No Force

cover art by Joshua Tarantino

cover art by Joshua Tarantino

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(also available on Soundcloud)

(Bird’s chirping)

Bridies chirp, melody is true and pure

“C’est la Vie,” I’ll eat that apple to the core

Atoms built me, evenings fill me with a cure

Cyanide don’t satisfy, I wanted more

Good and evil, black and white, it’s all the same

Takers, talkers, flatterers, we play the game

Pretending we don’t remember we’re not our names

Pretending we’re not each other, dear brother Kane

Queen Nature made a bed for you to stay

Learning to be grateful is learning to ride your wave

Slow down, realize it’s all play

Switch your lens and you may see color come out the grey

When you try to control, you feel out of control

When you try not to try, you’re still trying you know?

Give not trying a go, then you’ll know where to go

Give not going a try, then you may learn the flow young

You haven’t had much time alone these days

No wonder you’re forgettin’ who you are

You’re dreamin’ of the dimes and the stones so hard

You’re forgettin’ you got the stars

It don’t take no scheme to hit the top-uh

Ain’t no Beamer down the block-uh

Gonna satisfy all your desire

No searching for the cream-uh of the crop-uh

When you see it in the water

There’s no room for emptiness in your glass

(That’s the Wu Wei)

So take it how it comes, leave it how it goes

Let it go, let it go

Just take it how it comes, leave it how it goes

Let it go, let it go

(‘Cause that’s the Wu Wei,)

(That’s the Wu Wei,)

(And that’s the Wu Wei,)

(Yeah that’s the Wu Wei)

Take it how it comes, leave it how it goes

Let it go, let it go

Just take it how it comes, leave it how it goes,

Let it go, let it go

Hangin’ on possessions bro, you’re sufferin’

Poppin’ pills, bottles, and supplements

ain’t no directions bro, you’re hoverin’

Don’t need directions bro, you’re hoverin’, hoverin’

La, luh-luh-luh la

I’m lovin’ every moment

La, luh-luh-luh la

I’m practicin’ the stance

Luh-la, luh-la, luh

Look ‘ma, no hands

Life is one long dance

Give love for every moment

(Give love, give love, give love)

I’m practicin’ the stance

(Uh-huh)

Look ‘ma, no hands (Woo)

Life is one long dance!

(Aah-Oow)

(La-la-la-la-la-luh-luh-luh-luh-luh)

What’s the true word?

(Om Burin Pach!)

(Yeah)

(That’s the Wu Wei)

Derek Simpson