And now a minute is trapped
It fell into a crack
Eleven tries leading the way
and then foresight comes

I've lost my sense of it all
The feelings I can't resolve
Circumstances outside convention
And you know I tried
To be part of life

[Chorus]
I found the rest of me
I was beaten on down
Emptiness set me free
I lived on a cloud
The walk through the storm was like a holiday
I happened to have been warned
Over and over again

The sense of speaking dissolved
Words meanings I couldn't recall
And all I'd found did my losing
I was tough to find
Playing games with my mind
Up the drops that I climbed
In the abyss I was hurled into
By who I brought back into time

[Chrous]
I found the rest of me
I was beaten on down
Emptiness set me free
I lived on a cloud
The walk through the storm was like a holiday
I happened to have been warned
Over and over again


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    General CommentWHY HAS NO ONE COMMENTED ON THIS?
    I don't want to analyze or publicly dissect this because I love it and it has special meaning to me and that's that.
    mayxivon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the title and lyrics refer to "Śūnyatā", or "Emptiness" in English.
    Buddhists say Emptiness is a spiritual realization in which leads to enlightenment.
    buddhanet.net/…

    Heaps of John's lyrics refer to different beliefs in Buddhism. I've started noticing this a lot lately since reading about Tibetan Buddhism.
    I don't think John Frusciante has ever called himself a Buddhist but it looks like he's pretty into some of teachings.
    bensomy21on April 23, 2014   Link

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