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song.land—stay out of the sun

stay out of the sun (the originally published name) is an episode of song.land where we discuss pressing into the uncomfortable, painful parts of our lives.

Except the sun. Don’t pick a fight with the sun. You will lose.

Transcript

Welcome to song.land
It is the afternoon
Which is usually the time when I feel so tired
Get the afternoon laziness in me

Not at at song.land

If you want to go to places you’ve not yet seen
Then you have to risk things that you do know

How do we control the world?
Around us? Oh

Oh, life
You are so hard to understand
Some moments, it
Doesn’t make any sense at all

Like how we just open endlessly
What’s the value of our days?

2:00

Well, I can say a lot of answers, like:
Make money or
Have power or
Have influence or might

Or just struggle until I can be some form of happy
That I find in my heart

Or I can pursue the pleasures of a power greater than myself
A cause, God, a lifestyle, it’s
Oh, so varied

But still I often end the day feeling lonely
And still I often end the day feeling discontented and sad

So somewhere
There is a deeper way
To align ourselves with this planet that spin around on
Every single minute of every day
And all the revolutions go and go and go and go and go

But something special’s going to come out of it
And I think a part of it is finding the heart of it
Finding your soul
And singing a song about it

song.land
Welcome here with me
song.land
Welcome here with me

Welcome here with me

5:00

INTRO

6:00

What do you need in your life
Where the pieces fall?
What do you need in your nights
Where do your pieces fall?

For me, it’s always something different
But usually it has to be with how much sleep I got and how I’m connecting to people

So what do you need in your life?
What do you need in your life?
I hold up a world different than mine
I observe a perspective different than mine

How do I do that?
Well, it’s not always clear
Looking out my windows, I see a tree
But I can never, ever look out your windows

I can guess, I can ask, and I can listen to you describe
But in humility
The truth is I can never understand you
‘Cause you are you are, and our consciousness is different

So, talking and listening
Seems easy and it seems universal
But it is not
It is not
It is not

8:20

I still interrupt
I still speak over
I still asked closed questions that have my preferred answered in the way I ask it
I’m not letting you decide for yourself

And I am someone that watches out for that
I try to watch and observe and improve
But even I mess up all the time
All the time
All the time
All the time

And I don’t listen to you
Not in the way I could if I were perfect
But I am not
You aren’t either

And I hear what you say
And I try to see it in your way
But I understand my view will always be cloudy

Even when we feel so magically connected
After talking for a very long time

9:45

When you or I are frustrated
What do you do?
How do you express it?
Where do you take it to?

I hope we have healthy ways
I hope you have healthy ways

It’s all that the powers of the world
Want to work out of
Human relationships
‘Cause productivity drops in all the measurements we seem to care about
Go down when we do the most important things in all our lives

Truly, it’s vital
It’s no waste
It’s like a business looking out for the next three months instead of the next 10 years

So listen to your way of communicating and try to make it better
What did the person before the person before the person started talking,
What did they say?
What did they contribute?
What did they add to the circle?
The volleys of conversation

11:50

It’s gotta be 95 degrees up in this attic today
This is an unsustainable place to record my music
I came up only at the beginning of this podcast
I’m sweating now in ways I wouldn’t care to show you

I am wearing deoderant
That’s ok, that’s ok
We all need to sweat
To build you heart muscles and your soul muscles and your arteries

The sweating’s not the issue
What it is is that I realize I have a low threshhold for discomfort

So many things in my life are marketed to me to make life easier
But that’s not what I really need
The sweating is fine
The work makes us better

Creativity splashes out of your need
So stay a little uncomfortable
Uncomfortable

14:49

Heat stroke
Heat stroke
Stay out of the summer sun

Heat stroke
Heat stroke
Stay out of the summer sun

Don’t let life get the best
Don’t let life overcome you
Be smart, be wise, and be shrewd

Be as kind as a dove
And as cunning as a snake

Stay out, stay out of the sun
If it’s killing you
But don’t run away from those uncomfortable places in your life

Wait patiently
See how you grow
How you change

‘Cause I know I don’t change when I’m comfortable
And I know I’m not learning new things unless I’m just a little bit desperate
I don’t reach out for help
Unless I really really really really need it in socially acceptable ways

That’s rediculous
But we still have to play the social construct game
So what do we do, what do we do?

That’s where you’re shrewd as snakes and as wise and kind as a dove
Flying through the sky
Looking like an angel

Oh, but I can slither on the ground and hunt
When I’m hungry
So stay hungry, and curious

And out of the sun
Out of the sun

17:30

‘Cause life is all I have
I need to protect
I need to give it all the time to raise me into a new kind of person
Let pain guide me
To become whole

And stay out of the sun

18:00

All I need is something that is out of reach
And all I need is the sun to warm me
To guide my way
And to set my days
And to let me know
Even if today is bad
Tomorrow will rise again
Stronger, stronger, stronger, stronger

Than today, oh, ’cause I have learned so much
From the pain in my life
Oh, it hurts, oh it hurts

And I change and I grow from the awful things that
I would not wish on anyone else

But it makes me whole
But it makes me whole

You have no idea your life is shaped by the terrible
Oh, it hurts so much

You are strong, and better
And glorious

‘Cause love
‘Cause love
‘Cause love is the song that remains when pain is a part of us

20:00

Learn and grow, my friends
Learn and grow, my friends
Learn and grow, my friends

And stay out of the sun
Stay out, everyone

Stay out of the sun
Stay out of the sun

21:30

I resonate good
So you can sing
Singing these songs everyday
It’s song.land
song.land
song.land

Have a good day!

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song.land is made by jesse