"Heritage" as written by and Michael Ieradi David Journeaux....
He who cannot draw upon three thousand years Is living from hand to mouth
If there is wisdomLet's hope to find it here
Come to know
All thoughts advance
Era to era
And so if
You wish to understand
Modern process
Look behind and witness
Conception
Now stand on the shoulders of history's tallest thinkers
See that their height
Is borrowed from predecessors
And even the worst ideas
Can spur better conceptions
Pushing
Humankind
Along
An evolutionary
Rite of passage
Take a look and come to know
All thoughts advance
Era to era
And so if
You wish to understand
Modern process
Look behind and witness
Conception and progress
We'll be tomorrow's
Heritage
The giants of advancing thought
But if only
We respect
The statuesque preceding
Let's be tomorrow's
Heritage
The giants of advancing thought
Let us respect
The work of
The statuesque preceding


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"Heritage" as written by Michael Ieradi David Journeaux

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    Song MeaningThis song starts out with a quote from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The exact quote is as follows:

    "He who cannot draw on three thousand years is living from hand to mouth"

    Living hand-to-mouth is a phrase describing someone who merely lives to sustain their life. A person not drawing in experiences, thoughts, and feelings from millenniums are such people, living a selfish life dedicated to just living.

    Feelings, thoughts, ideas, and inventions progress and evolve through time; we springboard off of the knowledge of those in the past to propel us in the present and future. We stand on the elevated ground of those before us, just as they did for those before them. As we use the knowledge of the past, we can reach higher towards various forms of enlightenment (spiritual, emotional, economic, intellectual, etc.).

    The title, Heritage, has two meanings in the context of this song: the legacy of the past that we inherit through time moves us forward, and as time goes forward, we will be the heritage that drives the future.
    r3n3gad3on May 25, 2014   Link

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