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009 Sound System – With A Spirit lyrics

You can be
Whatever you want
When you're high
Walk slowly
With a spirit by your side
(Oh baby)
Don't fear if you lose your mind
Say how you doin' boy I'm feelin' fine
... When somethin' carries me away... Hey hey hey hey...

Don't think
Just take a ride
I do believe
That Jesus lied
To keep us all so satisfied
With a sale
You should know baby

Don't feel
The thorny nights
Never ask
For holy rites
Don't ya think
That God has died
This time

And don't stop
Takin' these drugs cuz' they
Got you flyin' forgettin' yesterday
Maybe it's crazy but keep gettin' stoned while you can
Baby in the lord's hands

Don't say
You know what's right

Don't take
Those alibis
Don't hate
The other side
When they're right
Sure they are baby

Don't wave
Your flag up high
Don't praise
Your concubines
Did you just
Fall for lies
This time



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    It is a great song and so good it makes me cry. It truely is lendary. It depicts a life with the use of drugs, not because they are good but more to show a relaxed outlook on life and this is key in living a good life. Not to question gods or anyone elses way so long as your happy an "flyin". It is not about actually taking drugs but rather living life well. I will always live this till I die and anyone who hates this song doesn't have a heart or spirit. Life is great, live it well my friends.
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    I find it is difficult to discern the writers intent as it has both a clear pro-faith message in the second verse but an ambiguous message in the first. I have a son that had a drug problem who might use the first message to justify his actions. I really enjoy the music and beat. Its a shame the words don't fully capture the beauty in the music. I appreciate all of the views posted and the dialog is very healthy and positive. Thanks!
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    @warlord13 I felt the same way the first few times I read it, as well. However, I took into consideration that the theme of this song seems to be about people uniting and not letting personal issues torment them into a state of negativity. This song seems to be telling everyone who has a belief system to let go of their ego. Well, maybe the writer is trying to tell people who think jesus was created to keep us all in a state of content to let go of that paradigm? Jmho.
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    I really loved it. The song is awesome and really encouraging it really boosted me up thanks a lot for this. Actually when some one is really frustrated should actually listen to this it is extremely positivity song which will give you new way to live life an to do things or you can say achieve your goals precisely and all at its best.
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    It can be faith, it can be gettin high, or both. I know alot of spiritualist who basically see the world and everything it encompasses as one. It don; t matter what religion, what sexuality, whatever you are, it don; t matter to them, I know some spiritual thinkers smoke here and there, and for them it's a good way to get into their deep thoughts about life. I'm catholic, but I like being open minded and balanced. It seems very true that for many spiritual people, smoking something can be good, of course they don; t over exaggerate, but I can agree that for them, getting high can be one of the ways to get in touch with your spiritual self, and their faith, for them it"s all good. And I really like that view.
    Of course doesn; t mean taht for everyone you gotta smoke, but for many of them, it's just another way of getting in touch with themselves and the world. The natives did the same thing.
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    This song isn't disrespecting christ by saying use drugs but it is rather enforcing drugs to forget the hardships of the world so you won't be lead astray by it. In the song it is quoted that " you can be whatever you want when you're high walk slowly with a spirit by your side (oh baby) don't fear if you lose your mind say how you doin' boy i'm feelin' fine" meaning that it is okay to do these drugs because god is with you because he is walking by your side.
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    saveme
    Wow! What to believe? I personally can't seem to grasp the religious message in this song, maybe because I have not listened to the song itself, only read the words! I will say however that satan do find justice or rather explanations with plausible reasoning in all sin he promotes every day, constantly reasoning with our minds to justify anything or way he can find to corrupt our thinking, souls and the word of god. Maybe we should rather look at the believes of the band and not be fooled with the lyrics or catchy beat of the song - I am sure if the band believes in christ they will have no problem to declare or admit it? That way you will know if it is good or just another disguise similar to wolf in sheep's clothing. Right?
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    Warlord13
    Love this song but I think someone got a word wrong in the lyrics. The 2nd paragraph kept bugg'n me cause I couldn't make sense of it until I listened to the song over & over. I'm certain that the song says "I DO believe that Jesus lied...to keep us all so satisfied with a sale" Read & listen to it several times. Makes much more sense this way. To me this song is about reality or what we perceive to be reality and just how little we really understand that we truly don't know squat so we make assumptions without evidence and that becomes our reality. So for a change. "Don't think...just take a ride"
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    At first glance, I thought this was an anti-spirit song because it said "God has died". I don't think that's what he meant. Maybe it was, but to me it was not. I think it means that the God of holy rites has died, replaced by one who values the raised and the full of spirit. I think it is about letting go with the connections and ties to the world, letting go of the mind, and becoming the spirit Christ told of. I love this song. Long live the spirit and long live with a spirit.
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    It means you can be anything when you're "high" on the Lord. It is not meant to be obvious. It reinforces that religion is and has be deceptive because we write our own version of the truth to many times manipulate, like the person that say's "I love you" frequently but their actions do not show it. This is tradition and churchiness, and the song is speaking to it.
    Now I say all this after realizing that the dna evidence 100% debunks the idea that Gen 11: 10-26 dates the extermination of "every living thing" to 2300 bc (292 years before Abraham). Even knowing this logical understanding (that broke my heart when discovering it as a life long Christian), this song moved my soul and is the soundtrack to my business video by pure happenstance. I only listened to the words after a remix with YouTube, and I'm leaving it. Maybe Jesus will straighten out the flood myth some day.
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    It's amazing how people try to turn a negative into a positive because they enjoy the music that the words are set to. There's just enough ambiguity to allow people to form their own interpretation, but if you think about the message, it's actually messed up; unless you're in favor of drug use and opposed to a belief in jesus as the christ of god. But hey, you've been warned. Too bad the song sounds great until you listen to the words.
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