New Song

Can you write a new song?
Will you sail the sea?
What took you so long
To finally see?

Take a look at the view
Stay out until 2
This is enough
Dayenu

Can you choose the next scene?
Can you say what you mean?
Do you know what you want?
Or will you go on a jaunt?

Open your eyes and listen
Or else you might be missin
What’s floating right toward you
Grab what’s here for you

Could you sing and dance
If you had the chance?
Could you see yourself
In a deep, inspired romance?

The roses smell sweet
As you move your feet
It’s a beautiful day
I wonder who I’ll meet

Oakland, California

Space Song

Hop into space
And say your goodbye
To that lovely place
You once knew as Pai
Take my advice
Cause I’m not gonna lie
You should strap in your seatbelt
Cause you’re ’bout to fly

To the tune of Pai Song
Chiang Mai, Thailand

20141101_183923Running back and forth
Trying to find a home
But it really doesn’t matter
Where you choose to roam
When you find your peace of mind
You see you’re already here
Sail on this crazy ship
But you don’t have to steer

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Because I Got High

I was gonna take a van back to Chiang Mai
I thought I had a solid plan to go to Chiang Mai
Now I’m stuck in Pai, and I know why
Because I got high, because I got high, because I got high

To the tune of the classic Afroman song
Pai, Thailand

What Happens in Pai…

When I left this place
I don’t know why
I’m trying my best
To be a nice guy
What I say is the truth
I’m not gonna lie
But what happens in Pai
Doesn’t come back to Chiang Mai

To the tune of Pai Song
Chiang Mai, Thailand, while planning a return trip to Pai

A passive struggle
A deep reflection
Rich encounters
Scattered attention

Paper planes
Shift our brains
Bring in the reigns
On your affection

Choose a goal
But let go of control
The Universe as a whole
Will see out your intention

Once you succeed,
Find a new need
Set off on your steed
In your newfound direction

Walk, then run
Leave, then stay
It’s never truly won
But a continuous sway

Follow the moment
See where it leads
“Be in the now”
Your better mind pleads

Homestay with hill tribe family outside of Sa Pa, Vietnam

Da Lat Song

Sitting right here
In lovely Da Lat
If you ask me,
I like it a lot
If you like what you hear,
You found the right spot
But I’m gonna stop now
That’s all that I’ve got

To the tune of Pai Song
Da Lat, Vietnam

Vortex

Vortex in space
Brings you to the right place
The Universe will provide
If you go along with the ride
But you must decide
What you want to find
And focus your mind
And bend with the tide

Langkawi, Malaysia