The Baker’s Beat “Lyric-Koan” feature highlights a lyric from the previous night’s show and encourages readers to ponder it’s meaning during the day as a meditative exercise, using the Japanese calligraphy visual if desired.
“Each betrayal begins with trust. Every man returns to dust.”
(From “Farmhouse”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 1999).
“Do tigers sleep in lily patches? Do rhinos run for thunder?”
(From “Tube”, lyrics by Jon Fishman circa 1990).
“I’m convinced the whole day long that all I learn is always wrong and things are true that I forget but no one taught that to me yet.”
(From “Character Zero”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 1996)
“Red means run, son. Numbers add up to nothin’.”
(From “Powderfinger”, lyrics by Neil Young circa 1975)