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Hard If You Try

Slow down
Don’t complicate
What’s really very simple
There’s no need
To mix things up
No need to scribble on
This pretty picture

Slow down
Don’t label this
Just leave it undefined
There’s no need
To make it fit
Dig too deep and you might
Find it undermined

Don’t overthink it
To understand it
You’ve got to feel it inside

Don’t analyze it
You’ll just un-surprise it
It’s only hard
If you try
So let go of your mind
It’s easy if
You don’t try

Slow down
Don’t emphasize
What really doesn’t matter
There’s no need
To fill the room upstairs
With all that clutter

Don’t overthink it
To understand it
You’ve got to feel it inside

Don’t analyze it
You’ll just un-surprise it
It’s only hard
If you try
So let go of your mind
It’s easy if
You don’t try

It’s easy if
You don’t try

It’s easy if
You don’t try

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from Shimmer (Los Angeles 1994​-​2003), released December 31, 1999
Diana vocals, lyrics
Chase Harlan guitar
Jake Rivera bass
Dave Tweedie drums

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Diana Rosalind New Orleans, Louisiana

After being discovered by Bobby McFerrin as a young vocal improviser in San Francisco, I spent some years writing and performing with ensembles that remain important in the history of Bay Area arts, then did time tangling with the music biz in LA & NYC, followed by a decade in Europe, recording all the while, before coming "home" to NOLA. This is a partial musical record of that journey. ... more

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