If You Were God

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released October 22, 2017

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Songs Of Dave London, UK

David Kingston is a singer/songwriter, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist, former Hare Krishna organisation member (Divyasimha dasa SRS, 1980 – 94),and 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: You Better Make Sure Your Truth Is True
[Verse 1]
Did you fall pray to
Attribute value
A common sense betray
Believe enriched by
Object material
More one accumulate
More will satiate?

[Verse 2]
Did you invest in
Accept unquestioned
Run ev'ry thing as business?
Targets and quotas
Improve society?
Measure the measurable
Indicator key?

[Chorus]
You better make sure your truth is true
You better make sure your truth is true

[Verse 3]
Did you jump into
Reason surrender
Promote to absolute
One true religion?
Justify merciful
Impose blinker vision
In name of saving souls?

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Did they embrace it
Improperganda?
Did they buy into lie
Communist evil
Then reason rational
Invasion Vietnam
In name of liberate?

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental + Spoken word]
On the back of believing something true may well flow all manner of reasonable, logical, rational and considered actions. But if that truth later turns out to be false, the whole endeavour is reduced to nonsense. Therefore we better make sure our truth is true.

[Verse 5]
Did I identify
I as my body
Mine as my kith and kin?
Others as Other
No sister brother
Across species divide
Forget to open eyes?

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Come On Dave!
[Verse 1]
Stand alone, isolated?
Come on Dave!
Philosophy - put in to practice what you say
Everyone beloved of God - bang on
Celebrate, see divinity everywhere

[Chorus]
Might this be the hand of God facilitates
Or doubt prefers random by chance coincidence?
Count your blessings either way

[Verse 2]
On your own, disconnected?
Come on Dave!
Don't you believe are all related family
Everyone beyond the species born - bang on
Get up from that cosy armchair, now walk your talk

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
Nobody can understand you?
Come on Dave!
Do you believe that you the first to feel this way?
Stage is set, players assembled just for you - and them
Time to fly, no more deny is one happy day Dave

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Symbiotic
[Chorus]
Everybody, species regardless
Brother sister symbiotic we are
Every body skin colour beyond
Soul eternal transcendental spiritual

[Verse 1]
Try see the person
Believe there's a reason why
Cross path together today
May we laugh or cry

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 2]
Try see divine plan
Imagine a friend of mine
Roleplay adventure
Arrangement by hand of God

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
Try see effulgence
Beautifies effulgent source
Sparkle of splendour
Splendiferous every one of us

[Repeat Chorus to Fade]
Track Name: Spirit Soul
[Verse 1]
Spirit soul
You a part of me
Many become
Different yet one
Reality
Mind set predisposed
Whatever serves you
Think obvious / given / known

[Chorus]
Spirit soul
Complete the whole
What goal may be - choose
Always up to you

[Verse 2]
Spirit soul
Divinity survives
Never obliged
Nor hand be really tied
But whatever serves
Even embrace untruth
Context create
Divine facilitate

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
Spirit soul
Nobody but me
Apart a part, yes
Confusing this may be
To your mind
Inconceivable
Remain divine
Yet same time blinker blind

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 4]
Spirit soul
I am on your side
See beautiful
See apple of my eye
I approve
No matter what your scheme
Dark or light, or
Anything in between
Track Name: Oh My God
[Verse 1]
Oh my Jesus
Om my Narayana
Oh my Jehova
Buddha Allah

[Verse 2]
Oh my Krishna
Oh Mahesvara
Why this us and them?
Oh whoa my God

[Chorus v1]
Oh my name-of-god (insert name here)
Why my eye no see brother/sister
Beyond religion, country of birth, colour of skin?

[Verse 3]
Oh believer
Oh my atheist
Oh my agnostic
Oh my in between

[Chorus v2]
Oh my name-of-god (insert name here)
Why my eye no see brother/sister
Beyond religion, country of birth, species of life?

[Instrumental]

[Breakdown]

[Verse 4]
Oh my ally
Oh my enemy
Why refuse admit
We all family?

[Repeat Chorus v1/v2 to fade]
Track Name: If You Were God
[Verse 1]
Some people preach fact cannot
Have it all your own way
Everyone must compromise some
If desire to progress
Navigate trade give and take
Scratch my back scratch your back
Soon or later must practice this
If to ever climb the ladder

[Chorus]
But depends who you think you are
You believe how much remain divine
After all if you were God no restriction

[Verse 2]
Some people proclaim as truth
Nobody be perfect
Everybody baggage carry
Better now accept this
You will never find the one
Nobody your soulmate
Better off resign is your lot
Whatever scrap fall on your lap

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
Some people assert given
Just a place to suffer
Birth old age disease death prison
Fallen soul samsara
Nobody taste happiness
Attitude defeatist
So you might as well surrender
Walk away from failed endeavour

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Skynet?
[Verse 1]
Find everywhere - every stone I turn
Ingenuity lost to tick boxes
Data processors - people profilers
Remote in high tower
Monitize your soul

[Chorus]
A.I. party trick
Voice recognition fun
See through thin disguise
Spend your money with us

[Verse 2]
Find everywhere - every link I click
Humanity slave to technology
Clever algorithms to make you buy
Remote in high tower
Data is power

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 3]
Find everywhere, but where will this end up?
Skynet take control if you don't spend enough?
No conspiracy - no one after me?
Remote in high tower
Black box monitor

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Remember
[Chorus]
So/and if you see me
Please you remind me why
Taken this birth here on Earth
Now don't be shy
Help remember

[Verse 1]
The reason my mission objective selected
How failure necessary evil for success
Relation isolation precedes connection
My mistake precursor perfection

[Repeat Chorus] bass on Em

[Verse 2]
The reason adventure so far away I lose my way
Forget my divinity, who used to be now lost to me
My self-doubt, confusion, illusion, delusion
Reveal to me, open my eyes, show mercy

[Repeat Chorus x2]

[Verse 3]
My desire / my deserve - outcome uncertain
Philosophise this somehow must serve me

[Instrumental]

[Repeat Chorus to Fade]
Track Name: Dream Realise
[Verse 1]
Dream realise
Dream with opened eyes
Journey A to B
Divinity

[Verse 2]
Divine explore
Spark of splendour yours
Time, time and again
Ignite my flame

[Chorus]
Believe in reason - get my meaning?
Life adventure - whe'er may wander
You always sanction - stand on my side
Your approval - I thank you

[Verse 3]
Dream realise
See with blinkered eyes
Journey A to B
Divinity

[Verse 4]
Divine deny
Fact believe is lie
God cannot exist
Play atheist

[Repeat Chorus]

[Verse 5]
Dream realise
Wake unconscious mind
Journey A to B
Divinity

[Instrumental]

[Verse 6]
Divine express
Sacred manifest
Not to sit some test
Divine express

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Forget To Remember
[Verse 1]
Forget to remember
Appreciate
Experience
As if for the first time
As if for the first time

[Verse 2]
Forget to remember
Explore a-new
Discover, uncover
As if for the first time
As if for the first time

[Chorus]
Forget to remember
Forget to remember

[Verse 3]
Forget to remember
So soul re awake
To climb from the darkness
As if for the first time
As if for the first time

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Verse 4]
Forget to remember
Divinity
Trek homeward adventure
As if for the first time
As if for the first time

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Only Belief
[Verse 1]
Will you lie to me - respect deny?
Manipulate - abuse a trust?
Speak like you know - as if a fact?
Fake smile on face - sparkle in eye?

[Chorus]
How far do you go question avert
Misrepresent so certainty-cosy preserve
Truth absolute perpetuate
Self deceive pretend is known only belief?

[Verse 2]
Will you lie to me, brother deny?
Fear bubble burst build fortress high?
Judge from above heathen below?
Claim will divine so justify?

[Repeat Chorus]

[Instrumental]

[Verse 3]
Will you lie to me, freedom deny?
For or against you - thorn in side?
Why you so afraid may lose the faith?
Sacred celebrate in you and I

[Repeat Chorus]
Track Name: Soul To Soul
[Verse 1]
We may role play husband and wife, father - son
Relationship sister - brother, mother - child

[Verse 2]
We may role play teacher - student, follow - lead
Relationship friend - enemy, love - beloved

[Chorus]
But always soul to soul
Is always soul to soul
No matter role play
Is always soul to soul - real

[Verse 3]
We may role play celebrity - fan obsessed
Relationship adversary-for-against

[Repeat Chorus]

[Solo]

[Verse 4]
We may role play animal - man, master - dog
Relationship cow - protector, meat-eater

[Repeat Chorus]

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