The Udaya Sessions

by Dave Stringer

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Recorded live 21 August, 2016 at the Udaya Live festival in Borovets, Bulgaria.

Watch music videos of these songs on YouTube:

At My Window
youtu.be/3gYDBKVhDaE

River
youtu.be/lySbOs05ynM

Gunghata
youtu.be/sSE6U50RX2A

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released October 24, 2017

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Dave Stringer Los Angeles

Grammy-nominated producer, singer, composer and innovative international Kirtan artist. Stringer’s sound connects the transcendent mysticism of East Indian ragas to the exuberant grooves of Gospel and the ringing harmonies of Appalachia.

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Track Name: At My Window
illumined and blind
I dream untroubled
watching my mind
a stream of bubbles
endlessly rise
forming, breaking
ascending the skies
as I awaken

at my window, in my chair
to watch the clouds go by
to sit and ponder
a mind that wonders
why it wonders why

at my window, anywhere
in the world I go
I'm in the best seat
no view is complete
but it's the only view I know

I focus my eyes
where the mirror of sea
and the prism of sky
draw a thin blue line
across the horizon
to vanish in me
at my window
on the grand design

what gives me sight?
and who is seeing
the radiant delight
that thrills my being?

at my window, I stare
but do I really see?
the filtered lenses
of all my senses
distort reality

at my window, I'm aware
but never really know
from pained projection
to vain reflection,
I'm just a picture show

connecting the dots
that appear on the screen
exposing the plot
in the evidence
selecting the shots
and composing a scene
at my window
of experience

replay, eyes closed
watching myself again
the only thing I know
is I am

and all that I see
all I feel, all I think
resolve to a glimmer
of dark and light
the flash of my life
gone in a blink
at my window
on the infinite

© dave stringer
Track Name: River
river, where will I be
when the ashes have scattered and gone?
forever the music
and the mystery
that splashes in water moves on

river, in thy melody
a voice is laughing and crying
for all I have been
and all I will be
in the course of living and dying

in this moment
the current is flowing fast
but it holds on to nothing
as it's going past

when I reach my limit
with travels infinite
the empty places to fill
I slow down a minute
and look at what's in it
'til everything seems to stand still

river, in my memory
I drift in the shimmering sun
deliver me please
from my miseries
when all of my dreaming is done

river, is it my destiny
to journey back where I've begun
through the geography
of my heart to the sea
where everything flows into one

in this moment
the future hurtles toward the past
to vanish and return
going nowhere fast

when I reach my limit
with travels infinite
the empty places to fill
I slow down a minute
and look at what's in it
'til everything seems to stand still

© dave stringer
Track Name: Gunghata
Gunghata ka pata khola re!
to he piya milenge.

Lift up your veil and meet your beloved!

Ghata ghata me vaha sai ramata,
katuka vachana mata bola re.

When it’s the Lord who dwells in every heart,
Why do you say such bitter things?
Speak sweetly,
And you will meet your beloved!

Dhana jobana ko garab na kijai,
jhutha pacharanga chola re.

Your money and your good looks make you proud!
But when the masquerade is over,
This costume you call your body
Will unravel into the elements again.

Sunna mahala me diyana barile,
asana se mata dola re.

A lamp is shining in the heart’s palace,
and in its light the world becomes divine
Once you’ve found that lamp,
Don’t ever lose it!

Jaga jugatase ranga-mahal me
piya payo anamola re.

Wake up! Wake up!
Explore the palace there within you!
Go and meet your beloved!
His love is the love no one sells or buys.

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