THE TRUTH ABOUT TRUTH:

All truth passes through three stages.
First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is violently opposed.
Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.



Monday, May 16, 2011

TO SET MY SIGHTS ON DEFEATING THE STORM

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When I get to feeling like I'm so far over the hill that I'm on the bottom of the other side . . . that’s when I crank up to eleven one of my all-time favorite Beach Boys songs – Long Promised Road – and then I feel so invigorated that I put up my dukes and I . . . take a nap.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4Aan95aC58

So hard to answer future's riddle
When ahead is seeming so far behind
So hard to laugh a child-like giggle
When the tears start to torture my mind
So hard to shed the life of before
To let my soul automatically soar

But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Sew up the wounds of evolution
And the Now starts to get in my way
So what if life's a revelation
If the mind speaks of only today
So real, the pain of growing in soul
Of climbing up to reality's goal

But I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

Long promised road
Trail starts at dawn
Carries on to the season's ending
Long promised road
Flows to the source, gentle force, never ending, never ending

So hard to lift the jeweled sceptre
When the weight turns a smile to a frown
So hard to drink of passion’s nectar
When the taste of life's holding me down
So hard to plant the seed of reform
To set my sights on defeating the storm

So I hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roadblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down
Oh, yeah

Hit hard at the battle that's confronting me, yeah
Knock down all the roaddblocks a-stumbling me
Throw off all the shackles that are binding me down

I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you
I'd love to see you...

~ Stephen T. McCarthy

Postscript: The secret word can be found in the video itself.

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8 comments:

  1. I believe it was Lyle Alzado who said,

    "Every time I feel like working out,
    I go lie down until the feeling goes away"

    LC

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  2. I can certainly relate to that philosophy.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  3. Yeah, that's my philosophy too. Yaaawn :)

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  4. ANNIEE ~
    Da Best O'Deep Philosophy:
    "Change is bad; Nap is good."

    I think it was Swami Somnambula who said that.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  5. Although, certainly Tom Waits said it best when he said,

    "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"

    LC

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  6. Aww, your last post just appeared then disappeared :( I has a sad.

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  7. DOCTOR DISCDUDE ~
    >> . . . "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy"

    Personally, I'd like to have BOTH!


    ANNIEE ~
    Don't has a Sad. Has a Happy!
    It's back, and better'n ever.

    I had some problems with the links, and was forced to take it down. But I has it all ironed out now.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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