I was at my brothers tonight. His wife has cancer and it's her last hours and I found myself singing under my breath these lyrics:
Feel the air up above,... A pool of blue sky,...
Fill the air up with love,... Black w/starlight,...
Feel the sky blanket you,... w/gems & rhinestones,...
See the path cut by the moon,... For you to walk on,...
For you to walk on,...
It makes me feel like no matter what the world is willing to wrap you up in itself and allow no more pain, no more suffering...just the beauty and understanding that seems so out of reach to those of us unwilling to just look for it.
I hope in some small way she heard me.
ooba Fox wrote:
Does anyone mind if I get a tattoo of the following;
See the path cut by the moon,... for you to walk on,...
see the waves on distant shores,...awaiting your arrival,...
dream the dreams of other men,...you'll be no ones rival,...
I want these words cast into my skin for the rest of my life, I would also want to put a small stickman beside it but am unsure if it fits with the lyrics.
Its about the Golden Rule.
the golden rule is a path cut by the moon for you to walk on.
each line lead to the following conclusion
don't wait around for a distant time and place
you are already there
and the question you need to be asking yourself is
What are you giving?
What are you giving is the essence of all religion and of this song.. if you spend your time giving.. you will be in Heaven.. which is essentially what Jesus was trying to tell us.
How can anyone of us presume Ed is or is not thinking about religion in this song.....
.....It seems spiritual to me.
"There is a difference between religion and spirituality. Religion is for people that are afraid to go to hell. Spirituality is for people that have already been there." :idea:
"All the thoughts you never see. You're always thinkin."
It's so sad and sickening
It makes me cry when Ed sings "feel the sky blanket you ..." because it's such a release from the first verse and all of its worry. Go outside and feel the sky blanket you; walk the path cut by the moon and then give it all back.
"Nothing left ... nothing there ... nothing left"
"Dream the dreams of other men. You'll be no one's rival."
I thought that was kind of funny because most songs are about the human psyche, right?
if you are still reading, thanks for listening!
kick ass gorgeous song. Every note, every word is essential. Brilliant! .
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Good posts, only thing I'll add is that to me this is the song is a sequel to Given to Fly. Same kind of stuff, generally he's talking about. And the song elicits the same type of emotion when you listen to it.
On the "dream the dreams" debate - here is my interpretation:
"dream the dreams of other men, you'll be no one's rival" - be yourself, don't copy others b/c you won't be anything special
"dream the dreams of others then" - put dreams into other heads, inspire them...you'll be no one's rival
most of us know that Ed is a huge participator/believer in Transcendental Meditation. This article ties Mindfulness meditation into the meaning of Unthought Known (these are the last 2 paragraphs of the link above):
Another source of uncovering the unthought known is to explore the repetitive roles that we act out in
our interpersonal relationships and the corresponding redundant roles that we induce in others. When we
release the energy and information that is held in these roles, we travel a long way towards the goal of
liberating ourselves from unconscious fixations and patterns. Once we have done this we are free to
choose the roles that are adaptive for the situation that we are in at the moment and release the roles that
are maladaptive.Perhaps the deepest level of the unthought known is the heart of the teachings of mindfulness
meditation. The heart of these teachings, which we know already but have forgotten, is that
fundamentally we are awareness itself, already liberated from our fixations, fears and redundancies,
without essential content, beyond subject and object, everything and nothing, and that whatever we are
in life we also are not. This is the “non-dual” consciousness at the heart of so many mystical and
meditative traditions (Wilber, 2003). In other words, the deepest level of the unthought known and the
edge of the unknown, are the same thing.