- May 28, 2014
- Posted by: Sean Fargo
- Category: Audio
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My dear friend Jay Mankind wrote this song for me after I told him that I would ordain as a Buddhist monk. He performed it for me live on a piano at a coffee shop in Beijing, China.
Check out his latest album at www.jaymankind.com
By any earthly measure your whole life has been good
Took the path of most resistance ‘cause you felt like you should
In the California clay and the Central Park grass
We lay our bodies and our laughs amid the universe vast
Still all of the experience that you have amassed
Are dusty feet, you’re sweeping clean.
Your sister thinks there’s something wrong.
Sees blades of grass but not the lawn.
You’ll have it all when all is gone.
So you shave your head and wake before the dawn
The placid mind before the sun.
It’s hard to find some quiet in a place of this size
Though I don’t know the source of sound because I’m always inside
Practice scales and more pale ales than careful men would advise
I blur my eyes
The lie I saw you try was the worst I have known
Your honesty’s a vine so green overgrown
The wisdom of your words like carvings in bone
Sipping tea and breathing deep.
Sleep has been so soaked with dreams
That I awake with sopping sheets
Truth be told I’m feeling tired
And you Fargone awake and wired
Wo zhu ni yilu pingan on The Way.