Namaste

by Alicia Adkins

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1.
05:31
Lyrics: In the children playing high up on the hill fighting for their daily thrill i can see a younger me running wild and carefree In that old man walking down the road burdened by his heavy load i can me taking every chance to break into dance I've been seeing things I just can't explain some might like to call me insane but if you'd like to know just how you might start open the eyes of your heart In those two white doves high above i see uncondtional love and in the blowing of the winds i see my long lost friends In the falling of the rain i see the promise again that i'll never be alone even when i'm on my own CHORUS Cause there's so much to see when you love boundlessly and there's so much to know when you let go, let go, Come and See In that mountain over there I see myself naked and bare and as i break into tears everything around me disappears. in the darkest hour of the night i see the brightest light i see what I need most Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost CHORUS REFRAIN Come and See
2.
03:06
At the edge of town there's a garden falling down you'll find you know and the price you must pay An old man lets you in straight into the den he opens the gate behind the sweet new bait You hear the sirens call you don't know when or where you'll fall you hear in your soul long lost rock and roll saying, All you need is love all you take is love all you give is love so fly away dove. The walls begin to fill with the colors and paints of the ones before you butterflies and saints and the gods are calling you to dance in sweet romance slowly even time becomes rhythm and rhyme now the mother calls you in as she's done again and again as you feel the water fall you let go of it all CHORUS As you let the river flow you begin to know i'm not trying to be or do i'm just flying through and the garden within you grows in the morning dew as you answer the call of Satsang Hall (x2) CHORUS Fly away dove (x)
3.
We never made it out this far but to the edges i'll comb because i've been thinking that wherever you are is where i'll call home the days are passing like morning rain pouring straight into hell fresh and clean is this old wound's pain and the sweetest smell Lavender and love and all things from above I live and laugh to tell I've been feeling swell (CHORUS) I heard a story about an old man who went and lost his mind out searchiing in this fragrant land wondering what i'll find ''Cause I've been trying to forgot why I came find something new but things been looking all the same reminding me of you CHORUS You can see I'm higher than a kite flying through the days I can't tell am I wrong or right is that you in the haze So go ahead and try and pull me down I'll keep passing the hours here in this valley of flowers CHORUS
4.
Somewhere in the dark the phone rang as I tried to go back to sleep again you said honey it's time for you to go and i said i know honey i know I knew we'd cross that bridge when we got there and the pain would be too much to bear so i promised i'd never look back because that just makes everything turn black You said, let's run to the mountains stay in bed a while let's see what happens and if i can make you smile stay a while So I packed my things quietly so you wouldn't hear me leave and all i left behind was a note sorry, all i wrote I heard you running to meet me as that driver shut the taxi door and I listed so intently as I heard your voice once once more CHORUS Even though I knew I had to go for if i stayed we'd never know the ghosts that would haunt me i would find were your words in the back of my mind So I crossed that bridge when i got there and only mountains i could see so i beg you if you dare come out of this valley with me CHORUS
5.
Dark and brooding his body was dense, his body was filled with a great sadness, like the sky when it's about to rain. Head heavy he was tired all the time, lost his voice a weakened whine, doubled over in pain, His eyes fell down his movement stopped, Head was spinning, dark more often than not. began to weep and moan. Body shaking another one of his fits getting harder the older he gets Feeling suddenly alone. Take me now, let me go, let me fly So I'll know the greatest love the greatest light. Wide eyed and grinning she would finally fall all was lost as she gave her all as she let go of the shame of all the things she had failed to get done of all the wars she had fought and won she forgot her name In the night she called to St. John she cried for mercy, asked, what have I done? Show me the light of day. Covered in ash all her lives were lost, said, I'll follow no matter the cost, still, she felt thrown away. CHORUS So as I've moving on down the road Secret locked can't decipher the code Still looking for a key Remember mother her sweet caress taste the bitter upon the breast cry passionately CHORUS Take me now, let me fly, so I'll know the greatest love, the greatest light
6.
05:22
In the night it grows so cold up in the mountains in the darkest sky the stars are my best friends with the coming of the light i feel the warming of the one for whom my soul my body bends. With the sun i raise my hands to feel the glory and i bow to let go of what might have been and i take a step back to see within me and gently raise my head and heart again Breath in, Breathe out again. Greet each day with Namaste (CHORUS) As the sun gets high it becomes so heavy it beats me down so i can barely breathe it illuminates the depths within me this tangled web i weave And so I slowly make my way down to the water and as the children laugh and play it all makes sense I let the river the flow cool within me give into love and innocence. CHORUS So I look back on each day and all it's pleasures all its pain and all the places i have been I dance in joy and rain the strongest warrior for I'll live and love again And you'll find me somewhere down in a valley with a man in a cave who's old and wise and I can tell you that I will live forever, for love never dies. CHORUS Namaste
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Sanskrit: OM

 Swasthi prajabhyah paripalayantam Nyayena margena mahi mahishaha Gobrahmanebhyaha shubhamastu nityam Lokaasamastha sukhino bhavanthu English Translation: May all be well with mankind May the leaders of the earth protect in every way by keeping to the right path May there be goodness for those who know the earth to be sacred May all the worlds be happy

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released June 20, 2015

Jack K. Reid - Executive Producer
Mandeep Singh - Recording Engineer
Studio Octave - Dehradun, India
Bhuwan Chandra - Sitar
Shivananda Sharma - Tabla
Shivratri Giri - Indian flute
Sarah-Alexandra Teodorescu - Cover Art Photographer

Special Thanks:
In Honor of my mother Brenda Adkins and grandmothers Deloris Nilson and Melvaline Lane

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Alicia Adkins

Alicia Adkins is a country and folk singer/songwriter from outside of Austin, TX. With a voice "as sweet as honey," Alicia's lived and played in much of the world. She is releasing two EPs June 20, 2015 - one from India and one from Australia.

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