Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Design a Quiet Mind

Long time readers will know two things about me... (1) that I am absolutely obsessed with Robbie Williams and his amazing music, and (2) that I sometimes have random moments where my mind wavers and I sometimes need something/someone to set me straight.

Right now, the Robbie song, "Heart & I" is the epitome of how I am feeling with life. The line italicized below just keep ringing out in my mind. Yes, my mind that is never quiet. I've listened to this song on repeat for the past few days. It's helping.

 
I hope there's a golden age, I pray for my sanity
Where we don't have to answer to anyone about anything

 This is not like the brochure, flying cars and sex machines
We're all so compliant 'cause everything is what it seems
 
And they can't build a satellite to tell you how loved you are
Or some kind of life device that holds you in you've gone too far
 
And I don't feel myself again, I thought I'd be fixed by now
Walking through the horizon, I find myself back here somehow

Give me something to die for or design a quiet mind
Something to like mankind for 'cause we don't lie, my heart and I
 
You've been bending so long now, you think it's standing up
And they line up behind you to build you up, buttercup

 We can lose all meaning quicker than a credit card
And not everyone's healing so try your best and don't look too hard
 
'Cause they can't build a satellite to tell you what's in your heart
Or some kind of life device to hold you in, you've gone too far
 
And I don't feel myself again, I thought I'd be fixed by now
Walking through the horizon, I find myself back here somehow

Give me something to die for or design a quiet mind
Something to like mankind for 'cause we don't lie my heart and I
 
Will I ever feel that waking? Make it as a lullaby
Don't ask me to explain again, I can't lie to my heart and I
 
And I don't feel myself again, I thought I'd be fixed by now
Walking through the horizon, I find myself back here somehow

 Give me something to die or design a quiet mind
Something to like mankind for 'cause we don't lie my heart and I
 
My heart and I, my heart and I
I've been feeling so lonely
Feeling so low
So low I almost let go


 
There's not an official video for this song, but you can listen here.

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