Don't Miss the Question

Don't Miss the Question

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Liner Notes: 

In support of being true to curiosity, not overriding inner questions or selling out our own wisdom, and being willing to stand out because of it, and potentially contribute much because of it.

Lyrics: 

Don't miss the question
Sometimes you only get an instant
Before explaining it away

Don't miss the question
It can be subtle but insistent
Occurring several times a day

You got to listen to the part of you that doesn't understand
Don't be the one who nods and just says 'yes' out of hand
It takes all of us, employing all our curiosity
Five blind men, each has something that the others cannot see
Don't miss the question

Don't miss the question
And if the others are resistant
They might just be afraid to say

Don't miss the question
Or be too quick to take an answer
This life is rich in shades of gray

You got to listen to the part of you that doesn't understand
Don't be the one who nods and just says 'yes' out of hand
It takes all of us, employing all our curiosity
Five blind men, each has something that the others cannot see

Don't miss the question
Don't miss the question
Don't miss the question



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Comments

musicsongwriter's picture

Very beautiful concept, insightful lyrics, philosophical and symbolic.
Nadia

metalfoot's picture

I like this idea of not missing the question in life; listening to that part that doesn't understand as a way of learning to know yourself better. Nice write.

sph's picture

Wise words. Will be interesting to hear the song

yam655's picture

Nicely done. There's something to be said for embracing a childlike curiosity even when you don't know the questions.

kahlo2013's picture

This is a really brilliant take on the prompt! I like the way you really challenge the listener to be active engaged and thoughtful. I love the insight you bring to your lyrics, Barbara.

benjo's picture

Hey Barbara
always something special from you
and this is special, I love this
very clever thoughtful write
it was a pleasure to read this
so much insight, the questions in life

hope you're well
and hope we hook up this time around

wonderful work

Adnama17's picture

This is a brilliant line: "Five blind men, each has something that the others cannot see". Everyone has a unique perspective. None are right, wrong, just different. As it should be.
Any plans to set this one? I would love to know what style you'd pick.
Biggrin