These lyrics were so easy to write. I had been listening to a lot of Black Thought’s lyrics and just the power he puts behind them, sometimes you feel like it’s fucking church. When I listen to The Roots How I Got Over, to me, there’s not a better album that is a full affirmation about how tough life is, the internal battles and dialogue about achieving goals, and being your own Fire through it all.
The Invisible Plan came out of being inspired by that, for sure, and imagery I have in mind of what our next full-length album would be about (which I can’t wait to share!). I feel so strong about the Power of the Mind and what we can do if we change our minds.
The only way it seems to make a change anymore is to do it covertly, starting with your Self and then gathering others…guiding your karma and letting shit work its magic—active karma weaponry, so to speak.
The “use the mind as a muscle” – was something that felt important in my life, as I had made a commitment to change my thought process about a year ago. I eliminated the phrase “I DON’T WANT” in my language. I started talking only about what I do want, if that makes any sense. To me, words and thoughts are actual things, actual matter, and if I was saying I don’t want this or that, I’m still attracting it because I’m talking about it. At least it puts me in the driver’s seat of living with less drama.
Things started happening and coming to me and appearing in my life, it was like a “reverse scavenger hunt.” Keeps things exciting for sure.
What is it that you WANT?
This is part of The Invisible Plan.
The Dark Side of a Revolution
…is the unconscious shadow so stifled, seething, bubbling underneath, that it knows only one thing: Destruction. The lack of control to ensuing chaos and the desperate longing for control, can lead to those unleashing the destruction feeling like if anyone is going to destroy them, it will not be at the hands of the oppressor–but by their own.
All other means attempted—a calm reasoning, a heated debate, a patience and a tolerance that has been worn down by those more powerful who unfortunately are cloaked in their anorexic compassion, selfish reasoning…ultimate greed.
Once man has been pushed to his limit, rational thinking gets thrown out the window and cast into the fire. “You cannot destroy me, I will not let you. Because I am the only one who should have this power.” (Shooting the hostage, if you will.)
The Light Side of a Revolution
…is the power of Mind, The power of consciousness. In order to change lives, to break cycles, you have to change Minds. If Courage is a bullet, then Love and Compassion are a nuclear bomb. If violence begets violence, then the same is true for Knowledge, Love and Compassion.
Then we rebuild.
“Then the floating angels come, with their fire and their guns…”