Another Time and Place

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Beat poet Tony Caravan ponders our squandered lives (video link below)

 

We’re all writing songs
we’re all writing books
we’re all posting this
and we’re all tweeting that

We’re talking about one thing
and wondering about another
Though it’s all been said before
we’re not so sure

In another time and place
Somewhere in another time and place

We haven’t scratched the surface
of the knowledge that already exists
We’re too clouded with the here and now
to be aware of what we don’t know

The more we obsess on trivial things
the further behind we get
and harder it will become to learn
We’re losing information on daily basis

In another time and place
Somewhere in another time and place

Some argue that knowing things
is not for everyone
and that an education is only good
for those who can use it

I reckon that’s true
for plants and cats and kangaroos
But we’ve grown these brains
capable of so much thinking
it seems like such a waste
to not live to our full potential

In another time and place
Somewhere in another time and place

But I guess there’s those
that rather just romp
to play and be entertained
without a care about how things work

Others are cursed with the
burning need to know why
An insatiable quest to comprehend
it all before they die

Perhaps we need to do both
Live, laugh, love and learn
To find a balance to become
wholly human

But one thing’s for certain
in this age of information
we’re losing the race
and getting very far behind

In another time and place
humans may have evolved
to comprehend it all
while being compassionate
and one with the natural world

But it’s clear we’re on a
dead end path
of self-centeredness
where only a few will
truly experience what it
means to be a part of
this universe.

Maybe, in another time and place
Somewhere in another time and place

Copyright 2016 Anthony Caravan (BMI)

 

Music video link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-nE-EkaCuk

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