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The Dragons’s Song is quite an old song nowas is the dragon in the song. I believe I wrote it in the year 2000. I mark the year because it is the year I met my dear wifemy partner in music, as well as in life. The lyrics are autobiographical, yet I didn’t know at the time that I was actually a dragon, as per the Chinese Zodiac.

The Dragon’s Song
jesse s. hanson

One hundred million years is oh so fleeting
One hundred million years is worth repeating
I’m runnin out of time, can you love me knowing I’m
Like an old and bitter child
But my heart is runnin wild

I’m not weary of their coming and their going
I”m not fearing their clever cunning because I’m knowing
That my dreams are falling through; can i love you when they do
When the walls are giving way
Will my love go on it’s way

Over cheerless seas and silent waters
Great pools of the ages of tears of His dear daughters
Over hoary mountain crags, unreachable
Over the swarming battles of the unteachable
Over the clinging vines that keep the secrets
Over the fields of broken lover’s regrets
My wings so slowly moving with my breathing
My eyes so lowly, sighing to be leaving… leaving

There’s no one left to mind this lonely business
The old ones left to find their own forgiveness
Surrendering my past, can I love you like you asked
Like a free and inner child
Innocent and mild

One hundred million years is oh so fleeting
One hundred million years is worth repeating
I’m runnin out of time, can you love you knowing I’m
Like an old and bitter child
But my heart is runnin wild

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8When our Master Ajaib Singh was asked, “What is the greatest impediment on the spiritual path?” His reply was, “Criticism.” He taught that if we criticize anyone, they will inherit our good qualities, while we receive their bad qualities.

That teaching was inspiration for the chorus of this song. But the main body of the song deals with evolution―with both physical evolution, in a Darwinian sense, as well as spiritual evolution, which takes place primarily through transmigration of the soul. Spiritual evolution can be hastened along greatly by coming into the association of a spiritually evolved being, or adept, true mystic, or Spiritual Master.

 

Don’t You Pity the Critic?
by jesse s. hanson

Don’t you pity the Critic, whose work is so important?
Who in the space of a minute is creating our good fortune
and suffering hell…

Did we not dwell in the waters of the deepest dark ocean,
Our sons and our daughters in the darkest devotion

And did we not with the passing of ages, consider our leaving
With the turning of pages as the world was conceiving

Don’t you pity the Critic, whose work is so important?
Who in the space of a minute has created our good fortune
and suffers in hell…

 Did we not, with our innocent eyes, discover our burden
With our innocent lies was a fate that was certain

Coming and going, and coming and going, and coming and going
Meeting and knowing, separating and going

~instrumental: guitar, flute, keys

Haven’t we come now to sit at Your feet, the weary and broken

Where the stories repeating and the love is what’s spoken…
The stories completing and the heart is unbroken…

Stories repeating and the love is what’s spoken…
The stories completing and the heart is unbroken…

Don’t you pity the Critic, whose work is so important?

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