Who Sang The Mad Monk? Gong

Gong Zero to Infinity cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2000-2-28
Genre: Jazz Rock
Style: Fusion/Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 3:24
producer: Mike Howlett
engineer: Toby Hrycek-Robinson
bass: Mike Howlett
percussion: Chris Taylor
Lyrics
In Yukatan, or in some country like it.
There went a man, he was a crazy mystic.
And in the sky he saw a way,
he heard a voice singin a song
all about it.
He saw the Path, it made him laugh...
No ego fuss-so obvious-who could doubt it!
He giggled & laughed all day...
Wuz nothing that he could say...
What more can I tell you?

Bout the mad monk he don't shake no ***
Just him & the One Love: That's IT!
Mad monk he's a dancing soul
Don't need no guru to take control
Lafta yoga show me the way!
Lafta yoga show me the way!
Lafta yoga make me my day!

Don't gimmee that olde time religion!
No Lucifer no moral correction!
No denomination, no confusion, no persuasion,
No holy roller bogeyman no way!
If you want direction, you better listen to
the inner tuition, get on an inner mission!
Whatcha doin' in the sin bin hey?
Havin more fun than anyone ain'tcha?
And you think you,re dabblin with danger don'tcha!
But if ya listen to the mad monk
You know what he,ll tell yoo?
Whatever turns you on can be your teacher
But only if you want it bad, you gotta be mad!
You must have had a proper gutful of propaganda
To under-overstand what the mad monk means
When he hits you with the lafta yoga...
You wanna know what lafta yoga is?
Erhh herh herh ha ha ha hahhahhahhaa..whooh hooh hah
Whooh hoo haah ha ha ha ha hah haaaa!

Back in Mississippi, back in the bible belt...
A mystic Walter Mitty, but one who was free of guilt!
Him an, 'is One Love, he who would shake no ***!
The Klu Klux Klan might turn him into tuna melt!
Lafta yoga show me the way!
Lafta yoga make me my day!
Yeh!


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Foolefare
  • 2 Magdalene
  • 3 The Invisible Temple
  • 4 Zeroid
  • 5 Wise Man in Your Heart
  • 6 The Mad Monk
  • 7 Yoni on Mars
  • 8 Damaged Man
  • 9 Bodilingus
  • 10 Tali's Song
  • 11 Infinitea

  • Release information
    label: Snapper Music
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 636551282420
    script: Latin