Music — 12 October 2016

A track from Anando Bharti’s new album ‘Psychedelic Love Fest’

 

The Osho News team had difficulties in choosing the best track from Bharti’s new album – we liked them all – so we settled for ‘Rainy Days in Rio’ which, in his opinion, “is the best song with the best lyrics.” More tracks can be heard on bandcamp.com.

 

Rainy days in Rio, a wet holiday in Paradise
A gift from my beloved past life wife, a birthday surprise
Rainy days in Rio, spent in pure delight
There’s a fragrance so exotic, a brand new taste of life

Coffee in Botofogo, lunch in Leborn
Coconut water in Copacabana leaves me full but still wanting more
The beauty of the beaches, the mountains rising from the sea
The beauty of the people in this land of mystery

Rainy nights in Rio, making music with new friends
We dance to hot samba grooves in late night Carioca bars
And wish these nights might never end
Next day the girl from Ipanema still walks along the shore
Everybody’s head still turns, oh how we long for more

Rainy days in Rio, a perfect time in Paradise
A gift from my beloved, a birthday surprise
Rainy days in Rio, spent in sensual vibe
There’s a fragrance so exotic, and they’ve got Jesus – they’ve got Jesus in the sky
Jesus in the sky

Rio de Janeiro, six million people, rich and poor
The rich live in air-conditioned palaces with squalid, stinking slums outside their front doors
The favelas of the poor sit below Jesus’ Rock
Symbol of the oppression by the Roman Catholic Church that brought them all to this sad spot
The view from our guest house terrace overlooks their sorry lot
But when the skies open wide there’s Jesus hanging on the cross
That really helps a lot – not!

But the girl from Ipanema still walks along the shore
Everybody’s head still turns, oh how we long for more
Rainy days in Rio, a perfect time in Paradise
Only the clouds stop me seeing the sunset reflected in your eyes
Or the stars at night
And I don’t see Jesus, Jesus in the sky
I don’t see Jesus in the sky

Rainy days in Rio

Available from anandobharti.bandcamp.com where you can also listen to other tracks before buying

Read Komalta’s review of Psychedelic Love Fest

Anando BhartiAnando Bharti grew up in Australia, started playing guitar at thirteen and bass guitar in bands at fifteen. He took sannyas in 1979 and spent many years playing in the Osho Institute of Music and Celebration in Pune 2. He studied Indian classical music and plays dilruba. Currently Bharti lives in Jamaica where he is exploring the world of electric lap steel slide guitar. In his spare time he is building Bhartopia, an organic vegan music and arts community. facebook.com/bhartopia

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