Easy Does It: Good Instructions For Most Every Situation

I admit it. I’m a huge Bonnie Prince Billy fan. If you’ve never heard his music, give it a real good chance to grow on you.

If you hate one song or album, the next one you’ll find completely different from the last. Some albums I didn’t appreciate until I let them simmer for a long time and finally caught the scent of something delicious.

Other albums spoke to me of their greatness immediately on the first listen.

But today I’m not here to preach to you about how much care the man puts into every intricate detail of each of his projects–that’s for another day.

I will say this: everything Bonnie Prince Billy puts out has been lovingly constructed and put together in a completely flowing manner. It’s that sense of flow that I wanted to impart to you in this post.

That’s the main reason most people have for doing the Radical Undoing and Hypnosis work: to flow more freely with their own lives.

Once you’re flowing more freely with your life, what else do you need to do? Nothing but keep on flowing.

In that spirit, I wanted to share this beautiful tune with you.

It’s a friendly and lovely song, about realizing the futility of your own resistance against your life, and then finally opening up to the “Just One Day,” which is all any of us ever really experience–the one day you’re living right now.

His proposed solution: Just one way: stretch out your arms and cry out to the glory of your life…exactly as you find it now. Look at all the friends and family who’ve loved you and added color and experience along your way. Welcome the moonlit nights. Wander and don’t worry so much about where you lay your head. Listen to the constant beauty of the sounds and music around you.

Am I sounding a little cheesy? I don’t think so. Maybe appreciation for the experiences of my own life runneth over a little, especially when listening to Mr. Billy and his tunes. All in all, it’s a fun song, and a fun way to share the simple message with you: Easy Does It!

(lyrics below.)

The lyrics:

When there’s only one thing I can do
Well you know that I still don’t want to do
When there’s just one way to get through
Sometimes I still don’t want to go through with it
There are other ways I used to think
to find my way around
the wood & the caves & the bad woman’s ways
that are always to be found
and I have done enough right
dirt & wrong can now bolster my might
and love I can find it again
in someone sitting close in the flashes of sin
there are other ways, I used to think,
to find my way around
the woods & the smell & the word of farewell
that I always had to sound
now there is just one way
I stretch out my arms & cry to that
just one day
I number the friends & the family that love me
I welcome the ring of the moonlight above me
and I wander, and lay in whatever old bed
with good, earthly music singing into my head
there’s a path
there’s a beach
there’s a horseshoe crab
there’s my brothers, my girlfriends
my mom, and my dad
& there’s me
and that’s all there needs to be
now there is just one way
I stretch out my arms & cry to that
just one day
I number the friends & the family that love me
I welcome the ring of the moonlight above me
and I wander, and lay in whatever old bed
with good, earthly music singing into my head.