I recently stumbled on the song Celestial Blues by Gary Bartz from his album Harlem Bush Music.
The song has is a unique mash up of jazz instrumentals from Gary with vocals by Andy Bey.
It’s the lyrics sung by Bey that pulled me in:
We must get closer to the essence of life…
But be aware that it takes courage and strife.
Expand your mind don’t let it wither and die…
Your mind it lifts your spirit high to the sky.
Talk to the heavenly bodies
Of the universe
As we enter into 2021, following the previous year, with so many uncertainties still ahead of us, there’s a lot of wisdom in those lyrics.
A must listen…