Grab a Pen

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Jon Watts | Grab a Pen | Lyrics

This is
an interfaith dialogue.
It's intergenerational.
This is on the internet.
It's personal, sensational.

This is
individual, and
group consciousness.
It's emotional and logical
abstract common sense.

This is
solidness.
it's tangible, it's something you can touch.
If you're capable of loving
you can't love too much

...and if you're broken, this can heal you
or help you heal yourself
This is spoken word and song
and it's only here to help.


This is art and it's important
Support it
It's not enough that you enjoy it
I'm asking you to join it
So if you're listening
then grab a pen,
write a letter to yourself
or to someone else
join the conversation.
write a song or a poem
learn to let go


It's not the end of the world
Someone else can feel it too
I'm a human being just like you
And I'm honest in this forum
this formula's enduring
all the time and the attention it's afforded

And it's only getting better
as I relax and sit back
let my muse do the talking
while my brain writes the raps

You should try it
it's been worth
every boulder
that I've shouldered
just to get to be an artist for another sacred moment
like playing a show out in the rain
if no one came except for Spirit
and my love for life
then that's audience enough

Money is another story
but that story's kind of boring
Just pay for this CD
and then no one has to worry


This is art and it's important
Support it
It's not enough that you enjoy it
I'm asking you to join it
So if you're listening
then grab a pen,
write a letter to yourself
or to someone else
join the conversation.
write a song or a poem
learn to let go


this is art and it's only here to help you get settled and express a little better what you felt, a love letter to yourself or your sadness or whatever you've embedded in your psyche, your community, your health. this is to your health.

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from Mixed Vice Work EP, released June 25, 2009

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Jon Watts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Quaker poet-producer-songsmith in West Philly.

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