"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

15 August 2010

Rodney Crowell, "Dancin' Circles 'Round The Sun (Epictetus Speaks)"

Disregard what don’t concern you.
Don’t let dissapointment turn you.
Avoid adopting other people’s views.
Know what you can and can’t control.
Don’t let envy take a toll.
It’s nothing more than weather passing through.

When your backs against the wall,
When you’re headed for a fall,
The table's set to make a run --
Dancin’ Circles 'Round The Sun.

Through action wisdom is revealed.
Too much talk is like a shield.
In silence lies the keys to how we grow.
When focused on the truth at hand,
The critics try to make you bland --
But they don’t understand what they don’t know.

Make your own cracks in the sky.
Grit your teeth and learn to fly.
When the right thing has been done --
You’ll Dance Circles 'Round The Sun.

Forgive the ones who meant to harm you.
Don't let superstition charm you
Conform your wishes only to what's real.
Your reputation doesn’t matter.
Let idle gossip chirp and chatter.
No one else can tell you how you feel.

In between the masks you wear
Wash your face and comb your hair.
You’re not hurting anyone --
Dancin’ Circles 'Round The Sun.

Your mind cries out to God alone.
Please send me someone I can't own.
Your soul says, "Son, you’re walking on thin ice."
Posession in the broadest sense
Compounded by coincidence.
When all it takes is one roll of the dice.

In between the good and bad
Think of all the fun you've had.
It’s the same for everyone --
Dancin’ Circles 'Round The Sun.

Evolution comes in fits,
It stops and starts it coughs and spits.
Picasso ands Miles Davis come to mind.
True artists bold and bridled passion
No concern for fad or fashion;
Sexy beasts in love with woman kind.

Bend the rule until it breaks.
Stand your ground until it shakes.
That's the way to get things done.
Dancin’ Circles 'Round The Sun.

Hey! Sod convention! Let's have fun!
Dancin’ Circles 'Round The Sun.

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