“Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul!” + Other Lyric-Koans from the Hole-y Show

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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.


“Swim with the cactus and float with the stone.”

(From “NICU”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 1992)


“Set the gearshift for the high gear of your soul. You’ve got to run like an antelope, out of control.”

(From “Run Like an Antelope”, lyrics by Tom Marshall and Steve “Dude of Life” Pollak circa early 1980s)


“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices for yonder breaks a new glorious morn.
Fall on your knees. O hear the angels’ voices! O night divine! O night when Christ was born! O night divine! O night! O night divine!

(From “O Holy Night”, lyrics by Placide Cappeau circa 1847)


“I can see through the lines.”

(from “Taste”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 1995)

“You don’t gotta tell me, I don’t gotta move – ’cause I’m sittin’ back here sharin’ in the groove.”

(from “Mike’s Song”, lyrics by Mike Gordon circa 1985)