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I. High On Life

Lyrics

High On Life


Looking out on a troubled world

Get so wrapped up in misfortune.

It gets so easy to forget

Just what we've got going here.


Ooh Ooh, won't you make me

High on Life?

Don't you know that happiness

Could surely abound here?

Ooh Ooh won't you make me 

High on the Love,

That runs so deep beyond

The forest of dark fear?

Oh, and it's gonna be alright.

We're gonna make it through the night.


Ooh Ooh, won't you make me

High on Life?

Don't you know that happiness

Could surely abound here?

Ooh Ooh won't you make me 

High on the Love,

That runs so deep beyond

The forest of dark fear?

Oh, and it's gonna be alright.

We're gonna make it through the night.


Ah-ah-ah, Oh-oh-oh, Uoo-uoo-uoo - Aum!

Hallelujah!


Ooh Ooh, won't you make me

High on Life?

Don't you know that happiness

Could surely abound here?

Ooh Ooh won't you make me 

High on the Love,

That runs so deep beyond

The forest of dark fear?

Oh, and it's gonna be alright.

We're gonna make it through the night.


Sit and listen

To the sounds

Of a different wind.

Coming stronger,

Coming farther,

From a place that has no end.


Ooh, like a train

coming around the bend.

Just like a long lost friend.


When the wind gets quiet

In the eye of the storm

You know we're coming home.


Don't listen

To fools who say 'for naught';

No reason

To waste your time on double-talk.


The choice is not to say,

or imagine 'the choice' -

You've got to be!


I thank you God

For the Life that you've

Given me.

I'm sorry 'bout the cursers

They just curse their lives away...


Ah, Oh, Ooh, Uh Aum.

Hallelujah.

Hallelujah!


Storyline Notes

Dax continued playing the ancient 'guitar' instrument and studied the ancient religions of the East and West.  Eventually he wrote a song called 'High On Life' which was like a heartfelt prayer to God or the greater power that was within all things.   In his innocence, Dax pleads with God to make him 'high' on life - hopefully ridding him of the conflicting woes within which he finds himself entralled.


He began to feel that perhaps only together with a power greater than himself could he make real progress - either with his conflicted feelings or outwardly.  The song was truly from his heart, and perhaps it sparked something within him - or within the knowing part of the cosmos (assuming such things exists).


In any case, the song 'High On Life' opened up the ways for the next Chapter - which is also based on a song that Dax wrote.  Whereas Dax only performed 'High On Life' to an audience of one, the next chapter was performed before a larger audience.

Credits

Words and Music written by David Denton

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

Commentary - Technical Notes

Just a side note on the apparent 'oohs' and 'aahs' in this song.


In ancient religions there were sacred words and some of these sacred words attempted to embody the name of god or some of his attributes.  


Aum (or om) in Buddhism/Hinduism was somewhat of an attempt to say (and meditate upon) a word containing all sounds (or at least all vowels) simultaneously.  A word with all sounds simultaneously could be seen as synonymous with the 'name' of God (who can be seen as all thing simultaneously).  In practice, it was really a tool to enhance mediation by attempting to expand our minds into a thought (and a word) that was pretty much impossible to actually say.


Similarly in Christianity and Judaism, a word reserved for very special praise of God was 'Hallelujah'.  While we pronounce it differently today, there is some evidence that it too was a very soft word with mostly vowel sounds (including almost all the vowel sounds) - somewhat like 'ah-ay-oo-ee-yah'.


So, Dax, in his studies of these religions (now ancient in his time) finds this as an interesting similarity and meditates on these sacred words and their powerful and almost magical meanings.

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