Carpe Diem

Rajesh Jyotishi

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  1. 1 Now or Never 04:19
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  2. 2 Music 04:56
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  3. 3 Here I Lie 04:22
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  4. 4 Timing 03:38
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  5. 5 Search Goes On 04:10
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  6. 6 Do You Dare 04:15
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  7. 7 Have Faith 04:46
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  8. 8 Numbers Game 03:53
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  9. 9 The Prince 04:26
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  10. 10 No Turning Back 04:14
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  11. 11 Seize the Day 04:03
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  12. 12 Worth the Wait (featuring Arti Pandya) 03:55
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Now or Never

 
Morning breaks, another day, today we start the new year.  Here we go, once again, every year’s the same.  We start out with goal setting, dreams and anticipating, in a week or two, go back to the same.
 
It’s now or never, each year you get older, don’t wait forever, this lifetime you keep.
It’s now or never, when you look back and it’s over, you’ll regret all the chances you didn’t take.

You’ve been waiting for the perfect times, no worries stars aligned, every day you wait, your dreams start to fade.
Yeah, you can always rationalize, the price you’ll pay disrupt your life, while you wait and watch, go closer to your grave.
 
It’s now or never, each year you get older, don’t wait forever, this lifetime you keep.
It’s now or never, when you look back and it’s over, you’ll regret all the chances you didn’t take.
 

If you like where you’re at, that’s fine.  If not, now’s the time.  There’s no one else to blame, get ready, get ready, for the ride and the time of your…
 
It’s now or never, each year you get older, don’t wait forever, this lifetime you keep.
It’s now or never, when you look back and it’s over, you’ll regret all the chances you didn’t take.


 
 
Music
 
I work from 9 to 5, everyday, the same old thing and it never ends, do the same old thing, every night, watch some TV and go to bed…go to bed…
But I when I find some time, I turn to my music, play some songs, feel the beat, lose myself intentionally, get away from the routine, forget the day
 
Music, won’t you take me away, let me do what I want, do what I say.  Lose myself in your melodies, forget all of my miseries.
Music, won’t you set me free, take me where I long to be, the only limit is imagination and the melodies are eternal, in your world.  In your world..
 
I, when I am driving in the traffic, crazy people everywhere, in a hurry, going no where, I turn on my radio and lose myself, lose myself
But I, after a long day, and the world just won’t turn my way, I turn to my music, play some songs, feel the beat, forget the day…hey hey
 
Music, won’t you take me away, let me do what I want, do what I say.  Lose myself in your melodies, forget all of my miseries.
Music, won’t you set me free, take me where I long to be, the only limit is imagination and the melodies are eternal, in your world.  In your world..
 
In my car or in my home, in my heart when I am alone.  A friend that I cherish, you’re always there, music, music


 
Here I lie
 
Born in the east, raised in the west,
Two worlds from right to left, is where I lie…
All these questions, all these doubts, what is life all about, where do I lie?
 
Here I lie between gods and men, here I lie between now and then, here I lie between two worlds so different from now and then, that’s where I lie.
 
I choose Christ, I’ll go to heaven, will my family go to hell, where do I lie..
I follow tradition or go my way, either way, there’s a price to pay, where do I lie…
 
Here I lie between gods and men, here I lie between now and then, here I lie between two worlds so different from now and then, that’s where I lie.
Here I lie between gods and men, here I lie between now and then, here I lie between two religions, so different from night and day, its where I lie.
 
The way I see it it’s an open edge, pros and cons either way,
better find a middle place where I lie. 
I pray that god will understand, guide me so I can take a stand
Either way I feel damned, where I lie
 
Here I lie between gods and men, here I lie between now and then, here I lie between two worlds so different from now and then, that’s where I lie.
Here I lie between gods and men, here I lie between now and then, here I lie between two religions, so different from night and day, its where I lie.
Here I lie.  Here I lie.  Here I lie.  Here I lie.


Timing
 
Time heals all wound they say, nothing gets in the way
More than this heart which can think on it’s own
Darkness I see in front of me as I go on searching
fearlessly for answers unknown
 
If my timing is right you’ll be mine forever
If I move to fast, you’ll be lost forever
 
If I said I loved you, how would you receive me
Would you turn around and leave me alone.
I wish I knew what to do to convince you that I
Would give anything to make you my own.
 
If my timing is right you’ll be mine forever
If I move to fast, you’ll be lost forever
 
Nothing is worst than this heart which can think on it’s own
Time moves so fast and I know I must not be too slow
 
If my timing is right you’ll be mine forever
If I move to fast, you’ll be lost forever
 
If my timing is right, if I move to fast, you will be lost
Or I’ll hold you in my arms at last.
 
 
Search Goes On
 
Guess I’ve loved and lost again.  All she wants is be a friend, here I am like I was before. Wished it could’ve been.  I guess it wasn’t meant to be, I am just not what she’s looking for.
 
Here I am again, starting all over. 
Searching for someone to love, be my love whole life long.
 
The search goes on once again, heart aches never seem to end, searching for someone to call my own.
The search goes on once again, waiting for that special friend, someone I could be with whole life long.  The Search goes on again.
 
So I keep holding on.  Live from day to day.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained, tomorrow will be another day…
 
The search goes on once again, heart aches never seem to end, searching for someone to call my own.
The search goes on once again, waiting for that special friend, someone I could be with whole life long.  The Search goes on again.
 
We’ve been this road so many times, all the roads only lead to one. 
The hardest part is letting go, even when you know that its all wrong.
So I keep, holding on, live from day to day, tomorrow will be another day,
maybe I can end this quest.
 
The search goes on once again, heart aches never seem to end, searching for someone to call my own.
The search goes on once again, waiting for that special friend, someone I could be with whole life long.  The Search goes on again.
 
The search goes on again..
 
 
 Do You Dare
 
Dreams were meant to follow,
Hearts were meant to lose,
Love was meant to conquer, not use and abuse,
There are too many ways to say I love you
Too many ways to deceive,
Still we take the chances, with faith and belief
 
I know you’ve been cheated, I know you’ve be mistreated, you swore you never let anyone hurt you again. 
Here I am, I’ll take the chance, for I know the consequence. You can’t win until you play and chance is part of winning.
 
Do you dare, Do you dare
Do you dare, for chance is part of winning
 
So many people live their lives, waiting for tomorrows.  When they look back in time, tomorrows are gone. 
I’ll live this day as if it is my last, enjoying every moment.  I’d rather lose than not to play for chance is part of winning.
 
Dreams were meant to follow,
Hearts were meant to lose,
Love was meant to conquer, not use and abuse,
There are too many ways to say I love you
Too many ways to deceive,
Still we take the chances, with faith and belief
 
Do you dare, Do you dare
Do you dare, for chance is part of winning.
Do you dare, Do you dare,
Or will you wait for love to come and fall in your hands?
 
 
Have Faith
 
Standing at the crossroads, wondering where to turn
I think back on all the things that I’ve said and done
The dreams of my past, the plans of my youth
Friends come and gone, the things I used to do.
 
Then I close my eyes and I pray for the way
The answer comes back and here’s what it says.
The past is the past, the future’s not here
Now’s all you have so just live for the day.
Don’t worry about those things you know you can’t change
The answers will come if you’ll only have faith
 
Sometimes I get worried, the way that I am going
Trying, trying so hard, the light just ain’t showin
Family’s going stray, friends growing apart
Funds are running short, there’s a hole in my heart.
 
Then I close my eyes and I pray for the way
The answer comes back and here’s what it says.
The past is the past, the future’s not here
Now’s all you have so just live for the day.
Don’t worry about those things you know you can’t change
The answers will come if you’ll only have faith
 
Just when I am ready to throw in the towel
I pick myself up and I go another round
This too shall pass, this I believe
Now’s all I have and it’s all up to me.
 
The past is the past, the future’s not here
Now’s all you have so just live for the day.
Don’t worry about those things you know you can’t change
The answers will come if you’ll only have faith
Don’t worry about those things you know you can’t change
The answers will come if you’ll only have faith.
 
 
The Number’s Game
 
It’s a number’s game, a race to the top. 
You’d better talk quick, you’d better be sharp. 
It doesn’t matter who you are,
in a political world and you’re a pawn. 
It’s a crazy old world where numbers talk,
the more you give, the more they’ll want.
And if you’re not hip you’d better get out of the number’s game.
 
In the number’s game, it’s never too much,
In the number’s game, it’s never enough,
In the number’s game, it’s a callous game,
it’s a number’s game.
 
The heat is on all who play,
you’re just a number in the game they play.  You’ve been hooked to the ball and chain cause you work for pay.
It’s a game for the lions and not the lamb.
Survival of the fittest is the plan. 
They want a machine and not the man,
in the number’s game.
 
In the number’s game, it’s never too much,
In the number’s game, it’s never enough,
In the number’s game, it’s a callous game,
it’s a number’s game.
In the number’s game,
you’re worth what you bring.
In the number’s game,
who cares what you think?
It’s a number’s game,
not a people game but a number’s game.
 
It’s a double standard which rules their life.  Business is business, the other is life. 
It’s a shame how they rationalize
in the number’s game. 
They will stretch the truth, they will tell you lies, whatever it takes to make you buy,
cause all it matter’s is the bottom line in the number’s game.
 
In the number’s game, it’s never too much,
In the number’s game, it’s never enough,
In the number’s game, it’s a callous game,
it’s a number’s game.
In the number’s game,
you’re worth what you bring.
In the number’s game,
who cares what you think?
It’s a number’s game,
not a people game but a number’s game.
In the number’s game, don’t you dare stop.
In the number’s game, once you do you’re out.
In the number’s game, it’s a number’s game not a people game.
It’s a number’s game. 
It’s a number’s game.
 
 
No Turning Back
 
Looking back at your past
and all the things you’ve done.
If you had a second chance, what different would you do?
Now here you stand, you’re looking sad, wondering what when wrong.
When all along you were the one so sure of yourself.
 
There’s no turning back, only one way to go
No turning back, you just play as you go.
No turning back, we don’t make the rules.
No turning back, we have all played the fool.
 
Where are you now, how do you stand
Are you better than before?
If you chose the other paths, wouldn’t you still crave for more?
You’re running wild, running scared, you’ve no place left to hide.
The place you call living hell, is it all inside your mind?
 
There’s no turning back, only one way to go
No turning back, you just play as you go.
No turning back, we don’t make the rules.
No turning back, we have all played the fool.
 
There’s no turning back, only one way to go
No turning back, you just play as you go.
No turning back, we don’t make the rules.
No turning back, we have all played the fool.
 
 
The Prince
 
Once upon a time, in a land so far away
Lived a girl in a shack waiting for her day.
A prince upon a horse will come to her one day.
With shining armor, handsome face will take her from this place so she waits... waits... waits…
 
Staring out the window a million miles away
Waiting for her prince to come she waits day to day. 
Another year gone by, but he hasn’t arrived
She won’t give up cause she’s got faith.
Boys knocking at her door asking for a date
But she won’t take the time cause she’s gotta wait.
Love passes her by every single day
Mister right’s hard to find so she still
Waits…. Waits… Waits…
 
Many years have passed by since those days.
The girl who used to sit there’s a woman there today.
Men have come and men have gone but the prince still remains.
Mister right’s so hard to find so she still waits.
The woman sat there and life passed her by
The prince in shining armor, never did arrive
By the church, in a courtyard in a grave’s where she lies.
The prince in shining armor, never did arrive.
 
She Waits…. Waits… Waits….
 
 
 Seize the Day
 
What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail
What would you try if knew you’d only win
Really take the chance, really take a stance
Give this life all that you have
 
Go seize the day, live for the day
Do it anyway, before it’s too late
Go seize the day, live for the day
I tell you friend, go seize this day
 
What would you do if you’d just a year to live
What would you do if you suddenly lost your gifts
Would you go help the poor
Travel around the globe
Bow your head live in despair
 
Go seize the day, live for the day
Do it anyway, before it’s too late
Go seize the day, live for the day
I tell you friend, go seize this day
 
In this life, there are no guarantees
The time we have, is all so brief
All we have, is here and now
Make this day, really count
 
Go seize the day, live for the day
Do it anyway, before it’s too late
Go seize the day, live for the day
I tell you friend, go seize this day
 
 
Worth the Wait
 
Morning just another day, love was just a dream
My heart was never rested, always some place I had to be.
From twist of fate I found you and all my dreams came true.
All I’ve ever wanted, here I have in you.
 
All the time’s I though that loneliness was my fate
Good things come to those who wait
and you were worth the wait.
Good things come to those who wait
and you were worth the wait.
 
All the love that’s come and gone but somehow couldn’t be.
All the pain and all the aches is now history.
When I hold you in my arms the time just slips away, my heart has never been so calm, here’s where I’ll stay.
 
All the time’s I though that loneliness was my fate
Good things come to those who wait
and you were worth the wait.
Good things come to those who wait
and you were worth the wait.
 
All the love that’s come and gone but somehow couldn’t be.
All the pain and all the aches is now history.
When I hold you in my arms the time just slips away, my heart has never been so calm, here’s where I’ll stay.
 
All the time’s I though that loneliness was my fate
Good things come to those who wait
and you were worth the wait.
Good things come to those who wait
and you were worth the wait.
 
There’s no place I’d rather be than here with you today, you’re all I’ve ever wanted and you were worth the wait.  You were worth the wait!
 
© Rajesh Jyotishi 2014  (770) 884-8175