Lyrics

 

A-G | H-O | P-Z

  • Hack it out of My Heart
  • Have Mercy on the Animals
  • H. Bombs
  • Hold on
  • If (Be a Man My Son)
  • If Boys Could Talk
  • It's My Nature
  • It's Only an Illusion
  • It's the Maha Mantra
  • It's up to You
  • Krishna is the One
  • Krishna Never Leaves Vrindavan
  • Lasting Happiness
  • Let's Be Glad
  • Lies
  • Light One Candle
  • Little Bird
  • Lord Gauranga
  • Lovers of God
  • Muriel
  • My Love
  • Not this Body
  • One Fine Day
  • On Our Way

       HACK IT OUT OF MY HEART

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Material pleasure you know it just can't last
Still I like to enjoy, look at the price of my toys
I still like driving fast

Got a brand new Ferrari, got a house on the hill
I thought that all of these things would keep me satisfied
But I'm hankering still

I hear the sages they're calling
With words as sharp as a knife
They want to cut the illusion
And guide us back to our spiritual life

Hack it out of my heart, hack it out of my heart
Attachment to things that just can't be
Hack it out of my heart

Love for a woman, it can be so strong
You find yourself doing things you never thought you would do
Whether it's right or wrong

She got you running all day, she suck your strength in the night
You got your head in a cloud, driving her all over town
Thinking that it's all right

I hear the sages they're calling
With words as sharp as a knife
They want to cut the illusion
And guide us back to our spiritual life

Hack it out of my heart, hack it out of my heart
Attachment to things that just can't be
Hack it out of my heart

Small children buzzing like bees, the house itself seems alive
Oh the celestial charms of being held in the arms
By the Queen of the hive

But for this you must pay, well that's just part of the deal
And if you can't make ends meet by simple honest means
You're ready to beg, borrow or steal

Hack it out of my heart, hack it out of my heart
Attachment to things that just can't be
Hack it out of my heart

HAVE MERCY ON THE ANIMALS

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

See the little fawn
Move too fast and she'll be gone
She knows to run away
But why disturb her play?

Have Mercy On The Animals
They have feelings too
Have Mercy On The Animals
They feel just like we do

Mother cow’s out in the field
So much milk she can yield
Father bull he tills the land
Providing grains for beast and man

See the birds up in the trees
They also have their families
Build their nest away up high
'Cause just like you they don't wanna die

Have mercy and mercy will be shown to you (x2)

H. BOMBS

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

We're all looking for some glory
We've all heard a soldiers story
Now we've gotta fight
We're on top the crowds are cheering
Pretty soon we may be hearing
Sirens in the night
Thought we had it made but with a twist of fate
The enemy gets stronger, yea they retaliate
When the bombs they start to falling
Is it still too late to see
We create our own destiny

H. bombs, hurricanes and heart attacks
We’ve all read the news, we’ve all heard the facts
No one gets away, we all gotta pay, with the likes of
H. bombs, hurricanes and heart attacks

The god of wind gets angry
If we never try to please him
Now we’ve got a storm
With amazing ease
He’s smashing buildings moving trees
Don’t say you weren’t  forewarned
Everything that goes is under strict control      
But ya gotta know the science or you pay the toll
And it’s not a simple matter of a public poll to see
We create our own destiny

H. bombs, hurricanes and heart attacks

We’re feeling oh so healthy
So religious even wealthy
Then the pump it fails
Our body will betray us
Our own limbs they won’t obey us
Can’t you see what this entails?
Better make precautions for the problems at hand
And no matter who you just try to understand
That what you’re doin’ now is making future plans, just see
We create our own destiny

Wasn’t it just a little bit weird
When the girl you thought attractive started growing a beard?
Don’t you think that it’s really insane
When so many people flush their babies right down the drain?
Wouldn’t you say that it’s kinda bizarre
When you see a Hare Krishna play electric guitar?
But can you tell me who you really are?

H. bombs, hurricanes and heart attacks
H. bombs, hurricanes and heart attacks

HOLD ON

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

In the midst of the darkness
Krishna's love is the guiding light
If there’s something wrong
He can set it right

His inconceivable beauty
Will surely capture everyone's heart
So let us get to know Him
And with that we'll make a brand new start

So hold on, don't despair
How can we cry when we know Krishna is there
Ain't it the truth we haven't got a care
Cause He's right by our side
He's our eternal guide

Krishna is the giver of pleasure
And to serve His lotus feet is the key
Only this will put an end
To our self inflicted misery

He is the friend of the fallen
He can destroy the evil doers at will
He protects His devotees
As He did by lifting Govardhan Hill

And if you're thinking the Lord has left you
Just remember that He's always in your heart

So hold on, don't despair
How can we cry when we know Krishna is there
Ain't it the truth we haven't got a care
Cause He's right by our side
He's our eternal guide

Krishna is the source of creation
Without His sanction we just can't do a thing
It is of His glories
That the sages constantly sing

Krishna, He is patiently waiting
For us to finish playing our little games
And if we really want to please Him
We'll be calling out His holy names

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

IF (BE A MAN MY SON)

Words by Rudyard Kipling
Music by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you
And make allowance for their doubting too

If you can dream and not make dreams your master
If you can think and not think you're the one

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With 60 seconds worth of distance run
Yours is the earth and everything that's in it
And which is more, you'll be a man my son

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken
And stoop to build them up with worn out tools

If you can talk with crowds and keep you virtue
Or walk with kings, nor lose the common touch
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you
If all men count with you, but none to much

IF BOYS COULD TALK

Music & Words
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I don't need you commin' round telling me what to do
I don't need you commin' round I got better things to do
Than hear you stand around and criticize my every move
Why don't you just leave me alone, go on get outta here
I don't you need you round here

Why don't you just take a hike now
Go on out to the woods and play
Go on take a hike now
I don't wanna hear what you gotta say

All you do is criticize the things I try to do
All you do is minimize what I try to do for you
Everything, everything I've ever done I tried to help you now
You just don't appreciate my being round
Why don't you just hear me now

Or you can just take a hike now
Go on out to the woods and play
Why don't you take a hike now
I don't wanna hear what you gotta say

Why don't you listen to me sometimes

Everything I ever done I tried to do for you
And all you ever pay me back is with words of booby boo
Why don't you understand, I'm just a normal man
Why can't you just try to see
That I only wanna please, I'm on my knees

Why don't you just take a hike now
Go on out to the woods and play
Why don't you just take a hike now
I don't wanna hear what you gotta say
Take a hike now

IT'S MY NATURE

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

It’s my nature to rock and roll
Just ‘cause I do don’t mean I ain’t got soul
It’s my nature

We do it for Krishna…. ‘cause He’s the ultimate goal
Arjuna was a fighter to the highest degree
He didn’t wanna fight till Krishna made his plea
He said “But it’s your nature”

Arjuna fought it for Krishna……. fought it for you and me
It doesn’t really matter the type of work that you do
We’ve all got different natures different mentalities too
We’ve only to align ourselves with the ultimate truth
Or it’s like tryin’ to stop lord Jagannatha

It’s my nature It’s my nature

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

IT'S ONLY AN ILLUSION

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

It's only an illusion
That keeps me running, running away from You
It's only an illusion
That keeps me doing all the foolish things that I do

Like a foolish deer in the forest
Who is chasing after water that is simply not there
I spend my life uselessly searching
After a mirage, it ony ends in despare

Oh lord won't You help me understand
All the things I need to know to be a part of Your plan
You've come to save the fallen, well I'm a low born man
Won't You please lend me the strength so I can make a stand

You are the source begining, middle and end
You reside within my heart as a well wishing friend
Oh master of the world it's just no use to pretend
I'm praying for Your mercy won't You help me transcend

It'S THE MAHA MANTRA

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Come all you sinners and sages
I’ve got something to tell
It’s been aknowledged for ages
Though very few know it well

It’s the maha mantra that’s gonna set you free
It’s the maha mantra that’s gonna get you the mercy

I was feelin’ desserted 
Feeling down on my luck
I call my friend up he tells me
What you’ve got is enough

Cause it’s the maha mantra that’s gonna set you free
It’s the maha mantra that’s gonna get you the mercy

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

I wanted to believe what he told me
But I’ve had a hard time keeping it together
I’ve got bills to pay, children to feed
And I’m feeling under stormy weather

Still he said to me
It’s the maha mantra that’s gonna set you free
It’s the maha mantra that’s gonna get you the mercy

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

Now I’m feeling much better
I’m chanting more every day
Though it still isn’t easy
It’s such a small price to pay

Cause it’s the maha mantra that’s gonna set you free
It’s the maha mantra that’s gonna get you the mercy

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

IT'S UP TO YOU

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

People running 'round in circles everyday
Working like the devil just to make their pay
Without a hesitation they would lie or steal
No consideration 'bout how other people feel

Still It's Up To You what you want to do
Yes, it's up to you what you want to do

Nothing for nothing we've all heard it said
Some people never get it through their head
Thinking that life's just a monopoly game
Cheating to win they end up goin' insane

Though Maya's world seems nice
Before you grab your slice
Ask yourself if you can afford the price

Pontius Pilate stood before the crowd outside
And said, "To end the celebration let the people decide
Between the killer Barabas and the King of the Jews
Set one man free, but you gotta choose"

Krsna spoke to Arjuna on the battlefield
Where the import of the Vedas was revealed
He told him that his duty was to stand and fight
Explaining confidential knowledge and what was right

Don't try to minimize the message of love
Don't underestimate the Lord up above
He's reaching out for you, you know we've all been told
Why should He help you when you won't grab hold?

Leaving It Up To You, It’s up to you, It’s up to you, It’s up to you

KRSNA IS THE ONE

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

The holy name of Krsna
Resounding off your tongue
Telling all that all in all
Krsna Is The One

Hare, Rama and Krsna
Is transcendental sound
When chanted in the Maha-mantra
Goes nicely 'round and 'round

What could be more simple?
What else is so sublime?
When we chant the name Hari
Just see the faces shine

And Krsna He comes dancing
He's dancing on your tongue
A blooming youth, Absolute Truth
Who stays forever young

The holy name of Krsna
Resounding off your tongue
Telling all that all in all
Krsna Is The One (x3)

Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna
Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama
Rama Rama, Hare Hare

KRISHNA NEVER LEAVES VRNDAVANA

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

When Krishna suddenly disappeared
From the company of the cowherd girls
They searched for Him everywhere
Not finding Him they all became quite crazy
They began to question the plants and trees
Have you seen the brother of Balarama?
Playing on His flute then laughing
He has stolen our hearts and gone

But Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
He stays in the hearts of all His friends
Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
It's a love that never ends

The gopis they could understand
That Krishna left because of their pride
They were thinking themselves to be
The most fortunate women
To be by Krishna's side
They began to think of His kisses sweet
His sidelong glancing eyes
Then they began to imitate
His dancing, His walking, His smile

But Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
He stays in the hearts of all His friends
Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
It's a love that never ends                                                                 

Radha and Krishna were all alone
In the forest of Vrndavana
He knew His leaving
Would only increase Her love

But Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
He stays in the hearts of all His friends
Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
It's a love that never ends

When Krishna finally reappeared
Beneath the rays of the smiling moon
The gopis sought His soft embrace
His kisses which He offers even to His flute
He looked very magnificent
Seated amongst the cowherd girls
Their beauty it was unsurpassed
All 16,000 maidens had Krishna by their side

Krishna never leaves Vrndavana (etc.) 
Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
Krishna never leaves Vrndavana
Krishna's love never leaves Vrndavana
It's a love that never ends

LASTING HAPPINESS

Words & Music
by Jingles Gandharva Dasa

Lasting Happiness can be yours tonight
In Govinda's house, Krsna's healing light
Supreme pleasures, praise His holy name
Twice you will be blessed, Lasting Happiness

So many souls they are searching for
Something more than money cannot find
But of all the things your heart desires
The Supreme Lord's gifts will blow your mind

We have slipped so low into darkness
And are totally convinced that God is dead
But we soon realize Maya's playing tricks
For the spirit of the Lord is much alive

LET'S BE GLAD

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I know I've been hard hearted, I know that I've been cruel
I did so many useless thing I didn't really need to do
Now I want to tell you that I'm gonna do my best
To change my ways, lift this haze and leave this awful mess

Let's be glad, Let's forget all those bad feelings that we had
Let us push those evil thought out from our mind
The wicked sinful kind

Well it's true the modes of nature can influence the mind
But when we're strong and just hold on we'll get relief in time
The lord will never give you a test you cannot take
Suffering strikes the worldly minded, let's not make that mistake

Sometimes can't help but wonder how much more I can stand
But when we try to help ourselves the Lord will surely lend a hand
He's standing there beside us ready any time we call
Waiting oh so patiently to bless us one and all

Let's be glad, let's forget all those bad feeling that we had
Let us push those evil thoughts out from our mind
Let us try to serve Sri Krishna all the time
Oh let's be glad

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

LIES

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Teachers told us that God was dead
Couldn't get behind what the scriptures said
Conclusions based on their paltry minds evaluations
Are the yolk that binds (one to the material world)

And they're living in lies, living in lies
Living in lies, living in lies
And they won't admit that they ever could be wrong

We cried aloud to see the other side
But they buried truth with their foolish pride
The text they taught from just years ago
Is not quite up to date, but now they know for sure

They would have us believe that they are God
Giving all the sheep a reassuring nod
A greater force known as immanent death
Will defeat there lies, they'll not take one more breath

Though the end is near, they're still dying to hang on
Yet they won't admit that they ever could be wrong

LIGHT ONE CANDLE

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

There’s a darkness commin’ over , commin’ over the world today
Can anyone denigh it , just look at what the papers say
There’s a big explosion, someone’s cryin’ about the war
But can any body out there tell me just exactly what we came here for

Light one candle
Cursing the darkness never helps to see
Light one candle
I can feel a shadow coming over me
Light one candle
Illumination the enlightening key

A simple act of kindness, a friendly word or a little smile
Can really make a difference to one who’s hurting or a little child
And if you’ve got the spirit, don’t hide away your inner light
Let the people all around you, share the love that you feel inside

Light one candle
Cursing the darkness never helps to see
Light one candle
I can feel a shadow coming over me
Light one candle
Illumination the enlightening key

Sometime I can’t believe what’s goin’ down
But does it really come as such a big suprize
Are you gonna fight it, are you gonna fight it
Or have they pulled the wool over your eyes?

Light one candle
Cursing the darkness never helps to see
Light one candle
I can feel a shadow coming over me
Light one candle
Illumination the enlightening key
Light on candle
Lend a hand and set your brother free
Light one candle
Light one candle

LITTLE BIRD

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

A little bird landed on my windowsill
The crumbs of bread on my table attracted her inside
Saw me standing there and flew up in the room
Being fearful for her lif

Little bird, you don't have to be afraid
You can leave this prison anytime you like
Go back home, to the world where you belong
Flying freely in the big blue sky

The door is open if you want to fly outside
The window shutters have been opened wide
You could be on you way, flying in the sweet sunshine
Little bird, the only barriers are in your mind

Little bird, can't you hear the whispering wind
Blowing 'cross the glen
And gently through the trees
The breeze is calling
Ready to carry you back home
To your loving family

So why you standing there
On the back of the kitchen chair
Looking 'round so helplessly
Little bird don't you wanna be free

The door is open if you want to fly outside
The window shutters have been opened wide
You could be on your way, flying in the sweet sunshine
You can leave this prison any time
The door is open, the door is open
The only barriers are in your mind

LORD GAURANGA

" N/A - Words & Music by Nirantara Dasa "

LOVERS OF GOD

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Sometimes can't help but wonder who we are and why we're here
And in the future where it is we'll be
But Krishna gives us everything we need to know and more
When we follow His instruction then we'll see

That it's true we can all become lovers of God
If we simply give our hearts to Him
Yes it's true we can all become lovers of God 
If we simply give our hearts to Him

Krishna He is playing on His flute in Vrndavana
Tending the calves and playing with His friends
They all go to the forest and engage in childlike play
In that transcendental realm that never ends

Krishna is the lover of the cowherd girls of Vraja
Who only long to see Him once again
Srimati Radharani's picking flowers as She sings
Of His glories this helps mitigate the pain (of their separation)

Nanda Maharaja is trading grains within the town
Where he will purchase something special for his Son
Meanwhile Mother Yasoda"s cooking milk upon the stove
Thinking only of her most beloved one
She calls to Him now Krishna it's time to take your meal
You've playing with your friends for far too long

And it's true we can all become lovers of God  (x3)
If we simply give our hearts to Him

MURIEL

Music by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Instrumental

This is a song I wrote when taking a piano class at El Camino Jr. College. Muriel is the name of my mother who has always supported me in all my endeavors and was my first guru.

MY LOVE

Words & Music
by Laghu Bhagavatamrita Dasa and Titiksava Karunika Dasa

I saw this shinning light eminating from Your eyes
It left my heart wide open, I was completely mesmorized
I felt my life starting over when I saw you smiling at me
It was like you could see my dreams, You gave me my reason to be

And now that I found you love, how can I please you now my love
I’ll make a sacrifice, produce a gift for you my love
Even you turn me down, still all of the love I have for you……. remain

It seemed the whole universe was hovering ‘round your feet
You were so beautiful, a wonderful sight for all to see
You came along in time when I was looking for a friend
That shinning magic star. Beginning, middle and end

And now that I found you love, how can I please you now my love
I’ll make a sacrifice, produce a gift for you my love
Even you turn me down, all of the love I have for you remains
My love My love My love

NOT THIS BODY

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa & Laghu Bhagavatamrita Dasa

Can you remember when you were a child
The dreams you had when you were small
Then a youth and now a man
Still the same person although your body is tall

I’m not this body, you’re not that body
We are all spirit soul
Energy never disipates
It simply changes form

I’m not my hands though I feel through them
You’ll never bind me by tying them
I’m not my eyes though my light shines through them
Neither am I my thoughts or my mind

I’m not this body, you’re not that body
We are all spirit soul
Energy never disipates
It simply changes form

The soul’s eternal and never dies
Does this really come as some suprize
You were here before, you’ll be back again
Unless and until you understand this simple truth my friend

I’m not this body, you’re not that body
We are all spirit soul
Energy never disipates
It simply changes form

Can you remember when you were a child
The dreams you had when you were small
Then a youth and now a man
Still the same person although your body is tall

I’m not this body, you’re not that body
We are all spirit soul
Energy never disipates
It simply changes form

ONE FINE DAY

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

One fine day we'll be back home
Till that day we carry on
Keep our faith where it belongs
Faith in You will make us strong

And all our pains and all our fears
We've undergone through out the years
Will disappear like bad dreams do
'Cause one fine day we'll be with You

One fine day we'll be flyin' high
Past all the stars that are in the sky
Face to face finally we'll meet
You the lord supreme falling at Your feet

The supreme abode is where we'll be
Where everyone lives in harmony
And the only thing we all want to do
Is to serve Your feet we give ourselves to You

ON OUR WAY

Words & Music
by Titiksava Karunika Dasa

Tell me why must there be so much pain?
Tell me why, Lord, must there be so much pain?
Is it true it just has to be that way?

Tell me why they just don't understand?
Tell me why, Lord, they just don't understand?
Is it true it just has to be that way?

I will call out Your name
Echo all You proclaim
Please let me serve You again
To Thee I pray

Just how long before we can come back home again?
Just how long, Lord, before we come back home?
Is it true Lord, that we are On Our Way?