"Clear Mind" [Experiment 02]

Kombucha is a fermented, probiotic drink (aka it's aliiive)

All that good bacteria is really good for your gut.

It's a tiny bit alcoholic and creates a subtle buzzy kinda feeling. It just tastes bomb to me because it's carbonated but it's not sweet like soda, and it doesn't cloud me up like beer.  

There's a kombucha flavor by Brew Dr. Kombucha called 'Clear Mind' that I was hooked on for a while.

They come in a sweet stubby bottle.

Anyway, I was drinking a lot of that when I made this song. It kinda gave me the idea.

I made the beat and then took it to Nima Skeemz at the Ruby Room to tighten it up. 

 

Holly and I recorded it in her kitchen.

 

And the lyrics:

“I said empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water…” - BRUCE LEE
clear mind
music inside
and i can hear mine
it’s got me vibing and smiling ear-to-ear
find beauty its the duty of the artists
and it’s near time…
but we don’t let it slip away
so see me pullin’ my dreams into 3D
I can’t say that its easy
but nothing every felt so right
I know i should be working 9 to 5
but that traditional jive
just doesn’t fit with my vibe
i need some freedom to
ride slow
eyes close
breathing in the timezone changes
check in with the angels guarding me
influence is hard to see
advertisers target me
until i wonder if my “needs” even start with me
like - buy this! try that! fast food! diet fads! ipads!
just want a little piece and quiet fam
.. take a breath into my diaphragm
introspection got me sketching out the diagram…
let go what you cannot control
focus on the things that you can change
and keep on mastering your role
we’ve only got so little time
don’t waste it overthinking
staying trapped up in your mind…
(they get you goin', goin’
STOP
cuz focus is power
so where your hours go?
plant your seeds in the ground
and watch the flowers grow
then pick the crops of your labor
pass em off to your neighbor
walkin and talkin in nature
just let your thoughts turn to vapor…
and let em drift away
off into infinity
we live and we play
sorting out our gifts so we can give em away
just gotta give it away
just gotta give it away
just give-it-and-open up your mind
make some space
find the time
break away from limitation
we can make it all sublime, baby
feel it in my gut
then i draw it out in rhymes, baby
everyone divine
feel it creeping up your spine, baby
focus on your role and pay attention to the signs baby
they get you goin crazy? 
stop and take a breath in..
re-connection to your heartbeat’s direction
let go what you cannot control
(you can not control)
don’t stay trapped in your mind
we only got so little time
let go what you cannot control
focus on the things that you can change
and keep on mastering your role
we’ve only got so little time
don’t waste it overthinking
staying trapped up in your mind…
they get you goin', goin’
STOP
 

brodie peterson

green trees, star light