Balm for the soul


A little separation and repression might keep this city safe and our minds at ease
But waxing and waning, straining and complaining, I think we’re standing on the edge of social disease here

They say, “Hey, you chose the right place kid if you want to make music and act, but puff yourself up, try to look tough, and for God’s sake don’t make eye contact”

Forget that
I’m gonna reach through

There’s so much being said on this subway that I can’t understand a single world
And it it hit me that this how wars start, and when they end, my friends, still no one has been heard
It’s true and I see that
A little misunderstanding can go a long, long way as I sit in this car, but a simple act of kindness, like a smile from a stranger can go just as far…

I’m gonna reach through

Now If you become who you think they want you to be then you succumb to their hostility
But when you drain your eyes of fear you’ll see that every single soul has a story

I notice everyone but nobody notices me
A blessing perhaps, but it’s hard not to drown in this ocean of humanity
And I say we’re all in this together and together we’ll have our fun
But, still, sometimes it feels like everyone’s afraid of everyone

And I know you got to reach through

Millions and millions of separate worlds in this city, as we progress and digress
Somehow we coexist and it’s grace when we coalesce

Millions of hands reaching in, as we progress and digress
Somehow we coexist and it’s nothing short of grace when we coalesce

Reach through

I wanna share with you, honestly, some of the best advice my Mother ever gave me
She said, “The greatest thing that you can do is to see things from someone else’s point of view.
The bravest thing that you can do is to see things from someone else’s point of view”

Open your eyes to the world outside of you

From the album

“This music not only swings, rocks, and grooves–it matters. It’s the voice of a real community, with a sound and a message the world needs to hear.”

“The argument for the most influential human in the Michigan music uprising of the past decade may begin and end with one Seth Bernard.”

“I know that the future of music is in good hands with people like Seth around to be its caretaker. More importantly, I know the future of our world is in good hands.”

“Paradigm-shifting and culture healing music as resourcing for next-level human stewards of planet earth.”

Elizabeth Wolff
Cultural Healing Facilitator

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