“You Don’t Have to Count Them, Just Enjoy Them One By One” + Other Lyric-Koans from the Lemon 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.


“How far have we fallen, how far can we go?
How far will we fall, if there’s nothing below?”

(From “No Men in No Man’s Land”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa early 2015)

“If you would stop and notice that we number every day
But allow the many moments left uncounted slip away.

You don’t have to count them, just enjoy them one by one
Then things would take a different hue and sparkle in the sun
The winds would lift you up into the sky.”

(From “Scents & Subtle Sounds”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 2003)