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ONE

by Mahalakshmi

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We are on the same tree. Simplicity in our life brings serenity. We are from the same sea. Eternity in our love never changes. What goes around will go around again. Don’t you know that justice never ends? Endless oceans join in time again. So never separate the self, my friend. We are on the same sleeve. Resting here we reprieve, surrendering to peace. We are from the same dream, waiting patiently for the time when everything changes. What goes around will go around again. Don’t you know that justice is a friend? Endless oceans join in time again, and again. Never separate the self. Never separate the self. Never separate the self. Never separate the self, my friend. And take all that’s broken, take all that's broken, take all that's broken to your soul where it's made whole. We are from the same scene. There is no “other.” No matter how it strange it seems, we all coalesce together. Together! We rise or fall, together, against a wall, together, we fight or play, together; we make a new day. We are from the same scene. There is no “other.” No matter how it strange it seems, we all coalesce together. Together! We rise or fall, together, against a wall, together, we fight or play, together; we make a new day. We are on the same tree. Simplicity in our life brings serenity. We are from the same sea. Eternity in our love never changes. Lyrics by Mahalakshmi
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We are eyes in eyes (“I”s in “I”s) and there's no talking; it's understood we're walking. We stare open eyed as all the birds are chirping: everything confirming. Inside, open wide the heart is receiving everything is fleeting. Under us, a mound of ash; so many have left us but we're glad they’re home. We are simply astounding; 7 billion open eyes seeing light of one living flame. Despite being small, we're gifted with a power; it's starting to flower. Nature's gift is humming while our karma’s always coming. We want to live but first we die to release these fears and let go of our pride. Once we're free, you and me, we will be harmonized. We look out at people thinking we're seeing anything but what's inside. Wake up! Your inner demons are showing in your mirror. Their grip becomes clearer; they love to make divisions til we make our own decisions from heart. We yearn to live but first a part has to die to release these fears and let go our pride. Once we're free, you and me, we can actually live side by side. Don't try to sustain any form or any gain. What crumbles is the perfect gift, blessing you with new space to live, blessing you, there's still much to give, blessing you, you will receive your divine spirit's wish. All this yearning takes us away. The mind and it's churning takes us away. All this yearning takes us away from all the peace that exists here. Do you know all the peace that exists here? If you did you’d take what you need and give the rest away, you would hold no one and let them play, doors would open for those astray, you would be loving even if betrayed, you would welcome not walk away, you would be real not fake, you would be careful not throw it all away; you would see yourself in every face. Inside, open wide, the heart overflowing; no need for knowing. I look in your eyes; light is going through them, into me and you again. There's light going through you: into me and you... Lyrics by Mahalakshmi
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Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d, Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me, Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined, The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here - that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. Poem by Walt Whitman
4.
Ocean Song 08:14
5.
Shiva 06:41
I'm reading from the book of time. I'm talking through the fire. I'm breathing in the wind that blows. I'm swimming in the water's ode. I wandered through the sacred storm surrounded by shadows. Reflections of a frightening world, but seeing it, it turned to gold. And all that is will one day go away. Poetically, something is here to stay. I'm letting go of memories old. I'm nullifying negative holds. I'm giving back a star crossed love. I'm flying like the peaceful dove. And all that is will one day go away. Poetically, something is here to stay. You can't see it but it's there, enveloping the bad and the good. You can't feel it but it's there. All life is running through Shiva's hair. Shiva, the one who loves. Shiva, the one who cares. Shiva, the one with nothing. Shiva, the one in all. I'm giving back what isn't mine. I'm tired of chasing shadows. I'm focusing on what's sublime. I'm ready to birth the world. And all that is will one day go away. Poetically, Something is here to stay. You can't see it but it's there, enveloping the bad and the good. You can't feel it but it's there. All life is running through Shiva's hair. Shiva, the one who loves. Shiva, the one who cares. Shiva, the one with nothing. Shiva, the one in all. And all that is will one day go away. Poetically, something is here to stay. You can't see Him but He's there, enveloping the bad and the good. You can't feel Him but he's there. All life is running through Shiva's hair. Shiva, the one who loves. Shiva, the one who cares. Shiva, the one with nothing. Shiva, the one in all. Lyrics by Mahalakshmi
6.
Humanity 06:40
Humans are our family; the Earth is our home. Yes, people are our family; the Earth is our home. All life is our family; the Earth is our home. For we only have one family, we only have one home. We are complete, we are whole and we will make a new role with the head and the heart, make a new start; sing it with me because singularly... We only have one family; we only have one home. Humans are our family; the Earth is our home. All life is our family; the Earth is our home. For we only have one family, we only have one home. We are complete, we are whole and we will make a new role with the head and the heart, make a new start; sing it with me because singularly... There is no have. There is no leave. There is no have. There is no leave. Just be here with me Humanity, that's you and me. We all live under one big sky. Let us see with one big eye. Humanity, that's you and me. Humanity, that's you and me. We all live under one big sun. Let us care for everyone. Humanity, that's you and me. Humans are our family; the Earth is our home. Yes, people are our family; the Earth is our home. All life is our family; the Earth is our home. For we only have one family, we only have one home. And we only share one space despite being in different places. We only share one space despite having different faces. We only share one space despite being in different places. We only share one space despite having different faces. We are complete, we are whole and we will make a new role with the head and the heart, make a new start; sing it with me because singularly... There is no have. There is no leave. There is no have. There is no leave. Just be here with me. Lyrics by Mahalakshmi
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Everything in the right time. Everything in the right time. Relax and realign. Everything in the right time. The sky is what we are; it is impossible to fall. The ocean and the clouds and we are living on a floating ball! We are there! Can you feel it? Follow the golden thread. We are Here! Can you see it? A symphony of colors and sounds. Everything in the right time. Everything in the right time. So, relax and realign. Everything in the right time. Oh, the water’s where we are and we are floating right ahead. The ocean and the clouds and all that’s growing on the ground! If you can hear this sound it means you’ve traveled very far. The ocean and the clouds and we are living on an orbit around the sun! We are there! Can you feel it? Follow the golden thread. We are Here! Can you see it? A symphony of colors and sounds! When we look around we see an image from our mind; the ocean and the clouds and all the beauty that abounds. Oh, the beauty and the travesty and everything sublime in light and growing in their own time. We are there! Can you feel it? Follow the golden thread. We are Here! Can you see it? A symphony of colors and sounds! No beginning, no ending, for this moment is extending. Your face is like a cloud and it will never be the same again. Eternity is breathing even while we are grieving. The ocean and the clouds and all that’s growing on the ground. We are there! Can you feel it? Follow the golden thread! We are Here! Can you see it? A symphony of colors and sounds! Lyrics by Mahalakshmi
8.
In the Womb 08:26

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"At the moment of commitment the entire universe conspires to assist you." - Goethe

This album has been in the works my entire life. It is my expression of the beautiful and true, of my own journey and of our journey collectively.

The songs on this album (and many more) have been my companions these last years filled uncertainty, faith, and many lessons. This is my first album and it took a certain amount of magic to create it, with the timely and divine help of many people.

The music is all original Singer-Songwriter Alternative Rock in my own style with hints of pop, jazz, and influence from India.

If the music touches you and you enjoy it, please support it by purchasing the music for your collection and share it widely.

Special thanks to the incredible musicians who worked on this album to bring these songs to life. I am forever grateful for all of you!
Mahalakshmi

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released February 12, 2021

All compositions by Mahalakshmi.
All lyrics by Mahalakshmi,
except "Oh Me! Oh Life!" by Walt Whitman.
Edited, arranged, produced & designed by Emam & Mahalakshmi
Mixed & mastered by Emam
© Mahalakshmi

Mahalakshmi: vocals, keyboard
Mukesh Sharma: sarod
Ahsan Ali: sarangi
Robert Szydło: bass
Dawid Korbaczyński: guitar
Łukasz Sobołak: drums
Arshad Khan: tabla
Matthew Montfort: guitar (#1)
Emam: dumbak, ghatam, tabla
Jim Dooley: drums
Ambika Prasad: dholak

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We have joined forces to bring you music that is unique and uplifting. We are dedicated to performing and producing exciting original World Fusion Music composed by Mahalakshmi and Emam. Our music has a wide range of styles with influences from Indian classical, Middle Eastern and Eastern European music to rock and jazz. ... more

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