Ancestra

Ancestra

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Song Description

Often times when we meditate we have 'voices' interrupting us; some call this monkey-mind

Story Behind the Song

Often times when we meditate we have 'voices' interrupting us; some call this monkey-mind. This song deals with hearing that monkey, facing that monkey and overcoming that monkey. And, we realize the monkey embodies our fears. Change the 'monkey' to Georg

Lyrics

High noon in my monkey mind; the shadows drawin' near
We won?t find out who?s left standin'; until the dust clouds clear

Standin' tall my heat?s gone packin?; panic rises in my throat
However will I win this duel? Against a clever foe

Chorus I
There?s trouble at the border; there?s somethin' goin' down
There?s trouble at the border; that old monkey?s hangin' round
That monkey?s busy telling me, ?You?d better turn and run?
There?s trouble at the border, there?s fightin' to be done
There's fightin' to be done

Salty fears spillin' down my face; beady eyes starin' back at me
Graspin' tight to old habits dear; my racin' heart can't see

Bridge
Dust keeps coverin' up my dreams
That blowin' wind, she?s howlin' loud
Sage breaks through the splittin' earth
Commands the rains to quench its thirst

Chorus I

Rains from papa sky cleanse my foggy mind; mama earth calms my fears
As their child I feel humbled; there is no threat, it's clear

What comes through to me as I face him down; the choice is up to me
I'm more interested in movin' past his duel; to be what I can see

Chorus II
There?s trouble at the border; there?s somethin' goin' down
There?s trouble at the border; that old monkey?s hangin' round
So when that monkey's tellin' me, "You better turn and run"
I'll walk right past and tip my hat; singin', "Been a pleasure, son"
It's been a pleasure, son
Ahhhhhhhh-ah-ah-ah

Song Length
4:37
Genres
Country - Cowboy, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Moods
Troubled, Restless

Subject Matter
Fear, Encouragement

Similar Artist
The Judds
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Ancestra
Music Credits Ancestra
Producer Credits Maggie Delaney-Pothoff
Publisher Credits Ancestra
Performance Credits Ancestra
Label Credits Ancestra