YAMA

1. Karma Push


Hari Bol

Chant Hari (more below)

They pushed you into the word
They pulled your hands so you’ve heard
They took their turns watch them burst
shook to your core, feel your worst
Now there’s no turning back, no turning back
Now there’s no turning back, no turning back
Pushed me in time
pushed me in line
pulled me inside
Karma pushed
and turned off the lights
Do the karma push tonight
Karma push tonight
Karma push tonight
Karma push tonight
He took my hands as we were
he loves you more than your worth
tells me I’m safe and secure
He’ll leave today you’ve been assured
Now there’s no turning back, no turning back
Now there’s no turning back, no turning back
Pushed me in time
pushed me in line
pulled me inside
Karma pushed
and turned off the lights
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight
Do the karma push tonight, karma push tonight

could have stayed up all night
but I fought’em in my sleep
nightmares speak through my dreams

could have fought all day
woke up ready for the game
through the slow sunrise and rain.

could have slept all day and night
28 years to life.
cut it with a knife

could have sat alright
better to be kind than right
grabbed the light let’s go tonight

thank god the fruit was ripe,
so I let it burst, watched it burn
it was my turn.

let it be, ahimsa speak,
all my problems seemed
crushed between.

collected the few
accepted the fruit
assumptions I was used too.

more to love and light
clutch the karma push
jump as I take flight.

Hari Bol

they gonna push you down
spin you around
push you back
where you started from.

surrender when
steady then
for the karma push and pull
for your upliftment

don’t harm not even the truth
rise above, or run from what you do.

you got nothing to lose
now there’s no excuse
so love it's what you choose.

Hari is a name of Vishnu meaning “destroyer of illusion”. (Original melody.)

2. If the Square was Round


This line is not defined by your palm in mine,
Only grows wider, only gets deeper as the clock winds
Footsteps travel light when there’s a heavy load amidst my own
This box is empty and it’s one by one down the road

Chimes compose underneath my nose and if it flows,
Twirling leaves and teasing bees just like a wild trapeze
Hang on tight, it’s quite a ride but its much too much to dive,
into her arms so send it back and draw your lines again

If the square was round and up was down, we’d be flying high above the ground
With lipstick smudged and studded gun, a second chance could lend a dance
We’d be flying high above the ground, if the square was round...

Heaven it’s late and I think these butterflies are tempting fate
Blink once blink twice, pace the floors and close the drawers
There’s nothing to grip, nothing to hold, not within this tiny mold
So tell me again it not real and I'll try to forget tomorrows appeal

What’s there that’s pointed at me?!
I think it’s his fingers, and they’re popping all of my dreams...
Take a closer look, it’s only me attached at the hook
Pinch my skin, cuz I can’t win, it’s just my blurred whim

We’d be flying flying..flying flying, flying flying...

Hoping for a second chance holding on to this dance.
willing to forgive, if you're willing to forget
we could get through this and fly again
say hello then to gravity
drop everything so alone with the truth I know
love and live again, so jump, let me go...

3. Thieves


Ram Bolo

Chant Ram (more below)

Happy, head down, back in a corner,
Married, the kids, the job in order
Thoughts they're swarming is this mine?
Need to rewrite this black or white.

Thief in the night, this need is real.
Said don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal.
Been robbing myself through this whole ordeal.
Don't want what you want is real.

Ram Bolo

Fears the suspect, holds me frozen
Daggers like anger, desires in motion.
Guilt was a filter, finding the moment
Thieves for life, my destiny’s stolen

Grabbed the light, more than an omen,
Antidote to all this poison.
Give back joy for all the commotion.
Man on fire, fire of devotion.

Ram Bolo

Afraid to change
scared to fail
even though in my heart
i knew this tale
thieves for life
all I played
tucked me in at night
and kept me safe

down on my knees
called to Rama
sat silent
with all the drama
took back courage, love
and purpose
no longer promise
no longer hostage

Ram Bolo

grabbed the mic
now I’m the rapper
mind over matter,
this moment captured
seat belt fastened
love on blast
gratitude
I will never be back

the mic in my hand
don’t wait by chance
tell god your plans
by Ram you can
take a stand
take my hand
and blow the ash
ram bolo ram we dance

Ram Bolo Baseline

Facin’ dreams, the thieves will holler
Need to see whats’ in my heart
Give me wings to fly not crawl
Show me free beyond the wall

Change or die became the motto
stakes are high fight through sorrow

One eye focused on the otherside
Soldier of life, we still ride

Fear is the greatest thief of our lives
Take power back, take whats right
Own your truth, spread your light
Grab the mic close my eyes give it up to rama and dance!

Fear is the greatest thief of our lives.
Take back the power, take back what's right
Ground my mind, and close my eyes
Give it to the Lord

Ram Bolo

Ram Bolo means simply Chant Ram (Ram is an incarnation of the highest Reality, described in Tulsidas’s Raamacharitmaanasa, and in the Ramayana)

4. Right Here Right Now


Right here right now
there’s something i wanna say
cuz dancing on this floor
has got my mind in a way
It’s about to take you
right here right now
so just close your eyes ‘n drop the beat
no place I’d rather be

Just take us higher
to places never seen
we’ll fly out past the moon
and dance upon the stars
We’re soaring higher
This love is far beyond
We’re soaring higher

Get a little bit close now

Om param guru devi Saraswati
Ma Sharada

Om the highest destroyer of the darkness,
the bright being Saraswati, the one who provides refuge. (more below)

time give it all up
Flow into this stream babe
let these good vibes serenade
Don’t stop now
‘bout to lose control
so just close your eyes ‘n rock the beat
(there’s) no other place to be

Just take us higher
to places never seen
we’ll fly out past the moon
and dance upon the stars
We’re soaring higher
oh this love is far beyond
We’re soaring higher

Listen
I’ve been waiting so long
been holding back all this love
this end is our beginning turn the pages past forever
Give into the sounds right here right now of love flowing free
oh take us higher
become alive
we’re soaring higher yeah
Listen to the sounds right here right now
let the music take control
we’re soaring higher

you're the butterfly
In my lover’s eye
never stay the same
asking who am I?
jumped on stage and
grabbed the mic only for a phase
but instead dropped in to the base
lost myself, if only for a moment
the beat goes on as I stay open
step to rhythm and rhyme you’re on notice
This is the spark, just check your motive

Om param guru devi Saraswati
Ma Sharada

so many ways to love now
loving you,
so many ways this could go down
loving you

Can I get a witness
I choose you, I choose this
ripple in the wave of bliss.
I can taste this
god consciousness

closer to self than ever before
devoted intent, make me want to love more

so I build the beat,
grabbed the mic to dream
can’t imagine what’s real at the edge of my seat.

I love you baby
just love to love you baby
never felt so right,
lost in the moment, love alright.

I love you baby
just love to love you baby
never felt so right,
loving the moment love alright.

Saraswati is the aspect of divinity governing speech, music, the recitation of mantras, the arts, wisdom and knowledge. (Traditional chant, original melody.)

5. What’s Your Dosha?


I roll with the yoga starI know their scars
like who I am, say what?
like who we are
Shout out to budig,
toesox, aims true,
down dog into handstand
jump back too
Sadie maybe,
you living on a prayer,
take me, through the core
you’re beautiful, stay your course
never be short for words
Bikram, how come,
we as yogis got so damn dumb, take my apology
I’m not the enemy,
still not your friend,
at the wikki wikki ceremonies,
drop the beat,honestly
satsang with this song.
only I know I don’t belong
cause you're better than me
it's bigger than that
cause you want to push me down
it's bigger than that
you want to succeed
but also watch me bleed
human instincts
meets the spiritual journey

what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
just a simple drop in the ocean, yeah

what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
all I really want is emotion, c’mon

Mc Yogi opened
the door for
ganesh is fresh
in lotus lore. he’s a
homie, no longer lonely
grabbed the mic and vent sow the seeds
get this off my chest. Roll Z
only you can finish this
bending all my triggers
high off the breath we in it.
go for the score
and get it.
Or should pause my breath
smooth it out to instead
so many, many
saying different things are best
Where does my big toe go
in this pose?
and your soul floats,
and the mind gets wrote.
down to the note.
don’t tell me how to breathe
I breathe easy,
that’s how it’s supposed to be
rock with me, one word, one breath,
one instead of two
I’m coming after you.
no longer me verse you,
throw it back to you.

what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
all I really want is emotion, yeah

what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
what’s your dosha?
I’m tridoshic
just a simple drop in the ocean

6. Sita Ram Part 2


all the drama, all the trauma, guess that's life and mine it’s karma
jumped on stage, chasing dharma, rolled the dice to walk with Rama...
It’s my nature, sorry mama, I'm not gonna, I don't wanna
where's my Sita, Sita Ram, burned this love for freedom

Sita Ram, Sita Ram, Sita Ram jaya Sita Ram
Radhe Shyam, Radhe Shyam, Radhe Shyam jaya Radhe Shyam

Sita, an incarnation of Lakshmi,was the wife of Rama (Ram), an incarnation of Vishnu. Radha is the consort of Shyam (Krishna), also an incarnation of Vishnu. Radha sprang from a furrow of the earth, and represents purity, virtue, as well as the fruits of agriculture. It is said that we reach Krishna through Radha, meaning it is through our conscious and loving actions on the earth plane that we reach our divinity. (Traditional chant and melody.)

7. Perfect Prayer


Purnamadah, purnamidam
Purnat, purnamudachyate
Purnasya purnamadaya
Purnameva vashishyate

This is perfect, that is perfect
What comes from perfect is perfect
Taking perfect from perfect,
Only perfection remains.

(Chant words from the Ishopanishad. Original melody.)

8. Gaiye Gana Pati


Gaiye Ganapati jaga bandana
Shankara suvana bhavaani nandana

Sing the name Ganapati, Lord of individual sparks of consciousness, son of Shiva, who gives happiness. (More below)

I wonder as I wander through, I look back more often than I look to you, deep urge inside for the search of truth, prayers off my knees and on my feet, gaiye Ganapati take flight tonight. Anahata flow as we rock the mic. Lord let me live, let it be, and let me look within, when the light is dim. Hold me like a morning kiss, from the tip of tongue to the tip of my lips. Flip the switch on the metaphor spun and the mind once and the fire ignites transform the life force to change even the rigid and whatever in life that’s been given, be risen. Gaiye Ganapati take flight tonight, Anahata flow as we rock the mic.

“Gana means “individual beings, independent units, segments of light, discrete bodies of Divinity, unique forces, emanations of Divine Light, attendants of the main deity.” Isha means “one who is capable of doing what he wishes, capable of refraining from what he does not wish to do, and capable of undoing that which has already been done--in short, the Almightly Lord.” Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Tantra Unveiled. (1999). pg 83.
(The chant is part of a poem by Tulsidas. Traditional melody.)

9. Namaste Nation (Radio Edit)


When I free my mind,
shakes thoughts arise.
bow to the now,
word vibrates in sound.
Take the light for granted
with the unconscious dancing,
a call to unmask the abstract,
step back feel the contrast.
Echoes of a broken past,
before my eyes the future flashed.
Concepts, the moment past,
the fear of the manifest
waging battle on my spirit,
surrender to what's fearless
see where bodies mix of love and lust,
when love was hard to touch.
I’ll toss a prayer your way,
namaste baby, namaste.

Namaste Namaste
Namaste Namaste
Namaste Namaste
Namaste Nation

To the ignorant there's nothing like truth,
to the innocent there's nothing to prove.
You laughed as told you my plans,
don’t know why I look inside
your light’s too bright
all I find dark corners of my mind. (check it)
woke up from a nightmare,
out of breath scared
a game of truth or dare,
a dare was made, dare to change,
pressing my limits from all these triggers
done with the obstacles, I'm topping down
all the walls that you put around,
ready to push, ready to outshine,
ready to take this glory of mine,
maybe my pride, and ego of mine.
my time to shine, follow the rhyme,
through my father's eyes
take these dreams like a thief in the night.
will we ever mend, was this just a trend,
check-it will we ever be lovers again,
you say, it’s never too late,
I pray forever, together we say

Namaste Namaste
Namaste Namaste
Namaste Namaste
Namaste Nation

the kids that were breast fed,
sheltered myself and the blessed kids,
given the world, don't you feel restless,
given the world, much is expected.
pain over practice, emotions the atmos
life's roller coaster. (the everafter)
please not gun shots, the gun cocked
drugs on the block or six feet.
But the mind is a funny means,
hands to my heart
what does it all mean
asking these questions from the deep.
I'm off my seat, off my knees
walking the tightrope, this life I wrote
tapped the mind long ago,
now time the filter that I got to forgo,
namaste humbly though
facing the waves and the wind
echoing upon the lake within
Earth's a vacation for the great one's
Welcome to to Namaste Nation, take one
when a soul was stirred,
the nation got blurred
in a word that's love in a verse that's
namaste om, Namaste Nation,
namaste baby, namaste once.

Namaste Namaste
Namaste Namaste
Namaste Namaste
Namaste Nation