1. Little Buddha

From the recording Dukkha's Nemesis

Miles, Down the Road was for James, 65 Roses for Ali, so I had to dedicate a song to their little sister, Gabrielle, right? Like many a youngest child, Gabe was known throughout the family and friend circles as a naturally born "old soul". She just had a sense of who she is and what she stands for from the start, as well as a great ability to live life with humor, wisdom, and spirit. So, here's to Gabe, our Little Buddha. This song also lent itself well to a cartoon version, hence the video (available on the full length Dukkha's Nemesis CD as a special CD-ROM animated feature):


Little Buddha
What you thinkin'
You just seem to know what to do
For some reason
You were born with the light
Your smile sends it shining through
Call it wisdom
Or an ancient soul
Everybody knows it's true
That it's more than your magnetic personality
That draws everybody to you
I know I'm asking
Too many questions
Instead of just living my days
But there's so many roads
I don't know which one to take
Little Buddha always knows the way
Little Buddha
Got a smile on your face
And a simple song inside your heart
Every time I see my road coming to an end
Your eyes see a brand new start 
Tell me, Buddha,
What makes you so sure
The sun's gonna dry up my tears
You're far too young to know the ways of the world
But you're wiser than all my years
I know I'm making
A simple life
Harder than it has to be
For every door that's locked tight inside my mind
Little Buddha holds a magic key
Little Buddha gonna give me the key
Laugh, Little Buddha, run free
(c) 2008 Patty Morris