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    The onslaught of rabid consumerism threatens to smother us. Resist
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When you live in a place like Bruce and I do, where economics and culture are driven by an insatiable need for ‘more’, you have to be paying attention to opt out. It is so easy to escape from the chaos of fear with the certainty of a ‘thing’.

Dorothee Soelle in her book The Silent Cry: Mysticism and Resistance declares that mysticism is resistance. And I would add that resistance is mysticism. And by that I mean that when we resist what seems irresistible, or inevitable, an open space emerges full of creative potential in the midst of ordinary time. It is a space that offers new responses to old patterns.

The lyrics of this song call us to resist the onslaught that pushes us to feel inadequate, to feel as if we are not complete within ourselves and must always be reaching for what we do not have to be fully alive.

We are already fully alive - when we decide that is how we want to be.


I’m sitting right down
Gonna stay a while resisting the pull.
I’m sitting on down
Gonna stay a while resisting the pull.
You can’t draw me to you
Playing on greed,
I’m not buying what I don’t need,
Resisting the pull,
Resisting the pull.

Empty condo’s selling peace of mind,
Empty temptations of every kind.
Expensive cars so you can go faster,
Expensive clothes to make you look like the master.
Pretty women selling dreams for the night,
Pretty handshakes to make your world right.

Spend your money so you won’t be alone,
Spend your money right from home.
The whole world’s telling us that we’re small,
The whole world’s turned into a shopping mall.
It doesn’t matter if you need it or not,
‘Cause baby don’t you know
It’s ‘bout the stuff that you got.

I’m not saying that it’s easy,
Sometimes I give up and give in,
But if you don’t try
They’ll suck you dry
You lose and they win.
They’ll take every dollar
Leave you dry as a bone
They don’t care if you end up on the street
All alone, no, no.


from Bruce Ley Collection One 'The Peacock, the Deer, and the Moon', track released March 26, 2014
Scott Bruyea, drums
Bob Hewus, bass
Steve Kennedy, soprano and tenor saxophones
Bruce Ley, piano, organ, guitars, percussion, lead vocal
Steve Kennedy, Carole Warren, background vocals
Candice Bist, lyrics
Bruce Ley, music
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