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Life Without You (Feat. Anas Canon)

Baraka Blue on November 13, 2012 10:38

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    In this chapter of the Lost Memoirs, Majnun confesses that an all-consuming love has rendered rational thought mute and torn him into a world in which the beloved is all. Although unable to reunite with the beloved, the universe has become an expanse of innumerable mirrors, which at every moment reflect her face from new angles. Woven together indistinguishably are the ecstasy of contemplating the beloved and the pain of separation from her lips. The tension of love builds until ultimately the lover finds his own self-awareness to be but a veil.

    Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Anas Canon for Remarkable Current.
    Music Written by Anas Canon.
    All Music by Anas Canon and Fred Nilsson.
    Lyrics by Baraka Blue and Anas Canon.


    Verse I:

    This house of mirrors
    got me deep in the zone
    you know how I feel
    Nina Simone
    dig inside your chest
    and unearth apocryphal poems
    evil is what we do that makes you leave us alone
    cuz life is gifted
    every time we breath is a loan
    you just want beef?
    come on sink your teeth in the bone
    and suck the marrow out
    now tell me what is it you care about?
    Mosesing my ego
    I'm still trying to get the Pharaoh out
    and if they ask about my whereabouts
    I'm writing in the sands of foreign lands
    like West African marabouts
    to remember my original tongue
    but now I'm stuck in this Babylon
    under digital suns
    born into the tent
    and like the rivers we run
    but the air is too polluted
    for my physical lungs
    so I inhale through my heart
    and beat the rhythm it drums
    and turn with every cell in my body
    to the Infinite One


    It’s so hard
    living life without you
    Habibi, uhibuka fi’llah
    (Beloved, I love you in God i.e. “for God’s sake”) x2

    Verse II:

    Its so hard
    but these painful emotions
    are closer to true love
    than ecstatic devotion
    it's hand-to-hand combat
    the blood, as it's soaking
    there’s no telling if it's of me
    or of my opponent
    until I'm unblinded
    and reminded I am my opponent
    then duality dies and I'm not fighting
    I'm floating
    I'm not dueling
    I'm dancing
    it’s stillness in motion
    whirling me open like the Milky Way
    galaxies, oceans
    as I'm sworn into existence
    membership for the moment
    in the embers of remembrance
    smoldering, smoking
    to be present in your presence
    absent in your essence
    they said I should just forget you
    I could never be chosen
    and we could never be together
    they said it'd just be better
    if I finally would let you go
    and forget you forever
    transformed, as all is perishing
    except your face
    into a continent of parched tongues
    that yearns for a taste

    Verse III:

    Like I could die before I die
    and just let you inside
    so you can witness yourself
    as I see through my eyes
    if I could die before I die
    and let you inside
    so you can be the one
    who sees through my eyes
    If u don't count yourself amongst the deceased
    word for the wise
    count yourself amongst the deceived
    I feel too alive
    the letter killeth
    and the spirit giveth life,
    so I'm murdered and resurrected
    every word I recite
    I pray that you get this letter
    and that when it arrives
    there’s still time to revive me
    to subsist in your eyes
    pure longing
    pulled like the moon on the tide
    on the shore of transcendence
    I’m watching you shine
    as each drop in the ocean
    connects and it binds
    and calms
    to reveal your reflection
    I'm blind
    as all is absent in your essence
    and present in your presence
    all is perishing except your face
    I step and I dive

    -Baraka Blue

    Released by: Remarkable Current
    Release date: Nov 13, 2012


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