Tuesday, November 22, 2005

song time...

ok, we all know that i'm a music JUNKIE! i heard of this hasidic jew who goes by the name of matisyahu and sings dancehall music. pretty interesting mix. so i checked it out. didn't love all of it, but one song, king without a crown, was really amazing. once i read the lyrics and listened to it again, it became this beautiful tribute to his G-d. so, read the lyrics, then go check out the song on myspace: http://www.myspace.com/matisyahu

King Without A Crown

You're all that I have and you're all that I need
Each and every day I pray to get to know you please
I want to be close to you, yes I'm so hungry
You're like water for my soul when it gets thirsty
Without you there's no me
You're the air that I breathe
Sometimes the world is dark and I just can't see
With these, demons surround all around to bring me down to negativity
But I believe, yes I believe, I said I believe
I'll stand on my own two feet
Won't be brought down on one knee
Fight with all of my might and get these demons to flee
Hashem's rays fire blaze burn bright and I believe
Hashem's rays fire blaze burn bright and I believe
Out of darkness comes light, twilight unto the heights
Crown Heights burnin' up all through till midnight
Said, thank you to my G-d, now I finally got it right
And I'll fight with all of my heart, and all a' my soul, and all a' my might

Chorus (2x):
What's this feeling?
My love will rip a hole in the ceiling
Givin' myself to you from the essence of my being
Sing to my G-d all these songs of love and healing
Want Moshiach now so it's time we start revealing

Strip away the layers and reveal your soul
Got to give yourself up and then you become whole
You're a slave to yourself and you don't even know
You want to live the fast life but your brain moves slow
If you're trying to stay high then you're bound to stay low
You want G-d but you can't deflate your ego
If you're already there then there's nowhere to go
If you're cup's already full then its bound to overflow
If you're drowning in the water's and you can't stay afloat
Ask Hashem for mercy and he'll throw you a rope
You're looking for help from G-d you say he couldn't be found
Looking up to the sky and searchin' beneath the ground
Like a King without his Crown
Yes, you keep fallin' down
You really want to live but can't get rid of your frown
Tried to reach unto the heights and wound bound down on the ground
Given up your pride and the you heard a sound
Out of night comes day and out of day comes light
Nullified to the One like sunlight in a ray,
Makin' room for his love and a fire gone blaze
Makin' room for his love and a fire gone blaze


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

the road less traveled...

one of my many life lessons is not to judge or allow myself to be judged by other's standards. life paths are like fingerprints...none are the same. so why set yourself up to fail at someone elses accomplishment. besides, its already been done, so why be redundant. find your own mistakes and keep at them until you get one that doesn't fail in the end.

do what tastes good. as for me, my path is my own, and I have no clue where the hell it's leading me. but I'm going to make the best of it, and not judge my progress based on someone else's level of achievement.