Natural Mystic – Bob Marley


BobThere’s a natural mystic blowing through the air
I won’t tell no lie;
If you listen carefully now you will hear:
There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air.

Bob Marley – Natural Mystic

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air;
If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last:
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.

Things are not the way they used to be,
I won’t tell no lie;
One and all have to face reality now.
‘Though I’ve tried to find the answer to all the questions they ask.
‘Though I know it’s impossible to go livin’ through the past –
Don’t tell no lie.

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air –
Can’t keep them down –
If you listen carefully now you will hear.

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air.

This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last:
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air –
I won’t tell no lie;
If you listen carefully now you will hear:
There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air.
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air;
There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air;
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air;
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air;
Such a natural mystic blowing through the air.

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4 Responses to Natural Mystic – Bob Marley

  1. Loreen Lee says:

    I have always loved Marley. And what he says about the mystic reminds me of the oft’ confusion between some kinds of psychosis and mysticism. Nietzsche has a nice quote on this, about the madman who was considered such because the others could not hear the music. And there is often music in the ‘voices’. Some after much time even, like St. Joan of Arc are at last recognized as saints, and others confined indefinitely to incarceration, or stigma. St. Joan we must remember was burned at the stake. And about the first and last trumpet – nice use of the biblical metaphor. Yes. It is good to be realistic about the world, but within our thoughts we can remain removed from the world, and concentrate of conquering our subconscious, even when that involves recognizing our inadequacies. It is the first step, even in the Alcoholics Program to become more whole/complete/holy. Your choice of word here. The best.

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    • thanks Loreen
      the human sensory organs only detect only a tiny fraction of what’s “out there”
      and then we filter what does come to us through our own cultural linguistic and educational biases – who’s to say whats “real'” or realistic?
      🙂

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    • Loreen Lee says:

      I think that what he meant by ‘being realistic’ was the recognition that $#/+ happens. The call of the trumpet refers metaphorically I believe to the Christian call before the final judgment but as he says, the first could be (as bad as the last???)
      This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last:
      Many more will have to suffer,
      Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.
      He agrees with you then, that there is no answer: the realities remain ‘undefined’…..
      Thanks for getting back. Good night. Sleep well..

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