"With a Spirit" as written by and Alexander Perls Rousmaniere....
You can be
Whatever u want
When you're high
Walk slowly
With a spirit by your side (Oh baby)
Don't fear if u lose your mind
Say how u doin' boy I'm feelin' fine
when somethin' carries me away
hey hey hey hey

Don't think
Just take a ride
Don't believe
That jesus lied
To keep us all so satisfied
With a sale
U should know baby

Don't feel
The thorny nights
Never ask
For holy rites
Don't ya think
That god has died
This time

And don't stop
Takin' these drugs cuz' they
Got u flyin' forgettin' yesterday
Maybe it's crazy but keep gettin' stoned while u can
Baby in the lord's hands

Don't say
U know what's right

Don't take
Those alibis
Don't hate
The other side
When they're right
Sure they are baby

Don't wave
Your flag up high
Don't praise
Your concubines
Did u just
Fall for lies
This time

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    General Commentthis is a hard one to tell. It clearly speaks of the bible but also about drugs...and that last verse is just a switch up. Maybe someone else has more insite?

    all i know is that I heard this song first time on a video of parkore, and randomly another one of there songs beat of the moment, was also on parkore. It inspired me enough to try.
    Snowdjinnon June 26, 2010   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is about realizing that finding the Truth means to stop critically analyzing life. Deep down we all know what is really true.
    brillsamaon October 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commento and we should stop being bigots
    brillsamaon October 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIn Marc Cohn's "Walking in Memphis", when Muriel the piano player asks the narrator if he's " a Christian child", he replies with, "m'am I am tonight." The deep intensity of playing with her figuratively overpowered his rational faculties. Similarly, in "With a Spirit", the narrator tells the listener to "[not] think that God has died, this time." In our time, the prominence of religious belief has faded due to rational thought. God can be said to have died from within our collective conscious. Although atheism, liberating in the sense that it expresses what is likely to be the truth, by the same token brings with it a wave of cynicism. If the traditional belief that promises an after life with a benevolent being is false, what happens to us when we die? The implications are foreboding. This song encourages the listener to abandon their cynicism and just indulge in the basest of life's pleasures. Don't stop smoking those drugs, because they've got you feeling so high!
    NEWaythewindon November 22, 2012   Link
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    My Opiniongot a ? and will not judge any replies. has anyone ever listened to his words and thought that he is talking from his p.o.v. of the lose of a love one and lost hope. till he finds pharmaceutical help "Dr." and his lord ,god, whatever he call it. Thinking that everything has been taken from him. Till he found himself? I can say that is how I have felt for a while...the lose of my wife due to the flu a common flu and she was taken...this is just my thoughts on this song. love the group and their songs. I'm feelin' fine...when something carries me away...
    GRENDLEon September 17, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI just listened to this tune non stop, driving from Cbus, Ohio to DC. Here I am home listening to it on my Polks from 1989. Nonstop. Good Lord. Can't put this song away...
    chasesaron November 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAt 6:20 ish...change striped down into the neon asphalt leaves gone passing being passed. Rewind. Again. Play.
    chasesaron November 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentNo. 6:37
    chasesaron November 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a Christian. Surrender. Surrender to addiction. There's too much of Him in it.
    chasesaron November 16, 2014   Link

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