Callin’ Out the Name of the Lord
©2003 Ekendra Dasa
Half blind soul, I’m diggin’ my hole like a mole munchin’ out on grubs.
No chance of light gettin’ to my sight – this picnic is for the bugs
And if the rain down-pourin’ catches me snorin’
I’ll be pushin them daisies up . . .
Up to the sky and that is why I’m callin’ out the Name of the Lord.
Flat on my back and stretchin’ on the rack
Is the only time I’m lookin up –
Up to the sky and I’m prayin’ to my Lord, “I done had enough!”
So, whack that drum. I wanna have some fun
I wanna get on the dancin’ floor.
I wanna be with You, Govinda. I’m callin’ out the Name of the Lord.
Hari Haraye Namaha,* Radha Krishna prana mor**
I wanna be with you, Govinda. I’m callin’ out the name of the Lord.
And when it’s my time to go—the end of the show
And my voice is chokin’ up
Up to the sky I wanna fly ‘cause I done had enough
So, help me out if I can’t shout and I can’t do nothin’ no more.
Loud and clear, right in my right ear, call out the name of the Lord.
Hari Haraye Namaha, Radha Krishna prana mor
I wanna be with you, Govinda. I’m callin’ out the Name of the Lord
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna
Krishna Krishna Hare Hare
Hare Rama Hare Rama
Rama Rama Hare Hare
*”Hari Haraye Namaha” is a line from Nama-sankirtana, a sixteenth century Bengali bhajan by Srila Narottama dasa Thakur. It means, “With great reverence and respect, I call out the holy name of the Lord.”
**Radha Krishna prana mor” is from Sakhi-vrinda Vijnapti, by the same author. Translation: “The divine couple, Sri Radha and Krishna, are my life and soul.”