25
Apr
08

Musical interlude

I only had three hours of sleep last night, so no deep thoughts from me, as it’s just after 11 p.m. and I need rest badly.

Instead, I’ll let the deep thoughts come from rapper-turned-actor Ice T.

I don’t have much rap in my musical collection (I’m more of an alt-rock kinda guy with some old Southern rock and a smattering of New Age thrown in), but his album O.G. Original Gangster is a masterpiece as far as I’m concerned, and I particularly love the song “Mind Over Matter.”

Parts of it remind me of the power of faith and of free will (and free thought).

So, before I pass out, here’s my favorite chunk of lyrics from the song:

My brain’s a handgrenade—catch
I’m a hit you with an over load
Of bottomless thought
Reversin’ all the shit you’re taught
Then throw words at you
Syl-la-ble-at-a-time
Your brain recites the rhyme
No matter what you do
The power’s over you
when you sleep
You’ll be say’n these rhymes too
Cause the brain has the power
To control all
Think positive
You’ll be unable to fall
Brain cells swell
Thought process becomes a trance
Makes you feel posessed to dance
I’ll say I want a million
My mind is so deep
I’ll be bustin’ a check for it next week

God bless…and good night

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