The Blue

 

Jesus was a carpenter
a common man
Krishna was a cowboy
out in Hindustan
Iím a bit of both
but I donít understand, just

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

Iíd climb the highest mountaintop
to see the sun
Iíd walk the sea of Galilee
with anyone
Iíd make myself a martyr
if it could be done, but

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

Iíve wandered as a mendicant
without a name
Iíve lost myself for hours inside
a candle flame
Iíve gone beyond my senses but
I feel the same, oh

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

My kundaliniís rising but
it just wonít peak
Iíll have to check my chakras
for a power leak
or maybe I could make it
as a Jesus freak, Ďcause

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

Iíve written to the Editor
to get the word
He said I write the blankest verse
heís ever heard
I wonder why my universe seems
so absurd, hey

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

If I could catch a glimpse at what
itís all about
Iíd find myself in selflessness
without a doubt
and take my rightful place among
the most devout, so

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

Iíve searched the ancient manuscripts
for saintly quotes
Iíve tried out every discipline
and antidote
Iíd hate to end this song upon
a sour note, but

Whatís keeping me from breaking through the blue?
How many miracles are dreams come true?
Why canít I be holy, too?

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