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Sunny Jain: American Lullabies



Sunny Jain (of Red Baraat) reimagines the soundtrack of his childhood—Jain Bhajans (devotional songs), progressive rock, and jazz. Drums, voices, and ethereal soundscapes coalesce in this meditative, transcendent evening of music.


Ganavya Vocals

Shahzad Ismaily Bass

Grey Mcmurray Guitar

Sunny Jain Drumset/Dhol

The Artists


AAP JAISA KOI (Somebody Like You)

Lyrics: Indeevar
Composer: Biddu

Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye

Someone like you should come into my life

To Baat Ban Jaaye, Haan Haan Baat Ban Jaaye

It will be great; Yes Yes life will become great

Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye

Someone like you should come into my life

To Baat Ban Jaaye, Haan Haan Baat Ban Jaaye

It will be great; Yes Yes life will become great

Phool Ko Bahaar, Bahaar Ko Chaman

Flowers need Spring, Spring needs garden

Dil Ko Dil, Badan Ko Badan

Heart needs heart body needs body

Har Kisiko Chahiye Tan Ka Milan

Everyone wants physical relationships attachment

Kash Mujh Par Aisa Dil Aapka Bhi Aaye

I hope wish that your heart will also feel like this for me

To Baat Ban Jaaye Haan Haan Baat Ban Jaaye

It will be great; Yes Yes life will become great

Aap Jaisa Koi Meri Zindagi Mein Aaye

Someone like you should come into my life

To Baat Ban Jaaye, Haan Haan Baat Ban Jaaye

It will be great; Yes Yes life will become great

Maein Insaan Hoon, Farishta Nahin

I am a human being not a messenger of god or angel

Dar Hai Behak, Na Jaun Kahin

I fear that I may go out of the control

Tanha Dil Na Sambhlega

Lonely heart may not stay in control

Pyar Bina Yeh Tadpega

Without love heart will suffer

Aapsa Kahan Hai Dil Aapko Hi Paaye

No one is like you; My heart only wants to reach you

To Baat Ban Jaaye Haan Haan Baat Ban Jaaye

It will be great; Yes Yes life will become great


Lyrics: Billy Corgan

My daydream seems as one inside of you
Though it seems hard to reach through this life
Your blue and hopeless life
My daydream screams bitter 'til the end
The love I share -true- selfish to the heart
My heart, my sacred heart
My daydream dream
My daydream
My daydream dream
My daydream
I'm going crazy
I'm going crazy
I don't want feelings
Your feelings
I have gone crazy
Motherfucking crazy
I have gone

Hai Apna Dil to Awara (My Heart is a Vagabond)

Lyrics: Majrooh Sultanpuri
Composer: S.D. Burman

Hai apna dil to awara
Na jaane kise Pe Aayegaa
My heart is a vagabond.
It will go to someone unknowingly

Haseena ne bulaya
Gale se bhee lagaya
Bahot samazaaya,
Yahee na samaza
Beauties called me, they even embraced me
They tried hard to explain, but my heart did not understand

Bahot bhola hain bechara
Na jaane kis pe aayega
It is very helplessly innocent
Who knows, on whom it will reach

Hai apna dil to awara
Na jaane kispe aayega
My heart is a vagabond.
It will go to someone unknowingly


Lyrics: Neil Peart

The dancer slows her frantic pace In pain and desperation
Her aching limbs and downcast face Aglow with perspiration

Stiff as wire, her lungs on fire With just the briefest pause
The flooding through her memory The echoes of old applause.

She limps across the floor
And closes her bedroom door...
The writer stare with glassy eyes
Defies the empty page
His beard is white, his face is lined
And streaked with tears of rage
Thirty years ago, how the words would flow With passion and precision
But now his mind is dark and dulled
By sickness and indecision
And he stares out the kitchen door
Where the sun will rise no more
Some are born to move the world
To live their fantasies
But most of us just dream about
The things we'd like to be
Sadder still to watch it die
Than never to have known it
For you, the blind who once could see
The bell tolls for thee
The bell tolls for
For you the blind who once could see
The bell tolls for thee...
The bell tolls for thee...

Meri Bhāvana (My Prayer)

Jisane Rag-Dvesh Kāmādik, Joete Sab Jag Jiln Llyå

Saba Jaevon Ko Mokata-Mårg Ka, Nispruhna Ho Llpendesha Diyā………………………1

(The Spiritual Conqueror), Who has vanished affection, hatred, and other sensual temptations,

Who has gained the knowledge of the whole world and Who has discoursed upon the teachings of the Right Path of Liberation (for the benefit) of all in a quite unselfish manner.

Buddha, Veer, Jin, Hari, Brahma, Yä Usano Svåhaena Kaho,

Buddha Se Prorit Ho Yah, Chillta Usee Men Loe Raho………………………2

(You may call Him Either by the name of) Buddha, Vira, Jina, Hari, Brahma, or Independent (Deity),

Enamored by devotion to (that Spiritual Conqueror) my mind may remain absorbed in Him and Him only

Vishayon Ki Āsha Nahin Jinake, Såmybhuv Dhan Raktete Hein,

Niya Par Ke Hit Sadhan Men Jo, Nashadin Tampar Rahete Hein………………………3

(Those ascetics) who have no desire for sensual pleasures, whose only possession is mental equanimity, who remain engaged always, day and night, in bringing about the good for their own selves and for others as well.

Svarith Tyåg Ki Kathin Tapasya, Bina Khed Jo Kante Hein

Ase Ghāni Sädhu Jagat Ke, Dukh Samuh Ko Harame Hein………………………4

Who always undergo the penance of self-sacrifice without any regret – such learned ascetics remove the multitues of troubles of the world.

Raha Sadå Saesang Unhin Kil, Dhyån Unhin Kil Nihya Rahe,

Unhin Jamu Charyā Men yah, Chita Sadil Anurahe Rahe………………………5

May I ever have their good company and May I ever keep them in mind, May my heard be always engrossed and inclined to adopt the rules of conduct, which they observe.

Nahin Sadum Khee Joru Ko, Jhurrah Kabhee Naheen Kaha Karoon,

Pir Dhan Vanitå Par NA Lubhun, Santoshamruta Piyä Karoon………………………6

May I never hurt and harm any living being; may I never speak a lie. May I never be greedy of wealth or wife of other, May I ever drink the nectar of contentment

Ahakar Ka Bhar Na Rakkhun, Naheen Khee pe Krodhh Karoon,

Dekh Dooharon Kee Bachatee Ko, Kabhee Na Eersha – Bhnäv Dharoon………………………7

May I never entertain the idea of egotism, nor may I be angry with anybody! May I never become jealous on seeing the worldly prosperity of other people.

Rahe Bhävana Aisee Meree, Saral Safya Vyanahãr Karoon,

Rahe Jaon Tik Eesa Jeevan Men, Auron Kã Udelir Karun………………………8

May my thoughts and feelings be such that I may always act in a simple and straightforward manner.

May I ever, so far as I can, do good in this life to others.

Matree Bhãv Jafat Men Merå, Ura Se Käruna Shota Vahe………………………9

May I always have friendly feelings towards all living beings of the world and may the stream of compassion always flow from my heart towards distressed and afflicted living beings.

Durjan - Krose – Kumaragarton Par, Kshobh Naheen Mujhako Awai,

Samya – Bhihr Rakhoon Main Un Par, Aisoe Parinati Ho Javai………………………10

May I never become fretful towards bad, cruel, and wicked persons. May I keep tolerance towards them. May I be so disposed.

Gunee Janon Ko Dekh Hruday Men, Mere Prom Llenad Awai,

Bane Jahän tak, Unaki Sewali, Karake Yah Man Sukh Påwai………………………11

May my heart be overflowing with love at the sight of the virtuous and may I be happy to serve them so far as possible.

Houn Nahin Krutagna Kabhee Main, Droha Na Mere Una Avai,

Guha Grāhana Kå Bhanra Rahe Nita, Drushti Na Dothon Para Javai………………………12

May I never be ungrateful (towards anybody); nor may I revolt (against anybody).) May I ever be appreciating the good qualities of other persons and may I never look at their faults.

Koyi Bura Kaho Yå Acchhå, Lakshmee Avai Yar Javai,

Lãkhon Vansho Taka Jeeun Yå, Mruhya Āja Hee Ā Javai………………………13

Whether anybody calls me by my bad or good name; whether wealth comes to me or goes away from me, whether I may live for millions of years or meet death this very day,

Athana Koyi Kaisa Hee Bhay, Yā Lålacha Dene Avai,

To Bhee Nyāya Mānga se Mera, Kabhee Na Pad Digane Pāwai………………………14

Or whether anybody terrifies me or tempts me in any way, still may my steps never swerve from and trespass the Righteous Path.

Hokara Sukhamen Magna Na Foole, Dukha Men Kabhee NA Ghabaravai

Parvava-Nadee-Smashāna Bhayaraka, Asawee Se Naheen Bhaya Khaval………………………15

May my mind neither by puffed up with joy, nor may it become nervous in pain and grief. May it never be frightened even of a mountain, a river, a cremation ground, or a terrible forest.

Rahe Adola Akampa Nirantara, yaha Mana Drushatara band Javai,

Ishta Viyoga-Anishta Yoga men, Sahanasheetata Dukhabavai………………………16

May my mind remain always steady and firm, unswerving and unshaken; may it become stronger everyday. May I bear and endure with patience the deprivation of dear ones and the occurrence of undesired evils.

Sukhee Rahain Saba Jeeva Jagata Ke, Koyl Kabhee Ne Ghabarāvai,

Vaina- Papa-Abhimāna Chhoda Jag, Naye nave Mangala Gavai………………………17

May all living beings of the world be happy! May nobody ever feel distressed! May the people of the world renounce enmity, sin, pride and sing the songs of joy everyday.

Ghar-Ghar Charchā Rahe Dharma Ki, Dushkruta Dushkara Ho Javai,

Gnāna-Charita Unnata Kar Apanā, Manuj-Janma-Fal Sab Pavai………………………18

Mau Dharma (Truth) be the topic of house-talk in every home! May evil deeds be scarce! May (people) increase their knowledge and conduct, and thereby enjoy the blessed fruit of human birth.

Es Bheed Vyåpi Naheen jagamen, Vrushti Samaya Pardi Hul Karai,

Dharmanishtha Hokara Raja Bhee, Nyāya Praja Kā Kira karai………………………19

May death and dread never spread in the world and may the rains be timely! May the Ruler be righteous and may he administer justice to his subjects.

Roga Bharee Durbhāska Na Fale, Praja Shanti Se Jiya Karai,

Parama Ahinsa-Dharma-Jagata Men Faita, Satva-Hita Kiyā Karai………………………20

May disease and pestilence never spread, may the people live in peace, may the highest religion of Ahimsa (Non-injury) pervade the whole world and may it bring about universal good.

Faile Prema Paraspara Jagamen, Moha Doora Hee Raha Karai,

Apriya katuka Kathora Shabda Naheen, Koyi Mulhase Kara Karai………………………21

May universal love pervade the world and may ignorance of attachment remain far away. May nobody speak unkind, bitter, and harsh words.

Ban Kara Sab “Yugaveera” Hrudaya Se, Deshonati Rata Rahā Karai,

Vashu-Swaroopa-Vichāra Khushi Se, Saba Duhkha Sarakai Sahā karai………………………22

May all become “Hero of the age” heartily and remain engaged in elevating the Cause of Righteousness. May all gain the sight of Truth called Vastu-Swarupa (reality of substance) and may they bear with pleasure, trouble, and misfortunes! Amen!

Samaro Mantra (Song of Navakur Mantra)

Samaro Mantra Bhalo Navakār, Ye Chhe Chaud Puravano Sār

Ena Mahimāno Nahir Pār, Eno Arth Anant Apār

Chant Navakār Mantra as it is the summary of fourteen Purvas, a Jain Scripture.

There is no limit to its fame and importance and it contains a very deep meaning.

Sukhamān Sammaro Dukhammān Samaro, Samaro Divas Ne rat

Jivata Samaro. Maratā Samaro Samaro Sahoo Sanghat

Remember it in good times and bad times, day and night, in your daily living

and at the death bed. Chant it all together

Yogi Samara, Bhogi Samane,Samane Raja Rank

Devo Samare, Danav Samare, Semane Sahoo Nihshank

Everyone chants it, including Saints, Common People,

Heavenly Gods and Demons. Everyone chants it without any doubts.

Adasath Akhasar Ena Jāno, Adasath Tinath Sār,

Āth Sampadāthi Paramāno, Adasidhhi Dātār

Knowing Sixty Eight letters of the Navakar Mantra is equivalent to having visited

Sixty Eight Holy Temples. It is greater than eight types of different wealth and it

offers a path to eternal knowledge and salvation.

Navapad Ena Navandhi Āpe, Bhavobhavana Dukha Kāpe

Veer Vachanashi Hrudayne Vyāpe, Paramatam Pad Āpe

Nine verses of the Navakar Mantra gives true and eternal Happiness and cuts life

time misery. When you truly take it to your heart, it will help you achieve salvation (Mosksha)

Maitri Bhaavana (The Immortal Song)

Maitri Bhāvanun Pavitra Jharanu, Muj Halyāman, Vahyā Kare

Subha Thāo ā Sakal Vishvanun, Evi Bhavanā, Nitya Rahe

May the sacred stream of amity flow forever in my heart,
May the universe prosper, such is my cherished desire.

Gunathi Bharelā Guni Jan Dekhi, Haiyun Marun Nrutya Kare

E Santonā Charan Kamalaman, Muj Jeevananun Ardhya Rahe

May my heart sing with ecstasy at the sight of the virtuous,
May my life be an offering at their feet.

Deen Krur Ne Dham Vihonā, Dekhi Dilmān Dard Rahe

Karunā Bihini Ānkhomanthi, Asruno Sihubh Srot Vahe

May my heart bleed at the sight of the wretched, the cruel, and the poor
May my tears of compassion flow from my eyes.

Marg Bhulelā Jeevan Pathikane, Marg Chindhava Ubho Rahun

Kare Upekshā E Maragani, Toe Samata Chitta Dharun

May I always be there to show the path to the pathless wanderers of life,
But if they should not hearken to me, may I bide patiently.

Chandra Prabhuni Dharm Bhāvanā, Haiye Sou Mānav Lāve

Ver Jheranā Pāp Tajeene, Mangal Gaeto E Gāve

May the spirit of goodwill enter into all our hearts,
May we all sing together the immortal song of human brotherhood.

Tumase Lagee Lagan (We Are in Love With You)

Tumase Lāgee Lagan, Le Lo Apanee Shaman

Paras Pyārā Meto Meto Ji Sanikat Hamaral

We are in love (devoted to) with you

Please accept us into your fold (congregation)

Dear Lord Paras, remove all our afflictions and pain.

Nishadin Tujako, Par Se Neha Tajun

Jesvan Sārā, Tere Charanon Men Beete Hamārā

We wish to pray to you day and night, and think of nothing else,

And spend all of our life at your feet

Ashwasenke Rajaduāre, Vama Deveeke Sut Prān Pyāra

Saba se Nehā Todā, Jaga se Munhako Modā

Sanyama Dhāra

You are the dear son of King Ashvasan, and the precious and beloved son of Mother Vamadeva

You broke all association with the world, and turned away from all wordly treasures,

You took the path of ascetic (monkhood).

Indra Aur Dharanendra Bhee Āye, Devi Padmāvati Mangai Gāve

Asha Pooro Sadā, Dukh Nahin Pāva Kada

Savak Thārā

Indra and Dharanendra came to pray, Devi Padmavati sang a song of praise,

Please fulfill our aspirations, never to suffer from afflictions,

I am your devotee.

Jagake Dukhani To Parawāh Nahin Hai, Swarg Sukkaki Bhee Chah Nahin hai

Meto Janam – Maran Hove Aisā Yatan

Paras Pyara

I do not care about the worldly pains; nor do I wish to have heavenly pleasures,

I am mainly longing for the end of this cycle to birth and death.

Lanchon Bar Tumhe Shish Navanun, Jagaka Nāth Tumheen Kaise Pāun

Pankaj Vyakul bhaya, Darshan Bin Ye Jiya

Lage Khārā

We bow to you millions of times, O Lord of this universe, how can we get close to you?

Pankaj (the poet) is anxious without your sight (blessings), and

Life feels barren without you.


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey You'll never know, dear, how much I love you Please don't take my sunshine away
The other night, dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you
In my arms
When I awoke, dear
I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are gray
You'll never know, dear
How much I love you
Please don't take
My sunshine away


This program is made possible by Susan Bay Nimoy, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, the MacMillan Family Foundation, the Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, The Achelis and Bodman Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, The Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, the Michael Tuch Foundation, the Vidda Foundation, and The Grodzins Fund.

This program is also made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Music programming also receives support from an endowment established by The Bydale Foundation, Mary Flager Cary Charitable Trust, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Christopher and Barbara Dixon, the Herman Goldman Foundation, William and Angela Haines, Walter and Marge Scheuer, and Zabar’s.

Symphony Space thanks our generous supporters, including our Board of Directors, Producers Circle, and members, who make our programs possible with their annual support.

Pianos by Steinway & Sons – the Artistic Choice of Symphony Space.

Symphony Space Staff

Kathy Landau Executive Director
Peg Wreen
Managing Director
Isaiah Sheffer
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978-1988)
Artistic Director (1988-2010)
Founding Artistic Director (2010-2012)
Allan Miller
Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director (1978-1988)

Darren Critz Director of Performing Arts Programs
Sofia Frohna
Assistant Producer of Performing Arts Programs

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