my waves way overseas. International. They say I been irrational. Just cus my pen’s an animal and my skin is flammable as a cannonball. I’m bout to blow no hand grenades. LIGHTWORK like gamma rays. got em going ham no scrambled eggs that’s Roswell over Santa Fe. Is that too soon. Matter of fact that’s a blue moon. Going back to back going coo coo on these trap tracks got beaucoup of them racks stacked. You cooped up like two seaters off two cups of your two liters that’s too much for you new divas I’m in beast mode- zoo creatures. I’m in the game and you not. I don’t mean cane I’m mean flame and I’m hot. Taking this thing to the top ain’t gonna stop I’m on the rise cream of the crop. It’s harvest time it’s hard to find no harder rhymes than this heart of mine from the starting line my bar design destined to shine when the stars align

Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.
I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal.
I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal.

Ey yo I gotta confession my flow is more than professional yeah it’s more like possession you know soul and the essence ey yo I wrote you this lesson but if you don’t get the message I wish you only the best so let me just answer your question yes yes yes yes I’m the freshest yes I’m a do this to death yes if I choose to use my weapons I lay rappers to rest yes it’s all part of the plan to pierce the heart of a man I pick out my target and BLAM I put you garbage in cans man yes I used to do this shit for free but homie not again yes all of my shit legit you phonies I am not pretend yes I took a couple L’s but now I’m stacking up a lot of wins & if your girl ain’t hitting yet I know she got a lot of friends







Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.

All of my birds on fleek flyer than feathers on a flock of geese that’s a lot of beak don’t stop to speak sweep em off they feet how I rock the beat and talk is cheap i stitch every letter together like leather I’m a savage beast rappers are softer than fleece on a sheep that’s the kind I like to stalk and eat been chopping meat bet I chomp you with my teeth lyrical omnivore and off the top she top me off good trim I call that a pompadour out on a tour hop on and off of her shore like i’m a commodore i came to fuck the game up what the fuck do i need a condom for bout to burst bout to lift the cure girl lift your skirt let em know your worth but first build up your treasures in heaven and not just on the Earth from the day you start to crawl to the day you die and fall down in the dirt gotta work to find your waves and teach these motherfuckers how to surf


I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal.
I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal. I’m an animal.


Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into an animal.
Get it flip it double up. DJ turn my levels up. Turn up like the vegetable. Turn into some animals.
Track Name: Opposite of the Winter
Opposite of the Winter
So it commences the orchestra makes its entrance the author begins his sentence the hero comes to his senses behind the tinted lenses images spin reinvented again arisen from the tempest within. Vivid visions of women dipping in swimming pools in the nude hidden jewels lit beneath a hint of moon. Switch the view queue the interlude start the interview ask myself what would Dilla do that should kill the mood made the pillars move try to feel for you Delilah taste you like saliva dull your senses with the richest foods with a silver spoon babies lying still in wombs filling tombs ladies crying shrill as loons heal us soon ribbon spools spinning silken smooth custom linen suits plus the boots let’s discuss the coup that’ll crush the troops buckle up bout to knuckle up with the rival crew when you pay your final dues can’t rely on IOU’s

Born sinner the opposite of a winner then I morphed into a rocket ship to the center of the sun all summer the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter (what)

The blackest ink let it sink in your skin we’re on the brink make a stink and you trash in the bin now stop and think listen what makes the villain so appealing in the moving pictures is it cus he’s Abel and willing to make a killing even if it means raising Cain pulling a trigger to pull in figures or is it cus the picture is bigger than just black and white don’t be acting like you ain’t an acolyte for stacking cash to heights to match your wallet with your appetites ravenous animals hunt in a pack run in your flat come in the back and put a gun to your back don’t say nothing or they busting a cap a couple dozen in fact pray to god it isn’t coming to that and it doesn’t call your cousin discussing the math to run the trap fuck it bought a couple hundred onions and flooded the map welcome back to Noah’s Ark Moses played his part but in his heart he knows only Jehovah makes the oceans part

Born sinner the opposite of a winner then I morphed into a rocket ship to the center of the sun all summer the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter the Opposite of the Winter (what)

Wretches made a mess of the message don’t kill the messenger Yeshua the blessed professor ain’t here to lecture ya but let you know the stresses of life’s lessons are testing you so you can reach the essence at last and bring out the best in you nothing less will do let me confess to you how can I express to you the feeling that i get when i am next to you extra cool need you like a jet to fuel like a teacher’s pet to school but i reach you yet dive the deepest depths need you like i need a breath like fishes need a net to eat the flesh pray you learn to fly before you leave the nest let’s make believe we daydreamers on a secret quest cheating death me and Eve retreating back to Eden’s breast we left the East so we could see the West we had to know and now we no and there’s no need to guess preacher says wake up the dead and those we sleep at rest feed your head and once your fed break up the bread proceed and feed the rest
Track Name: Hot Right Now f/ Gedina & Jonn Piazza
Hot Right Now

Hey Hey! All my people in the place
Looking for home cooking we the needle in the hay
From the CA do it all night and day
Ballin until we fall get you high so you fly away

Hey Hey! All my people in the spot
Looking for home cooking we the gumbo in the pot
Stir it to get it hot serve it come get a spot
Dishing up out the kitchen now is you ready or not

We Hot Right Now
Matter fact we everything you not right now
We about to take to the top right now
We are never ever gonna stop right now cus we
Hot Right Now

Jonn:
We got that sound killer flow real originals in your mind subliminal that smooth criminal let the swisher blow kicking in your door with the lyrical me and Joe posted up at the liquor store and you know the fit is cold

Con:
Now from the fro to the tippy toes flow keep the city lit and fit to go even when it’s winter at the pole peep the inner glow heat the frigid soul with the Midas touch eyes are shut roll it up and light it then get high as fuck

J:
Give me the mic and yo I might erupt already chilling at the top but still keep climbing up line em up kill em one at a time pulling up on a dime we doing what we want while y’all motherfuckers keep trying

C:
They not us they novice they not in our lane young gods and we got this we lock up the game we hitters we spitters we hotter than flame and they say that they are but they are not the same and ain’t it a shame say we descended from Cain I feel your pain but if you got half a brain you getting brains from that beauty queen know what I mean

J:
It was all a dream deeper than a submarine sipping on some lean never catch me at the scene of the crime still chasing them dollar signs keep spitting they fall in line we sipping patron and lime

I’m Singing
Hey Hey! All my people in the place
Looking for home cooking we the needle in the hay
From the CA do it all night and day
Ballin until we fall get you high so you fly away

Hey Hey! All my people in the spot
Looking for home cooking we the gumbo in the pot
Stir it to get it hot serve it come get a spot
Dishing up out the kitchen now is you ready or not

C:
Shots shots shots let’s do shots we need tequila for sure and I need to know if all these senoritas sweet as a rose and if they good to go I’m a tell my partner pull the car around and she can wear my starter once we hit the harder part of town

J:
And grab a telly still bumping that Makaveli serve it up like a deli spitting game on my celly the way I flow is incredible spin you round like a helicopter popping that Henny need rhymes well we got plenty

C:
And really we got too many and rappers hardly have any we treating benjis like pennies and treating milly’s like twenties how we hustle we guzzle til the duffel is empty but ain’t no trouble cus another couple’s coming to get me

J:
Couple a heavyweights keeping it laced handful of aces ain’t nothing basic disappear without a trace once we get the paper only coming in first place this the West where we cooking the funk come have a taste

I’m Singing
Hey Hey! All my people in the place
Looking for home cooking we the needle in the hay
From the CA do it all night and day
Ballin until we fall get you high so you fly away
Hey Hey! All my people in the spot
Looking for home cooking we the gumbo in the pot
Stir it to get it hot serve it come get a spot
Dishing up out the kitchen now is you ready or not

We Hot Right Now
Matter fact we everything you not right now
We about to take to the top right now
We are never ever gonna stop right now cus we

We Hot Right Now
Matter fact we everything you not right now
We about to take to the top right now
We are never ever gonna stop right now cus we
Hot Right Now
Track Name: Unreal
UNREAL

You know the deal I am UNREAL this is the birth of the young you should kneel you know the spiel ’17 til zen with the pen making moves standing still still stay awake or you making a will making waves I’m a whale with a baleen for krill make a way or I may make a kill make you pay like it’s pay day you calling out m’aidez I bring you the melee like workers on May Day you surface I’m so low I serve it up solo for real and I got no chill and I breathe underwater no gills and I breeze over water like Jesus no pledging allegiance heaven’s own secret the 7’s I speak of they open the seals from the kingdom concealed everything is revealed breaking bread getting cake with my meals got the flow got her naked in heels got the dough now I’m baking my mills on the low then I lace em with traces of trill run the place at the pace of the space that I fill saying grace for the grace that I feel now we talking Revelation I be walking out the devastation off the reservation feast no reservation freshly shaven then pound the pavement gimme brains off top education make it rain on crops cultivation no moderation stay fresh to death and then resurrect that’s self-preservation that’s elevation through levitation likely highly medicated

UNREAL I am UN I am UNREAL you know the you know the DEAL

You know the deal I am UNREAL this is the birth of the Young you should Neil you know the spiel been ready to spill you see the name on the top of the bill Deniro the hero & Con is the heel all of my ills have been healed all of my dogs on my heels no frills I keep her wet as a seat I’m just a cog in her wheel softer than steel I am the god you can feel I’m copping all of the feels rocking the teal too odd to even the keel I eat her pussy like veal she go bananas don’t fall for the peel peel off her panties she got that appeal got her so hot gotta thaw for the chill got her hot for the brat throw the dogs on the grill and it’s all for the thrill I just go in for the kill hot like she popping a pill if she pop it or not i’m a hop in the cockpit and rocket on up to the top of the spot get her checking the clock watching the knot in my pocket and checking her thoughts she check it a lot it could be the watch or me cocking my pistol and licking my shot when I fill in the blank kill it and fill up the tank to the ceiling for real i’m building a bank filling the need til i’m spilling my seeds but i’m still in the v cus i’m killing the v i be drilling the v like my girl on the pill dripping and spilling milk out her lips when she blow me a kiss ink to the pink make her flip when i dip in the tip of the quill it’s UNREAL

UNREAL I am UN I am UNREAL you know the you know the DEAL

Never really gave a single damn about a rapper ain’t a factor when I think about the way I make it happen when I’m rapping I’m the captain of my ship don’t listen to shit today that passes for the magic for the masses method to my madness every record is a classic every second every breath keep stretching for the atlas addict for the practice automatic for the people til we’re equal keep it lethal like scratches on the needle

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