Lotus Feet

Lotus Feet | 2005Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution was born out of a vision to express the healing power of Indian devotional chanting, known as Kirtan, in a contemporary western musical context. The goal was to both respect the chanting tradition while staying true to the sensibilities of the western singer songwriter idiom.
On Lotus Feet, ancient chants are rich with catchy hooks, evocative melodies, and passionate chord changes. Pop song structures are laced with Sanskrit mantras accented by English lyrics. Acoustic guitars are propelled by world rhythms, hip hop loops, dance grooves and ambient textures. The mantras are the message and the music the messenger. The chants embody a universal language of peace and love while the musical presentation strikes a familiar chord in the western ear and psyche.
Lotus Feet: A Kirtan Revolution offers a gift from the heart of the east on the wings of the west straight to you, the listener, as cosmic sonic nourishment for the Body and Soul.

Released: 2005
Produced by: Frank Wolf
Inner Fire Music


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Songs

  • 1. GANG GANAPATAYE: LOTUS FEET | Lyrics

    Gang Ganapataye Namo Namah.
    (To the elephant headed One, Ganesh, who removes all obstacles through the grace of our humility and pure heartedness. Our dreams all rest at His sweet lotus feet!)
    There was a time of darkness when I couldn’t see.
    You reached across the raging waters and put a hand out to me.
    Such is your way all part of your plan.
    You hold the dignity of humanity so softly in your hand.
    Love loving love peace being peace joy touching joy here at your lotus feet touching your lotus feet kissing your sweet lotus feet.
    You gave my life meaning you awoke me from a dream.
    You sent your signal through the atmosphere. Bestowed your blessing on me. Such is your grace to come when we call.
    You bring us water from the deepest well. Pick us up each time we fall.
    Gang Ganapataye Namo Namah. Shiva Shiva Mahadeva Namah Shivaya Sada Shiva. Durga Durga Maha Maya Namah Durgaya Namo Namah. Kali Kali Maha Mata Namah Kalike Namo Namah.

  • 2. BAJARANG BALI | Lyrics

    Bajarang Bali Jay Hanuman.  Siya Rama Rama Ram.  Bolo Bolo Rama Bolo.  Shree Guru Baba Guru Jaya Guru Rama Rama Rama Ram.
    (To Hanuman, the enlightened monkey. When our monkey mind is purified through love and devotion, we remember that our true nature is to joyfully serve the Divine in all!)

  • 3. SHIVA BOLO | Lyrics

    Bolo Bolo Sabmila Bolo Om Namah Shivaya. Namah Parvati Pataye Hara Hara Hara Hara Mahadev. Shiva Shiva Shankara Shiva Om Namah Shivaya. Om Namah Shivaya. Bom Bom Bolo Shiva Shiva Shankara. Shiva Shiva Shankara Shiva Shiva Shankara. Hara Hara Shambo Shiva.
    (To Lord Shiva. Untruth is transformed to truth by the force of his powerful presence. No illusion can withstand Shiva’s glance!)

  • 4. BHADRA KALI/NO STRANGER | Lyrics

    Bhadra Kali Durga Ma Jay Ma Jay Ma Jay Ma. Chamundayai Shri Mata Durga Durgati Nashini Ma. Chamundayai Shri Mata Kali Kala Vinashini Ma.
    (To Kali, the form of the Divine Mother who lovingly protects Her children from the flame of ego desire.  No one is a stranger to Her love!)

    In the cool shade of my endless love you’re no stranger.
    In the Loving grace of my heart’s embrace you’re no stranger.
    You may have been overlooked under valued beaten down kicked around.
    You may have been torn apart cast aside left behind but your no stranger.
    No stranger not you no stranger to me no stranger within this one God family.
    No stranger no stranger at all no stranger no fall from grace you see.
    You will never be a stranger to me.
    In the freedom of my selfless love you’re no stranger.
    In the healing rays of my gentle gaze you’re no stranger.

  • 5. SHRI KRISHNA SHARANAM MAMA | Lyrics

    Shri Krishna Sharanam Mama. Shri Krishna Madhava Gopi Govinda Jaya Gopala. Radhe Radhe Radhe Bolo Radhe Govinda Bolo. Govinda Bol Govinda Bol Govinda. Jay Radhe Jay Krishna Jay Vrindaban Rasika Mukutamani Jay Gopi Gan. 
    (Take refuge in Krishna, the Divine personality who embodies perfect love for his beloved Radha. They are smitten with adoration for each other and dance in ecstasy with every step.  Together they rise in love!)

  • 6. SITA RAM | Lyrics

    Put your feet into the river.  Give your life to something bigger! 
    Sita Rama Rama Ram Sita Ram. Sita Ram Ram Ram.
    Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare. Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare.
    (Ram is God’s essence - all that is noble and true. Sita is the great Goddess who is all knowing and wise. Together they offer the bliss of their perfect union to bring the world into greater harmony. Sita and Ram are Dharma itself!)

  • 7. THANK YOU | Lyrics

    Thank you my Lord for living inside me
    Thank you my Lord for living inside me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for living inside me

    Thank you my Lord for coming to guide me
    Thank you my Lord for coming to guide me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for coming to guide me

    Thank you my Lord for reaching to hold me
    Thank you my Lord for reaching to hold me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for reaching to hold me

    Thank you my Lord for willing to love me
    Thank you my Lord for willing to love me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for willing to love me

    Thank you my Lord for choosing to bless me
    Thank you my Lord for choosing to bless me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for choosing to bless me

    Thank you my Lord for getting to know me
    Thank you my Lord for getting to know me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for getting to know me

    Thank you my Lord for being here with me
    Thank you my Lord for being here with me
    Thank you my Lord my sweet sweet Lord
    Thank you my Lord for being here with me