Philosophy Heals The Soul

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This song was written at age 14.


I remember when life began, back on an outstretch of fears/
All the people I’ve known met and loved through my twenty-odd years/
The peers that put pressure; backstabbers and lesser types of human beings I was seeing/
I never thought I’d get old one day/
Or ever think that I would say, “Let the children play”/
But when the innocence is over, time will surely tell/
If love exists or the reality of living was just a spell/
Swell were the days of adolescence/
The time we spent together felt like only twenty seconds/
But, I never knew how personalities changed/
And learned that pain was just a way to know that things never stay the same/
I guess it’s hard to except the way life goes
I figure that’s why they say Philosophy Heals the Soul.

Positive influences were difficult to receive/
So I separate different folks for different needs/
I wish I knew then What I know now/
So I could separate which friends were true and which were foul/
Too many people never knew me from the outside/
What made them think that they could know me from the inside?/
But there’s no doubt in my mind, that your mind is in time with mine/
A diamond’s life is eternal, together we philosophize for the soul.

It’s life and pain.
It’s love and abstraction.
It’s beauty and hate.
And vice-versa.

Minutes make memories, and you only live once/
So you’d best to make your memories before the days and months do/
I’ve made to many mistakes but were they worth the time it took to mend the effects in the end?/
Now I take life slow, so that I don’t make the same mistakes…/
Think careful and avoid the road of heartbreaks/
Cause those were tribulating times/
Rejected and neglected when I was wasn’t writing rhymes/
Too many judgments have been passed down/
From the days of straight A’s to when I was the class clown/
My first love in the summer of fantasy/
And seeing things that were too much for a man to see/
Being this figure so unsure I was glad to be/
But never let dark clouds ever badger me/
It’s so uncanny how the world wants to pass me by/
While I’m undermining all these things that make me wonder why/
I want to reverse time ‘n go live in the past/
And praying that this time just wouldn’t be like the last/
I always ask myself the same questions…/
Over and Over, I find myself guessin’/
But, the puzzle seems to double when the answer’s no/
I guess that’s why they say Philosophy Heals the Soul.


from The Monotone EP (Deluxe Remaster), released May 5, 2019
Written & Produced By: Tonedeff for QN5 Music
Additional Production: Mannyphesto
Recording Engineer: Mannyphesto @ The Fish Bowl, Orlando, FL
©1997 QN5 Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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