Manifesto

by The Goddess Lakshmi

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released February 14, 2015

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The Goddess Lakshmi New York, New York

Named for the Hindu goddess of abundance The Goddess Lakshmi cut their teeth playing weekly shows at the rough and tumble Paris Blues bar in Harlem. A confluence of diverse influences; blues, blues rock, blue grass and reggae with hints of Jazz and German metal infuse their unique sound. ... more

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Track Name: The Thunder Cracks The Sky
Well i know there is no reason to think about it.
because it doesn’t even enter into your plan
and the whispers that you’ve heard, no I don’t doubt it.
but let’s try to rise above them if we can.

And the thunder cracks the sky
and birds go flying by
It’s a perfect night to sigh
and stand out in the rain

Your friends they’ve all been into your circus
They stand around and wonder just who I am
Well I’m patient but draw the line when they jerk us
and try to draw a shadow over a man

And the thunder cracks the sky
and birds go flying by
It’s a perfect night to sigh
and stand out in the rain

i know it’s me who’s always been the shy one
while you’ve danced before eyes you’ll never see
but i promise if you call me i will run...
for it’s you my love with whom I want to be

And the thunder cracks the sky
and birds go flying by
It’s a perfect night to sigh
and stand out in the rain
Track Name: Going To California
Going to California
and I won’t be coming home
Going to California
and I won’t be coming home
New York’s cold and lonely since you left me on my own

Well I dug out my old suitcase
and I packed up everything
Well I dug out my old suitcase
and I packed up everything
Only thing I left behind is this useless wedding ring

Bought me a ticket
On a brand new areo-plane
Bought me a ticket
On a brand new areo-plane
No sense in driving. You already drove me insane.
Track Name: The Lake
Here we go out to the lake
everyone is there.
Attach your rubber bayonet
we're hunting teddy bear.

Oh
It cannot be done
Tell your mother,
run fetch my gun.

Yesterday I saw a man
floating in some trash.
His ruddy face was covered in snot
and his pockets were stuffed with cash.

oh
its never been fun.
to lie burning in the sun.

In the garden the goddess waits,
basking in the moon.
Her skin so white it titillates,
her nipples so pink you swoon.

Oh
Its never been easy
to feel so sleazy.
Track Name: Tell Me What To Do
It’s the middle of the night.
There’s not another car in sight.
And I’ve driven all this way.
With no idea of what to say.

I just hope you’ll let me in.
And with that I’ll just begin
What I want to say to you
Is I’ll do, what’s to do
Baby, when you tell me what to do.

Because I try, I try, yes I try,
But it all comes out the same
And why, you know why, because I’m no good at this game

So won’t you take me by the hand.
I don’t need to understand.
If it’s all the same to you.
I’ll just do, what’s to do.
Baby, when you tell me what to do.

Your friends they laugh and laugh and laugh
When they see me coming round.
I gaffe. I’m daft and wind up acting like a clown.

So won’t you take me by the hand.
I don’t need to understand.
If it’s all the same to you.
I’ll just do, what’s to do.
Baby when you tell me what to do.

Now I’m standing in the rain.
Peering through the window pane
Not a single light goes on.
While I smoke out on the lawn.

I will wait here through the night.
I know I got to make it right.
Because I’m so in love with you.
That I’ll do, what’s to do.
Baby, when you tell me what to do.
Track Name: The Beggar's Song
Can anybody please spare a little change today?
I do not rob or steal but I make my living this way.
I’m sorry to burden you with my plight.
I promise I will vanish from your sight

But if you had good fortune won’t you please
Share a little of it, with me.

If you look into your heart I’m certain you will see,
that anyone among you could wind up like me.
And if you have to turn away that’s all right.
I promise I will vanish from your sight

But if you had good fortune won’t you please
Share a little of it, with me.
Track Name: The Flood
Lord I’m calling you
Like I never done before
I hope that you can hear me
Now I’m sitting at your door.

In the good times and in bad.
Never did I call on you
And now I break my silence
Just when it looks like I’m through

Chorus:
9 days of raining
9 more days of woe
The flood is rising
And there’s nowhere to go

I’ve climbed every mountain
And I’ve sailed across the sea
I never chased the devil
But he’s been chasing me.

Chorus:

There’s a dead man in the water
And a bird up in a tree
If there’s no more redemption
Then why’s she calling on me?

Chorus:

Three gunshots crack the night
There’s a pounding at the door
Lord can’t you hear my plight?
They’re coming back for more.
Track Name: Manifesto
I feel you peeking through your window shades.
I see your cameras on the wall.
Your soul is rusting as your beauty fades. 
It’s a wonder you survive at all.
Hate and fear, at your side.
Pointing at what you deride.
Such a poetic show,
Her manifesto.
Her manifesto.

The phony man you think he’s on your side,
until he takes away the key.
And when he locks you out of the garden,
he does it with such glee
The moon beckons him to distraction.
Paralyzed by his inaction.
It’s not much comfort to know, 
His manifesto
His manifesto.

The future will become apparent,
if you can calm your mind.
What you need it’s inherent,
trust yourself and leave your fear behind.
Living in one world but encompassing two,
the universe is beholden to you.
It’s really good to know. x3
it’s your manifesto.
Your manifesto.  
Track Name: Freiheit
Arbeit!
Mahlzeit!
Gemütlichkeit!

Wo ist mein Freiheit?

Ich mag die Dunkelheit
Ich hasse das Licht
Wer ist der dunkle?
Ich bin ausgebleicht

Er hat keine Bedeutung
Er hat kein Gesicht
Ich hasse Bedeutung
Ich bin der Bericht

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Bridge:  
Linden, Unter die Linden
Kein Geld gefunden, kein Licht gesucht
Ich hab ausgeruht... Ich hab ausgeruht