Sly Man's Pill

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Sly Man’s Pill (4:36) by Michael Van
a song about what Gurdjeiff said was the fastest way to conciousness.
and how hard it is to change anything


Sly Man’s Pill ©1997 Michael VanArsdale

So you say you’re gonna change your mind
I’m not gona make the same mistakes or commit the same old crime
Well I’m never gona waste my time, I’m never gona be so blind
I’m never gona fall for a woman that makes me feel this way again
I’m gona get in shape, I’m never gona hesitate
My New Years resolution is to complete my evolution.

To see myself as I am, to see the world as it is
I wonder if I ever will, take that sly mans pill.
Yes, I wonder if I ever will

Imagine that, even though I changed my mind
It seems I make the some mistake and commit the same old crimes
Well I’m just wasting time, I’ve never felt so blind
I keep having these same old feelings again and again.
Where do I stop this train, all the scenery looks the same
I feel like I’ve been here before, but I don’t what to come back no more


from Dreaming Myself Awake, released September 23, 2013
with Sean Caffey on Steel Guitar and Mark Cheley on Bass.



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Michael Van San Francisco, California

Michael Van comes from Georgia and dishes up the twang with a bit of deep introspection, exploring the lines between love and fear, self and no self, and the plain truth of reality. Alan Bond (of Dark Hollow) brings his famous mandolin leads and strong vocal harmony to the mix, while local legend Larry Lawson (from Blue Lizard) holds the bottom. Together they form the Movers. ... more

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