Everything So Beautiful

by KenK

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This is the latest KenK album - “Everything So Beautiful“, recorded between October-December 2014. It contains ten original songs and features musicians Kenny Passarelli, Clay Kirkland, Phil Jenson, and Marco DiFerreira, as well as KenK’s two sons, Justin and Kyle. The album was produced and engineered by Grammy winner, Clark Hagan. It was mixed by Tim Stroh at Mad House Recorders in Leadville, CO and mastered by Jonathan Russell at Masterfonic in Nashville. This album is dedicated to the memory of Ken Smith.

According to KenK:
“This is an interesting collection of songs. Some have been around for a while, even recorded before. Others have been uncovered, brushed off and polished up. Still others are just as rough as they were the first time I sang them.”

These particular songs have been part of hundreds of live music yoga classes that KenK and Justin Kaliszewski have shared with thousands of yogis over the past three years. Many of the songs were written 15 to 20 years ago, however the messages still resonate with people, and it came to fruition in the yoga studio.

BUT DON’T THINK THIS IS JUST SOME BULLSHIT YOGA MUSIC!

It is the gritty rock and roll, foot tappin’, sing-along songs you would expect from KENK. Songs that make you smile. It doesn’t matter if you’re doing yoga or sitting in a chair, riding in a car or running on a treadmill, drinking beers and jamming out or laying on a beach in the warm sunlight. It’s all good. Plug it in. Turn it up.

“Everything So Beautiful” is organic, natural, acoustic, and earthy. The message is uplifting, smiling and shining. The result is a special selection of songs that I think you will really like.

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released February 15, 2015

All songs written by KenK and published by Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Clark Hagan for ClarKen Productions
Recorded at John Macy Studios in Denver, CO
Engineered by Clark Hagan and KenK
Mixed by Tim Stroh at Mad House Recorders, Leadville, CO
Mastered by Jonathan Russell at Masterfonics, Nashville TN
Executive Instigators – Justin and Kyle Kaliszewski
Art direction and album design by XIREN
Cover photo by Justin Kaliszewski
Legal – Craig Ewing

Musicians:
KenK – Guitar and Vocals
Marco DiFerreira – Guitar, Ukelele, Cajon
Kenny Passarelli – Bass
Clay Kirkland – Harmonica
Kyle Kaliszewski – Background Vocals
Phil Jensen – Background Vocals
Justin Kaliszewski – Background Vocals, The Bird
Clark Hagan – Percussion, Shaker, Tambo, Reen

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KenK’s music is best described as “equal parts rock, roots, and pop”, topped off with some good ol’ guitar shredding just for fun. His songs speak of life, love, and gratitude mixed within stories of car rides, tattoos, and trailers. KenK’s sound is personal, soulful, and will make you feel good. ... more

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Track Name: Spread Sunshine
Spread Sunshine - KenK

Well I had a week full of Mondays, felt it wearing through my skin
Felt like the world just beat me up, instead of takin' me for a spin
It's easy to get caught up in what's been and what's to be
And not notice this moment saying hello to me

Gonna take my time, gonna take my time, gonna spread sunshine today

You can greet the day with brightness, you can greet the day with fear
Or you can just ignore it all and miss the day already here
You can wish for bright tomorrows, remember happy yesterdays
You can wash away your life with all the games there are to play

Or you can take your time, you can take your time, you can spread sunshine today

Gonna shine in the morning from the time that I arise
Gonna smile at the day, and what it signifies
I'm breathing in the moment, I'm letting go what's gone
Forgiving myself, gonna bring the day on

You can choose to just resign or you can choose to redefine
You can find your peace within you, if you stop to take the time
The moment that is here, is the only one you've got
I do believe that there's a sunny side in everybody's heart

And we should take our time, take our time, we should spread sunshine today

©2012 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: This Way Of Life
This Way Of Life - KenK

The alarm clock starts screaming out at five forty five
I pinch myself, God damn I guess I'm still alive
Shower and shave, be on the road by six fifteen
Can't seem to wake from my American dream

CHORUS
This way of life just keeps on getting in the way
I want to live like there's no tomorrow, but I don't have time today
Cause there's mouths to feed and there's bills to pay
This way of life just keeps on getting in the way

My list of things to do grows larger each day
Cross one thing off, two more appear in it's place
I'd like to live like Henry David Thoreau
But the tax man says that there's still more that I owe

CHORUS
BRIDGE
Outside there's a pack of dogs, chasing the bone
I suppose there's comfort knowing I'm not alone

Sunday night's become my worst enemy
I don't wanna go to sleep, but my eyes disagree
I guess it's true this is the life that I chose
And there's always someone who's worse off I suppose

CHORUS
This way of life just keeps on getting, getting in the way

©2007 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Bring It Down
Bring It Down - Ken K

There's a world outside spinning around too fast,
People running around crazy cause the days don't last
Long enough to get their work done on time,

There's no coming in last in the fat rat race,
So they take it all home in a leather briefcase,
Cause there's deals to make and ladders to climb

And theres a whole lotta money changing hands,
And I don't mind being on the giving end
But I sure would like some back in return,

There's a whole lotta time slipping through the cracks
And a whole lotta people that can't relax
Oh the lessons are there, but they need to be learned

CHORUS:
Bring it down, bring it down down,
Bring it down to the ground and spread it all around
Bring it down, bring it down, down, down

Well I don't want to be in the drivers seat
Of a broken down ride on the side of the street
And the passers-by all flash me the bird

I don't want to be standing in the freezing rain
With a cardboard sign and nothing to my name
Except a memory blurred of how this occurred

Theres a whole lotta love floating in the air
And a whole lotta people who don't seem to care
But I think it's time we wake up and see

That the place is here and the time is now,
Gotta find a way to bring it down somehow
You get what you need when you give it for free

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
And you can choose your god like you choose your gun,
You can fool yourself that you're a chosen one
You can build a bridge or you can burn it down,
You can talk or not make a goddamn sound
You can feel the heat or you can pass out cold,
You can fit right in or destroy the mold
You can make love, break love, take love,
Make love, break love, take love

SOLO OVER CHORUS

CHORUS

©2007 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: I Don't Need To Be Told
I Don't Need To Be Told - Ken K

I don't need to be told, to hold another's hand
I don't need to be told, to wish someone a good day no
I don't need to be told, to hold what's near and dear so close
Not to mention, good intentions... I don't need to be told

I don't need to be told, to make a good impression
I don't need to be told, to have a strong plan b
I don't need to be told, to hold a standard one step higher
Not to mention, good intentions... I don't need to be told

Resell what you've been sold, to those who need it most
Invest in blinded faith, just to impress the host, who wants it most?

I don't need to be told, i hold a strong opinion
I don't need to be told, that i just might be wrong
I don't need to be told, i got a first amendment
Not to mention - good intentions... I don't need to be told

I don't need to be told, that there's a right and a wrong way
I don't need to be told, which one to choose
I don't need to be told, I'll find my own damn way
Not to mention - good intentions... I don't need to be told

©2005 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Breathin' Hard
Breathing Hard - Ken K

Please tell me, tell me all I need to know
Well I'm guessing theres a lot, so please go nice and slow
Dont hurry, we got a little time to spare
We might be breathing hard, but we're not running out of air

Please show me, show me all I need to see
My eyes are open wide and not afraid of what's in front of me
I'm not worried, but not to say that I don't care
I might be breathing hard, but I'm not running out of air

CHORUS
I don't want to ever let you down
But I can't keep my feet down on the ground

Tell me, tell me what I need to hear
There's static in the air but the message is still loud and clear
Just keep talking, it doesn't matter if they're unaware
We might be breathing hard, but we're not running out of air

CHORUS
I don't want to ever let you down
But I can't keep my feet down on the ground

Please watch me, watch me as I rise to grace
I got a bucket full of love and I'm dripping it all over the place
Are you with me, I got enough for us to share
I might be breathing hard, but I'm not running (3x)
Out of air

©2008 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: I Believe In You
I Believe In You - KenK

I ask you time and time again
Sometimes you keep me waiting, but you come through in the end
And I just wanted you to know, I appreciate it so

And I believe in you, I believe in you, I believe in you, yes I do

You're always there for me when I need you
And when I don't, you're never far
And I just wanted to say thank you, for giving me your guiding star

And I believe in you, I believe in you, I believe in you, yes I do

I believe in divinity, I believe in God above
I believe in faith and mystery, and the ability to believe in love

So one more thing to say in closing
I'm glad I've opened up this door
And I just wanted to say thank you, for everything and so much more

And I believe in you, I believe in you, I believe in you, yes I do

©2003 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Sometimes To Get Ahead
Sometimes To Get Ahead - KenK

I knew a rich man, didn't have a dime
But he had his freedom, and he had his piece of mind
And I know that rich man never asked for more
Just his intuition, and a reason to be living for

Sometimes to get ahead, you gotta go back where you started
Try and find the time to rearrange what you disregarded
Sometimes to get ahead, you gotta go back where you started
You gotta crawl before you walk, you gotta come out open hearted yeah

I knew a genius, never finished school
He built his house of wisdom, using life as his only tool
Once I felt his brilliance, it never went away
I still recall the moment, as if it happened only yesterday

Sometimes to get ahead, you gotta go back where you started
Try and find the time to rearrange what you disregarded
Sometimes to get ahead, you gotta go back where you started
You gotta crawl before you walk, you gotta come out open hearted yeah

Theres so many thoughts that I can ponder
Theres so many sides that I can see
There's so many places I could wander
And they all are inside of me, of me

I met a stranger, he let me wear his shoes
My life was going nowhere, I figured what did I have to lose?
As I became that stranger, I realized what I'd done
What you see inside you, is exactly what you will become

Sometimes to get ahead, you gotta go back where you started
Try and find the time to rearrange what you disregarded
Sometimes to get ahead, you gotta go back where you started
You gotta crawl before you walk, you gotta come out open hearted yeah

©2010 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Everything So Beautiful
Everything So Beautiful - Ken K
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We offer you peace, we offer you love
We offer you faith when the strength of a thousand men is not enough

We offer our ears, with a shoulder enrolled
We offer a word if it's needed or simply a hand to hold

We'll walk by your side, we're there for the ride...

CHORUS

Cause you are priceless, you are perfect
You are part of everything so wonderful
And we are grateful to be with you

Cause you are priceless, you are perfect
You are part of everything so wonderful
And we are conscious and aware...
Of everything so beautiful

©2015 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Wonderful Day
Wonderful Day - KenK

Its a wonderful day, not a cloud in the way
And the skies are all blue, and the suns shining through,
Its a wonderful day.
And not one to waste on sleeping in late
Cuz business is good, and people are great
Its a wonderful life, in a wonderful time
And baby it's all yours and it's all mine

I want to pick up the paper, and read only good news
Put on my favorite t-shirt and my funky faux suede shoes
Spend some time in the garden, just watching the sunflowers grow
Maybe chase down my angel, just to tell her hello

Its a wonderful day, not a cloud in the way
And the skies are all blue, and the suns shining through,
Its a wonderful day.
And not one to waste on sleeping in late
Cuz business is good, and people are great
Its a wonderful life, in a wonderful time
And baby it's all yours and it's all mine

Gonna breathe in the moment, let it out slow as a traffic jam
Let the world crash around me, and not worry, cause I don't give a damn
It's a wonderful day.

©2007 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: SH#T
SH#T - KenK

Sometimes shit is good, sometimes shit's just fucked up
Don't mean you should be giving in, and we sure as shit ain't giving up
Let's raise a glass to all the shit, we might be steppin' in
Cause everybody's got some shit they gotta deal with now and then

The wheels on my car are beginning to shake
The paints started peeling and I'm riding the brake
The oil light is blinking and the fuel guage is low
Even my mechanic says it's time to let go, I know...

Well the check's in the mail, and the bills overdue
The accounts overdrawn, and there's late charges too
The limits are reached, the mind becomes small
All of your fences turn into brick walls, I know but...

Well the TV evening news can tear your heart out
Make you think there's nothing good left on this earth
They'll scare you into staying in your arm chair
With an empty bowl of popcorn and watered down self-worth
But everybody loves a hero, so they give you a shot of hope
It makes you feel better for the moment, then leaves you like a puff of smoke

©2011 Highest Vibe Music (ASCAP)