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released February 12, 2017

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Songs Of Dave England, UK

David Kingston is a singer/songwriter, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, former Hare Krishna devotee (Divyasimha SRS, 1980 - 94), vegetarian of 35+ years ...

David's songs are generally confessional or observational in nature, sometimes comedic or ironic, mostly of philosophical or theosophical subject-matter ... often in the form of imagined dialogue with God.
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Track Name: Divinity, Where Is Mine?
Chorus
What I desire, must I deserve? Must I earn?
If all divine ... divinity - where is mine?

Verse 1
Is life a game
Played in the dark
No direction prescribed
Yet always karma hands tied?

Verse 2
Is life a game
Game rules unknown?
Accidentally break them
Then, oh boy, do you get punished

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Is life a game
Where all just pawns
Moved by forces unseen?
Find such idea is obscene

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Winter Day Grey
Chorus
All colour drained
Out of my world
Day you went away
Palette faded
De-saturated
Everything stretched thin
Winter day grey

Verse 1
Ex valley drive
Quest for a ring
From beyond the grave
Love's knot retied

Verse 2
Slow Knighthayes climb
Footsteps retrace
Rest at favourite place
Absence embraced

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
The last goodbye
Witness is stunned
Expression divine
Love realised

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
A dream exchange
Affection felt
Connection survives
Passage of time
Track Name: Wanna
Verse 1
I wanna see you
I wanna believe
In you I wanna
I wanna know you
I wanna go with
You I wanna

Verse 2
I wanna find out
I wanna be free
From doubt I wanna
I wanna stand up
I wanna bow down
I wanna own up

Chorus
I wanna hold your hand
I wanna be your man
I wanna understand

Verse 3
I wanna progress
Divine within see
Is always express
I wanna make peace
I wanna celebrate
Everyone meet

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
I wanna see you
I wanna see through
Disguise illusion
I wanna break out
Be non-judgemental
In my subjective

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: By Your Side
Verse 1
Sometimes you question why
So hard to lesson learn why
Repeat mistake again
Rotate around in circle turn?

Verse 2
Wonder where from begin
Idea original sin
Repeat mistake again
Rotate around in circle spin?

Chorus
But you can talk to me can talk to you
Always I walk with you
Stay by your side

Verse 3
Sometime you wonder why
Never connect my dots join
Repeat mistake again
Rotate around in circle blame game?

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
Sometime one wonders why
Never see through my disguise
Repeat mistake again
Rotate around in circle I?
Track Name: Prodigal Son I Am
Verse 1
Prodigal son I am
Adventurer
My brother cannot understand
He convinced you disapprove

Verse 2
Prodigal son I am
Explorer
My brother cannot understand
He believe I'm out of bounds

Chorus
Believe I part of you
And you see your self in me
I feel you on my side always

Verse 3
Prodigal son I am
Wanderer
My brother cannot understand
He convinced I lose my way

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
Prodigal son I am
Contributor
My brother cannot understand
He convinced I fallen soul

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Soul Relationship
Verse 1
May not know it
Still I believe it
Mission complete
In this lifetime
Found perfection
All your boxes ticked

Verse 2
What were after
Maybe hidden
Yet I maintain it
Individual
Always perfect
Ev'ry birth you take

Chorus
Ev'ry body born
Ev'ry life you live
Ev'ry role you play
Soul relationship

Verse 3
Your objective
Or subjective
Believable
Your agenda
What you come for
May not understand

Instrumental + spoken word
Even you seem a victim, even you die untimely

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
Erstwhile pious
Sometime sinner
Celebrate you
Spark of splendour
Taste your glory
See you manifest
Track Name: Call On My Divine
Chorus
I will call on my divine
However much survives here
Where one many becomes
Invoke power now

Verse 1
However much of me is you
However much of me be not you
However much today forgot
However much we stand apart
However much remain a part of you
How much that you and I are one

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
However I have come to be
However much of you is in me
How much divinity possess
However much against my will
However powerless I feel obliged
How much that karma bound real seems

Instrumental

Chorus to fade
Track Name: All The World's A Stage
Chorus
All the world's a stage
And we are players on it
Character square and rounded
Like never ending play
And we all actors in it
Chasing emotion making real

Verse 1
So what part will I play for you?
Dependent on your point of view
Shall I be your bad guy good, or shall I be your ally?
You decide

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
Say what role will you play for me?
Be friend or foe adversary?
Or will you be my lover, Doll ... or will you be my other?
You decide

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
So what will be relationship?
What rasa will facilitate?
Will it be a source of joy?
Or will it be a cause of fear? Decide
Track Name: If You Were Your Body
Verse 1
If you were your body
I guess it makes sense
To cover up old age by paint on face hair colour disguise
If you were your body
Reasonable yes
Arrange cryogenically freeze 'til they cure your disease

Chorus
But what if this body is not you
Is more or less outer dress you wear
Then how does your action plan stand up?
And what would you gain by hanging on
Long after your time is here and gone
Long after the game is lost and won?

Verse 2
If you were your body
I guess it makes sense
To identify I by kith and kin pigment colour in skin
If you were your body
Reasonable yes
Determine your best self interest D.N.A. to preserve

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

Outro
If you were your body
Your body is you
Track Name: My God Is Your God Your God Is My God
Chorus
My God is your God your God is my God
My God is your God
Your God is my God my God is your God
Your God is my God

Verse 1
My atheist friend
Does your mind find implausible
Existence of Godhead?
Belonger of sect
Does your faith find believable
Condemnation of sinner

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
Follower of text
Does your gut feel you understand
Your head think you comprehend
Truth absolutist
Does your view point say just one way
Insist all others be wrong

Instrumental + spoken word
I celebrate you all
I celebrate you all, after all

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
My singer of songs
Do your words sung disclose your mind
Your music express divine?

Outro
Your God is my God My God is your God
My God is your God Your God is my God
Track Name: Be Still My Friend
Verse 1
I feel your pain
In separation
I'm in your heart
Beat I witness all

Verse 2
Don't you mistake
Said equipoise-ition
As indifference
I always smile on you

Chorus
Be still my friend
My will on your side
Is not the end
We just beginning

Verse 3
I love your dream
Soul aspiration
Approve your schemes planned
Facilitate you

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
No right or wrong
Life goal prescription
No judgement pass
For I know who you are yet

Repeat Chorus x 4
Track Name: Will You Will
Chorus v1
Will you take my hand.
Will you understand.
Will we walk a while.
Will I make you smile? I hope so.
You will stay with me.
You will set me free.
Unconditional
How you choose to be respected

Verse 1
Ev'ry day and night
Ev'ry wrong and right
Ev'ry dark and light
May we stay united
In high and low
Ev'ry come and go
May we remain as one
Continue on and on

Chorus v2
Will you take my hand.
Will you understand.
Will we walk a while.
Will you make me smile? I hope so.
You will stay with me.
You will set me free.
Unconditional
How I choose to be respected

Verse 2
And should you go back home
If you see my face
Will again embrace
So remember us
How we shared a space
How we travelled far
In our adventure here
How we reached for stars - us

Instrumental

I will you will
I will you will
I will you will

Chorus v3
Will you take my hand.
Will you understand.
Will we walk a while.
Will we make them smile? I hope so.
You will stay with me.
You will set me free.
Unconditional
How we choose to be accepted
Track Name: How Would You Feel?
Verse 1
Witness a man
Tattoo'd of hand
Profane expletive in the street shouts (cough)
Heads turn around
In prejudice
Dismiss as low life ani-man-imal

Verse 2
Witness woman
Scanty of dress
Imagination nothing left to
Divert your eyes
Ground redirect
Condemn as slapper disapprove reject

Chorus
But what if then
See through disguise
You recognise experiential
God prerogative
Think, then how would you feel?

Verse 3
Regard a dog
Birth punishment
Independence misuse of convinced
Believe the tree
Bad karma birth
To naked stand sin promiscuity

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
And by the way
If ask I may
Who do you think really who you are?