"I Understand It" as written by and Colin/woomble Newton....
Mountains wouldn't part for me
They have no uncertainty
I'm just a passing emotion
Just hoping they take notice

And you are an opportunity
Without an opportunity
Another passing emotion
And hope that someone will take notice

And did I hear you sing
That we exist without existing
Or did I hear you sing
That we'll land where we begin

I understand it but I don't show it
So I won't think it
And maybe we'll be there
Maybe we will be there

I understand it but I don't show it
So I won't think it
And maybe we'll be there
Maybe one day we will be there

I thought I heard you say
That I must be disappearing
But I'm sure I heard you sing
We won't begin

You have no sense in emptiness
Will you try a little harder
You have no sense in emptiness
Will you try, try, try a little harder


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"I Understand It" as written by Colin Newton Gavin Bernard Fox

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    General Comment"I understand it but I don't show it" This is the line I identify most with right now.
    tamzinroseon August 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song!
    HollyDog2002on April 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsounds a bit like a "in love with a friend and he doesn't love me back" situation. or maybe that's just because i'm in one at the moment. it does make sense though: "And you are an opportunity / without an opportunity" & "maybe one day we will be there" etc etc.
    raiseyourvoiceon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is full of the reasoning common to Zen/Buddhist thinking: "We exist without existing" and "I understand it but I don't show it / so I won't think it"

    There's a call to be vigilant at the end that is very striking: "you have no sense in emptiness / will you try a little harder" Coupled with the swelling of the music, this seems to be the real point of the song... to "be there" or Be Here Now, as Ram Dass would say.
    pbankaon February 09, 2010   Link

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