Now as you lie and you listen
by Mike Barrett
To the lyrics and music of sound
Let go of the chains by which you are bound
And drift into yourself through this song.
Go back to the days of your childhood
To the earliest days you recall,
How did you feel in that family of yours
As best as you can recall?
Do you ‘member the warmth and the laughter
Do you ‘member the good times at all?
What are the memories that now flood your heart
As you drift through the times you were small?
It's funny through life as we're driftin'
That things don't work out as planned -
How many the things
That we choose through our time
Turn out built from water and sand?
Remember those happier moments?
Remember those moments of joy?
These are the guides and the source of our strength -
The keys to the world we live in.
Don't let yourself sink in your sorrows,
Don't wallow in your self-despair -
Why do you think your problems unique
Among eight billion others now here?
Dig deep in yourself my young brother,
Dig deep in yourself sister too -
Rise early one morning and catch a sunrise
Or maybe find diamonds in dew.
Be struck with the beauty of nature,
Be struck with the joys of Soul -
Dig deeply and find the true source of yourself
And win then the treasure that's yours.
Dig deeply within the true self that you are
And start spending the treasure that's yours -
Yea, start sharing the treasure that's yours
Why not give out the treasure that's ours!
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