Lyrics

 

A-G | H-O | P-Z

  • All Across the World
  • Amazing Energy
  • Be There
  • Blessing in Disguise
  • Chant it
  • Cheaters and Cheated
  • Crazy
  • Cry out
  • Darkness to Light
  • Devise a Plan for Freedom
  • Doesn't Really Matter
  • Fair to Midland
  • Fallible Soldiers
  • Film
  • For whom the Bells Tolls
  • Freedom
  • Free Yourself
  • God's Beautiful Children
  • Goloka Vrindavan
  • Good Time
  • Govinda

ALL ACROSS THE WORLD

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

All Across the world today
All the kids are chanting the holy name
The holy name remains sublime
And that’s why we’re chanting all the time

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

You see it doesn’t really matter if you’re young or old
Everybody’s got a spirit soul
The holy name makes us feel OK
And that’s why we’re chanting everyday

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

AMAZING ENERGY

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I saw a man cooped in a traction bed
Watchin' the baseball game
His arms and legs were hanging in the air
He said, "Man I got it made!
The nurses come with lunch at half past one
Bring me anything I want that day
Insurance covers all expenditures"
Doesn't care how long he has to stay

A drunk man lying in the alley way
Traces of vomit on his shabby clothes
Dreaming 'bout a time when life was good to him
Now he's penniless and on his own
I tried to wake him, he wouldn't budge
He was off in Never-Never land
Then he awoke and told me with a smile
"You know I'm sure she's gonna understand"

He didn't know that he was suffering
Didn't even feel the pain
He didn't know that he was suffering
Or that when he dies if his spirit isn't purified
He'll have to come back and suffer again

Ain't it amazing to see the material energy
Offering pleasures that just cease to be
and we don't even know we're suffering

Ya know one time I met a movie star
So I thought I'd play him one of my songs
He told me that my stuff would not be popular
You gotta give the people what they want
He told me all these stories 'bout his sex appeal
His climb to stardom and his seventh wife
Said I really ought to meet his analyst
She helped him kick the cocaine habit twice

He didn't know that he was suffering
Didn't even feel the pain
He didn't know that he was suffering
Or that when he dies if his spirit isn't purified
He'll have to come back and suffer again

BE THERE

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

(This song is from the perspective of Krishna)

True love comes in the knowing you’ve got to love to be loved
But if ever you should leave me, you’ll be the one I’m thinking of

And I’ll always be there, you can bet that I’ll be true
Yes I’ll always be there, I’m the only one for you

When the night becomes cloudy and you’re thinking to go
Though you’ll never be satisfied there is one thing you should know
That all I really want is to see you happy
And have you always by my side

And I’ll always be there, you can bet that I’ll be true
Yes I’ll always be there, I’m the only one for you

And if you go you’ll be sorry, trading good times for bad
But you always should remember when you come home I’ll be so glad
Cause all I really want is to see you happy
And have you always by my side

And I’ll always be there, you can bet that I’ll be true
Yes I’ll always be there, I’m the only one for you
Yes I’ll always be there and I want you next to me
Yes I’ll always be there but I know you must be free

BLESSING IN DISGUISE

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

When your world falls apart
You don't know where to start
Your so-called friends tell you to go away
Save your friendship for a rainy day
With sharpened words they cut you down to size

Could be a Blessing In Disguise

When the sun fails to shine
Black as night for all time
And all that's left to do is pray to God
Although it's foreign or it may seem odd
It's just a chance to open up your eyes

It's a blessing (repeat)
Don't you know that there's a master plan
And even though we may not understand
The Supreme Lord has the upper hand
And wants us all to come back home again

There's no need to look far
When we see who we are
And everything that happens day to day
Is really meant to help us on our way
When trouble comes, it's really no surprise

It's just a Blessing In Disguise
It's a blessing

CHANT IT

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

If you're feeling blue
and don't know what to do
Just chant it !

If you're feeling good
and don't know why you should
Just chant it !

If you're serving out a sentence
gotta spend you're life in jail
Or on vacation on the Adria
just going for a sail
Or a nine month pregnant lady
who's moving like a snail
Just chant it !

If you're the zones most active guru
or the chairman of the GBC
Just chant it !

Or another spaced out bhakta
cutting fruits for the deity
Just chant it !

If you're singing on the street
using a stolen guitar
Or if you're playing covers
in a lowly cross-town bar
Even if you got ten top hits
yeah the biggest super-star
Just chant it !

It's the process recommended by the sages
and the holy men throughout the ages
It's the perfect panacea
for all the problems and the whole creation
Just chant it !

If you're in need of money
or feeling some distress
If you're a seeker of the truth
or just a little curious
If you haven't bathed for ages
or if you always like it clean
If you're flying jets for NASA
or a navigator on a submarine
If you're a friend of the royal family
picking puppies for the Queen
Just chant it !

HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE

CHEATERS AND CHEATED

Words & Music
by Chandra Shakar Swami and Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Cheaters and the cheated I was defeated
No one to turn to except for you (the spiritual master)
No reason no rhyme and that was their crime
(They say) That life had just happened out on the weekend

No rhyme no reason no purpose no direction
Lost in love friendship and affection
Is there anyone gonna ask the real question
Oh my soul... Where will I go?

We had befallen into the well
You came and you pulled us to where we could tell
The difference from reality and the illusion
That the leaders try to feed us meant to keep us in delusion

No rhyme no reason no purpose no direction
Lost in love friendship and affection
Is there anyone gonna ask the real question
Oh my soul... Where will I go?

CRAZY

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa and Zoë

Well I’m searching for the answers
And I’m wondering where this road will lead
Kindly tell me, is there a difference
That you’re feeling between you and me?

I know that you’ll say that I’m crazy to believe
But have you something better that you’re hiding up your sleeve?

People saying “listen to me”
That they’ve found it, and seem quite sincere
Their behavior often differs quite acutely
From the things that you hear

I know that you’ll say that I’m crazy to believe
But have you something better that you’re hiding up your sleeve?

I really want to know, if there’s any one who knows
All the things that Jesus knows
Degradation of religion, to just another money-making business
Is never gonna stop me from believing in something when I sing

When I’m wandering deep inside myself
There’s this something that hands me the truth
Tears are flowing, my heart’s melting,
There’s a wisdom that we all once knew

I know that you’ll say that I’m crazy to believe
But have you something better that you’re hiding up your sleeve?

I know, yes I know, that you think I’m crazy, to believe
So crazy, but can you show me something better, something better just for me?
Till then I’m searching, for the answers
And I’m wondering where this road will lead

CRY OUT

Words & Music  
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

So many people talking, but it don't make sense
Saying everything htat happens is coincidence
Postulating theories, but they've got no proof
Then posing as pssessors of the absolute truth
The truth is there for everyone, it's evident
And if you really want to know, make this experiment

Cry out, like a child for it's mother
Cry out, surely you will discover
That when you cry out
There is someone there when you pray

Sometimes we're wondering where it all comes from
The fire below, and the kingdom come
Some say it started with a blast in space
While others have ssen angles face to face

Cry out, cry out, cry out the names of the lord
Cry out, cry out, surely you'll find your reward

Perhaps your thinking this is too far out
Well anyone with brains is gonna have some doubt
Why not take a chance, you'll be the lucky one
Your fear will disappear like the snow at the sight of the sun

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

DARKNESS TO LIGHT

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

You know it seems a long, long and weary road
But we’re holdin’ on and you can tell if we’re just fakin’ it
Why we went away really couldn’t say
But we’re trying to come back hope we’ll be makin’ it
You are the one who has opened up the door
Such faith and compassion we had never seen before

May the world recognize your might
Helping us through our plight
With the torchlight of knowledge you’re leading the way
Turning the darkness to light

This world’s a troubled place, everybody wants their space
The authorities tell us what to think and how to feel
You taught us Krishna’s name, now we do the same
And it’s really true, that we have found something real
You came along and you turned us all around
Now we want to give all the love that we’ve found

Who would have ever know that when you left your home
Such a humble man would return so victorious
Now we want to spread your fame, every one will know your name
Srila Prabhupada your activities are glorious
You gave us the best gift that any man could give
The perfect example of how we’re meant to live

DEVISE A PLAN FOR FREEDOM

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I went out to the cinema to see the latest show
I was whisked away to another world of celluloid heroes
And when the film was over I wandered back to my room
I was still the same lonely man I was that afternoon
My mind was nether here nor there but somewhere in-between
And my life it seemed as useless as those flickering lights up on the screen

Maybe you could help me understand
Maybe you could help me devise a plan for freedom

I was restless feeling hungry, went to get a bite to eat
The lamb I stuck my knife into started to talk to me
She asked me "how would you like to be treated in this way"
And told me that for crimes like this I'd surely have to pay
And the idle talk and laughter seemed to fade then disappear
My throat was dry, my blood ran cold, I was over come with fear

I finally made it out of there I was feelin' kind of fried
I found myself wandering 'round New York's lower east side
I saw you through the window seated behind a small desk
Surrounded by shaven headed monks all clad in saffron dress
And I felt myself mysteriously pulled to come inside the room
The atmosphere was such I felt it take away my gloom

Although your accent was quite thick, you made it very clear
That we were all eternal souls who did not belong here
That everything around us would surely disappear
And that we could understand if we took the time to hear
From authorities connected with a line from up above
Who know the actual goal of life, the real meaning of love

You spoke about a culture full of dignity and grace
You looked like you were from there, one could see it in your face
You told us of your mission that was meant to save the world
From the all impending doom that was soon to be unfurled
And when the talk was over I felt something deep inside
I wanted just to serve you, though I felt unqualified

DOESN'T REALLY MATTER

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

It doesn’t really matter how much you make
It doesn’t really matter what you drive
It doesn’t really matter if your teeth are fake
It doesn’t really matter if you’re fifty or five

But ask yourself
Have I abounding Love?
For every being and every one
Especially for God above

It doesn’t really matter how quick you run
It doesn’t really matter if you’re good in a fight
It doesn’t really matter the medals you’ve won
It doesn’t really matter if you’re black or white

But ask yourself
Have I abounding Love?
For every being and every one
Especially for God above

Maya’s there just to drag you down
It’s an illusion, don’t be fooled

It doesn’t really matter if you’ve got a big name
Adoration and distinction, women and fame
If you’re healthy or you’re wealthy, under-rated or plain
Educated over-stated yea you’ve got big brains
It doesn’t really matter how big you build
Where you live or the positions that you’ve filled
It doesn’t really matter if you’ve been to the moon
It doesn’t really matter if you like this tune

But ask yourself
Have I abounding Love?
For every being and every one
Especially, especially, especially for God above

There’s nothing else that really matters
There’s nothing else that really matters

FAIR TO MIDLAND

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I sit here waiting for the sun to fall
Time moves slow then you've done it all
Was her before, now I'm back again
Once I thought that it would never end

Then the cycle of revolving time
Took away all that I thought was mine
Lost the millions that I never had
Never thought that times would look so bad

Claydee borrowed all the banks would loan
To build his buildings and his fine new home
Yes, you could say that doggie got his bone
But he can't enjoy it on his own

The brownie baker known as Billie Fay
Owed a thousand, but she wouldn't pay
Guess she thought that she could get away
Now she's waiting for a better day

O.H. hangs his money on his walls
Won't catch him sweatin’ while the market falls
But he's still thinking ‘bout that debutante
They say the more you have the more you want

Steve Locke he studies in the A. & M. University
To get his Masters in Geology
To find that oil he'd tear the earth apart
But he don't even see his own steal framed heart

Now Cecil Rhoads he lost his only son
A tragedy all for the sake of fun
I've heard it said only the good die young
Still that's a useless consolation

There must be something going on here at the Desert Inn
People keep going in the bar but don't come back out again
I think everybody here is afflicted with some kind of drinking disease
While Agnes just sits behind the counter counting keys

I doubt the County Sheriff will be elected again
A man who beats up his wife is a man without a friend
His family life was forcefully ended
And the cops on the street just want to see him suspended

Wild Willie Byer I guess he'll never learn
He was caught for armed robbery
At a downtown investment brokerage firm
He took Glen Little's money,
Then he kissed him on the forehead
Glen said he could'a shot him,
But he didn't want to see the carpet red

Now all the roustabouts have all left town
And price per barrel is still going down
They say that soon it's gonna taper off
Don't matter anyway, I've had enough

Whether it's good or bad or just by the way
Or only Fair To Midland some may say
It seems to me as though it's all been planned
All I'll think twice before I reprimand

Never put your faith in things of gold
You'll sure regret it when you're weak and old
Never trust a man whose got a gun
A woman or a politician

There is no disease as bad as lust
No fire burns as hot as anger does
There's no enemy like ignorance
Think I'll beat it while I've got the chance

FALLIBLE SOLDIERS

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

In this great battle of material existence
We are being wiped out by the enemy called time
We seek protection in our friends and our society
Believing that they’ll save us, but we couldn’t be more blind

We stand surrounded by our doctors our technology
Our wives and children standing proudly by our side
But our make shift army has no choice but to desert us
No fault or theirs, it’s just part of the design

And yet we cling to these fallible soldiers
Fallible soldiers how can you help us now?
And yet we cling to these fallible soldiers
Fallible soldiers can’t help anyone anyhow

Life’s perfection is simply hearing
Of the pastimes of the Transcendental One
And Glorifying His Activities
Will bring us all to the ultimate perfection

Krishna’s love is all around
And when we look He can be found
And don’t you know He’s our best friend
Only He can help us in the end

There are so many, so many types of people
The common worker, The philosopher and mystic yogi
And ultimately the unalloyed devotee
For all of them the process is the same

Why should we cling to these fallible soldiers?
Fallible soldiers how can you help us now?
And yet we cling to these fallible soldiers
Fallible soldiers can’t help anyone anyhow

FILM

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Had a pocket full of dreams
Thought I’d reach them all at last
Life is seldom what it seems
My dreams shattered like broken glass

Don’t you know that those who walk away they only wander
Can’t you see the malcontent in those who’ve never really tried

But every body’s stuck in their own film
Everybody wants to be the star
But we don’t even know what is real
Yea we don’t even know who we are

Don’t you know that those who walk away they only wander
Can’t you see the malcontent in those who’ve never really tried
If you’ve ever felt there must be more to life than most men ponder
You can understand there must be something on the other side

Could you be the one who walks away
Will you be the one who knows the score
Look inside the truth resides within
And you know the truth unlocks the door

Don’t you know that those who walk away they only wander
Can’t you see the malcontent in those who’ve never really tried
If you’ve ever felt there must be more to life than most men ponder
You can understand there must be something, must be something
On the other side

FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I saw  you walking in the down town, you didn't care to notice me
You were cutting jokes and laughing hard with your friends from New Orleans
I had something I felt important, you thought my views just strange
And now we chance to meet again, how true it is times change

You say that this is life it seems
Do your duty day by day
Hope for the best, strive for your dreams
Just go on and come what may

You credit the Creator, but can you tell me who He is
Can you tell me what His name is, can you tell me where He lives
Have you ever had a moments peace from the nagging of your mind
Have you ever really been so sure, that you could leave it all behind?

Philosophies wrought full of holes
We can't fall back on alibis
With broken sword you stand your ground
Reckless abandon in your eyes

Ask not for whom the bell tolls
The wise don't lament for passing souls
Ask not for whom the bell tolls
Everyone knows it's for us all

Sure I'd like to be accepted, but I'd rather speak the truth
The people who we try to please rarely give a damn 'bout you
They may support your status, or defend you when your struck
But when the house is burning, they'll just say it's your bad luck

We hide ourselves behind brick walls
Cold winds blow our curtains torn
Our friends and kin around us fall
But who's to say who'll be unborn

FREEDOM

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

So many people whither in pain
under the weather
will they surface again ?
Down to the bottom of darkest despair
all the time wondering
is there anyone there ?

How could this happen ?
It happened to me
I didn't know what I'll do just to get free
Trapped in this body we suffer disgrace
Seems a karmic reaction
hit me right in the face

Freedom is what I want
Can you show me the way ?
Freedom from suffering
don't care how much I must pay
Freedom from birth and death
Don't want to come here no more
Freedom from the influence of time

So many feelings all locked up inside
I didn't know what there was
inside me to hide
I know I can get there, I just don't know how
Is there anyone out there
who can help me know ?

Freedom is what I want
Can you show me the way ?
Freedom from suffering
Don't care how much I must pay
Freedom from birth and death
Don't want to come here no more
Freedom from the influence of time

FREE YOURSELF

Words & Music
by Jingles Gandharva Dasa

Free Yourself of all material gains
Letting go of worldly desires is the key
Free Yourself, break the chains that bind
You to a world filled with illusions

You decide which way is the best
Maya just won't, won't let your spirit rest
The more to her you cling
The more you'll need God's help
Get to know the Supreme Lord Krsna
And Free Yourself

Free Yourself and you'll free your soul
From the prison walls you have to live inside
Free Yourself through the power of God
Guiding you with love out of confusion

GOD'S BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN

Words & Music
by Nirantara Dasa

This song was recorded by my good friend Nirantara.
I went to his home one day and he asked me to sing my version over the top of his recording. This is the result.

 

GOLOKA VRNDAVANA

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

There is a place beyond the sky
Where you can live forever
No one ever has to die
Where every word's a song
And every step a dance
The Lord plays upon His flute
Which is heard throughout the land<

And all the children there
Frolic in the forest groves
In the land called Goloka Vrndavana

Bountiful surabhi cows
Supplying milk upon demand
Wish-fulfilling trees
Place any fruit within your hand
There's no need of sun or light
Everything has it’s self effulgent light
You can play forever, never worry 'bout the night

And all the people there
Serve the senses of the Lord
In the land called Goloka Vrndavana

In the spiritual world
Everyone chants the glories of the Lord

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

GOOD TIME

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I hope you don’t think that I’m too out of line
But I just want to show you we can have a good time
Good time

You don’t have to drive a fancy car
To have a good time
You don’t have to be a Hollywood star
To have a good time
You don’t have to own a house or a yacht
You can be satisfied with what you’ve already got
And have a good time

There’s just one thing that I want you to try
Just this one time before you gotta lay down and die

Hare Krishna  Hare Hare Krishna  Krishna Krishna  Hare Hare
Hare Rama  Hare Rama  Rama Rama  Hare Hare (x2)

You don’t have to have a Ph.D..
To have a good time
You don’t have to have 20/20 vision to see what I mean
And have a good time
You don’t have to wear no fancy clothes
Just be yourself and heaven knows
You'll have a good time

GOVINDA

Words & Music
by Nirantara dasa and Prabhupada Dasa

He is the cause of all causes
He has no origin other than Himself
Everything is emanating from Him
Govinda, Govinda
I just worship Govinda

He is not void or impersonal
His form is spiritual, not material
And his body is the most attractive
Govinda, Govinda
I belong to Govinda

He is eternal full of bliss and knowledge
He is the reservoir of all pleasure
Govinda, Govinda
Black and beautiful

He is the goal of meditation
And when you chant his name
He reviles himself
He's far beyond the range of sense perception
Govinda, Govinda
I'm in love with Govinda

With no effort he controls the cosmos
(He's got full control)
He's the source of the whole creation
(He's the one who can make you happy)
Govinda, Govinda
Black and beautiful Govinda