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Lay My Burden Down

from Guy James by Guy James

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A young man had spent five arduous years searching for truth. One day, as he walked up into the foothills of a great mountain range, he saw an old man approach from above, walking down the path carrying a heavy sack on his back. He sensed that this old man had been to the mountaintop; he had finally found one of the wise-ones who could answer his heart's deepest questions.

"Please, Sir" he asked. "Tell me the meaning of enlightenment."

The old man smiled, and stopped. Then, fixing his gaze on the youth, he slowly swung the heavy burden off his back, laid the sack down and stood up straight.

"Ah, I understand," the young man replied. "But, Sir, what comes after enlightenment?"

The old man took a deep breath, then swung the heavy sack over his shoulders and continued on his way.

- Dan Millman, No Ordinary Moments


when I lay my burden down
bells will be ringing
people won't know what's hit 'em
I'm gonna be singing
when I cast off all the cheap trash
from the time I lived a lie
I'm gonna re-write the bible
I'm gonna tell the reason why

gonna lay my, gonna lay my, gonna lay my burden down

when you've banged your head
so many times before
you say 'I'm just gonna give up,
I'll never win this war'
but I step outside the prison
I know it can be done
and we will watch the fireworks
when the loser's heart has won

gonna lay my, gonna lay my, gonna lay my burden down


from Guy James, released November 11, 2011
song, vocals and all instruments by Guy James
produced by Guy James


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Guy James Girona, Spain

From my secret hideout north of Barcelona I create sonic and visual content to charm your senses. Stratospheric Analogue Juice: a direct injection of energy into your heart.

A big YES to the good dreams, the juiciness, the lovers, the infinity, the luxury, the magick, the why-not squad, the opportunists, the genii, the includers, the friends, the laughing, the impossible, the Oneness.
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