Meditation on mankind's path towards nirvana and enlightenment, featuring tabla, sitar and harmonies from Indian artist Heli Kools... with a global rock twist!
The world was simple, so lush and blue
And then came man, and destruction too
Convenience gave in to want and desire
As man tamed the primal fire
The truth was real, so clear and enlight
Before deception, there was wrong and right
Circumstance led to crime and war
As he foraged, man only wanted more
Are we bound by life's material passions?
Can we reach nirvana through compassion?
I’ll keep my eyes to the sky
Give my body to earth
And when my thoughts set me free
I’ll find the universe in me
Man built castles and worships gold
Wives and slaves, bought and sold
He’s trapped in a doom of his own design
The cycle continues in space and time
Under the sacred Bodhi tree
His spirit was set free
No more pain, sorrow or greed
One man's heart found its peace
The heavens are blinding and vast...
and still be at your grasp
Karma knows and understands...
but can we see plans so grand?
Repeat Chorus 1
Under the sacred Bodhi tree, his spirit was set free
I’ll keep my eyes to the sky, give my body to earth
No more pain, sorrow or greed, when my soul's finally set free
I will know and understand, and find the universe in me
I’ll find the universe in me...
from The Universe in Me,
released June 23, 2012
Written by Mark Nguyen and Juan Andres Lizarazo. Elias Issa and Josh "Cartier" Cutsinger producers. When Planets Align band with guest performers Heli Kools, Yussi, Pial Hossain, Gregg Cash, Heather Brewer, Ginny Luke, Nick Alvarez and Scott Feldman.