pretty wings

my friend lester wrote a recommendation of me, in some twitter format which i don’t understand, but what i did like was that he talked about merging pop culture and political analysis…that truly is an intersection i love exploring.

if you watch the tone and energy of reactions and responses, the line between political and pop realms becomes so blurred. the passion with which people speak of lou dobbs, rush limbaugh, rachel maddow, obama…line that up with the energy of folks talking about beyonce and britney and brangelina…line that up with folks talking about basketball, football, golf, any sport. it’s all entertainment, content, emotional cues to direct our lives from one reaction to the next. there’s talent of course, brilliance sometimes, natural ability. but a lot of it is cycles. even as we feel a call towards creating the world we want, not railing against these repetitive cycles, its hard to resist the meta-systems…the metaphors cross over so well.

i just listened to this song (maxwell’s “pretty wings”) as a message from impacted communities to the global economy, and it totally works. here are lyrics…

Time will bring the real end of our trial
One day they’ll be no remnants
No trace, no residual feelings within ya
One day you won’t remember me
Your face will be the reason I smile
But I will not see what I cannot have forever
I’ll always love ya, I hope you feel the same
Oh you played me dirty, your game was so bad
You toyed with my affliction
Had to fill out my prescription
Found the remedy, I had to set you free
Away from me
To see clearly the way that love can be
When you are not with me
I had to leave, I have to live
I had to lead, I had to live

If I can’t have you, let love set you free
To fly your pretty wings around
Pretty wings, your pretty wings
Your pretty wings around

I came wrong, you were right
Transformed your love in to a lie
(and so on)

try it.

its totally liberating 🙂