“Nothing I See Can Be Taken From Me” + Other Lyric-Koans from the Glazed Show

LyricKoan 13 End or Finally

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.


“Waiting patiently for this chance to see. Doing what I can, it seems that most events aren’t planned.

Expectations rise, falling to the side. Fate extends a hand. It seems that most events aren’t planned…

Curiosity. What it feels like to be free. Out of space and mind and the boundaries of my mind.”

(from “Most Events Aren’t Planned”, lyrics by Page McConnell circa 2002)


“Spending or saving? Credit or debt?
Which did you think I meant?
Nothing I see can be taken from me.”

(From “Bug”, lyrics by Tom Marshall circa 1999)


“We’ve got it simple cause we’ve got a band.”

(From “Simple”, lyrics by Mike Gordon circa 1994)


“The ocean is only a lot of drops of water. Land is only a lot of grains of sand…
We’re all the same down here. Without a map, all lines disappear”

(From “Rise/Come Together”, lyrics by Trey Anastasio or Tom Marshall circa 2017)


“Won’t you step into the freezer?”

(From “Tweezer Reprise”, lyrics by Trey Anastasio/Jon Fishman/Mike Gordon/Page McConnell circa 1990)