Tao Te Ching Verse 12

Tao Te Ching Verse 12

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Demo: 

Tao Te Ching Verse 12-Marthie Nel Hauptfleisch-Woman On Fire

Liner Notes: 

still chipping away at the 81 verses....

Lyrics: 

Tao Te Ching Verse 12

The five colors blind the eye
The five tones deafen the ear
The five flavors dull the palate
Racing, hunting, and galloping about
Only to disturb the mind
Wasting energy to obtain rare objects
Only impedes one’s growth

So the Sage is led by his inner truth
And not his outer eye
He holds to what is deep
And not what lies on the surface



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Comments

coolparadiso's picture

I have not heard all of these yet, but this is very good. Got a really good flow.

atitlan's picture

Really like this. I especially like the way you accelerated the delivery for the 'racing, hunting ...' line - it works really well.

Jerry Pettit's picture

Oooh...that's an interesting idea--doing a "theme" of mini-songs, whether it's the Tao Te Ching, or something else. (Book of Proverbs, anyone?)

Very much enjoyed this, Marthie! A VERY interesting idea--and with your usual incredible talent.