Warriors of the Rainbow

by Dada Nabhaniilananda

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1.
Is this love, is this love, is this love, Floating to me in a dream? Is this love, is this love, Filling all my life with meaning? I thought that You were far away from me, but tonight I feel no distance, I see You standing in the tall sky, as I touch You to reach on high. Won't You let my heart, my heart stay still, A sweetness in the near distance, The words I thought to utter now lie still, And in my mind just thoughts of You. Is this love, is this love, is this love, Flowing through me in a stream? Is this love, is this love, Filling all my life with meaning? Your soft wind takes my heart by storm, I find a stillness at the centre And pass through worlds I never dreamed of, I see You come and let the darkness die. I love to call You in the morning, A light that's forming in the clear sky Touches my heart like a soft hand, And takes my mind to reach on high. A love more than you can imagine, Will not hear the voice of reason. The joy is echoing around me, And all you'd done, I thought, was smile. Is this love, is this love, is this love, Floating to me in a dream? Is this love, is this love, Flowing through me in a stream? Is this love, is this love, Filling all my life with meaning? This love, this love, What is it, what does it mean? Baba Nam Kevalam
2.
Can you feel the wind, it stirs my soul and lifts it high to catch a glimpse of heavens distant sky, lead me on towards my home. Await the One, with loves' sweet pain burning patterns in my heart to weave a space between the stars, there You are. Can You feel the stillness, of the cold before the dawn, the calm before the storm about to break and bear us on towards Your light. Can you feel the wind awakening your hearts, it may be gentle but it's true Can you see the new dawn breaking through the darkness, is it happening to you? I love Your smile, it takes my heart in a tender loving hold that tells me never to let go, not fade away from loves true flame. I see Your tears like diamonds falling catch my heart to cast down my despair, I need not fear the darkest night. A thousand winds have borne us high then died their fury gone to set us down just one stage further on towards our home A thousand suns have shone their light on our long struggle, fed the flame of hope that never dies, that leads us on... A thousand times, the leaves have turned burnt orange, fallen spinning, still our journey seems to have no end, in the wind I hear Your call. Can you feel the wind awakening your hearts, it may be gentle but it's true Can you see the new dawn breaking through the darkness, is it happening to you? Will You be my love, I'll wait for You though the world may pass away and only You and I remain, I'll feel the same.
3.
When I look into Your eyes, I see that You are wise beyond my words When I look into my heart, I feel that it is deep Yet you are there, Watching every beat. And I can keep up no more disguise before you, You know me too well When I'm near you I feel an endless joy within me It's like trying to stop the rain I don't try to turn away, It's like trying to stop the rain. Watch the way that life unfolds, Will the warmth of love grow cold? Then all the pain and anguish Turns to gold. And in the end, the flowers of the spring come flowing like the dawn That changes all my moods I don't try to turn away It's like trying to stop the rain. And I can keep up no more disguise before you You know me too well Now I'm near you I feel an endless joy within me And I'll never know sorrow again 'cause you came and all my world is changed And I'll fall down into your arms, fall down into your arms, fall down into your arms, forever.
4.
Can I tell You how I love you ? More than words can ever tell Even now the blissful vision's passing, Leaving me forever caught within Your spell The magic of Your light surrounds me, even when i cannot see The clarion call of Your trumpets blowing, Has finally come to me Like a Fire Dragon in the darkness, Your sweet light is cast all about May I worship You my Fire Dragon? May I fall upon my face before You God? May I serve and play some small part in Your game? May I strike a blow for Truth? May I be Your tool and bring to all Your light? May I sit in Your sweet lap forevermore? None of these things do I really want my Lord, It just sounds so nice to say Just to please You Lord that's all I want today, Just to love You more, that much I will ask, I know I may. Can I tell You how I love you? More than words can ever tell Even now the blissful vision's passing, Leaving me forever caught within Your spell.
5.
I wrote this song for a series of fund raising concerts for Ananda Marga relief work in Africa during the famine in Ethiopia in 1984. It is dedicated to the children of the African Sahel belt who, are suffering one of the worst famines in human history. A desert twilight, the landscape anxious The trap of fortune, send me your voice upon the wind. Your mother sleeping, The hunger creeping, The stars are weeping, And all of your angels weep as well. Sometimes I lie beneath the sky, watching the stars go by, Sometimes I lie beneath the sky, watching the worlds being born, And now I lie beneath the sky, watching the people awaken to Love, what love is this I feel? The child’s cry echoes across the world, Give my heart to Africa, To all the children there, Waiting for love children are the same everywhere, I see their eyes shine in the dark, I see their smiles lift up our hearts, I feel their tears tear me apart. Your voice is in the air , Stand in the sun, Fall in the shadow, And I never really knew who you were. Love, what love is this I feel, The child’s cry echoes across the world Give my heart to Africa. Love what love is this I feel, the child’s cry echoes across the world.
6.
Even the stones are burning now, You dare not wait to count the cost, Long have your wooded slopes been bare, How will you know if all is lost? Memories of your village that burned, I watched you die, caught your eye as you turned, And tried to run but like the sun going down, Your life’s blood ebbed away. And you said: "Never kneel down to your enemies my friend, I held a post I could not hope to defend, But victory will come to us in the end, Oh how I long to see my family again. Again and again the bombers come, Fields and towns engulfed in flame, I saw not a single soul alive, How can the innocent survive? We retreat, rebuild our cities underground, But we'll return to claim our homes once again, With all our hearts we will defend them to the grave, From barbarians with weapons from a future age. And though they bomb us till the fields turn to stone, And though our children’s' children never return home, And though they hunt us underground in the war zone, We will never kneel down." See the refugees long trails in the dust, Forgotten wars in distant lands. Even the stones are burning Even the stones are burning Even the stones, the stones are burning, Even the stones are burning. And they said: "Never kneel down to your enemies my friend, You hold a post that we will held you defend, And victory will come to you in the end, How you must long to see your family again. Even the stones are burning Even the stones are burning Even the stones are burning Even the stones are burning
7.
Who'll love you when they see your empty eyes, You dare not reach beyond this blank disguise. Who'd weep for you if you went to war One child’s death won't matter, there are fifty thousand more. Children of Romania, to watch you makes me weep As I leave my heart remains here And I think that I will keep on crying Something's wrong, your tiny hands won't reach for mine, I understand, you cannot bear to take the chance That I might lead you on another lonely dance. children of Romania, to watch you makes me weep As I leave my heart remains here And I think that I will keep on crying I'll love you though you can't return my smile Don't try to force it, it sometimes takes a while Let's see if I can teach you how to play I watch your little face, trying to see what you will say children of Romania, to watch you makes me weep As I leave my heart remains here And I think that I will keep on crying children of Romania, to watch you makes me weep As I leave my heart remains here And I think that I will keep on crying
8.
I am calling, can you hear me? I am crying, can you see me? I am searching, can you find me? As I've searched now for ten years with no reply. I remember one gray Antarctic day, I lost my mother whilst fleeing from a killer ship An explosion then hearing her last agony As she disappeared in a spreading sea of red. I am calling, can you hear me? I am crying, can you see me? I am searching, can you find me? As I've searched now for ten years with no reply. I have swum beneath the ice and roamed across the sea, I have sung far reaching songs you could not hear, But in case I'm not the only one who's left alive, I have to go on searching till I die. Perhaps I'm not the last, I may never know, If another whale sings a song like mine. Who are these that come destroying us without a cause? I did not believe in demons till today. Oh take me far away, to where my friends are now, In the ice-blue sea, where the sea lions play I recall those days, there were others then, We were few but I was not alone. Will I ever see one of my own kind again? If I never see one of my own kind again, When I'm gone from this world we will all be gone, And you can dance on the ocean of our tears.
9.
The sky is clouding, the grass is fading, People in anguish, the dark is rising, The earth she writhes beneath the claws of the minds that are poisoned, Her children tossed on the waves of cruel desire and corruption. It could be you, don't shrink away from the need of the hour, Don't turn away from the hand stretched in pain of your mother. Her name means freedom, her body earth green, Her blood clear water, her voice is birdsong. The earth cries out, can't you hear, take your courage in hand now, Our deeds must speak of the love for all beings waxing strong now. We can't allow the heartless ones to destroy this great wonder, Slaughtering whales, felling trees, with no thought for the future. Here rule the demons, they love no creature, Their words are poison, they weave dark futures. Gather all ye who love the world from distant lands beneath the tall sky Gather all ye who love the world from distant lands beneath the tall sky In visions past I have seen you awake the spirit moving In visions past I have seen you awake the spirit moving Gather all ye who love the world from distant lands beneath the tall sky In visions past I have seen you awake the spirit moving And now the wind is shifting, the tide is turning, The mist is rising, a rainbow forming. Warriors of the Rainbow, the stars are calling, Warriors of the Rainbow, the trees are falling, Warriors of the Rainbow, the spirit dying, Warriors of the Rainbow, the world is crying out in pain And I shall never rest in peace till this cruel reign is ended And all the children of the earth shall be free, her wounds all mended, your time has come, make the earth green again, don't delay now, Victory has been foreseen for the people who do. Warriors of the Rainbow, create new Eden clear rain a'falling, blue sky unending, Unfearful faces, starlight revealing, Small creatures dancing, glad voices singing, Free children playing with chains that are broken, Warriors of the Rainbow, the future lies within your hands.
10.
Call My Name 04:50
How can I talk to You with words that none might hear? Why did You leave without me? Now You have to come, Don't leave me alone. When will I walk with You upon Your secret shore? How do You know that I will always dream of You, Always wait for You? When my heart is full I can find no words, For my thoughts are scattered like the wind, Won't You call my name? Bathe my heart in flame, Take me back with You where I belong? Won't You call my name? Won't You call my name? Won't You call my name? Won't You call my name? How can I talk to You when You just turn away? Why did you leave without me? Now You have to come, Don't leave me alone. When can I walk with you upon your secret shore? How do You know that I will always weep for You, Always dream of You? How I love to speak to the silent one, For I hear an echo in my mind. How I love to gaze through endless space, catch a glimpse of light no longer there, How I love to feel the touch of Your endless grace, Once joy eclipses who's to say what echoes are? And then close at hand I see Your smiling face, And I understand suddenly, Where Your voice has gone, hidden in your song, Flowing on and on endlessly. Flowing on endlessly, Flowing on endlessly, Flowing on endlessly, Flowing on endlessly.
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Shanti 05:10
There's a rumour comes from ancient scriptures, Like a beacon lighting up the future Words of wisdom long forgotten, Wake the silent singer deep within us all. There's a song I'm told that has no music, And an ocean without waves, There's a peace that passeth all understanding, And I long to find it so. Shanti is the ocean of divine peace, is the ocean Shanti is the ocean of divine peace, is the ocean. Fan the bright flame burning ever upward light the darkness with your shining hands, illuminate your deepest fears, and drive them away, cast all shadows from your minds. Dare to face the pain of honest searching, Let the flame rise upward, How I long for understanding, How I long to love you all. Shanti is the ocean of divine peace, is the ocean Shanti is the ocean of divine peace, is the ocean. Shanti is the ocean of divine peace, is the ocean Shanti is the ocean of divine peace, is the ocean.

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released January 1, 1990

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Dada Nabhaniilananda, originally from New Zealand, is a yoga monk of Ananda Marga, The Path of Bliss. Through his music and songs he seeks to connect us with the source of love within and remind us of our connection to to all life. He had his 15 minutes of fame in 1992 when he appeared on stage with the Dalai Lama before 10,000 at the 1992 Earth Summit, in Brazil. ... more

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