If, like me, you cut your teenage devotee teeth on Mangalananda's Change of Heart L.P. (yes, dear reader, MP3s and CDs had not yet been invented!), you will remember the cool album artwork.
Today I came across a place you can hear a gritty new version of the Change of Heart song. For those who want to make a comparision, you can hear the original version by Mangalananda online too, or even buy the CD.
A caterpillar changed his mind, And woke to find himself refined
His old self had to die, For him to be a butterfly
He tired of walking on the ground, And so around himself he wound
A screen of silken strand, A veil untouched by human hand
Then something subtle changed within. Reflected by his changing skin
He had a change of heart, And wished to play another part
He changed from worm to butterfly, And if he could then so could I
I want to free my mind, And rise above the waves of time
Beyond this burning dark abyss, Up to that land of love and bliss
Where grows a flower sweet, I'll fly to Krishna's lotus feet
And there to live eternally, My soul at last from matter free
A song will fill the sky, The love song of a butterfly
Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama Rama Rama, Hare Hare