Let the music give direction

I went in to the tavern
Left the sunlight and the warmth
It was then I heard the music
Coming from the dark
It was sweet and it was soulful
It got into my skin
It felt just like an arrow through my heart

I stood back in the shadows….quiet
As he played so tenderly
then, stepping out I scared him
saying “that’s how music ought to be”
I told him to keep playing more
He said now he couldn’t play
I told him “sit there, and ignore me”
“hear what the music has to say”

Close your eyes and follow
Let the music give direction
Just make a song selection
Go where the music wants to go
Close your eyes and wander
Feel the music flowing through you
You’re a victim of it’s voodoo
Go where the music wants to go

I talked him into playing later on that night
I told him that he would be just fine
As long as he kept his eyes closed tight
And let his heartbeat keep in time
The band quit playing one by one
They listened to the music and his words
He never noticed, not one bit
and he played stuff no one ever heard

He closed his eyes and followed
Let the music give direction
Just made a song selection
Went  where the music wants to go
Closed his eyes and wandered
Felt the music flowing through
as a victim of it’s voodoo
Go where the music wants to go

The crowd just stood and listened
That’s the part he’s missin’
They don’t care bout the player
They only care about the tunes
So, close your eyes and follow
Let the music give direction
Just play what you are given
You’ll have them howling at the moon

He closed his eyes and followed
Let the music give direction
Just made a song selection
Went  where the music wants to go
Closed his eyes and wandered
Felt the music flowing through
as a victim of it’s voodoo
Go where the music wants to go

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