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Lyrics

Crosswinds Of Time


Woke up Monday morning

with a question in my ear;

"Does anybody know

just what we're doing here?"

I think too much about it

Still the answer is unclear,

So I'll answer that tomorrow.


Caught in the crosswinds of Time -

I see life rushing away;

I have no choice I move ahead.

Caught in the crosswinds of Time -

Does tomorrow change my mind

into a place I've never been?


Seems that those who claim to have

Some private line on truth

Are certainly the ones who don't know.

Is there method to my madness?

Is there reason to my rhyme?

Is Life and endless circle?


Caught in the crosswinds of Time -

I see life rushing away;

I have no choice I move ahead.

Caught in the crosswinds of Time -

Does tomorrow change my mind

into a place I've never been?


[Instrumental Break]


Caught in the crosswinds of Time -

I see life rushing away;

I have no choice I move ahead.

Caught in the crosswinds of Time -

Does tomorrow change my mind

into a place I've never been?


O-o-o-o-o

Storyline Notes

More months passed by, with Dax alternating in mood between the contentedness of being 'in the now' to feelings of frustration and a gnawing feeling that there was a need for a change.  On one night about 6 months after the previous intense dream, Dax had another compelling dream - with yet another muse.  This one was a female muse - who seemed to be describing and even mocking his predicament as he helplessly passed through time.


[Scene: Dax's passage through time - showing not only how it ages him (and others) but also how it transforms and changes us both externally and internally.]


On awakening, Dax was again stirred by the words of both this dream and the previous one.  He decided that perhaps he should do something - since time waits for no one.  He began to see each day which he had failed to enjoy life as a small tragedy.  And by failing to pursue his passion or what has meaning for him, Dax had in essence wasted may days - weeks - months - years even.


Dax believed in this idea of pursuing ones passions firmly, but one problem was that he truly was conflicted concerning his passions and what he truly wanted.   Even when he had in the past 'resolved to resolve' this dilemma - he had found that he could not 'make' the alternate ideas or ideals abate.  But perhaps it was not a single focus that he needed, but a conglomerate of ALL the things meaningful.  Just because there are inconsistencies or conflicts does not wholly invalidate these many-fold aspects to life.  


It now appears best to Dax to be passionate concerning many philosophies and pursuits even if they were inconsistent in some ways. This is better than to be dogmatic about a single ideal and put on blinders to everything else - all in the name of being 'consistent' or appearing congruent to others.


This new revelation led him deeper into researching many of the 'old' religions and belief systems.  He began to see that everyone is operating within a 'belief system' - whether they realized it or not.  Some belief systems were formal, others were not.  Some were religious or spiritual in nature, some practical, some scientific, and some just a random collection of experiences an individual had learned from.


He began to look for commonalities in the more formally documented systems and found that many of them had almost identical sayings or beliefs. Perhaps more importantly he looked for tenets or ideas that would 'ring true' to his inner self.  Things that make sense, and beliefs that are beneficial and not harmful to himself or others.  He began to realize that negative beliefs - even when they seem true - are rarely beneficial.  So he decided to focus on A) Truth B) Benevolence (to self and others).


Coincidentally, he also began playing more on an old instrument known as a 'guitar'. As he deepened his understanding of music and the tonal relationships of the various notes and modal pattens on the guitar, he found that he could enter a somewhat meditative state when playing the guitar on occasion - and he found the effect was at times both calming and exhilarating.


So he moved forward, armed with this arsenal of combined ideas and passions. He tried to be 'in the moment' when the situation seemed to require, and when he found himself questioning he focused on these many deepening aforementioned avenues of interest [in all the songs up to this point].  And when his thinking took him outside of these known passions or interests- or when he was even questioning those things - he would guide his own judgement and discernment by the test of what was truthful and of good value (beneficial).

Credits

Words and Music written by David Denton

Lead Vocals by Cat Denton
All instruments performed by David Denton
Recorded and Produced by David Denton  

Commentary - Technical Notes

The lead vocals by Cat Denton were spectacular and spot on in my opinion! Thanks again Cat. 

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