This is my current playlist so you have an idea of what kinda stuff I listen to. If you dont like this kinda music thats alright but im sure you can understand why I listen to it. Heres the lyrics to a section of the song, which will be followed by my interpretation.
"Wine" by Saul Williams
The new wine is dying on the vine
How much must you age before you're ageless?
Align yourself with the divine
Allow your inner sage to burn you rageless
'Cause I find through testaments of time
There is no space for time within your mind
If you're looking for yourself, yourself you'll find
Through your crystal of your spirit
You'll inherit the divine
You are God, you best believe
Don't waste your time down on your knees
It's everybody for themselves
You are the fire and the cross
Don't save your soul, it's our loss
Collective soul, collective wealth
"Wine" my interpretation
the new wine =
is dying on the vine =
how youth instead of finding their purpose they are thrown into material concerns instead of spiritual ones.
how long must you age before your ageless =
how long must you physically live before you realize that your more then just the physical, that death is only an illusion just as life is.
align yourself with the devine =
realize how nothing else matters
allow your inner sage to burn you rageless =
let your inner consciousness remove your ego and the need to defend your views
'cause I find through testaments of time/ There is no space for time within your mind =
if you spend your life regretting the past or hoping for a particular future, or worrying about the future you make situations in your life into challenges because you are constantly setting past beliefs and views on every upcoming event, and you judge accordingly where as you should take each thing for what it is, which is most likely nothing of any concern. it also is refering to how the ego needs that past and future to exist, everything that is at this moment, the all important present is most important and the present has nothing to do with past and future. this of course is ignoring the "clock time" which can make sure you dont miss your bus to all important saul williams shows.
If you're looking for yourself, yourself you'll find =
if you look deeply within yourself you will find out what you are not instead of having other people outside of you tell you who and what you are. and when you remove all that isnt you know more what is.
Through your crystal of your spirit =
through the most powerful passive state of being without attacking or defending of yourself,
You'll inherit the divine =
you will be one. all. god. you will realize you were made into a devine manifestation the universe through the physical form. and that because you and everything else comes from the same source all are one and one are all.
You are God, you best believe =
and that because you and everything else comes from the same source all are one and one are all. god is another name for the devine essence as is nirvana it is all the same.
Don't waste your time down on your knees =
dont waste your present moment on thinking that god is something outside of yourself. god is to be worshipped only in the sense that you are god and you must love and respect yourself and know you have everything you already need, no need to look outwhere for it.
It's everybody for themselves =
this could be talking of how the world is now, how people have come to the absurd idea that everyone is seperate, single entity. people have a lack of understanding of their connection with all.
materially i suppose it is true that we are seperate. it also may say how everyone has to fight to survive and people do not treat each others and they would like to be treated. i think there is more to this line i dont understand.
You are the fire and the cross / Don't save your soul, it's our loss =
religion isnt the means to enlightenment, personal spirituallity is. from personal experience i find that other religions a persons attempt to share with you how you can find enlightenment like they did but its a different path for each person. so dont turn to god to save you when your dead because when you are dead you return to the source regardless of what happens in this life so instead try to live in heaven right now. be one with yourself and all at this moment. by trying to be "saved by the grace of god" you are also often discriminating against those who dont believe what you believe. cause thats what religion is. but enlightenment is an experience. its a way of perceiving the world through the eyes of a child. our loss refers to how by seperating into a religion you are no long becoming part of the global consciousness that is needed by everyone to uplift and change the world for the better.
Collective soul, collective wealth =
if everyone works together to help bring about the consciousness of themselves and others then the world can only change for the better. in the most obvious way that everyone would be conscious and if so there would no long be any problems. but the benefits of global consciousness our out of the realms of my imagination. ill be sure to do an article on that eventually.