Lyrics

Words and music by Theo Massop © 2013 all rights reserved

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Nootka Music Publishing SOCAN


Rebellious Fool

Power feeds the hungry ego, builds it’s strength and makes it grow

Domination the power perverts ’till only it’s own voice can be heard

Sometimes defiance is an act of faith, a different view point that no one can shake

Standing firm like a rock in the ground, the smallest act with repercussions profound

Chorus; I will not follow you, I will not be fooled

You may think I’m subject to your rules

But I will not follow you, I’m the rebellious fool

Persecuted, beaten, defamed, undaunted spirits still remain

The dominators see things slipping away, may not be right, but someone will pay

Chorus; I will not follow you, I will not be fooled

You may think I’m subject to your rules

But I will not follow you, I’m the rebellious fool

Sometimes you have to open your eyes to really see

Change is never easy to take, but it will always be

A price is paid for whatever you do, diamonds, gold, or your soul will do

If you pay with time then you’ll never know, what could have happened on the other road

Chorus; I will not follow you, I will not be fooled

You may think I’m subject to your rules

But I will not follow you, I’m the rebellious fool


Be Still

When stillness fills my mind

I leave all my thoughts behind

And begin to realize a greater glory

My senses I can feel

See truth in what is real

A chapter in my life’s unfolding story

I’m alright, be still. I’m alright, be still

Let your spirit set you free

See the I behind the me

Feel a higher power in the pedals of a flower

The mystery in a tree

I’m alright, Be Still. Be still

Make peace with each moment

For the moment is all that you’ve got

A teaching lies between, the teacher and the taught

The past it falls behind you

Recalled in a cluttered mind

The future is still waiting for you to find

I’m alright, be still. I’m alright, be still

Let your spirit set you free

See the I behind the me

Feel a higher power in the pedals of a flower

The mystery in a tree

I’m alright, Be Still. Be still

Feel the formless in the world of form

Being, doing, having

keep them all in line

Connect to the clear vision you feel inside

I’m alright, be still. I’m alright, be still

Let your spirit set you free

See the I behind the me

Feel a higher power in the pedals of a flower

The mystery in a tree

I’m alright, Be Still. Be still


Set Yourself Free

When you look out what do you see? Do you see the same world as me?

So many questions and so little time, the answers seem so hard to find

Chorus; But you can set yourself free, set your self free from all of this

Set yourself free from all these chains

A world of wonder and peaceful bliss and at the same time so much pain exists

It’s hard to know the reasons why some live in joy while others cry

Chorus; But you can set yourself free, set your self free from all of this

Set yourself free from all these chains

Don’t dwell on things you can’t control

Lean towards the light, don’t dig a hole for your soul

Just you can set yourself free, set your self free from all of this

Set yourself free from all these chains

Chorus; Set yourself free, set your self free from all of this

Set yourself free from all these chains


In My Mind

I don’t live near a wheat field, I don’t live near the bay

I don’t live in the mountains, but I can be there anyway

In my mind, I am living in my mind

My actions are my legacy, my hearts my spirit guide

You can’t touch the man inside, so I will reside

In my mind, I am living in my mind. In my mind, I am living in my mind

I’ve travelled near and far, have many memories, I finally lived long enough to be who I want to be

In my mind, I am living in my mind. In my mind, I am living in my mind

This doesn’t mean I think that I stand alone, No one is an island this I’ve come to know

Teach yourself to learn to love, do better everyday. Take the love you get and give your love away

A torch upon a castle wall, I wait for you inside

Your memory it comforts me and once more I reside

In my mind, I am living in my mind. In my mind, I am living in my mind

The road that I have travelled, the me I’ve come to be

When I look back at myself, I’m pleased with what I see

In my mind, I am living in my mind. In my mind, I am living in my mind

In my mind, I am living in my mind.


Run

There’s a bird perched up in a tree late at night, Somewhat unaware but ready to take flight

Silent like a serpent on a branch I didn’t hear you coming ’till it was too late

And then I run, then I run

I was thinking ’bout the things that we said last night,

There are things you say that you don’t really mean when you fight

And you realize to late that the things you’ve done can’t be undone

And then you run, then you run

There really is no question why we do the things that we do

This is what happens when you let the beast inside you be the one who rules

Backed into a corner with no way out that I could see

Forced to face myself and the things I don’t really like about me

Like a rat that stares out at a snarling dog that he don’t understand I stand my ground

And then I run, and then I run

And then I run, and then I run


The Answer

Sometimes in the quiet moments I feel your heart next to mine

Coming to me like a radio playing softly in my mind

Speaks to me of better days, stronger love and peaceful ways

A light that shines out through the haze, sanity in a world that’s crazed

Chorus; Love is the Answer, Love’s the only way, Love is the answer, give your love away

Trying to find the point of balance, what to take and what to give

Sharing with all my brothers and sisters seeking a better way to live

We’ve come so far, we’ve got far to go, learning our lessons as we go

Shelter in love when the darkness grows, learning to let the love light glow

Chorus; Love is the Answer, Love’s the only way, Love is the answer, give your love away

Dark clouds, stormy night, everything feels like a struggle and fight

There’s only one way to keep your troubles at bay, find your love and then give it away

Coming to us through the ages, the wise and avatars of time

They all said to look within yourself, the answers aren’t that hard to find

Chorus; Love is the Answer, Love’s the only way, Love is the answer, give your love away


Living Peacefully

So many people in the world today, need a little more so they say

Happiness and money don’t go far enough, what ever happened to living on love?

So many suffer, so many hurt, everybody knows that it takes a lot of work

Everything changes, nothing stays the same,

To get to where you want to go, you’d better take aim

Chorus; And it’s high, high, that’s where I want to fly

Feeling as free as a bird up in the sky

High, high, that’s where I want to be

Lovin’ this earth and living peacefully

Open up your eyes be a little more humane, we’re all in this together, ya we’re all the same

Show some compassion, have some concern, try to remember the lessons that you’ve learned.

Chorus; And it’s high, high, that’s where I want to fly

Feeling as free as a bird up in the sky

High, high, that’s where I want to be

Lovin’ this earth and living peacefully

So many living in lust and greed, take a little more than you really need

Make a big stash hide it all away, do you really understand the price you pay

You must be wrong, I must be right. Start a war, start a fight

No one wants to compromise, but it the middle is where the answers lie

Chorus; And it’s high, high, that’s where I want to fly

Feeling as free as a bird up in the sky

High, high, that’s where I want to be

Lovin’ this earth and living peacefully


Day by Day

Everybody’s wondering what tomorrow will bring

You just gotta let it flow, you can’t push the stream

But whatever it is, rain or shine, we’ll find our way when it’s today

Chorus: Don’t Get ahead of yourself, don’t rush through life like it’s some kind of race

Don’t get ahead of yourself, you’ve got to take it day by day

I know a man who won the lottery, then lost everything that he had

Wine, women, song, his friends were all gone and his life started looking pretty sad

Then he woke up one day and realized you don’t know what tomorrow will bring, until it’s today

Chorus: Don’t Get ahead of yourself, don’t rush through life like it’s some kind of race

Don’t get ahead of yourself, you’ve got to take it day by day

Sammy J and Darren didn’t know they shared the same Dad

After 44 years of not about it they were nervous about meeting, but now they’re glad

‘Cause when family grows love grows too and it shows that you never can know

What tomorrow will bring

Chorus: Don’t Get ahead of yourself, don’t rush through life like it’s some kind of race

Don’t get ahead of yourself, you’ve got to take it day by day

Weather the storms, make peace with the past

Enjoy when it’s good ’cause nothing lasts forever

Chorus: Don’t Get ahead of yourself, don’t rush through life like it’s some kind of race

Don’t get ahead of yourself, you’ve got to take it day by day


Another Sunny Day

The tide rolls in and then away, The moon disappears and the sun rises up again

Everything keeps on moving, nothing ever really stays quite the same

Time has come for me to be travelling, I’ll be gone but I won’t be gone for long

Though I must be on my way, you know I’m coming back to share

Another sunny day, another sunny day

The Seasons come and then they go again, Each one has a reason for being and it’s tied to the next

So it goes on forever, the earth, the trees, the people and the flowers feel blessed

You and I have seen so much together and there’s so much more that we will come to share yet

Though I must be on my way, you know I’m coming back to share

Another sunny day, another sunny day

Looking down the road of my life and where I’ve been so far

Nothing would have been the same if you weren’t here in my heart

A river runs down to the ocean, the waters disappear in the seas that are waiting there

Rain takes that water back to the mountains, when the water runs down the hills life springs forth again

Time has come for me to be travelling, I’ll be gone but I won’t be gone for long

Though I must be on my way, you know I’m coming back to share

Another sunny day, another sunny day

Though I must be on my way, you know I’m coming back, you know I’m coming back

You know I’m coming back to share

Another sunny day, another sunny day, another sunny day, another sunny day


Not For Me

Well I went down to the river and I taught myself how to swim

When I got back to the shore line, some man told me my life was filled with sin

I asked him, “What gives you the right to judge how I live inside my skin?”

He said, “I’ll dip you in the water let the water wash away your pain”

I wondered what he meant when he said Redemption was his name

I told him, “you are just a man and brother I am the same”

Chorus; No way, no how, no thanks, not for me

No way, no how, no thanks, not for me, not for me

I cannot live your life for you and you sure as hell can’t live mine for me

We’ll get along just fine, as long as we agree to disagree

I’m all for live and let live, remember it’s a two way street

I’ll listen to your story, have an open ear and an open mind

We’ll leave no stones unturned, you never know just what you’ll find

Everything’s in flux, there really are no ties that bind

Chorus; No way, no how, no thanks, not for me

No way, no how, no thanks, not for me, not for me,

not for me, not for me


You’re So Afraid

Chorus; You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you

You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you

Tell me how do you define yourself? Is it the things that you possess?

Please explain the separations that make you feel you’re any more or less

Than everything and anything you see, has the oneness escaped you?

Chorus; You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you

Do you believe that it’s the work you do that makes you who you are

Or that piece of paper on your wall that you think sets you apart?

If that were gone you would still be you and I would still be me

Chorus; You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you

You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you

Tear away the outer layers, feel the spaces underneath

You are more than you know right know, your being lives and breathes

Underneath this frail exterior the current flows, the spirit sings

Cluttered up with all these thoughts we think, we react to whatever live brings

You and I, we are all the same. Has the oneness escaped you?

Chorus; You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you

You’re so afraid, you’re so afraid,

You’re so afraid of losing everything you think is you


I’m Worried

I’m worried for the youth of today, I’m worried how will they find their way

You can’t see clear when everything you hear comes from Hollywood

Lies and deception won’t give a direction, reality’s the only good

I’m worried for the youth of today, I’m worried how will they find their way

Your TV screens pervert your dreams and fills your head with someone else’s voice

The news at six is filled with tricks and helps to shape the way you make your choice

The goods the they sell through their ads so well, seems without them you can’t have a happy life

But the truth be known, they have a heart of stone, they don’t care about your strife

I’m worried for the youth of today, I’m worried how will they find their way

You can’t see clear when everything you hear comes from Hollywood

Lies and deception won’t give a direction, reality’s the only good

I’m worried for everyone of today, I’m worried how will we find our way

Your magazines with glossy scenes of life way out beyond reality

What the newspaper said fills your head and helps to shape the world that you will see

It’s all about big bank accounts, politics, power and lust

And it’s from your needs that the power feeds, it’s hard to know who you can trust

I’m worried for everyone today, I’m worried how will we find our way

Gangs, Gurus, Iconic leaders, power, lust and greed, that’s what they would feed us

I don’t know much but I know this much for sure, Love, Truth, Respect, that’s the only cure

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