Made That Way

by Songs Of Dave

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £3.25 GBP  or more




released September 24, 2015


all rights reserved



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.
... more

contact / help

Contact Songs Of Dave

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: All This Killing
Look up to the sky
Cannot help but wonder why
Is going on - all this killing?
Sometimes to survive, but always to impose against the will
Of someone else, or so it seems from where I stand

Verse 1
I want to understand the hand of God
Don't fob me off with some talk of fallen-devious-envious souls

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
Desire to know disposition of God
If not a blade of grass moves - then where's the love? See

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
I seek to understand the plan of God
If he created this place, then surely ev'rything perfect?


Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Disposition Matrix
Opening Dialogue:

"Welcome to the Disposition Matrix office, please take a seat."

"Thank you."

"So have you've completed all the forms? And have you already memorised the wake-up fail-safe?"

"Yes ... 'I claim my divinity, and this no longer serves me'."

"That's correct. And you invoke it by saying three times with conviction. OK?"

"Yes, I understand."

Verse 1
I see you've selected under section title 'Love'
Desire for commitment above and beyond attraction
You choose to be faithful, require a companion likewise
You wish to be selfless but at same time strong

Verse 2
I see indicated under section title 'Joy'
Desire to play parent - to care for dependent - nurture
To carry the burden with never resentment of mind
As always a blessing never possession

Remember anytime you can wake up - invoke fail-safe
If life on Earth gets too intense
And please don't you worry
I will be there to remind you should you forget this

Verse 3
I see you've selected under section title 'Fear'
You wish to believe firm that God is always on your side
Yet no blindly follow, cave into religious dogma
But reach for the reason why many one become

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
I see you've selected under section title 'Peace'
You wish to forgive all who previously offence made
You wish to release them - to see for who they are really
Forgo all resentment - see divinity


"So we'll create a body, along with attitude and disposition of mind, all oriented to perfect delivery and experience of your stated objectives and the flavours there-of. Of course we'll also pick suitable parents, country of birth, etc., and code in your life plot synopsis. But you do understand, you can change your mind at any time, and none of these things actual bind or oblige you in any way? After all we haven't lost sight of who you are have we? At least not yet!"


Repeat Chorus

'I claim my divinity, and this serves me very well!'
Track Name: Here By Providence
Verse 1
Sometimes it seems one is
Powerless to say no
Unable to resist comply you with another's will

Verse 2
Often it feels we are
Bound by another's choice
Never occur simply it serves me to believe this true

Equally disposed
Global approval
Ev'ryone here by providence
Never against will

Verse 3
Sometimes it seems we are
Powerless to say yes
Never occurs maybe deserve me have my wish fulfilled

Repeat Chorus


Verse 4
Time and again I doubt
Power possess to choose
How can it be is up to me to decide what I want?

Repeat Chorus x 2
Track Name: High On My Cloud
Chorus v1
High on my cloud
Long time ago
I pondered how I might feel

Verse 1
Believe I found a solution
Pretend cannot have what I want
Buy in do not have the power to
Manifest the thought that I think of now

Chorus v2
High on my cloud
Long time ago
I wondered how it might be

Verse 2
Believe I found a solution
Forget until I remember
Deny until I admit it true I
Dumb down so long as it serves me to


Chorus v3
High on my cloud
Long time ago
I made a plan so I might know

Verse 3
Believe I made a solution
Expand, divide as a version
That way I don't get my hands dirty I
Focus aloof at the same time both
Track Name: In Relation To
Verse 1
My hand in hand
One together we stand
Community become

Verse 2
Offer my soul
Make my contribution
Complete the whole as one

No one stand alone
Though remain as individual
In relation to always

Verse 3
I bare foot climb
As I reach for sky blue
Reminds me who I am

Verse 4
A part of you
You are part of me too
Together we complete

Repeat Chorus


Repeat Chorus

Though remain as individual

In relation to
Identify I
In relation to
Track Name: Leap Of Faith
Verse 1
People say you lost the plot, but you don't care
You don't wanna be like they - is not for you
Don't invite offer advice, yet still they speak
Right assume, from high presume, but you see through

Why they talk in terms of truth, do they forget?
Just yesterday uncertain they take leap of faith

Verse 2
People say you lost your way, but how they know?
After all is they confuse view point with fact
They pretend is all sewn up - the how and why
All you know is you don't know, but 'least that's true

Repeat Chorus


Verse 3
People say you speculate unauthorised
In your head the things you believe true are lies
They prefer for truth defer to holy book
Magically the book they chose is now their proof

Repeat Chorus


Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Made That Way
Only know what I need to know
Seems today this is not so much
Blinker out all that contradicts
I am made that way so please forgive

Verse 1
Now as I look around
I see in terms of me and you
See opportunity
Possibilities for us

Verse 2
And as I peer beyond
I see in terms of us and them
Feel separation real
Designation friend or foe

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Times I look within
I think in terms of life-the-dream
Wonder what my life
Will be like when I awake

Verse 4
Times I face the sky
I see in terms of God and I
I sometimes I feel apart
I sometimes I feel a part of God



Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
And as I look around
I hope one day to understand
Track Name: Many Become
Verse 1
I wonder did I lose divinity
During the process where I came to be?
Or might it be that I remain divine?
My disbelief is some how by design?

Verse 2
I wonder did I become someone else?
Or maybe I'm still me, just I pretend
Believe I'm gonna die - one day the end
And maybe this is just a game I play?

Chorus v1
One without a second
Many become - so I am

Verse 3
I sometimes think I've really lost the plot
I've done somethings rather my mind forgot
It sometime seems as if my hands are bound
I see no chance to turn my life around

Chorus v2
One without a second
Many become - so we are


Chorus v2 x 3

Verse 4
I wonder if I'll ever understand,
Or only know those things it serves me to?
If I'm divine, I figure choice it mine,
And somehow ev'rything is perfect now
Track Name: Preacher
Say how will you ever judge them not
Yet maintain life goal prescribed?
Refuse you consider may be blinkered
Revelation divine

Verse 1
Tell me how will you succeed
Respect them their view point?
Accept them their right to see things
However it serves them?

Verse 2
For after all who are they?
And who you think you are?
That you presume rock their boat now
Terminate their role-play

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Tell me how will you succeed
Respect their objective?
For surely is theirs' to choose
How divinity express?


Repeat Chorus

Outro (spoken)
I'm not saying you are wrong - that you have no realistation, but are you really that sure ... sure you know enough to be certain those who follow other paths are definitely misguided? That they are not simply approaching the same from a different point of view? That they are not perfectly expressing their divinity right now? Come on, how much do you really know? How much of the bigger picture do you really see? 90%? 50%? 1%?
Track Name: Same Mistake
Make my same mistake again
Situation 'petuate
Like a habit never broken - ponder
Wonder will I ever learn?

Verse 1
I prefer to face up
I prefer to stand down
Take my time to reflect
Why a victim feel like I am?

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
I prefer to own up
I prefer to bow down
Is there something I want,
That I need to pretend I'm bound?


Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
I exist in the dark
Don't know what going on
Did I choose it this way?
Maybe somehow it serves me?
Track Name: The King, Prince, Princess, and the Brother
Verse 1
I spied a worker on the land
Beating an ass in anger
Expletive "Please sir, stay your hand -
By law forbidden"

Verse 2
He turned to me, a smile on face
Did you not recognise me?
Shock, bow my head, forgive my sin,
My King of England

Verse 3
Am I not maker of the law?
Yet you oblige me follow?
Now certain things place out of bound?
No longer explore?

Verse 4
I like to wander in disguise
So I might experience
The life of common citizen
To understand him

I regret my judgement mind
Behold my blinker vision
No more upon these eyes rely
Offences - please forgive them

Verse 5
I spied a man upon the road
In drunken defecation
How now my friend, you all offend
Cannot do that here

Verse 6
He turned to me, a glint in eye
Who do you think who I am? Whom?
My Prince, I'm sorry, please excuse,
And pray continue

Repeat Chorus


Verse 7
I spied a girl of naked flesh
A bathing yonder river
My Princess, please regain your dress
Cannot you swim here

Verse 8
She called to me all innocence
Do still not you remember?
Oh brother, please give up this game
Return to reason
Track Name: Things You Want
Verse 1
I want to see beyond
I want to know process
I want to understand

Verse 2
Appears to be to me
The how and why my dreams
Become reality

Things you want, or you think you want
So often find hard to get
Seems to you, on the other hand
Feelings readily manifest

Verse 3
Ask yourself
The what you want to feel
Forget about objects - reject
Focus on feeling

Repeat Chorus


Repeat Chorus

Outro (vocal)
Things you want
You think you want
Things you want
Believe you need

Outro (spoken Word)
Question: Might it be that the soul is more interested in feelings than the possession of objects or external labels, and such things are only important to the soul in so far as they provide backdrop to the real business of experiencing emotion? And that their sometimes non-manifestation is therefore because they are not actually needed or helpful, rather than an indication of lack of power of the soul?
Track Name: Who Do You Think I am?
Verse 1
Who do you think I am? Question.
See me standing on the side line
You assume position, presume
How should live my life know better

Verse 2
All you see is I'm outsider
Judgement reach by lack of tilak
Recall own kanista pastimes
Try to forgive condescension

No I did not lose my way
Make believe what you will
I decline to fan flame
Role play fallen soul save today

Verse 3
Who do you think I am? Question.
Tell me I'm a spirit soul lost
Speak your words but do not see me
Recognise who I am really

Repeat Chorus

Come on ... do I look like a fallen soul to you!?

Repeat Chorus x 2

Who do I think you are? Question.

If you like Songs Of Dave, you may also like: