When the hamster wheel stops And you know you'll never Have the desire or oomph To start it going again So you sit watching Birds and butterflies
And you realize The stillness contains Everything You'll ever need It always has But the busyness Of a 'productive life' Has obsured the joy Of just being
1972 to 2017 On a hamster wheel Is a very long time Go, go, go Do, do, do Such a strange dream Where life and living Freedom and joy Are sacrificed To the ones who own The hamster wheels
Oh, that dangling carrot And the fear of death Keeps our legs pumping Spinning out an artificial life Destroying the very Earth We need to sustain us But if you dare to stop And shake your fist at fear A new world WILL be born
But, sadly, we aren't raising Rebels or heros Each new generation Is being indoctrinated Into artificial life Younger and younger Their heads programmed Full of desire for the carrot And their hearts are empty Their senses numbed
So I'll enjoy my stillness And let it expand to envelop The wars and natural disasters And know it is nature's way To rid herself of human parasites Either you are for Her Helping to sustain Her Or you're against Her Do you think a dog cares About killing fleas on his body When he scratches?
And I hope others will wake up And leave the artificial paradigm The patriarchal heirarchy And live like nature intended Wild and free In service to And in harmony with Mother Nature And her creatures There is no other boss No other employer...