Welcome To The Afterlife

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released February 23, 2014

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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: Become We
Verse 1
Confusion
Why we're here
Nothing clear

Verse 2
On my fence
Making sense
Best I can

Chorus v1
Take my hand
Sit with me
Understand
Become We

Verse 3
Live life
Spy the soul
Part of you

Chorus V2
Take my hand
Walk with me
Understand
Become We

Instrumental

Verse 4
Hear my song
Listen long
Hum my tune

Become We
Become We
Track Name: Emotion Real Feels
Chorus
Watching the children play their games
Ev'rywhere parent smiling
Maybe only make believe
Still emotion real feels

Verse 1
Ev'rybody
Embrace role play play
Believable in the detail
Like all actors on stage

Verse 2
Great performances
In moment absorbed
Losing ones' self, self forgotten
In the character played

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Verse 3
Relationships
In relation to
All the people, ev'rybody
On this planet set stage

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Hope You Find It
Chorus v1
You've been thinking 'bout this problem
Always searching for solution
I hope you find it

Verse 1
For every day you wonder why
This world appears to darkness slide
You hope one day to understand
Step out upon a promised land

Chorus v2
You've been thinking 'bout why we're here
Always searching for a reason
I hope you find it

Verse 2
And everywhere you look you see
An actor poised position first
Assembled cast performing part
Forgetting all who really are

Chorus v3
You've been thinking 'bout birth and death
Need to see justification
I hope you find it

Outro
Always searching
I hope you find it
Track Name: How Does It Serve You?
Verse 1
I feel my mind goes down
Sometimes seems nothing goes my way

Verse 2
Maybe you've been there too,
Doubting you own power to choose?

Chorus
How does it serve you?
My only question
Just a suggestion,
Ask how does it serve you

Verse 3
Next time it hits the fan
You try perceive part of your plan

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Just A Game
Verse 1
Imagine you've power to choose
What you desire, no matter what

Verse 2
Yes, anything, know what I mean?
From dark to light, no out of bounds

Chorus
Choice is up to you, no should or must
You have the right to be wrong
No matter what you believe true
It's just a game after all

Instrumental

Verse 3
So here we are, how do you want
To interface? Who shall I play?

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Live The Adventure
Verse 1
Rise in the morning, waken to the light
Smile to remember, farewell to the night
Face to the sunshine
Dream soon forgotten

Verse 2
Rise in the morning, return to the real
Washoff your illusion, reset how you feel
No more confusion
Clean in your ego

Chorus
Eyes to the real life
Tears for the graveyard
Feel the emotion
Live the adventure

Verse 3
Rise in the morning, surface to the day
Dream is for sleepers, awake is best way
Bring me a cuppa

Repeat Chorus

Breakdown

Outro
Life's an adventure
Live the adventure now
Track Name: Look Up To The Sky
Verse 1
Watch the world go by through your window
See it through your eyes point of view hold
Hear the music play through your ear gates
Listen what they say integrate you
Taste experience try to make sense
What is going on, jump off your fence

Verse 2
What the people say, take or leave it
Fashion come and go, you don't need it
Touch the life of those whom desires it
Contribute your mite where requires it
Taste experience, your existence
Anything desired, click those fingers

Chorus
See you look up to the sky, wonder why you need a reason why you take birth
Don't believe their lies, 'less it serves you, matter how they try subvert you

Verse 3
Try become aware wake up from dream
Start to realise you been sleeping
Feel relationship, talk emotion
Interface with it, god delusion
Taste experience, destination
Choice is up to you, yours for making

Repeat Chorus

Instrumental

Breakdown

Outro
Look up to the sky
Find an answer
Look up to the sky
See the reason
Track Name: Memories
Verse 1
Memories, who am I without?
Seem essential for me to be me
Identity? Who do I become
Day that I forget - wipe the slate clean?

Chorus
What survives when this memory is history,
Born again, no recollection of this life?
Like my last life

Verse 2
Memories, make me me today
I believe define whom I now play
Identity for this life at least
Give the one context for adventure

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus

[Spoken]
Yet here I am, and if you think about, does my not remembering past lives compromise my present life experience in any way? And perhaps in fact recollection of past lives would interfere with my current endeavour ... prevent me getting into character properly, or fully realising my chosen life mission?
Track Name: Merry Go Round
Chorus
I'm riding on merry go round
Direction choice of up or down
Sometimes feel like want to get off
Place feet on ground

Verse 1
And now you see me
Born as a man
But I won't deceive you
By pretending I am

Verse 2
Although this body
Fits like a glove
Just a one of many
I have taken birth on Earth

Chorus v2
I'm riding on merry go round
Direction choice of up or down
Sometimes feel like want to get off
Walk feet on ground

Instrumental

Verse 3
And so to reason
I'm coming here
My self expression
At last becoming clear why

Chorus v3
I'm riding on merry go round
Direction choice of up or down
Sometimes feel like want to get off
But I'm here for love
Track Name: See Like Children
Chorus
Children stare mouth open
At so called grown up dancing
To pie pipers' calling
Try see like children

Verse 1
Why must it be this way,
Mum and dad out all day?
Something 'bout racing rats
And feeding some fat cat

Verse 2
Doesn't seem very fun
Play time? Fran says there's none
And Jack's dad's in hostiple
Mouth ulser? Is not!

Repeat Chorus

Verse 3
Don't make not never sense
Why we need a new car again
But parently Joan's got one
Anyone know who Joans's is?

Instrumental

Repeat Chorus
Track Name: Something You Desire
Verse 1
I don't know what you are come here for
I can't say why you have taken birth
But I suspect there's something you desire
You can get only if you forget stuff

Chorus 1
Aren't we all just players on life's stage
So called adversity serving me
Helps me taste, facilitates feeling
Forgiveness needs something to let go

Verse 2
I don't know what you are after here
I can't say with any certainty
Yet I suspect there's something you require
You can get only if you make believe

Chorus 2
Aren't we all just players on life's stage
So called adversity serving me
Helps me taste, facilitates feeling
Cold revenge needs something to return

Verse 3
I don't know what you will manifest
I can't guess what dream you next will choose
Still I suspect it's something you enjoy
You can get only if you conjure up

Chorus 3
Aren't we all just players on life's stage
So called adversity serving me
Helps me taste, facilitates feeling
Emotion experience adventure
Track Name: Another Song
Verse 1
So here I stand
My certainty
Now have come to doubt
Or disbelieve

Verse 2
Those former facts
No longer serve
Why you preach to me,
Try hold me back?

Chorus v1
I'm moving on
Know what I mean?
Another song to play my melody

Verse 3
But don't get me wrong
There's no regret
Yet the time is come
To kiss goodbye

Chorus v2
I'm moving on
Know what I mean?
Another song to sing in harmony

Instrumental

Verse 4
But before I leave
Now celebrate
What a dream we lived
And the 'we' was great

Spoken
Thank you, and remember "In the greater scheme of things, temporary does not mean without value, or flawed. It just means not permanent. And in any case, our feeling is always real".
Track Name: Expression Divine
Chorus A
Expression divine is everywhere
Perfection sublime is ev'rything
And though I strive to see your smile always
My mind gets in between sometimes

Chorus B
Expression divine is all around me
Perfection sublime flows up and down
And though I try recognise your face
Sometimes life games get in the way

Verse 1
Here I stand again
Can only hold my hands high
To see the soul forgot
But I may yet succeed the next time

Repeat Chorus A

Instrumental

Verse 2
Try in ev'ry moment see
Another opportunity
Per chance to know the soul
To go beyond the roles we play

Repeat Chorus B (variation of)
Expression divine is all around me
Perfection sublime flows up and down
And though I try recognise your face
Sometimes mind games get in the way

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