There are those who think that life has nothing left to chance
A host of holy horrors to direct our aimless dance
A planet of play things
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive
'The stars aren't aligned
Or the gods are malign...'
Blame is better to give than receive
You can choose a ready guide in some celestial voice
If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears and kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that's clear
I will choose freewill
There are those who think
That they were dealt a losing hand
The cards were stacked against them
They weren't born in Lotusland
A prisoner in chains
A victim of venomous fate
Kicked in the face
You can't pray for a place
In heaven's unearthly estate
Each of us
A cell of awareness
Imperfect and incomplete
With uncertain ends
On a fortune hunt that's far too fleet
I heard this song on the way home. I haven't heard it in a really, really long time. This song was one that was part of the pivot point that lead to my transformation. Everyone who has ever changed their life has a pivot point. It's the one point in time where they can point to and say, that's where the change began. This song was part of that. I knew the song, I've known it for years. But one day I was at a really low point, really low, when this came on the radio. I've always liked it so I turned it up and started singing. Then it hit me. The 2nd line of the chorus; if you chose not to decide you still have made a choice. That line resonated with me. It was literally one of those moments where I was sitting with my mouth hanging open going, 'of course.'
Anyway, I heard it tonight and started thinking back and thought I'd share it. I'm off to find it on iTunes so I can add it to my running songs.
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