Kon Sameti

KON SAMETI was founded in 1970 by Shrat alias Christian Thiele who was a founding member of Amon Düül. Kon Sameti became part of what was called German Underground and played club shows and a couple of festivals like the Burg Herzberg Festival. When Shrat left the band Harris Johns and the other members carried on for a while, until Harris moved to Berlin, where he continued the style, but added some American Indian sounds to the widely improvised songs under the name “Navaho”. After decades of working a lot as a well known music producer  for Punk and Metal bands like Slime, Sodom, Kreator, Voivod and many others Harris Johns continues the band Kon Sameti since 2013 with the guys who played with him in the 70es: Klaus KDW Walter on drums and Manne M. Basso on bass. RockHard's Frank Schäfer writes about the current demo: "Psych Rock with energy, which occasionally fires the weed rocket to leave the orbit of the Earth and gives Harris Johns ample scope as a sound innovator and improviser."

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REBORN!
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back in the days, we were more open
ideas, sounds and smoky nights
out of a dream appeared a wise man
Kon Sameti came alive
REBORN!
REBORN!

the years have past, our minds have bended
we only read the latest page
but some old dreams have never ended
they just looks different gained some age
REBORN!
REBORN!

now make some noise to call the spirit
get some refreshment for your brain
its better than the stuff that kills it
just come along and try again
REBORN!
REBORN!






SEVEN
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she came to my town
a little holiday
she wanted to stay longer

but didn`t have the pay
she loved the flair
the Berlin bear

I met her in a square
where she
had lost her glasses
flowers everywhere

yes, she liked my flat
my bed, my cuckoo clock
but how to halt the time

she almost missed her plane
to Spain. and now I wonder
will we meet again

Ref:
seven days
seven nights
(only) seven days
seven nights


MsMississippi
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way way down south
where the alligators drowse
my canoo cuts through a still bayou
in the shade stands an old wooden house
a dark dark Chatah lady
is radiating a mysterious smile
even the very first white guys  (telling you my friends)
became indians for a while
ahoya akoke

TAKE ME TAKE ME DOWN
I MiSS YOU MISSES MISSISSIPI

way way down in Mississippi
years back lived some longhaired hippie
right there deep deep in the swamps 
between the big old trees and the wacky weed
with a lovely lady called Maria Juana
(she was) hot like the southern sun and very
- very sweet  - - very sweet - - take me

TAKE ME TAKE ME DOWN
I MiSS YOU MISSES MISSISSIPI


Contemplation               
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staggering from a frozen hill
fading haze lies on the fields
hibernated in the dark
my lonesome shadow left a mark

wake up your senses
break through the wall
go try your luck
and win it all 

smelling memories of green
sensing faces I have seen
clouds will carry me to you
rays of sun shining through

in my contemplation
in my contemplation

forefathers bones
bleach in the ground
genes live on
they will go around
touch the earth and
pray for more
love your kids
before you go - hey

wake up your senses
break through the wall
go try your luck
and win it all 

use all your power
switch on your brain
you will be lucky
and win again

the wildest storm will end one day
I carry on - and find my way

I look for truth and I dont care
if its hard to find or hard to bear

in my contemplation
in my contemplation



Indian Flute (dedicated to the Caddo Indians)
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where eagles fligh high in the air, the river rolling still
the planters plant and hunters hunt they pray before they kill
a flute tells of a peaceful live its in the melody
a pipe was past from friend to friend thats how it used to be

now thats long gone but what remains is all the Caddo names
just very few survived the time of violence and disease
they moved away and tribal live has found a modern way
but walk the valley listen close a flute is in the air



The Shadows and The Light
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it was night and I was sleeping in my bed - 
I had a - dream - strange dream
I was talking with a man in a cave - somewhere in the mountains,  he said
you know that im a magician,  is there anything - I can do for you
 - you know I like you
I said I - I would - like to see my - future ..
is this possible he said yes and gave me a strange drink
I saw myself  sitting on a rock - singing my song 
and the seasons where changing
I saw myself  sitting on a rock - singing my song  and the years went by
I saw myself  sitting on a rock - singing my song
I had good times but I had bad times too

when I  - had a look at my future

 I saw my future - it was my future  
my tomorrow - my future


ref:  when I  - had a look at my future  - suddenly  
it was getting dark around me - and i saw ---

shadows coming out of the dark
shadows coming out of the dark
shadows coming out of the dark
shadows coming out of the dark
I saw wild strange flowers
and I saw shadows -
shadows coming out of the dark
I saw shadows coming out of the dark
I saw mountains tall dark mountains
and I saw - shadows
shadows coming out of the dark
shadows coming out of the dark
I saw shadows - coming out of the daaaaark

here comes - the night the night the night the opposite of
light the night
the night the night the night the powers of the
night they hate the light
where you go its dark, you go into the
dark the dark the dark
where are you going stranger? - where am I going?

things you cant see in the light you sense them in the
night but thats allright -
sounds so strange and creepy theyre giving you a fright
dont be afraid its only the night the night the  night
spirits - of - the night.  the powers of the
night, the night, the night  
spirits - of -  the light

THE GOLDEN SUN

there is a new sun rising with golden light
there`s a brand new world after every night
- that`s our world
it was given to us - now give it some care
our place to live - a place to share
- take good care

this is our sun this our sun
lets go out and have some fun 
- have some fun
lets go to the beach, lets go for a walk
lets make some new friends and laugh and talk
- laugh and talk

this is our world this is our world
I play you a song, that you never heard
- oh no no no
give my a drink, give me a smoke
I´m gonna dance and sing, I´m gonna laugh and joke
- laugh and joke

there is a new sun rising with golden light
seems a brand new world after every night
- with golden light
a new sun - with golden light, with golden light,
with golden liiiiiiight



JABBERWOCKY
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'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe;
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

He took his vorpal sword in hand:
Long time the manxome foe he sought
So rested he by the Tumtum tree,
And stood awhile in thought.

Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!

And as in uffish thought he stood,
The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! and through and through
The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
He went galumphing back.

Beware the Jabberwock,…..

"And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.