The Khalsa Way (the Song)

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Written by Livtar Singh Khalsa

Listen to the Khalsa Way:

 

Read the lyrics:

Long ago and far away
A man sat like a stone
On a burning seat of red-hot iron …
To him it was a throne.
For he was Guru Arjan,
King of this world and the next.
When his time in this earthly world was through,
He just smiled and left.
As it was in the beginning
And shall be for all time,
Those who live and die a fearless life,
In the court of God they shine …

That is the Khalsa way …
I don’t mind dying and I won’t go crying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If things look bad we just keep on trying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If anyone falls,
Ten more will come in his place.
That is our way!

The mogul king sent forth his word,
“No Sikh shall be left alive,
We’ll wipe this Khalsa from the face of the Earth”.
On each head he put a price.
So one brave Sikh stood on the road,
Knowing he couldn’t live long.
In the name of the Guru he collected a toll …
It shook that king to his throne.
They tried to put the light of the Khalsa out,
But now it is they who are gone,
And through every test of time and space,
Khalsa lives on …

One by one they shot us down
As we read the Siri Guru …
Till they had to stop, they had never seen
So many who would die for the Truth.
And those who lay on the railroad tracks,
Their bodies stopped the train.
Those whose children were killed before their eyes,
They saw God thru their pain.
Then all those who stood their ground
Against impossible odds …
In their courageous lives and fearlessness
We see the power of God.

That is the Khalsa way …
I don’t mind dying and I won’t go crying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If things look bad we just keep on trying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If anyone falls,
Ten more will come in his place.
That is our way!

Twenty million started out …
Only a few survived.
But we stood together in the heart of this land
Against all their power and lies.
They wished that we had never been,
They clubbed us in the street.
But our hearts were strong, the war was wrong,
Our victory was peace.
They waited for us all to disappear,
They waited for our spirit to die.
But they’ll still be waiting when the sun burns out …
For the heroes and warriors,
The saints and the martyrs,
Will never die …

That is the Khalsa way …
I don’t mind dying and I won’t go crying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If things look bad we just keep on trying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If anyone falls,
Ten more will come in his place.
That is our way!

Siri Singh Sahib left his home …
Answered the Guru’s call.
In the land of maya he planted a seed
Of a nation that would never fall.
One by one we came to him
And we read the Siri Guru.
We planted our roots in the soul of this land …
Ram Das Puri grew.
Now the future belongs to the daughters
And sons of Guru Gobind Singh.
We’ll stand like steel through the tests of the time,
Then, Khalsa will reign …

That is the Khalsa way …
I don’t mind dying and I won’t go crying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If things look bad we just keep on trying.
That is the Khalsa way …
If anyone falls,
Ten more will come in his place.
That is our way!


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