Friday, 7 January 2011

The rules (of Ayurveda)

VERSE
Bm
Waking up
Before the sun
You have your motions
One-by-one

F#
Clean out the Kapha
From your head
Accumulated
While in bed

Bm
Clean the teeth
And scrape the tongue
Gargle with oil
Then Abhyanga
                  F#              Bm
Well I get tired of the rules

VERSE
Bm
Nasal drops
Salute the sun
Wash your body
When you’re done

F#
Meditate
And then hydrate
Break your fast
Very late

Bm
Exercise
December to May
To only half
Capacity
Well I get tired of the rules

CHORUS
D                                   F#m
But every time I go a little crazy
D                                      F#m
Do something I know is really wrong
Bm                                                  D
I wake up in the morning feeling so bad
F#                                Bm
That I go running... to the rules

VERSE
Bm
Not holding a sneeze
Or stopping a yawn
No activities
At dusk or dawn

F#
Only breathing
Through your nose
Never eating
When the right ones closed

Bm 
All 6 tastes
In every meal
The ratio
For how you feel
I get tired of the rules

VERSE
Bm
Avoiding incompatible
Foods
Mixing with fruit 
It precludes

F#
Then you lie 
On your left side
While you digest what's
Now inside

Controlling the body
Speech and mind
Granting gifts
And being kind
I get tired of the rules

CHORUS
But sometimes I forget contraindications
Don't change with the seasons or my situation
Whenever I act mindlessly, I feel so bad
I go running to.... reread the rules

VERSE
Bm
Speaking little
Speaking good
Speaking only
When you should

F#
Not causing ill will
Or telling lies
No dissension
In others lives

Bm
With a smile
The first to greet
Insults received
Never repeat
I get tired of the rules

Bm
Living a life that's
Filled with dharma
Pursuing only
Pleasure and kama

F#
Not believing
All you see
But nor suspect
Conspiracy

Bm
Perfect the skill
Of adoring others
Sharing profits
As with brothers

F#
Not loving
Being alone
Compassion for all
Is always shown

And having the long life
And the wealth
The reputation
And the health
                               Bm
Do I get tired... of the rules?
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