HOBO lyrics

LONG TIME WAY

Ain’t gonna break up them rocks again
Ain’t gonna swing that axe no more
I’m gonna leave this place behind
Long time way from here.

I’m gonna pack up all my bags and chilluns
Gonna leave this hard life behind
I’m gonna follow my dreams
Long time way from here.

I prays a many a night and day
For the Lord to help me to find me a better life
I prays a many a night and day
For the Lord to help me to find me a better place
Out there, somewhere, long time way from here.

Mama said: son, you can find you a better life
Out there, somewhere
Just keep your eyes on the prize
And follow your dreams
Long time way from here.

A’m gonna find me
A better life out there
Somewhere
Long time way from here

 

HOBO

I’m just a hobo
Traveling

I travel everywhere
I travel here and there
I travel near and far
But I get there.

The sky is my roof
The earth is my floor
And the river is where I wash

Jesus called my name
Mohammed called my name
Buddha called my name
And Krishna called me too.

I dream a dream of Krishna
Talking with my Lord
In the morning he kissed my lips.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare

 

TAKE ME BACK

Take me back
Take me back where I belong
Home

Every time I see you walking around
I wanna follow you

Every time you let me comb your hair
I wanna follow you

Every time you let me wash your feets
I wanna follow you

Every time I hear you say your prayer
I wanna follow you

Every time I see you heal the sick
I wanna follow you

Every time I see you make the weak strong
I wanna follow you

Every time I see you stop a war
I wanna follow you

Guru Guru Wahe Guru
Guru Ram Das Guru

 

THE SOURCE

Ek Ong Kar                There is but one God
Sat Nam                      Truth is his name
Kartaa Purkh             Doer of everything
Nirbhao                       Fearless
Nirvair                         Revengeless
Akaal, Moorat           Undying
Ajoonee                      Unborn
Saibank                      Self Illuminated
Gur Prasaad              Guru’s Grace
Jap!                              Chant!
Aad Such                    Truth in the beginning
Jugad Such                Truth bow
Haibee Such
Nanak Hosee bhee Such
Nanak says: Truth shall ever be
(Gurumukhi)
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Da Ni Sa
Sa Ni Da Pa Ma Ga Re Sa

(Indian scale)

 

CHICKPEA TO COOK

A chickpea leaps almost over the rim of the pot
Where it’s being boiled.
“Why are you doing this to me?”

The cook knocks him down with the ladle.
“Don’t you try to jump out.
You think I’m torturing you.
I’m giving you flavor,
So you can mix with spices and rice
And be the lovely vitality of a human being.

Remember when you drank rain in the garden,
That was for this.”
Grace first. Sexual pleasure
Then a boiling new life begins,
And the Friend has something good to eat.

Eventually the chickpea
Will say to the cook,
“Boil me some more,
hit me with the skimming spoon,
I can’t do this by myself.

I’m like an elephant that dreams of gardens
Back in Hindustan and doesn’t pay attention
To his driver. You’re my cook, my driver,
My way into existence. I love your cooking”

The cook says,
“I was once like you,
fresh from the ground. Then I boiled in time,
and boiled in the body, two fierce boilings.

My animal soul grew powerful,
I controlled it with practices,
And boiled some more, and boiled
Once beyond that,
And became your teacher.”

Poem by Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

 

YOUR TEARS

Your tears are like my tears
They cry wet from both of our eyes

Your heart beats like my heart beats
To the rhythm of its soul

Your eyes are like my eyes
They see the pain and suffering
They see the stains of sadness

Your hands are like my hands
They feel and touch in our lives
They feel and touch everything

And I know we can be together
And I know we can live together

So come stand beside me
Be my father
Be my Brother
Be my Sister
Be my Mother

‘Cause your tears are like my tears

 

THERE IS BUT ONE GOD

There is but one God
Truth is his name
Sat Nam

Ek Ong Kar               There is but one God
Sat Nam                     Truth is his name
Siri Wahe Guru       His greatness is beyond description (Gurumukhi)

La Ilaha Il Allah      There is but one God (Arabic)

Shalom Shalom Hallelujah

 

ONE DAY

One day
We will be together
Walking hand in hand
Swimming in the oceans
Flying through the sky
Soaring to the mountain tops
Beauty all around

One day We will be together
Singing with the birds
Talking with the animals
Listening to the wind
Touching all the flowers
Love is all around

One day
We will be together
Dancing in the fields
Touching every spirit
Loving every soul
Living without boundaries
Peace be all around

Without warring
Without hating
Without abating
Without sadness
Without badness
Without madness
Without killing
Without stealing
Without cheating
Without lying
Without crying
Without spying

Peace be all around
The world will know peace
One day

 

DON’T LET THE SUN GO DOWN ON YOU

Go down to the river and pray
Get your life together
Let the water run over you
And don’t let the sun go down on you

Find that special love, don’t let it go
Let the love run through you
Let it change your life
And don’t let the sun go down on you

Say your piece and then let it go
Don’t let those thoughts control you
And run your life
And don’t let the sun go down on you

Sat down have a good meal enjoy your self
Let the food go through you
And warm your heart
And don’t let the sun go down on you