Dan Gribbin

Dan Gribbin

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Folk - Contemporary | Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
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Member Since: 2005
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18

Song Description

On the one hand, the song praises Buddhist practice for injecting calm into a hectic pace. On the other hand, there is a hint of spoof in the way Buddhism is treated in the song. So it's a light-hearted consideration of the peaceful benefits of Buddhist practice.

Story Behind the Song

This is what comes of being married to a woman who dabbles in Buddhist practice.

Lyrics

You can dial it back with the Buddha,
A lotus blossom floating in your smile.
You can dial it back with the Buddha.
Change your pace. Smooth your style. (Repeat this line.)

You try to sprint, run, jump the gun,
Convince yourself that you're the one,
You play the field for short-term tangible gains.
You wake up in an empty bed,
A hammer pounds your throbbing head.
My friend, a dose of self-reflection can neutralize your pain.

And you can dial it back with the Buddha,
A lotus blossom floating in your smile.
You can dial it back with the Buddha.
Change your pace. Smooth your style. (Repeat this line.)

Dial back from high to low, ease the flow,
There ain't no place you need to go.
You'll never smell the roses from the fast lane.
Dial back and walk a mile. Stay a while.
Resuscitate your inner child.
That path you've chosen is foreclosin' on the best part of your brain.

But you can dial it back with the Buddha,
A lotus blossom floating in your smile.
You can dial it back with the Buddha.
Change your pace. Smooth your style. (Repeat this line.)

Buddha. Buddha. Barracuda.
In a world of sharks you hang and keep your cool.
Respiration. Meditation. Breathe. You're a jewel. And you can

For heavens sake, you gotta hit the brake
You gotta park that rocket eighty-eight.
This ain't no race, there's no ground to make up.
Let your Buddha percolate,
You'll love that self you liberate.
Wake up to peace, wake up.

And you can dial it back with the Buddha,
A lotus blossom floating in your smile.
You can dial it back with the Buddha.
Change your pace. Smooth your style. (Repeat this line.)

Song Length
4:42
Genres
New Age - Progressive, Folk - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Relaxed, Welcoming

Subject Matter
Philosophy, Imagination

Similar Artist
Simon & Garfunkel
Language
English

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Label Credits Anhinga Harmonics