Keep Moving

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 7:00 pm

Keep Moving

There’s a burgeoning folk music scene in New Delhi, India. And, Pratapaditya Deb, a 30-year-old musician from Assam who goes by the name Dayglocrazie, draws on the universal themes of hope and goodness, our relationship to others and the Earth, and the love and loss we all experience at sometime in our lives. He wrote in to thank us for our “replenishing” podcast conversations, and, in turn, we were delighted to discover his gorgeous song about “the quietly devastating experience of being lost in the belly of the whale”:

I was waiting for the raft to arrive.
I was hoping you’d be by my side.
But I guess I’m alone, like everybody else;
The deep we must survive.

I was keeping the time and making plans.
I was cursing, did it have to be so bad?
But I guess I’m alone, like everybody else;
The deep we must survive.

You gotta keep moving now.
You gotta keep moving now.

Forever and ever and ever
And ever and ever and ever
And ever and ever and ever
And ever and ever and ever
Now.

So watch your back and I’ll keep watching mine.
Wave goodbye to all those golden times.
And boy don’t you slip now cuz the world is watching you:
It doesn’t care if you die.

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