Posted by: Mark Nielsen | September 30, 2013

My Om Got a Backbeat [original song lyric, by Mark Nielsen]

Song as a musical partner to the forthcoming short "contemplative" film, _iPhone On the Road Blues_" (featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie)

Song as a musical partner to my forthcoming short “contemplative” film, _iPhone On the Road Blues_ (featuring the music of Dizzy Gillespie)

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My Om Got a Backbeat   [original song lyric, 9-30-13 by Mark Nielsen]

 [with thanks and/or apologies to my fellow interfaith practitioners of contemplation and meditation]

v1

Good morning to ya, Brother Sun.

It’s so fine and funky to get wit you.

I’m trying to find that holy hum–

and learn from you just what to do.

v2

I’m primed to rhyme, and take my time,

To get my soul empty and be fulfilled.

But my Om got a backbeat, in 5/8 time,

and a dancing booty that won’t sit still.

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Chorus:

My Om got a backbeat,

My prayer got that wiggle,

My Om got a back beat,

that just make me giggle.

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v3

Rock, jazz, reggae and funk,

The Kaddish to the Great Hashem,

three Hail Marys to get rid of the junk

and a smartphone call to I Am Who AM.

repeat Chorus

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” ROLL CALL! ”  [aka Bridge]

Y’shua ben Josef and the mighty James Brown,

Siddhartha’s headin’ down to Motown,

Thomas Merton and Keating, too–

Showing everyone what to do.

Brother Lawrence, Chesterton,

Martin Luther and Pete Townshend.

Meister Eckhardt, Eckhart Tolle,

Billie Holiday’s “Body and Soul”.

Vivekananda and the Kinky prayer,

This Yogi’s for you, and Yogi Bear,

Public Enemy, Society of Friends,

Saint Teresa and the Cistercians.

John Coltrane and the Love Supreme,

Dali, Magritte and The Beautiful Dream.

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repeat Chorus x2

…and then wail on home with a wicked violin, guitar and/or drum solo!

 

Thomas Keating anthology leads to Love Supreme and a bite o' the Apple

Thomas Keating anthology leads to Love Supreme and a bite o’ the Apple


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