Soul Time







The lyrics of these covers were inspired by the original lyrics or by the music.
They don't necessarily reflect my own feelings or experience.

You can listen to all the songs and download them on:
https://parividha.bandcamp.com/album/soul-time

01. Hare Krishna
02. Three Things I Pray
03. Give It A Chance
04. Never Alone
05. Take Him Home
06. Have Mercy
07. Thank You
08. Last Night
09. If I Succeed
10. I Dreamed
11. Pain of Seperation
12. Let's Go On Harinam
13. Maha Mantra
14. Prabhupada

BACKING VOCALS

Caitanya Caran das - Dido Mirck - Hara Prana dasi - Jagi Bibanovic
Parividha das - Radha Acyuta das - Siromani dasi - Paula van der Wal


LYRICS HARE KRISHNA

The most wonderful sound I ever heard
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

All the splendor of the world in these sacred words
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Hare Krishna I just learned to chant Hare Krishna
Forever and a day these names will always stay with me
Hare Krishna When I started to chant Hare Krishna
I finally had found how wonderful a sound could be

Hare Krishna. Chant it loud and there’s music playing
Chant it soft and it’s my way of praying
Hare Krishna. I’ll never stop chanting Hare Krishna

Hare Krishna, forever and a day
these names will always stay with me
Hare Krishna. When I started to chant Hare Krishna
I finally had found how wonderful a sound could be

Hare Krishna. Chant it loud and there’s music playing
Chant it soft and it’s the essence of praying
Hare Krishna. I’ll never stop chanting Hare Krishna

The most glorious sound I ever heard. Hare Krishna

THREE THINGS I PRAY

Day by day. Day by day, Prabhupada three things I pray
Listen to your clearly
Follow you sincerely
Try to serve you dearly. Day by day

Day by day. Prabhupada three things I pray
To be more sincere. More austere
and to persevere. Day by day

Day by day. Day by day, Prabhupada three things I pray
Listen to your clearly
Follow you sincerely
Try to serve you dearly. Day by day

Day by day. Prabhupada three things I pray
Listen to your clearly. Day by day
Follow you sincerely. Day by day
Try to serve you dearly. Day by day
Listen to your clearly. Day by day
Follow you sincerely. Day by day
Try to serve you dearly. Day by day
Listen to your clearly. Day by day
Follow you sincerely. Day by day
Love you more dearly. Day by day
Day by day, by day, by day

GIVE IT A CHANCE

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
I know what you’re thinking
You wonder what I’m doing
chanting with the Krishna’s in the streets

That’s just a first impression
What good’s a first impression
If you knew them like I do
It would change your point of view

If you could see them through my eyes
You wouldn’t wonder at all
If you could see them through my eyes
I guarantee you would fall like I did

When we’re in public together
I hear society moan
but if they could see them through my eyes
maybe they’d leave us alone

How can I speak of their virtues
Don’t know where to begin
They’re pure. They’re smart and so funny
They don’t smoke or drink, like you do

Yet, when we’re chanting Hare Krishna
They sneer when they see us all dance
But if they could see them through my eyes
I’m certain they’d understand

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

Please chant Hare Krishna
Why don’t you give it a chance
At least read the Bhagavad Gita
and you’re always welcome to dance

NEVER ALONE

Close every door to me. Hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows and shut out the light
Do what you want with me. Hate me and laugh at me
Darken the daytime and torture my night
If my life were precious I would ask “Will I live or die?”
But I know the answers lie far from this world

Close every door to me. Keep those I love from me
Devotees of Krishna are never alone
for they know they will find true peace of mind
by chanting the Holy Names of the Lord

Just give me numbers instead of my name
Forget all about me and let me decay
I’m not this body. It’s OK
to destroy it completely, then throw it away
If my life were precious I would ask “Will I live or die?”
But I know the answers lie far from this world

Close every door to me.Keep those I love from me
Devotees of Krishna are never alone
for we know how to find true peace of mind
and we have been promised to go back home

TAKE HIM HOME

My dear Lord, hear my prayer
In my need you have always been there
He was so young and afraid
Should I assume You test my faith
Then if so, you may know that I miss him so

What have I done that was so wrong
for my son to die so young
You can take, You can give
so take my life and let him live
What have I done that was so wrong

Bring him peace. Bring him joy
He was so young, he was only a boy
And I know, of course I know
he's not really my son, but a spirit soul
Though that's true, I do miss him so

Take him home. Please take him home. Take him home

HAVE MERCY

Here out in the darkness, I am living
fallen from grace, fallen from grace
The Lord is my witness, Who'll never yield
'til we come face to face. 'til we come face to face

I know my way in the dark
and the way of the Lord
Those, who follow His will shall have their reward
and those who fall in maya, pain and shame

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare

I know my way in the dark
and the way of the Lord
Those, who follow His will shall have their reward
and those who fall in maya, pain and shame

As it’s written in all the scriptures the need of sacrifice
That those who falter, and those who fall must pay the price
Lord hear my plea, have mercy. Have mercy
Please have mercy on me

THANK YOU

We thank you Srila Prabhupada. At your guru’s request
you so kindly brought love of Krishna
to deliver us in the West
Chant sixteen rounds daily, follow the four regulations
and distribute my books. That was your request

That was your perfect formula
To always chant Hare Krishna
And if we could, and if we would
You promised that if we’re sincere
Love of God would appear

Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Thank you

ONE NIGHT

One night I woke up with a sigh. Amazed and wide awake
That night You were so kind to appear in a dream. What to say
Without a trace of pure devotion, I never had a notion
You’d appear this way, but there You were
Beyond my wildest hopes did occur that night

That night my heart was full of light
Remembering that wonderful sigh
Overnight, to my delight, life felt so right
Never I had set my heart on for You to give Your darshan
to this fallen soul, but there You were
Beyond my wildest hopes did occur that night

That night I woke up with a sigh
Thrilled, fulfilled, amazed and wide awake
When I glanced at my watch it was around one thirty
so I lay down again and closed my eyes
still in a daze
I was too blissful to go to sleep again
so I decided to rise and chant my rounds
I had a shower and chanted sixteen rounds
well before mangala arati

O my Lord, let me never forget You
Let me always embrace that dream
The way You looked. The way You
My dear Lord, what I thought could never ever happen to me
by Your Grace took place that night

IF I SUCCEED

Maybe this time I’ll be lucky. Maybe this time I will stay
Maybe this time for the first time, Maya won’t lure me away
To be steady, at last. O if this time I could last
Not fall in Maya anymore, like the last time and the times before

Everybody likes a winner, so nobody likes me
To be peaceful. To be blissful. That’s what I long to be
When all the odds are in my favor. No more falling down
If indeed I’ll succeed, my life would be complete

Everybody loves a devotee, so nobody loves me
Fired up and fixed up. That’s what I long to be
When all the odds are in my favor. No more falling down
If indeed I’ll succeed, my life would be finally complete

A DREAM

I dreamed a dream of times gone by
when hope was high and life excited
When you were there to certify
That ISKCON thrived and stayed united

Saints and sinners lived with us
to learn to be Krishna conscious
With you there as the fountainhead
who would bring us all back home to Godhead

There were those when you did leave us
by Kali’s sway became ambitious
who for fortune, name and fame tore our hopes apart
slowly turning our dreams to shame

I dreamed a dream of times gone by
when we were young and life excited
We dreamed of how in every town and village
there would be a temple, all united

I still hope it will come to be
that I will see it happen sometime
but, there are dreams that will never be
and dreams that are once in a lifetime

I never thought that it would be
so different from the way it had been
So unlike of how it could be
but, Kali can't kill this dream I dreamed

PAIN OF SEPARATION

There‘s a grief that can’t be spoken, and despair goes on and on
It’s the pain of separation now all of you have gone
How we sang with joy in kirtan. How we danced on Harinam

How by hook or crook we tried to distribute a book
How we rose before sunrise. How we took a bath outside
with a bucket of icy water in the middle of winter
Now all of you have gone

O my dear prabhus, it’s wrong that I live though you are gone
How it hurts that you have left me on my own to carry on
Who do I ask now for advice? It’s such a sacrifice
What to do? Where to go? O prabhus, I miss you so

O brothers and sisters: Where are you
Have you all made it back home
Are you in your siddha deha
Or are you preaching with Prabhupada once more

LET'S GO ON HARINAM

What good is sitting all alone in your room
Hear the mridangas play
Let’s go on Harinam prabhus. Let’s chant the Holy Name
Put down your bead bag
your book and the broom
Time for the Holy Name
Let's join the Harinam prabhus
We'll chant the Holy Names

Please do not hide. Let's go outside
Hear the conch shells blowing
Hurry up! The party’s going
What good is sitting all alone in your room
Hear the mridangas play
Let’s go on Harinam prabhus.
Let’s chant the Holy Name

I once knew a bhakta called Andy
who joined in the seventies in Miami
He really was quite lazy, always tired
As a matter of fact you'd call him uninspired

One day, after the sundar arati
we both went with the Harinam party
At the end when bhakta Andy was asked to lead
we were all dancing and chanting in ecstasy

I remember how Andy from that very day
He would burst into our rooms and he would say
What good is sitting all alone in your room
Hear the mridangas play
Let’s go on Harinam prabhus
Let’s chant the Holy Name

Put down your bead bag,
your book and the broom
Time for the Holy Name
Let's join the Harinam, prabhus
We'll chant the Holy Names

And as for me, as for me
I pray one day I’ll be like Andy
How he burst into our rooms in Miami
If I could only be just like him
the way he used to sing
Let’s go on Harinam prabhu
Let’s go on Harinam prabhus
and let’s chant the Holy Name

REVIEWS

Malati Priya dasi Ireland: Your Soul Time CD is deep. I thought it was more appealing to adults, but then found that my children of 14 and 10 were listening regularly to it. You could open a fan club! They saw you on stage a few times, and find you a great actor. Because they know you in this way, they have also find entry into the deep meaning of your songs, or so is appears to me. Thank you for sharing your realizations. Where I live association is quite scarce, and I find your message very helpful original, dynamic and unique. We can't wait for more.

Bharat Santani India: Both the CD's I got in Vrindavan are just mind blowing. The lyrics are very, very good, and once you sit to listen to it, how times flies. I cannot decide which track of the Soul Time CD is my favorite, since I like them all. I'm so grateful that I had an opportunity to meet you and that I had the chance to get the CD's.

Arjuna das (SRS) UK: Parividhaji, these ingeniously Krsna-ized musical hits on your Soul Time CD are unique and so you! Beautifully sung, poignantly phrased and irresistible!

Bhagavati dasi (KKS): I am sitting at work listening to your Soul Time CD and just wanted to tell you how incredibly inspiring this is.The devotional emotions in the songs are very 'contagious'. They make me feel so eager to just grab my Bhagavad-Gita and sit and read. It is so hard to keep inspired while working with non-devotees, doing completely inconsequential work for eight hours a day or more, and this really makes the difference.

Havi das (ACBSP) Florida USA: I love your Soul Time CD! Your recordings are of a very good production that requires work and talent.

Julia Burroughs UK: Just wanted to say that we love your Soul Time CD!
Gandharvika das (SRS) UK: I seriously think you should advertise your Soul Time CD as a new anti-depressant....... with no bad side effects!!! I love it and thank you so much for making it.
Lalita-sakhi dasi USA: We so much liked your song about Harinama sankirtana on your Soul Time CD -- so much that we are joining the Harinam party at our local temple.