Many of you heard this a few days ago, when I shared an 'unfinished version'. Well, I realised I actually really like it and feel that it's close enough to finished to share it just as it is, so here ya go!
The song is still untitled, so if anyone wants to chime in with song names, please go ahead. I've been thinking of: Emptiness, Space Between, Miss The Point, Holy, Lonely Leader. What ya reckon?
I was a leader who was lonely
Though all my people gathered 'round me
Now that I'm holding on to nothing
I'm tangible or so it seems
You hear the sound but not my voice
You know my words but miss the point
See all I am is emptiness
Space between and nothing less
So let it go and we can see what happens next
This is the season to get holy
Take every inch take what you need
Cos everybody's trying to know me
Freedom lies beyond belief
Well learn it now it's not too late
The sign is not the destination
One road love, the other hate
You are wise so I will meet you through the gate
What's the song about (skip if you wanna form your own opinion)?
Some of you picked up the elements talking about religions, where people mistake the messenger for the message. People get so hooked on their name for the Divine, or the prophet sharing the message, that they have to make everyone else wrong to keep believing in it/him/her.
The Friend is beyond names, beyond religions, beyond imagination. The Divine spirit, enlightenment, these things can only be experienced directly by each individual in the way which works for that individual. At least, that is my opinion :).
I also feel this song comes from the place in me which feels empty in a negative grasping way, and tries to fill it with peoples' attention and praise. But the truth is that true self-worth comes from within. The more clear I become, the more I can learn to love myself, the more Empty (in an expanded, positive sense) I become of all that is not me. I become a vessel for my spirit to explore this mysterious world with curiosity and love.
Anyway, I'm rambling, but those are some of the things I was thinking of and feeling deeply when writing this song.
My dear, dear patrons, thank you for your ongoing kindness and support. Also, thank you for being willing to hold the mirror up to me when I step out of integrity. really appreciate the message I had recently from one of you reminding me of where I get obsessed with numbers, money, etc. That comes from a place of fear, the fear of scarcity, of lack, of abandonment. Thank you for reminding me to be grateful, to be humble, to be appreciative of the abundance in my life all around me. Thank you for it all, all of you who shine your light into my world.