End of the Line

by American Zen

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End of the Line is the musical autobiography of The Hippy Coyote of American Zen. Leaving his family behind on the day before Christmas in 2011, Coyote packed up his life to start a Buddha Kung Fu school in Las Vegas, Nevada. With the assurances of a Kung Fu brother, he expected room and board for performing up to 85 Chinese Kung Fu Lion Dances and teaching at a Las Vegas Shaolin Kung Fu school.

Unfortunately, the day after the Chinese New Year of 2012, Coyote was told to hit the road. Without friends, relatives, students, or a job, Coyote struggled for several months living in the backyard of a Freemason. The song, "Use Me," was written in that Las Vegas garage.

Coyote worked for a temp service and as a stagehand until he'd saved enough money to move back to California. Unfortunately, he was no longer part of the YMCA teaching budget and being homeless he couldn't enroll enough Kung Fu and Tai Chi students to pay rent...

So Coyote moved back to San Diego in 2012, where he was raised and had lots of relatives. The relatives refused to help him launch his Tai Chi Youth nonprofit education organization. Working as a "day laborer" digging dirt and pushing wheel barrows, Coyote realized why he'd left San Diego in 1978 and had distanced himself ever since then from his Republican relatives.

Coyote wrote the song, "High School Graduation Reunion," for what would have been his 40-Year High School Reunion if he hadn't been exiled from the USA in 1970 to live in St. John's Newfoundland. Now known as Buddha Zhen to his Kung Fu and Tai Chi students, Coyote hoped that he could recruit the kids and grandkids of his San Diego friends and classmates.

In October 2012, after Coyote realized that his childhood friends were also of no use in starting his Buddha Kung Fu and Shaolin Chi Mantis Traditional Buddhist Gongfu programs, he received a call from Scott Karahadian to make a movie, Kung Fu Cowboy, to star Coyote as a homeless vigilante. Coyote optioned his life, and Scott started writing the screenplay.

Two weeks later Coyote was stung in the neck by a small tan scorpion near the Mexican border while working as a stagehand for a Brad Paisley concert. Injured and unable to walk for several months, Coyote jumped in to write about ghosts emerging from his body to do his Kung Fu fighting for him. A couple weeks after the screenplay, Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1, was completed in late February 2013, Coyote wrote the movie's theme song, "Scorpion Resurrection."

On Mother's Day 2013, Coyote wrote "Secret Asian Girl," for Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 2 as he worked on that screenplay in his spare time. With Coyote's new independence after being a Mr. Mom since 1991, the song "Rock Me Hard," emerged as Coyote was pursued by lovely young ladies that lusty summer in North Hollywood.

On Father's Day 2013 Coyote wrote and recorded a demo of "Kung Fu Cowboy 2." Coyote was redefining his new identity as he slept in his car and struggled to produce his Kung Fu Cowboy movie.

"Take Me Apart" was written for the Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 2 with Coyote expecting to perform it live in the movie, signing and playing a Chinese pipa guitar.

"End of the Line" song was inspired by a couple people in Coyote's world. This almost hostile song also represents Coyote's frustration with people in his life who were self-destructive, and their own worst enemy.

After analyzing the failures of his own love lives and the marriages of countless people since his childhood, Coyote wrote "Honor and Obey, Cherish and Protect." Coyote imagined this song being sung by a bride and groom as their wedding vow. Perhaps someday Coyote will perform this song at his own wedding.

One of the Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie sequels will feature Coyote on a chopper. As Coyote worked on the four screenplays, this song emerges as the opening number of Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 4. "Black Hills Ride" is an instrumental song featuring Coyote on flute. During the summer of 2013, Coyote carried his flute with him, jamming with bands and performing for the North Hollywood neighbors of his two children where his Toyota Tacoma truck was dry docked with a blown up radiator.

When Coyote recorded (on his phone) the flute instrumental song "Starting Over Again," he realized that his album was completed. For the next couple months Coyote performed this show in the back of his truck . The Kung Fu Cowboy show debuted Novemenber 22, 2013 at the Tribal Cafe in Los Angeles. Although Coyote worked hard to audition drummers to join him, it became apparent that this was destined to be a solo album featuring Coyote on his electric guitar and flute.

As the End of the Line album was being completed... Coyote was also writing the Supersoul 13 book inspired by the Bhagavad Gita scripture. These songs depict and portray the spiritual journey of our homeless and solitary renaissance man struggling to restart his life and rediscover, Peace of Mind. In the end, End of the Line represents a dedicated father becoming a dedicated artist dedicated to improving the world by making his Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1.

End of the Line is the beginning of Coyote's new artistic life.

Amazingly, this album was recorded mostly in Coyote's truck with his sleeping bag insulating the windows...

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released July 4, 2014

The Hippy Coyote: vocals, rhythm guitar, flute
Rory G: lead and slide guitar
Tom Calder: bass
Steve Hixon: drums and percussion

Produced by Richard Del Connor for Shaolin Records.
Engineered by Don DelaVega
All songs written by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote
Album cover photo by Scott Karahadian
Recorded in Coyote's truck: "Tacoma Studios"
Copyright 2014 Shaolin Music. All rights reserved

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American Zen Los Angeles, California

The Hippy Coyote was born Richard Del Connor in San Diego, California. He began fronting rock bands as singer-guitarist in 1967. Coyote fronted bands on bass, and flute before creating American Zen band in 1992 in which he pretends to be all four band members, performing all the instruments and vocals. Kung Fu Cowboy Rock & Roll Movie 1 has been written about Coyote's Shaolin Kung Fu lifestyle. ... more

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Track Name: Use Me
by The Hippy Coyote
from the album: END OF THE LINE by American Zen

by Richard Del Connor, The Hippy Coyote

verse intro: A - C# - G - B (rock'n'roll blues)

A_____________C#____________G_____B
Moved to Vegas to drum for the lion dance

A______C#_________G______B
Left California to end a 20-year romance

A_________C#_______________G____B
But at the end of the Chinese New Year

A________________C#___________________F#
They were done using me and said, "Move out of here"



A_______________C#___________G_____B
So I was stuck in Vegas without a job or a friend

A_________C#____________________G____B
Homeless, living in the backyard of a freemason

A__________C#__________________G__B
He put me to work laying concrete and cleaning

A___________C#__________________________F#
But after only a month he said, "It's time you were leaving"



A_____E________________F#m____B
Use me -- for something you need

A_____E______________F#m____B
Use me -- for a place I can sleep

A_____E_________________F#m
Use me -- I need something to eat

C________D____E
I'll work for real cheap



A_____________C#_________________G_____B
So as I write this song I've got nowhere to go

A____________C#_______________G_____B
I'm looking for a job, I'm looking for a home

A________C#___________G_______B
This is the scariest year that I've ever known

A__________C#___________________F#
Waiting for a paycheck to see where I'm goin'



A_____E________________F#m____B
Use me -- for something you need

A_____E______________F#m____B
Use me -- for a place I can sleep

A_____E_________________F#m
Use me -- I need something to eat

C________D____E
I'll work for real cheap

C________D____E
I'll work for real cheap

Written 4-27-2012 by Coyote in Las Vegas.
Track Name: High School Graduation Reunion
riff: C-A-G-G     F-G-A

Two high school kids in a car
I look like a penguin with a movie star
All dressed up for the high school prom
Let's get to dancin' and party 'til dawn

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school graduation


Ten years pass like a trip on a boat
Stuck in the middle of a root beer float
Job to job with a college degree
Selling myself to pay for that degree

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school 10-year reunion


Spitting out babies for the big machine
Everybody's measured by their stack of green
I'm just taking pictures for a magazine
Shouldn't be embarrassed I don't fit their scene

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school 20-year reunion

bridge:
E______G______C_______Am
Why do I try to ever fit in ?

E____________G
Why do I try to ever --

Give away my time in life
To be divorced with a second wife
Kids in high school don't really care
Whether their parents are losing their hair

chorus: x4
E______________C
It's my high school 30-year reunion



bridge:
E__________G_______C_______Am
I just want to do what is right
Create my own rules and avoid any fights
Protecting what's inside of me

E______G_________C_______E
My life I call my destiny --

C_______E
Oh --------

C_______E
Oh --------

C_______E
Oh --------

C______________E
It's my high school graduation "40 years ago!"

C______________E
It's my high school 40-year reunion

C______________E
It's my high school 40-year reunion

C______________E
It's my high school 40-year reunion



Written by The Hippy Coyote to his San Diego classmates 2012 before his 40-year high school reunion.
Track Name: Scorpion Resurrection
INTRO GUITAR SOLO: (B)

B
You got your problems - I've got mine

A
You've got a dollar - I've got a dime

F#________________G
You've got a family - I wish I had mine

E__________________F#
You've got a home - I'm committing a crime



B____________________A
I'm sleeping on the street - in my car in the cold and heat

F#_____________G_______E____________F#
Part-time jobs are all I find - searching for my peace of mind



C______D_____G_____C______D_____________G
Sleeping with the stars - we're not homeless we have cars

C______D______G______E_______________________F#
I need a financial injection - to complete my scorpion resurrection



B
Buddha Kung Fu was Shaolin Chi Mantis

A
Along with Tai Chi Youth - a playground in Atlantis

F#________________G
The Coyote Clan was a wife and two kids

E______________F#
Now their religion - singing with me forbids



B
No, I'm not blaming the economy

A
I'm done shaming those who deserted me

F#_________________G
I've got resentment for some relatives

____E___________F#
Who failed to help or offer a place to live



C______D_____G_____C______D_____________G
Sleeping with the stars - we're not homeless we have cars

C______D______G______E_______________________F#
I need a financial injection - to complete my scorpion resurrection



G____________A_____________B
But now I see the blessing of what could have been much worse

G_______________A_______________B
If I'd allowed them to support me - their advice would be my curse

C_________D___________________G__________Bm
Parents want peace of mind when they go to bed each night

_____C________D______________G
So for their security they know what's right - "For them"

GUITAR SOLO: B

B
As I look back on the choices I have made

A
My parents only see how much I was paid

F#_____________G
I haven't lived my life for money

________E_____________F#
I've been singing songs and writing poetry



B
I'm a man of multiple identity

A
So don't think you ever see - all of me

F#________G
I am who I want to be

___E_________________F#
Can you say the same are you really free?



C______D_____G_____C______D_____________G
Sleeping with the stars - we're not homeless we have cars

C______D______G______E_______________________F#
I need a financial injection - to complete my scorpion resurrection

Written March, 2013 on the tailgate of Coyote's Toyota Tacoma truck.
Track Name: Secret Asian Girl
Oh I've been strapped down for God knows how long
Whatever I did right - somehow durned out wrong
Is this my fate with no escape?
Am I in Shanghai or Hong Kong?

Secret Asian Girl - you're my life - you're my world

From one safehouse to another shelter
Is this an odyssey or Helter Skelter?
I've been watching people fall
I've been watching you stand tall
If you possess fear I can't see it at all

Secret Asian Girl - you're my life - you're my world

But who are you risking your life for?
What is your price to say, "No more"
How do you know who's wrong - and who's right?
How do you know when to run and when to fight?

Secret Asian Girl - you're my life - you're my world

I don't want to leave you but with you I may die
You rescued me from evil - I'm not certain why
Although there's no one I would rather hold
As danger approaches your heart again grows cold

Secret Asian Girl - you're my life - you're my world

Written Mother's Day, 2013 on the tailgate of Coyote's Toyota Tacoma truck.
Track Name: Rock Me Hard
A#__________________________G#
Made the sound check -- it was a blast
A#___________________________G#
Played a couple of songs from the past
F#7____________________F7
The Soundman says, "Your bass player has balls"
F#7__________F7__________F#7_________G#__________________A#
Blasting on his Rickenbacker -- "You really know how to vibrate the walls"

A#_____G#
Rock me baby
A#____________G#
Oooh -- Rock me hard
__________F#7_____F / F#7 - F / F#7 - G#
Oh yeah -- rock me

A#_______________________G#
My Marshall's burning and I'm on fire
A#______________________G#
Playing and singing higher and higher
______F#7___________F
With a smile on my face -- all night long
F#7_________F_____F#___G#___A#
Pouring out my heart -- into another song

A#_____G#
Rock me baby
A#___________G#
Oooh -- Rock me hard
_________F#7_____F / F#7 - F / F#7 - G#
Oh yeah -- rock me

A#______________________________________G#
The drummer backs me up -- and pushes me with his beat
A#__________________________G#
Pounding with his sticks and stomping with his feet
___F#7____________F
The band's really rockin'
F#7_________F
There's nobody talkin'
F#______________F#___________A#
Everybody's happy -- bouncing in their seat

A#_____G#
Rock me baby
A#___________G#
Oooh -- Rock me hard
_________F#7_____F / F#7 - F / F#7 - G#
Oh yeah -- rock me



Written June 17, 2013
Track Name: Kung Fu Cowboy 2
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - tennis shoes on my feet
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - hamburgers to eat
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - trees are my punching bags
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - no karate tags

I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - exercise in the dark
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - on the grass in the park
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - a tiger inside
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - on a dragon ride

Join me for a Kung Fu Dance - be a leopard or a snake
We can do some Wing Chun in a canoe - or Praying Mantis on a lake

I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - feeling great after class
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - learning how to kick your ass

Join me for a sword dance - jump and spin in our Kung Fu pants
Swing a chain to exercise my brain - rooted to the Earth in a horse stance

I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - a crane with a pair of wings
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - my slap or beak really stings

Join me for a Kung Fu Dance - let's get sweaty or do some Push Hands
Wake up for some coffee and Tai Chi - Qigong and a bong, for energy

I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - no sparring aloud
I'm a Kung Fu Cowboy - in peace I am proud
Track Name: Take Me Apart
intro:

Take me apart - see who I am
Are you the one to make me a man?

We've got something to hold onto
I really think that we should see this thing through
Let's play our cards right - spend the night
Discovering what we should do

Take me apart - see who I am
Are you the one to make me a man?

See all the pieces - see all my plans
Put me back together with your own hands
Rearrange me into something better still
There's a void in me I think you should fill

Take me apart - see who I am
Are you the one to make me a man?

Do we need to rearrange you - so you can do what you need to do?
When we stand face to face are we - twice as strong - are we twice as good?

SOLO:

Take me apart - see who I am
Are you the one to make me a man?
Track Name: End Of The Line
by The Hippy Coyote June 28, 2013

(E - C)3
E
What you gonna do? What you gonna say?
What's your excuse things turned out this way?
F
End of the line - End of the line
E
When you gonna take - the blame for your mistake?
When will you admit - you break every plan you make?
F
End of the line - End of the line
E
Go ahead give me the blame - it still turns out the same
Go doing what you do - never finish - never through
F
End of the line - It's the end of the line
B_____________C
Time time time - Quit quit quit
___F#______________________B
You burn burn burn - what you learn learn learn
_____B_________________________C
It's a crime crime crime - to see you climb climb climb
_________F#_______________B
Then you call call call - as you fall fall fall

SOLO: verse(s) (E-F)2
E
How you gonna start - from a broken life?
How you gonna be - a husband or a wife?
How can you get ahead - with the life you led?
Why have you recreated - the nightmares in your head?
F
End of the line - end of the line

B_____________C
Time time time - Quit quit quit
___F#______________________B
You burn burn burn - what you learn learn learn
_____B_________________________C
It's a crime crime crime - to see you climb climb climb
_________F#_______________B
Then you call call call - as you fall fall fall
It's the end of the line - End of the line - It's the end of the line -- for you
Track Name: Honor and Obey, Cherish and Protect
July 29, 2013 after hearing daughter complain of her relationship...

GUY:
A_____________F#m
Standing at the altar
A_________F#m____D____E____A
I will never falter - - to love and protect
A___________F#m
Cherish you is easy
A_____________________F#m_______D____E_____A
All I need is your smile to please me -- cherish and respect

GIRL:
A____________F#m
You are my only lover
A______________F#m_______D____E_____A
Together we'll discover -- your castle we'll erect
A_____________F#m
Our family is our life
A___________________F#m______D_________E________A
Husband father mother wife -- our futures will never disconnect

GUY & GIRL:
A____________________F#m
Honor -- Cherish -- I love you
A_______________________F#m_______D__________E_______A
Obey -- Protect -- is what we do -- Our success will always be true
A______________________F#m
I may be rich -- You may be poor
A______________________________F#m_____D________________E______A
I may have an itch -- I will scratch and adore -- Friendship we can always expect
A____________________________F#m
Honor and obey -- Cherish and protect
A_____________________________F#m__D_E__A
Honor and obey -- Cherish and protect -- I love you
Track Name: Black Hills Ride
Instrumental rock flute song by Coyote.
Track Name: Starting Over Again
Instrumental flute song by The Hippy Coyote.
Track Name: End Of The Line - Scott's Mix
by The Hippy Coyote June 28, 2013

(E - C)3
E
What you gonna do? What you gonna say?
What's your excuse things turned out this way?
F
End of the line - End of the line
E
When you gonna take - the blame for your mistake?
When will you admit - you break every plan you make?
F
End of the line - End of the line
E
Go ahead give me the blame - it still turns out the same
Go on doing what you do - never finish - never through
F
End of the line - End of the line

B_____________C
Time time time - Quit quit quit
____F#_____________________B
You burn burn burn - what you learn learn learn
_____B_________________________C
It's a crime crime crime - to see you climb climb climb
________F#________________B
Then you call call call - as you fall fall fall

SOLO: verse(s) (E-F)2
E
How you gonna start - from a broken life?
How you gonna be - a husband or a wife?
F
End of the line - End of the line
E
How can you get ahead - with the life you led?
Why have you recreated - the nightmares in your head?
F
End of the line - End of the line

B_____________C
Time time time - Quit quit quit
____F#_____________________B
You burn burn burn - what you learn learn learn
_____B_________________________C
It's a crime crime crime - to see you climb climb climb
________F#________________B
Then you call call call - as you fall fall fall
______E________C____E________C__________E_________C_______F#
It's the end of the line - End of the line - It's the end of the line -- for you