The Rising Lotus

The Rising Lotus

 Angaston, South Australia, AUS
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Folkrock 'n' blues band, The Rising Lotus, offer an engaging performance delivered with warmth, sincerity and humour. They connect with their audience through powerful vocals and gripping melodies, conveying messages of life, loving-kindness and compassion toward all.

Biography

In a world dominated by materialistic pursuits and personal gain, folkrock 'n' blues band ''The Rising Lotus'' offer a very fresh alternative. Debra and Daniel Gibson, began songwriting together after a desire to create music with depth and greater meaning. They have embraced music to reach out to others in order to inspire loving-kindness and compassion toward all, and often to probe the inner workings of our mind. Their songs clearly reflect the spiritual foundation and life experiences of lead singer/songwriter, Debra Gibson.
The live performances of The Rising Lotus stretch across a wide spectrum of captivated listeners, leaving a lasting impression on their hearts and minds. They deliver music that is soul-stirring, infectious and energetic in each melodic note.
Having recently been awarded a grant from ARTS SA to promote their music, The Rising Lotus are stretching their musical wings and currently working on their much anticipated debut album with their newly formed band (due for release early 2011). Just as the lotus rises above its muddy waters to reveal its inner beauty, this album will serve as a timely reminder to audiences that they too can rise above their own difficulties to discover their greatest potential.

Lyrics

We're All the Same

Written By: Debra Gibson

We’re all the same, © Debra Gibson and Daniel Gibson 2010

We’re all the same
We all want joy, and we hide from pain
Some go by a different name
But deep down inside
We’re all the same.

Some walk on the same old path
Clicking to common tunes
Others step to a different beat
Wearing out their naked shoes,
It’s all the same. It’s all the same.

The face you like, you call a friend
They always make you feel good
But those that hurt you and kick you out
You can learn from them too,
They’re all the same. They’re all the same.

We’re all the same
We all want joy, and we hide from pain
Some go by a different name
But deep down inside
We’re all the same.

(End)
Everyone has their own story, you don’t know it til they tell
But if you unpick all the stitches, there’s always a common thread.
It’s all the same, all the same.
We’re all the same.

I've Only Two

Written By: Debra Gibson

I’ve Only Two, © Debra Gibson 2010

I sit here on the ground
Suffering is all around
The pain you bear, I know
Can’t stand to see you suffer so
Wish I knew what to do
To stop the pain you’re going through
To stop the pain you’re going through.

But if I had four arms, I’d comfort you
Heal your pain and fix your wounds
But I’ve only two, I’ve only two.

I’m limited as I am
There’s little to do here that I can
My heart is growing compassion
But my mind plagued by confusion
How can I liberate you
When I’m suffering from ignorance too?
I’m suffering from ignorance too.

But if I had four arms, I’d comfort you
Heal your pain and fix your wounds
But I’ve only two, I’ve only two (repeat chorus).

(End)
May I develop the yearning
Full wisdom through my learning
A blissful state in which to be
To set myself and all others free
Free, Free.

Discography

The Rising Lotus have recently released their first CD single ''All the Little Fishies'' at the Vegan Festival 2010 (Adelaide). This song is a whimsical account of the consumption of animals for human desire. The CD single also includes bonus live tracks ''Chains of Desire'' and ''We're all the Same''.

Popular songs of The Rising Lotus that they perform live include:
- Chains of Desire
- I Forgive You
- Laboratory of My Mind
- We're All the Same
- Time For You
- Smiles and Frowns
- The One for Me
- I've Only Two
- Song for Tibet
- They Don't Know You