Spoken word: ‘What are You’

Happy 2013!

New year, new ideas, new rhymes, new song. From an upcoming new collection entitled ‘TwoThousandandMe’. I may do an accapella version, but for now, sharing this one.



EDIT: Lyrics…

What are you refining? What are you defining?
What are you redefining and what are you designing?
What are you scrutinising – looking at all the time
And then making those little changes that make it a new design?
And pursuing a new improvement – really, what are you doing?
What are you doing new? Are you making a revolution
Of anything? Have you seen an improvement that you can do
And then taken initial steps towards actually making or doing?
Let’s lose a bit of the music –
Just between you and you could you tell me what you are choosing?
Say what you are refusing?
What are you taking steps towards? What are you rejecting?
What are you letting in? What are you intercepting?
What are you now accepting? What are you helping flourish?
What are you killing slowly? What are you helping nourish?
What are you planting now that you really want to encourage?
And what are you doing later that might require some courage?
What are you saying “no” to? What are you hoping to grow to?
What are you keeping distant and what are you keeping local?
What are you making note of and are you living deliberate
Making a new reality – something that’s in your vision
And what is on your horizon? What do you keep in mind and
The money that you’ve been spending? What is it you’ve been buying?
Money aside, I’d like to enquire about your mind and say
What are you now connecting? What are you making rhyme?
What are the signs that you have discovered and realigned
To uncover a layer of meaning that people have not defined
Like the recent interpretation and reading that you’ve acquired
From thinking about the different things that it might remind you of?
What are you getting bored of? What is a new surprise?
What are you now so sure of? What has opened your eyes?
What is making you smile? Are you actively pursuing it?
What is giving you pleasure? And do you just over-do it?
What do you find upsetting? What are you now regretting?
What are the thoughts you’re trying to keep away from your present?
What do you know for definite? Have you been learning lessons
And do you know what you’ve been doing or are you just making guesses?
What are you making sharper? What do you do for laughter?
What have you done before and what will you be doing after?
What are you wishing for? Are you trying to get it faster?
What is your major cause? Are you willing to be a martyr…?


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