“Open your eyes. Close your ears. Close your ears. Open your eyes. Listen to the words you see. You are blind to what you hear. Listen to the words you see. Do not fear the truth beneath. Reach for roots beneath the trees. Listen to the words you seek. Don’t listen to a word they say. Do NOT listen to a word you’ve heard. Do not listen to a word you’ve heard. People are people we live for our own. Live how you think not by what you’ve been told.” – Justin Nozuka (2006)
Such significance in this song by Nozuka entitled quite rightly, “Don’t Listen To A Word You’ve Heard.” The first time I heard this song I actually closed my eyes and breathed in every word he sang. Personally, I believe that the undertones of the song urge us to forge our own paths, follow it with abundant vigor and be sure that it provides meaningful content to the soul. We all have a copious network of roots beneath our simple exteriors, it just takes time and dedication to reveal the beauty of our inner truth.