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Songs by Chinmaya Dunster

The artists of the heart lyrics

The artists of the heart on SoundCloud

THE ARTISTS OF THE HEART

‘For those who dare to love
Those who dare to dream
For those who dare to feel the pain
For those who dare to risk
Those who dare to lose
They only stand to gain
For those who dare to face
Their own fragility
They are beyond all praise and blame
----
They walk with their feet on air
They make brightness out of dark
They look for beauty everywhere
They make a world apart
They are the artists of the heart
----
For those who dare to laugh
Those who dare to cry
The deeper their tears
The brighter their smiles
For those who dare to trust
Those who dare to share
With empty hands they receive
For those who dare to die
Flow the way life goes
They live this mystery
They walk with their feet on air
They make brightness out of dark
They look for beauty everywhere
They make a world apart
They are the artists of the heart
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They walk with their feet on air
They make brightness out of dark
They look for beauty everywhere
They make a world apart
They are the artists of the heart
----
Those who dare to dream
Face reality
Those who dare to love
Let go of the past
They are the artists of the heart
They build a world apart
They are the artists of the heart’
----
1996 Pune

Nature’s way lyrics

NATURE’S WAY on SoundCloud

NATURE’S WAY

‘You know the way the white clouds
Move on their way to nowhere, sailing
The air is clear in azure skies
Way off to a far horizon
Nature’s way
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You know the way the green waves
Break on an empty shore, rolling
The water clear as crystal glass
Way off to a far horizon
Nature’s way
---
I fear to lose them, I fear they’ll be thrown away
Tomorrow their gone
Unless we keep nature’s way
---
You know the way the river
Rushes through the forest, sparkling
Birdsong ripples through the glade
The fishes dance in light and shade
Nature’s way
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You know the way savannas
Team with living creatures, sharing
The lion and the crocodile
The eagle and the porcupine, nature’s way
---
I fear to lose them, I fear they’ll be thrown away
Tomorrow their gone
Unless we keep nature’s way
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Wild deer on an endless plain
We need you
I watch while the forest burns
The last of it’s treasures blown as smoke away
Deep Jungles of mystery
We need you
I watch while our poison nears
O, how can we live while nature disappears?’
---
1995 Pune

Oh Shyam lyrics

OH SHYAM on SoundCloud

Oh SHYAM

‘O Shyam, your beauty like no other
I call upon you as a lover and a friend
O Shyam the night is dark and lonely
My trembling sould fears only
That this longing has no end
O Shyam I love you
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O Shyam you hide among the moonbeams
I walk among my dreams
And hear you call my name
O Shyam your flute across the water
The world’s abandoned daughter
You called me and I came
Though I may never see your face
You called me
You called me and I came
O Shyam I love you’
---
1979 Kent, England

Easy’s right lyrics

Easy’s right on SoundCloud

EASY’S RIGHT

‘Sitting out in my garden, I watch a bird
Does it worry about tomorrow?
That’d be absurd!
In the spring does the grass decide
Whether or not to grow?
It just follows its own nature
The way its nature goes
Religion’s confusing you with darkness and light
Whichever you choose won’t be easy
And easy’s right
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Imagine the moon complaining that the sunlight isn’t fair
Or trees embarrassed, when autumn strips them bare
Is a weed ashamed to be seen
Growing next to a rose?
It just follows its own nature
The way its nature goes
Without the torture of comparison
Life is such a delight
When you know that the right way is easy
And easy’s right
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You run and run, but inside you can’t rest
Your search for security just leads you to stress
Drop the mind, it’s the heart that knows best!
It’s the heart that knows best, easy’s right
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Is a cat by the fire concerned
With failure or success?
No opinions bother her
She simply takes her rest
Does the snow when the winter comes
Plan which way to fall?
It just follows its own nature
No room for doubt at all
Ambition is killing you, as you compete for the heights
You forgot that the right way is easy
And easy’s right
Why worry when life’s so clear
What the moralists write?
The right way to be is easy
And easy’s right’
---
1996 Munich

 

DEVON (1988)

‘You know the way the white clouds go
Spaced against the blue
In their towering, overwhelming gladness
And you, a grown man, like a child
Wheeling down the sunlit slopes
From some glittering crystal place
Your own heart billowing up
Like them’

NOW THAT I’M FREE (1999)

‘Waking up to the rising sun
Now my journey’s just begun
Where I don’t know
Setting out on the road alone
Everyplace now feels like home
Why I don’t know
No reason to know
No reason to be
No reason for joy
Now that I’m free’

NATURE CHILD

‘Do what you always wanted
It’s no sin
Look where you never looked before
The nature child within
See what you never saw before
Go where you’ve never been
Search for the hidden treasure
The nature child within
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Deep as your secret longing
Dark as your hidden shame
Fair as the dreams that haunt you
She’s there to be reclaimed’