Duane Michals, The Illuminated Man, 1968 Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York
""i wrote this song doing pretty much what you are probably doing right at this very second: scrolling thru social media. it struck me as SO wild- how, as you scroll back in time thru someone's account you watch their face grow younger...but as you do this REAL TIME IS RUNNING OUT!!!! the clock is ticking...instead of doing good work or creating love or taking a walk in nature i am here STARING AT MY FUCKING PHONE!!!! ha ha ha. don't get me wrong- social media is an amazing tool...but i think we should look at it more like a tool, like a hammer you pick up for a little while to do a job, and then you PUT IT DOWN. you don't sit there and keep hammering away or else pretty soon your entire world would be destroyed and fall apart! and i feel like that is exactly what is happening right before our very eyes to this precious real beautiful human-filled earth. so lets WAKE EACH OTHER UP PEOPLE! lets stand up against injustice and use this tool of social media to fight for peace and love and equality! let's throwback for a minute but try and live in the NOW for a better future. thanks for listening." - Jim James
_____________________ TURN BACK THE PAGES -IN THE RAYS OF THE SUN. THROW BACK THURSDAY- TO THE WAY IT WAS- WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG.
SCROLL BACK IN TIME THRU YOUR ACCOUNT- WATCH YOUR FACE GROW YOUNGER AS REAL TIME RUNS OUT. THROW BACK THURSDAY TO THE WAY THAT IT WAS- WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG-
OH! ALL THE POTENTIAL IN THE WORLD. ALL THE POTENTIAL IN THE WORLD- WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG.
STOP ME IF YOU'VE HEARD THIS ONE BEFORE… YOU KNOW YOU CAUGHT MY EYE AS I WAS HEADED OUT THE DOOR. I SWEAR I KNOW YOUR FACE FROM ANOTHER TIME… ANOTHER PLACE... WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG... OH-ALL THE POTENTIAL IN THE WORLD. ALL THE POTENTIAL IN THE WORLD- WHEN WE WERE YOUNG. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG.
WHO KNOWS HOW MUCH TIME WE EVER REALLY HAVE? TOGETHER IN THIS LIFE… OR ON OUR SEPARATE PATHS. WE GO THRU SO MANY DAYS… SO MANY LIVES… SO MANY WAYS… WE FALL APART… WE COME TOGETHER- SO IN LOVE! OH TO BE LOVED.... TO BE LOVED! OH-ALL THE POTENTIAL IN THE WORLD- STILL LIVING NOW! LIVING NOW!