Rolling over keys that dig in my side
Try to get my ass out of bed and drive
Feel I'm slipping day by day
Past the time I was on my way

Happiness and black both know, much learned
Long and hard the way a path of twisted turns

Disciple sift through lies, few grains of truth behold
Explorer specter rise, the dream that brought you low

Sentence served, you're free to be
Siddhartha, like him he lived both sides
A brand new day, I'm looking for a change to come around.
Siddhartha on my mind

Beggar pick up your crown

Seeking all the things untried
Disarray, this thing called life

Happiness and black both know, much learned
Long and hard the way a path of twisted turns

Disciple sift through lies, few grains of truth behold
Explorer specter rise, the dream that brought you low

Sentence served, you're free to be
Siddhartha, like him he lived both sides
A brand new day, I'm looking for a change to come around.
Siddhartha on my mind

Beggar pick up your crown



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    General Commenti looked up the word siddhartha online and it has something to do with the buddist religion. Siddhartha apparently lived through the good and bad things in life. Jerry is writing about how he has experienced the good and bad in life. "Happiness and black both known, much learned" He states how he his experience has taught him lessons in life. He uses him as inspiration and looks for a better day ahead. This is a great song to listen to when times are rough whether it be relationship trouble or any general life problems.
    Sicmanon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is probably more directly inspired by the Herman Hesse novel of the same name, which in itself is inspired by the life of the historical founder of Buddhism, Siddhartha Guatama. The character, who is also named Siddhartha, lives during the time of the Buddha and experiences both extremes of living in his quest to find inner peace - both as a monk listening to the Buddha and then immersed in a life of gambling, greed, and has a sexual relationship with a woman. In essence, what Siddhartha ends up realizing at the end was that he had to go out and seek the answers himself, to experience the pain of life to truly understand it. Jerry's lyrics show him comparing himself with Siddhartha, as he too had been on both sides of life (the dark one being his life of excess and drug use when in AIC). Now that he has been on both sides, he feels like he can attain the same kind of peace that Siddhartha did, its just a matter of him going out to find it now with "Siddhartha on (his) mind".
    TheImpalerTMXon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes this song is classic. And I'll bet it has more to do with Hesse's novel than Buddhism. I was glad to hear this song because it gave me the feeling that Jerry is also a fan of Hesse, like myself.
    Darth Eddie Vaderon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my most favorite song ever.
    Noonie!on February 21, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionYes noonie! My favourite as well!
    PineappleLemonon December 10, 2011   Link

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