Matters Of Life And Death

by Songs Of Dave

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released January 26, 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: If I Were God
Verse 1
If I were God might I take birth
If it somehow served me to pretend
Would I believe that I could die
That I may know of love and loss
If I were God

Verse 2
If I were God what would I choose
Could I accept a lie as truth
If it somehow served me to suspend
My disbelief so I might cry
If I were God

Chorus
If I were God
If I were God

Verse 3
If I were God might I take sides
Embrace ideas of us and them
That I may know sadness and fear
That I might taste anger and joy
If I were God

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus to fade
Track Name: Eternal Soul
Chorus
I will see you in my morning
When we arise from this dream
I will know you, I will find you
Recognise you by your eyes - windows

Verse 1
My eternal soul
How you role-play
Birth facilitate
Experiential understanding today

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
My eternal soul
Individual
Unique contribution
See you sparkle, know your splendour divine

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 3
My eternal soul
Part and parcel
One and different
God, at the same time separated, God not

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Only When I'm Gone
Verse 1
In the morning will I see more clearly?
On reflection, see less subjectively?

Verse 2
Looking backward, better understand things
I am blind to in this moment hidden?

Chorus
Remain confident
Exist bigger picture
But only when I'm gone look upon

Verse 3
In the future will I feel different?
In retrospect, always positive see?

Verse 4
Appreciate where so often doubted?
Understand you, rise above confusion?

Repeat Chorus

Verse 5
Will I find you, will you recognise me?

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: We're All In This Together
Verse 1
See some people cannot relate
Politician corporate
Generations older younger
Social classes up and down

Chorus
We're all in this together
You and I included
We're all in this together
Them and us, ev'ryone

Verse 2
Go some places cannot relate
Witness cultures alien
Judge some races inferior
Scapegoat other, separate

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 3
See some species cannot relate
Green grass grazing for instance
Presume human dominion
And animals have no soul

Repeat Chorus x 2
Track Name: Long Time Ago
Chorus v1
I saw your smile long time ago
Cannot recall where
No longer know when

Verse 1
All I know is I saw
That much I remember
Innocent beautiful
And we were one together

Chorus v2
I heard your voice long time ago
Do not recall where
No longer know when

Verse 2
All I know is you sang
Words of nectar flowing
Musical to my ears
Speaking language of my soul

Instrumental

Verse 3
Hope I see you again
Something tells me I will
Bide my time until then
Live life in separation

Repeat Chorus v1

Chorus v3
You touched my soul long time ago
Do not recall where
No longer know when
Track Name: Perfection In Imperfection
Verse 1
I'm standing in my shower
I'm thinking of you, how you've gone
I wonder where you are now
I'm hoping you feel no regret

Verse 2
Grateful for adventure
I thank you and I became we
We played it with conviction
There is nothing I'd change or rearrange

Chorus
Perfection in imperfection see (everybody)
Permeate divine expression shine

Verse 3
Forward to a future
Try focus my mind celebrate
Existed, brought together
Though it's over, pray we may meet again

Repeat Chorus

Instumental

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
I'm feeling, feeling feelings
Feelings unique to us, of you and I
Say farewell, now release you
But don't worry my love, this no goodbye
[I'll see you when I get there]
Track Name: Remember In My Morning
Verse 1
Remember in my morning
I saw you in my dreaming
I felt I loved you
Remember in my morning
I saw you in my dreaming
I knew you loved me

Chorus
Maybe the next life
We'll be together then
Recall the goodbye kiss
Until we meet again

Verse 2
Remember in my morning
Connection familiar
Unconditional
Remember in my morning
Commitment transcendental
Soulmate eternal

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 3
Remember in my morning
Our parting at the station
Too much sweet embrace
Remember in my morning
You exist - know for certain
Sorry I must go

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Sorry I Forget
Verse 1
I am sorry I forget
My memory is reset
With ev'ry birth I'm born the slate wiped clean
But it needn't mean I loved you less - believe

Verse 2
And maybe I can remember
And it only takes a trigger
Then ev'rything comes flooding back again
So I can honour promises I made

Chorus
Imagine an after party
With ev'ryone in attendance
I wanna believe this time will come
When we recognise our feelings felt
Spoke language of the soul

Verse 3
I am sorry I forget
My mother, father, brother
My sister, lover, family, my friends
But it needn't mean I love you less - believe

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
I believe the time will come
When ev'ryone enlightened
Can understand friend and foe equally
Facilitate emotions we explore

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: See Divinity
Chorus
Time and again my nature
Fight up against - defeats me
Aim for the sky
Do I ask too much of myself?

Verse 1
I wanna see divinity where e'r I look
Be dark or light, be high or low

Repeat Chorus

Verse 2
I wanna see divinity is manifest
Regardless of rasa exploration

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 3
I wanna see divinity is situated
Perfectly in ev'ry being

Repeat Chorus x 2
Track Name: Rendezvous Divine
Verse 1
I will find you on the road
When I meet you will know
I will see through skin disguise
Recognise you in your eyes

Verse 2
Reconnection chemistry
Love at first sight - maybe
But we know better, you and I
How many life-times we resume

Chorus
Rendezvous divine
Deja vu encore
Come back for more
Replay rewind

Verse 3
We will role-play, you and me
We will hat-wear rapport
Sometime female, sometime male
But always flying together

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
I will hold you in my arms
Reassure you I'm yours
And I will find you come what may
'tis only 'til we meet again

Repeat Chorus to fade
Track Name: Transcendental You
Verse 1
If I tell you I'm the one
That it all makes sense to me
Can you believe in destiny?
That there's good reason take you birth?

Verse 2
Why we meet upon this road
Decide we will walk a while
Place hand in hand in harmony
Forget birth death old age disease

Chorus
You are always perfect
And you exist eternal
With ev'ry birth another game
Yet transcendental you remain

Verse 3
I can spy you through my eyes
Recognise you in my heart
Believe my truth is really true
Believe my me is really you

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

If I see you on the road
Track Name: Choose Your Illusion
Chorus
Choose your illusion, don't be shy
Goal of life not prescribed
By other someone - 's'up to you - ooh
Canvas waits for brush to paint

Verse 1
Teacher in my classroom, neglect to empower
Pupil to opinion, blinkered by dominion

Verse 2
Preacher in the playground, pretend, fake you know things
Okay cos' it's God's word, maybe you mistaken?

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Sergeant in my army - orders dare not question
Propaganda swallow - politician puppet

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
Leader or dictator - both require submission
No room for free thinking, bully 'til you cave in

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: If I Were God Part 2
Verse 1
Would I arrange to reunite the cast
After the show is over
So we may reminisce and laugh?
If I were god - yes, I would

Verse 2
Would I arrange reunion, so all
May any loose ends tie up
And nothing thought be left unsaid?
If I were god - yes, I would

Chorus
If I were god
If I were god
If I were god
I surely would

Verse 3
Would I assemble everyone - our troupe
After the final curtain
So we may understand the truth
If I were god - yes, I would

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus x 2

Verse 4
Would I host after show party - arrange
When all are taken last bow
So we may close on happy heart?
If I were god - yes, I would
Track Name: Deja Vu (revisited)
Verse 1
Yesterday's truth absolute
Time and place gift from beyond
Served me well, don't get me wrong
But time now to move on

Verse 2
Reject, yet no disrespect
Grateful, though no more connect
Here, today, no longer fits
Time now to move on

Chorus
Time and time and time again
Feel like deja vu to you
Green grass on pasture new

Verse 3
Yesterday's facts reassess
Bootcamp graduate progress
No more subscribe self deny
Time now to move on

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 4
Yesterday's real now a dream
Feel today reality
Who knows what tomorrow will bring
Time now to move on

Repeat Chorus

Outro
Come what may - no regret
No regret - come what may