"Natural Mystic" as written by and Bob Marley....
There's a natural mystic
Blowing through the air
If you listen carefully now you will hear
This could be the first trumpet
Might as well be the last
Many more will have to suffer
Many more will have to die
Don't ask me why
Things are not the way they used to be
I won't tell no lie
One and all got to face reality now

Though I try to find the answer
To all the questions they ask
Though I know it's impossible
To go living through the past
Don't tell no lie
There's a natural mystic
Blowing through the air
Can't keep them down
If you listen carefully now you will hear
Such a natural mystic
Blowing through the air

This could be the first trumpet
Might as well be the last
Many more will have to suffer
Many more will have to die
Don't ask me why
There's a natural mystic
Blowing through the air
I won't tell no lie
If you listen carefully now, you will hear
There's a natural mystic
Blowing through the air


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"Natural Mystic" as written by Robert Nesta Marley

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  • +4
    My InterpretationPersonal Assessment at bottom.
    But first, here's a Line by line interpretation of what this song has come to mean to me:

    >There's a natural mystic
    >Blowing through the air
    >If you listen carefully now you will hear


    Translation: You don't need religion, mystics, spiritual teachers, the only mystic you need is blowing through the air. It's a natural mystic, it's in nature. It's the great spiritual teacher that exists right here, right now, all the time. If you listen carefully (e.g. meditate) you will hear what it is telling you, and what it will tell you is TRUTH, it will reveal the secrets of the world to you as it has to me (the writer of this song)


    >This could be the first trumpet
    >Might as well be last
    >Many more will have to suffer
    >Many more will have to die
    >Don't ask me why

    Translation: This could be just the beginning, a blip, a rough patch, but all things considered, it wouldn't be surprising if it was armageddon, because things are F***ED UP, this world definitely warrants a slate cleaning and fresh start, not to mention the frustrations and agony that YOU (the one listening to this song) are going through in your own private slice of life. Basically, I ( the writer of the song) know things are bad, they're really bad and just how bad they are can't be understated; your melancholy is warranted.
    Note: Regarding "Last trumpet," see: gracethrufaith.com/ask-a-bible-teacher/whats-the-so-called-last-trump/

    >Things are not the way they used to be
    >I won't tell no lie
    >One and all got to face reality now


    Translation: Wake up and accept it, things are forever different. Stop trying to regain some long lost love, chasing some illusion of "the good times" or trying to get back to being "yourself." Things have changed, they're never going to be the same again, you're only keeping yourself in a loop by refusing to accept that whatever you're chasing is GONE and never coming back (at least not in the previous form). Stop trying to be someone/something you're not and accept the new you and new circumstances. The first step to becoming a new, better You is accepting that things have changed and giving up your desire to "go back" to another time. You have to wake up and face reality if you ever want to make progress in your life. Accept the (seemingly painful) reality that is so simple but has been sitting here under your nose for so long.
    Note: It's not always a negative thing that things are not the way they used to be; it's inherently neither good nor bad, but accepting it is the ONLY way to move on.


    >Though I try to find the answer
    >To all the questions they ask
    >Though I know it's impossible
    >To go living through the past
    >Don't tell no lie

    Translation: People ask me (the writer of this song) questions about life, and I try to answer them, but ultimately it's futile for me to try and answer their questions. Rather, they should do as I said in the first line and LISTEN to the Natural Mystic that is blowing through the air. People keep chasing some former glory, some lost love, some "old self" that they're trying to get back, everyone's f***ed up from the abuses and tragedies that happened to them in earlier in their lives...everyone is living in the PAST, but it's impossible because it will only keep you depressed, lost, dissatisfied. Stop kidding yourself, stop lying to yourself, and do what I said earlier: WAKE UP AND ACCEPT THIS NEW REALITY.

    >>END
    There's more to the song, obviously, but it's mostly just repeating of the same stuff above.

    This is not a song, it's prophecy. It's one of those adaptogenic messages that reaches everyone exactly where they are with exactly what they need.
    This song is ALSO an instant cure for a bad mushroom trip or pot paranoia. This song (and bob marley in general) has saved my LIFE on bad shroom trips twice...when the infinite darkness of living hell had all but consumed me, this song was a torch in the darkness, a lifeline...

    not to be lewd, but to be as accurate and descriptive as possible:
    This song instantly grabs holds of my soul's cock and balls, immediately getting its full attention, stimulating my soul to orgasm in the full grip of focused, wide-eyed, dumbfounded ecstasy.

    Hearing this song high is like shooting heroin into your eardrum
    High or sober I will listen to this song on repeat for hours. Either in my car with speakers and bass booming or on sound canceling headphones, completely entranced.
    I can regularly rely on this song to give me chills, euphoria, awakening, emotional release as much as any impassioned speech, emotive imagery, supernatural experience, or drug...
    returnofapolloon March 23, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentYeah this song puts me in a trance almost giving me the chills.
    nicknockon October 26, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think it's like listen to your heart and you'll get through the tough times... you can find yourself in these tough times... you gotta move on...
    Laurz208on December 21, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song but it really gives me the chills. Look at every corner of the world and watch & listen. Pick a region, cast a stone what he says applies to all and it is just so sad to me.
    Tinman2501on October 09, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentindescribable.I have loved this song since I was about 8 yrs old!it takes my breath away
    sweetp5691on March 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenttrue mystical song.....I believe no listens to this song with out loving it
    mikadoon July 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgod i love this song...i almost feel stoned just from listening to it. Its one of those songs that just gets inside you.
    bluegalkton June 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so... I can't find the word
    free worldon April 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of my favorites reggae songs ever... great cadency, amazing rhythm,, uff just a natural mystic
    Libuloson April 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword
    NaturalMysticon March 06, 2005   Link

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