Thursday, December 31, 2009

630 : 12/31/99 : No Attachment to Dust (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 77/101)

There is nothing that will last
there is nothing that I must
No moon in the water
no attachment to dust
There is no one I'm afraid of
There is no one that I trust
I see nothing that's alarming
In a handful if dust
All my treasure has to perish
All will fall to moth and rust
I live without assumptions
or attachments to dust

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629 : 12/30/99 : Stone Mind (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 76/101)

I have a heavy head
I wish that I
could lighten up
my stone mind
I’m sleeping in the bed
I made for myself
in a past
I left behind
My stone mind causes
me to be
so serious
I’m no fun at all
It never pauses
It’s always
chewing up
time searching for the call
Inside
Outside
forward
or behind
I’m carrying it all in my stone mind

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

628 : 12/29/99 : Temper (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 75/101)

Temper temper
better calm down
we’ve done a lot of damage
already
Speak softly
and carry a multi-warhead
city killing long range ballistic
equalizer
ready, steady
You better cool off mister
you ought not to have said
what you did about
my sister
already a steady rain falls
the earth is getting hotter
there’s a little less clean water
though unready, unsteady
still sane and
no walls
remain,
falls
away

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Monday, December 28, 2009

627 : 12/28/99 : Reformation (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 74/101)

I get them with my testimonial
I gave it high on nitrous once
I know just how to play the
divine mystic cosmic dunce
when they see my mean estate
and my humble gratitude
Just to be alive
Baby it’s all attitude
They experience true reformation
They finally see
Get down to serious business
So I can get back to the fathomless sea

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

626 : 12/27/99 : Ten Successors (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 73/101)

Ten successors
is there anything at all
to the stories that they
heard a holy call
Was he struck down in anger
or transfixed alive
on the moment of transcendence
next stop dimension five
Did he wield the stick in anger
was his method trial by fire
ten swam back out of the deep end
other ten swam under the wire
Ten successors and
a bodhisattva martyr
poleaxed by a touchy monk
while sniffing after the garter

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

625 : 12/26/99 : Blockhead Lord (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 72/101)

Do not flatter this Blockhead Lord
He may wear fine robes
But he doesn’t know a thing of Zen
and the futures he reads in crystal globes
hey Blockhead!
build me a Temple instead
of this old cleric
rock you to sleep in the bed
you made for me
you may be a Lord
But you know not
what this third crow bought

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624 : 12/25/99 : Be Silent (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 71/101)

Hush
Silent
Do not say a word
hush
be silent
do not say one word
not even
this
this
this
this
this
this
this
this
this

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623 : 12/24/99 : The Most Valuable Thing in the World (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 70/101)

Do you want
the most valuable thing
In the world?
Hold out your
hand
and
I’ll give it to you

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

622 : 12/23/99 : Eat the Blame (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 69/101)

The master found
a snake’s head in his soup
I’ve been around
it goes deeper than I’ll stoop
while the world crumbles
everyone’s trying to make a name
give that snake’s head to me
I’ll eat the blame
the snake was born
for crawling in the grass
and every morn
I sigh for what’s come to pass
We’ve taken life and
turned it into a game
If you need a scapegoat
I’ll eat the blame
You know to me it’s all the same
it could be better but I’m glad I came
While the world boils in secret shame
I’ll just grab the snake
and eat the blame

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

621 : 12/22/99 : One Note Zen (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 68/101)

blow my whistle
toot my horn
one note zen
master is born
look how sacred
look how wise
one note master
angel eyes
bodhisattva
straight and long
one note zen
one note song

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Monday, December 21, 2009

620 : 12/21/99 : Doing Saying (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 67/101)

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What are you doing
What are you saying
show me one true thing
You found by praying
doing is being
saying is nothing
dying is freeing
living the one thing
In doing be true
in saying be clear
Everything I do
I do without fear
What are you doing
what are you saying
this is the true thing
the curtain is fraying

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619 : 12/20/99 : Children of His Majesty (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 66/101)

If I was a shareholder
one of the five percent
would I display my sinister bent
or would I be bolder
If I had wealth superabundant
would I tie my mule to a good cause
could my will contain an escape clause
Would I behave just the same, redundant
While I lay wishing for some fancy thing
ten thousand die ten thousand die
the children are starving I wonder why
the children of his majesty the king
he's mumbling he's mad as a hatter
and I am poor as a mouse
no wagon field or house
no crown no silver platter
Yet if I were a shareholder
I could give away everything
To feed the children of his majesty the king
that's what I'd do if I were a little bolder

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

618 : 12/19/99 : Subjugation of a Ghost (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 65/101)

Seven minutes prior to the
witching hour
I lifted up my hammer and my tongs
And set myself to
engaging the higher paradigm
And unleashed the untold
potency of my songs
Seven seconds past the
next long goodbye
As the valet dished up something
like dismay on toast
It was heavily connected
to the function of the evening
namely the subjugation
of a Ghost
And I will stand by and
watch them march
through that door

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Friday, December 18, 2009

617 : 12/18/99 : Sweat (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 64/101)

I can talk the talk
I talk it in my sleep
I can’t walk the walk though
I’m just another sheep
put me on the stand
then you’ll see me sweat
every drop accuses me
every drop’s a lost bet
Never let them see you sweat
never let them in
that was my whole strategy
but now I’m ready to begin
I will walk away today
all my past regret
will disappear like morning fog
evaporate like sweat

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

616 : 12/17/99 : Killing (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 63/101)

I shouldn’t be allowed
to preach without enlightenment
there oughta be a law
Some license on my gospel tent
What can I do if I’m simply wrong
am I killing Buddha with this song?
I should just write
my own material
this has become
one strange ass serial
I guess I’ve kept it up this long
I guess Buddha can take one more
unenlightened song
He said to kill him
If I met him walking on the path
It sounded dicey
Caught between satori and the grapes of wrath
Maybe I’ve been killing Buddha all along
Maybe I should write another song

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

615 : 12/16/99 : In the Hands of Destiny (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 62/101)

My army is one-tenth the size
my war-chest is one-tenth the worth
We’re in the hands of destiny
my friends
but we stand to inherit the earth
Randomness will choose our fate
Fortunes cast with a trick coin
Young man you can’t get more West
than here
So turn around and join
My mentor’s march one million strong
My teachers follow me to war
In the hands of destiny
we rise
things won’t be the same anymore

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

614 : 12/15/99 : Gudo (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 61/101)

Gudo
I guarantee you
this very mind
is not the Buddha
that’s a one thing
I can assure you
You will not tell me
what will become of me
you say you don’t know
I know there’s more to this story
are you here
to knock me to my senses
I sense there is
more to me than what they call defenses
maybe then I’ll see
What Gudo showed me

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Monday, December 14, 2009

613 : 12/14/99 : Tunnel (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 60/101)

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I’m going to dig a tunnel through the earth
tunnel through the earth
tunnel through the earth
I’m gonna dig and show you what I’m worth
and come out on the other side
I’m gonna dig a tunnel through the moon
tunnel through the moon
tunnel through the moon
I’m gonna dig that tunnel real soon
and come out on the other side
I’m gonna dig a tunnel through the sun
tunnel through the sun
tunnel through the sun
I’m gonna dig because I am the one
and come out on the other side
I’m gonna dig a tunnel through the sky
tunnel through the sky
tunnel through the sky
dig my way through space and stars don’t even ask me why
and come out on the other side

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

612 : 12/13/99 : Soldiers (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 59/101)

Soldiers of humanity
Out to save all sentient life
ain’t that something pretty big
ain’t you just the butcher’s knife
Ain’t you just the pruning shears
ain’t you just the cheese
out to save all sentient life
and me too as you please
soldiers of humanity
rooted to the spot
meditate these blues away
while I smoke lots of pot
in your temple far away
and very long ago
you showed them a thing or two
that’s really all I know

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

611 : 12/12/99 : Stone Buddha (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 58/101)

I only have one ambition
I face every day with the same decision
I want people to point and say
he’s a Stone Buddha
he’s superfly he’s astral
he’s a stone Buddha
don’t let his wisdom slip past ya
I wanna step past all the phases
the need for Chi or secret places
I wanna be rock steady
like a stone Buddha
still and ready
like a stone Buddha
one day I’ll just slip away
maybe I’ll petrify some day
and finally achieve my karma
becoming Stone Buddha

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Friday, December 11, 2009

610 : 12/11/99 : The Gates of Paradise (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 57/101)

Where are the gates of paradise
point me in the way
I’ve had my share of fire and ice
and you won’t have to show me twice
I’ll know it by the rocks and clay
I’ve seen its aspect in my dreams
And visions of it when I pray
or so it seems
at start of day

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

609 12/10/99 The True Path (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 56/101)

No coming
no going
the true path
no slowing
me down now
I’m in it
get on it
begin it

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

608 : 12/9/99 : Tea Master (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 55/101)

Tea master
and assassin
there’s a tale
to keep you laughin’
imagine being
Fooled by tea
and the Tea Master
at the tea Academy
the usual alchemy
raised to the point of artistry
hardly useful
but mark the words
the assassin’s blade
can’t cut all the cords
hey Tea Master
that’s quite a
scenario you spin
The Tea Master
and the assassin

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

607 : 12/8/99 : Will and Testament (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 54/101)

I am nothing
but an insignificant
insect

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Monday, December 07, 2009

606 : 12/7/99 : The Giver (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 53/101)

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I just need a couple million
Build the machine and put the wheels on
I’ve got it all locked up inside
I’m ready for the ride
I just need some one to Give Me
What I’m missing to hire my Army
To round up my million men
And get ready to begin
I promise I’ll act like a man of the Tao
And I’ll give it all back but I need cash flow now
the giver should be thankful for me
giving them some reason to be
I’ll give one million a reason to
Stand up and rise on cue
Take control and shout the riddle
I’ll laugh while it burns and play my fiddle

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Sunday, December 06, 2009

605 : 12/6/99 : Your Light May Go Out (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 52/101)

Anyone can speculate
Your light may go out
So be sure to constantly meditate

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

604 : 12/5/99 : Sour Miso (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 51/101)

Don’t cry over sour miso
children are starving in Vietnam
Children are starving in China
Children are even starving in Japan

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Friday, December 04, 2009

603 : 12/4/99 : Clear Realization (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 50/101)

Realize so clearly
no path but pain
I figured it out once
I guess I have to again
when will I give up on satisfaction
when will I give up on satiation
when that when that day comes
I will have my clear realization

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

602 : 12/3/99 : Black-Nosed Buddha (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 49/101)

Black nosed Buddha
I’m gonna pray on you I’m gonna
pray on you I’m gonna
pray pray pray on you
and your ugly black nose
will tell me what to do
Black nose buddha
I’m burning my incense
just for your black nose
Your golden body mocks me
through a nose as black as coal
Black nosed Buddha
are you enlightened now
will you take me with you
will your black nose point me how

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

601 : 12/2/99 : Proportion (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 48/101)

Don’t try to fool me with
second best
If you put me up to it I’ll
pass the test
And if it seems to you
there is a hint of distortion
In my priorities
Then you lack my
Sense of proportion

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Tuesday, December 01, 2009

600 : 12/1/99 : Stingy Artist (Flesh and Bones: An Homage 47/101)

I’m a stingy artist
I always take my pay
I never work for free
and I’m working every day
I painted for the king baby
I painted for his girls
I charge as much as I can get
in diamonds gold and pearls
I’ve got a secret habit
my art is just a tool
I’m not saving for a race car
or to build a swimming pool
I’m not charging just to have more
that’s a path fit for a fool
My art pays to feed the poor
and build a road to heaven’s door
my art will build a temple
please observe my fine example
I’m a stingy artist baby
I’ll charge you through the nose
but it’s all for a good cause
but that’s a truth just heaven knows

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