Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The World Has No Water

I go back in time to a horrible episode of depression. I was hospitalized and the doctor was a very old gentleman, Dr. Rice. All I wanted to do was sleep. All my thoughts seemed to be negative and I feared that I had no control over life or even my mind. I realize now that I just could not accept my life situation and wanted to escape. There was, however, a positive voice and the artistic me trying to send the depressed self a message. I kept hearing the thought in my head...the world has no water. I was so frightened because it was my thought and I didn't know what it meant. So, I told the doctor. He said, "Oh, that's a crazy thought. You need an anti-psychotic." I dared not tell him the other thought...."She has a thousand arms."

You see this doctor was American. I was being poetic and spiritual. I think it is in Hinduism that there is an image of a Goddess with many arms. It is about the unending compassion and giving. The world has no water meant, I thirsted for knowledge...for sustenance. I was in a desert in my mind. The doctor thought the medication is what got me out of my depression.

I am including the lyrics I found of Matisyahu's beautiful song about Hashem. I was surprised and delighted by the title.

Matisyahu - The World Got No Water

You quench my thirsting soul and you fill my appetite
I give myself to you 'cause you treat me right
I put my trust in the world and the world gets tight
Shift my trust to you it's like a crystal clear night
Expand in all directions get the sections to unite
Hashem's rays fire blaze light my way light of my life
And these days well wait no longer night
reaching for my God like skyscrapers in the night
I said I know its hard inside is empty galus (exile) cuts like a knife
Internalize torah vibes bound to feel alright
Whirlwind of praise from below to above
Take flight in the sky got wings like a dove,
We're Soaring to shamayim (sky) where the angels call in love
Where the glory of Hashem fits like a glove
Hashem rules the world and Israel is his wife
Love you yes my God with all my heart my soul and my might
When I feel you by my side yes I'm flying like a kite
You open up my eyes and give me sight
Super energized everyday you give me life
I seen the ways of the world intoxifying on pride
Young man don't you know drugs impurify your mind
When Israel left mitzrayim four fifths got left behind
If you got no water how you gonna survive
Roots lead you to the well springs so you could stay alive
Pharaoh claimed to be a God and claimed to make the Nile
A crocodile could smile and show his teeth
You could see beauty shines externally but that's the story of Greece
But inside America bleeds, Israel won't you get up from your knees
Its just lies in disguise Torah's truth won't you please realize
Given to the humble one on Mt. Sinai
Shma Y'sroel, Hashem Elokainu, Hashem Echad
(Hear Israel, the lord is our God, the lord is one)
The world could just crumble to dust its just us it's not two it's just one
The middle road called truth, Torah yes you sooth my brain bruise
Open up peruse with knowledge of God
And move up an arousal from below till the secrets start to ooze
Don't snooze it's pure light the most high wants us alive
What's the proof?
We got life!
Chabad philosophy that's the deepest well-spring
Gaining knowledge of God while your gaining money
Fill up yourself with the light of his majesty
In a world of separation that's the only way to be
It's time we leave we won't flee just walk out easily
It's time we leave we won't flee just walk out easily
If you got no water how you gonna survive
Roots lead you to the well springs so you could stay alive
If you got no water how you gonna survive
If you got no water how you gonna survive
{There is a part missing here like a chorus, any help would be great.}

Enjoy the music!!!

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