Starfish Yoga

Starfish Yoga

BandAlternativeRock

A unique and groovy blend of alt-rock, with jazz, and hip-hop influences. The songs are designed to relate to listeners' most treasured moments. To inspire the listeners to accept and appreciate the light and the dark emotions and experiences that we all live through.

Biography

“How to paint a portrait of Starfish Yoga”
The canvas is basically alternative rock; but the distinct sound really begins when you brush a base of deep, pulsing groove, and speckle a few dots of brief chaos. Then apply a liberal and depthful foundation, meticulously splattered with jazz chords and inversions throughout. Smear the corners with passion and purpose, and blend different levels of intensity into the canvas, including the hard-hitting jams with the quieter emotional moments. And finally, coat the entire portrait with melody that gives your eye the “pop” it wants to see.

This is Starfish Yoga.

From what began in March 2008 as the aspiring solo project of Narayan Singh, Starfish Yoga has transmuted into an ambitious four-piece that is determined to serve as a powerful source of change, depth, and inspiration for receptive individuals across the entire globe.

With creativity carved from many musical facets, this band is bringing an emotional charge and depth to music that is found only in the most prized music of the ages.

“Our goal is to leave people vibrating after listening to our music…” says Singh, “…Vibrating because we have resonated so deeply within the core of individuals, that we inspire them to pursue their own passions and spread love and positivity to other individuals. We want listeners to feel emotions that they may have never felt before.”

One can describe a Starfish Yoga experience as passionate, depthful, inspirational, groovy, and emotional. There is a freedom and expression that occurs during a Starfish Yoga experience, which is rarely tapped into by most modern-day musicians. This could be due to the combination of talents and musical backgrounds that each member brings to Starfish Yoga.

Singh is the jazz influence, melodic, energetic and emotional depth, and “catchy” flavor of the band, where Bassist Dan Spataro brings in the soulful, solid groove factor, partly due to his east coast hip-hop influence. When combined, Singh and Spataro create powerful, dramatic, driving energy, propelling the band forward into a state of groovy, emotional bliss.

Carved from real life experience, spirituality, intent, passion, and the dreams in the minds of many, Starfish Yoga plays from the heart and radiates from the soul, and when they succeed, the whole world will be vibrating from the music that Starfish Yoga creates.

Lyrics

Warrior

Written By: Narayan Singh

You call yourself American man,
But your pocket ‘s full of hell.
I call myself a warrior
I can see that you’re an arrogant man,
And I’ll fight until you fall.
I call myself a warrior, with soul.

Light a fire, but dowse the flame.
Shoot a heart in the name of…
Smile to hide a lying face.
I’ll fight for change, until I defeat you.

You call yourself American man,
But your pocket ‘s full of hell.
I call myself a warrior
I can see that you’re an arrogant man,
And I’ll fight until you fall.
I call myself a warrior, with soul.

You light a fire,
But dowse the flame.
Light a fire,
I’ll fight for change.

I can see that you’re an arrogant man,
Well, I call myself a warrior man.

Inner-Outer Space

Written By: Narayan Singh

I’m centered and I’m focused now,
The keys to keep what I’m about,
To save part of this song to sing for me. (oh)
The picture, the scene, pursue the dream,
To help the race to float through space.
When and how I find the way for all of the above.

All criticism ‘s cast aside
Like a useless blanket
under warm twilight.
When down is left and up is right,
Both wet and dry,
is an ocean sand’s delight.

Inner-outer space. (space)
I can have them both.
Inner-outer space. (space)
I will take it all.

I’m driven and I’m confident
To paint life rich with warm sunsets
And watch rise to an angular moon
That I’ve sketched in the sand.
Sand grips my arm and salts my threads,
But my mind ‘s afloat in a thoughtful, cloudy bed.
To save an inner-outer space for us,
Who wished more.

I question possibility
To touch shrub and star, ocean and beach.
Although down is left, and up is right.
I stretch to find that it’s within my reach.

Inner-Outer Space (space).
I can have them both
Inner-Outer Space (space).
I will take it all.

And then I didn’t have to go another way.
Instead I chose an inner-outer space.

Inner-Outer Space (space).
I can have them both
Inner-Outer Space (space).
I will take it all.

The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotted Heart

Written By: Narayan Singh

Well it was September when she pressed her chest to mine and whispered,
“Our journey ends love, but I won’t forget us.”
The ocean waves, took her heart away.
I carried that Tuesday on my shoulder, but she didn’t know,
The tears running down my face would show…for weeks.
Like tidal waves, sunk my heart each day.

Memories fall
For ending it all
But moving on, there’s eternal sunshine
In love and loss spotting your heart.

Well it was December when I saw her give her heart to my friend.
I felt my heart split, but then I forgave it.
Like cresting waves, crashing down today.
When January came I started over, but she didn’t know,
I met a girl and we’ll see where it goes from here.
Like ocean waves, finding love again.

Memories fall
For ending it all
But moving on, there’s eternal sunshine
In love and loss spotting your heart.

She could have been my girl and started over.
Heh…I’d rather not...

Memories fall
For ending it all
But moving on, there’s eternal sunshine
In love and loss spotting your heart.

Better

Written By: Narayan Singh

I’m slowly floating off the floor.
My hands are shaking, there’s no gravity anymore.
And I’m screaming for someone to help,
‘cause I just want to fight this flight.
My body ‘s spinning and I’m losing time.
Can I force myself to stand in style?

Oh that’s better
With right posture
With right posture
Ah, that’s better.

When I’m stronger,
It won’t matter,
I’ll just smile,
And that’s better.

A blurry figure grabs my arm.
He started singing and he let me know,
“In floating times just raise your chest.”
Now I’m feeling warm cement below.
The sun is shining and I’m thanking it,
‘cause my toes can kiss the ground again.

Oh that’s better
With right posture
With right posture
Ah, that’s better.

When I’m stronger,
It won’t matter,
I’ll just smile,
And that’s better.

Oh

Better, Better
Better! BETTER!

Oh that’s better
With right posture
With right posture
Ah, that’s better.

When I’m stronger,
It won’t matter,
I’ll just smile,
And that’s better.

What I Want

Written By: Narayan Singh

Sitting on a bench one day
An old man stumbled past me by
He turned to me, his body shaking and said,
“I’m too old for this life.”

But something in his eye was sparkling,
I saw a boy I’ve seen before.
Something in his eye was sparkling,
I saw a boy I used to know.

The spirit is, the spirit is forever young
Our hearts can stay, our hearts can stay forever loved.
If we want, if we want, if we want well…

I know what I want
I know what I want
I want to live forever
I want to live forever with you

Well riding in my car that night
And old man stuck his head outside
His tongue free-falling, ears like
Angels wings and spit flew side to side
But something in his eye was sparkling
Like a puppy’s happy glow
Something in his eye was sparkling
I saw boy I’ve seen before.

The spirit is, the spirit is forever young
Our hearts can stay, our hearts can stay forever loved.
If we want, if we want, if we want well…

I know what I want
I know what I want
I want to live forever
I want to live forever with you

Tomorrow I could be that old man, if I don’t act carefully.
These lines in my face are temporary I believe.
‘Cause I plan to be a six-year-old however long I choose,
because I’ve said to you
I know, I know, I know.

Well, I know what I want
I know what I want
I want to live forever
I want to live forever with you

Captain Singh

Written By: Narayan Singh

Captain Singh, signing off the world
Before I’m off this place
Here in outer space
Captain Singh, signing off the world
Before I’m off this place
Here in outer space.

(Oh)
This is Captain Singh, aboard the shuttle
Our signal ‘s fading as I pass the moon
Could you tell my wife that I love her
I fear that I’ll be gone soon
I’m sitting on the cockpit floor
A one-way voyage to the stars
And I know that I
won’t be coming home again

I used to scream to the sky “I’m coming”
And it’s my ode to the stars, I’m coming for you

Captain Singh, signing off the world
Before I’m off this place
Here in outer space
Captain Singh, signing off the world
Before I’m off this place
Here in outer space.

(Oh)
Well the sight from here is astounding
I wish I had someone to share the view
Because I’ll die alone above my planet
I’ve got one chance for saving you
I can see the asteroid now
Heading toward our atmosphere
And when I hit I know
I’ve got one chance to save the blue

For my beautiful wife, I love you
And it’s my ode to the stars, I’m coming for you

Captain Singh, signing off the world
Before my shuttle hits
Can you still hear me?
This is Captain Singh, signing off the world
Impact is imminent
This is for the beautiful blue

I’m entering its gravity
I can see the flames alight my ship
And this is it; it’s Captain Singh
I can see that I’m about to hit
…little blue, this one’s for you…

(Oh)

Journey

Written By: Narayan Singh

Our journey ends with this and
I’m sad it’s our last kiss
‘cause I know we may not meet again
and I know it’s where our journey ends

I’m off to fight a war
High above the ocean’s roar
And I hope that I might see you there
Across the room, we’ll just stare.

What if I’d never found you?
What if you’d never found me?
Now that I live without you,
How will I ever find me?

I saw you at the show last night
You seemed to glow, and I cried
Just what did I give up?
I hope we don’t grow out of touch
I’ll gently fade away
And you won’t think yesterday or me
And what we used to have
‘cause now we are on our separate paths, but

What if I’d never found you?
What if you’d never found me?
Now that I live without you,
How will I ever find me?

A day, a month, a year
Now I’m over my worst fear
You’re gone, but I’m okay with that
New love can replace the past
Memories of those days
Hide in my closet space…dusty
But I won’t forget
Thank you
Now I’m more passionate, but

What if I’d never found you?
What if you’d never found me?
Now that I live without you,
I can start my journey for me.

When It Became...

Written By: Narayan Singh

When it became love
I knew
I just knew

I wish our barriers break
I’d like to melt into you

When it became…
When it became…
When it became love

When it became love
I knew
I just knew

I wish that we were paint or wax
I’d like to melt into you

When it became…
When it became…
When it became…

When it became…
When it became…
When it became love

Starfish Yoga

Written By: Narayan Singh

Change starts with an incremental
Switch on a light
A mile from here you won’t recognize
The change of shape
Around you how you want it to be
To live life abroad
Limitation-less from now on. (oh)

It’s easiest to say, “I’ll try it out some other day”
How even time comes with age,
You’ll do it anyway…

Change
Your mind first
To a new perspective, a new approach
Then the rest will
Change
Your mind first
For the better
Then the rest will

Think of costly, chosen reasons you’ve not
Traveled a different path
Because your mind missed where it started at
A bridge between your heart and head
Will show you what’s right
If you can’t decide
To treat yourself to a new life. (oh)

I know it should feel strange
To live, adapt, seems insane
But a starfish yogi can’t complain
His flexibility sustains…

Change
Your mind first
To a new perspective, a new approach
Then the rest will
Change
Your mind first
For the better
Then the rest will

Change your mind first

Uncertain pushes grow
Where trepidation slows
One who uses starfish yoga knows
One who uses starfish yoga knows to…

Change
Your mind first
To a new perspective, a new approach
Then the rest will
Change
Your mind first
For the better
For the worse

Get Your Heart In

Written By: Narayan Singh

Where am I really?
Is this real what I feel here?
I’m in love with my truest view of the world
In the light an open hand can’t touch
The depth of what’s below
I don’t care
Down here it’s painfully comfortable

I’ve found tomorrow becomes today
And we’ll all live underground
In emotionless reality

We’ll live if I
We’ll live if I…

Let go
Let go, jump in
To real life
Feel real emotion
Let go
Get your heart in
To real life
Feel real emotion

Where am I right now?
Am I in over my head?
I’m afraid I’ll lose myself for sure,
‘cause I’m unguarded
In the dark an open heart hurts
Too much to close up
Now I’m here
I don’t care
Down here it’s painfully comfortable

I’ve found my vulnerability
And though strength feels like a memory
It’s my most uncertain certainty

To live when I…
We’ll live if I…

Let go
Let go, jump in
To real life
Feel real emotion
Let go
Get your heart in
To real life
Feel real emotion
(repeat chorus)

We’ll live if I…
We’ll live if I…
We’ll live if I…
We’ll live if I…

(Group singing)
Get your heart in
To real emotion (if I…)
Get your heart in
To feel
Get your heart in
To real emotion (if I…)
Get your heart in
To feel

Discography

"The Electric Resonance Ensemble" - Scheduled released date: June 2nd 2009.

"Inner Outer Space" played on X107.5 "It Hurts When I Pee" program Sunday, May 24th 2009.

Set List

Warrior
Inner-Outer Space
Better
What I Want (optional)
Journey
Captain Singh
Starfish Yoga
The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotted Heart

30-45 minutes