A butterfly floats on the breeze of a sun lit day
As I feel this reality gently fade away
Riding on a thought to see where it's from
Gliding through a memory of a time yet to come
Smoke paints the air
Swirling images through my mind
Like a whirlpool spin beginning to unwind
And I stand at the edge cautiously awaiting
As time slips by
Carefully navigating by the stars in the sky
And I sit, and I think to myself
And on the horizon, the sun light begins to climb
And it seems like it's been so long since he shined
But I'm sure it was only yesterday

A cold chill of fear cut through me
I felt my heart contract
To my mind I brought the image of light
And I expanded out of it
My fear was just a shadow
And then a voice spoke in my head
And she said, dark is not the opposite of light
It's the absence of light
And I thought to myself
She knows what she's talking about
And for a moment I knew what it was all about

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Namaste Lyrics as written by Adam Nathaniel Yauch Adam Horovitz

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    General CommentI guess this song is about Buddism .... Namaste means Hello In Nepali or in Hindi.
    pmartin8on July 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah that makes sense.. However it does sound suspiciously like weed. Smoke fills the air, reality fades away, and we've all had that cold chill of fear. Probably a dual meaning goin on there, which seems common to this album. Meditate, swed
    robopatroloon December 15, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song describes what it feels like to be high. But I believe it comes from the perspective of someone who is completely sober. I read in a Rolling Stone interview that Yauch had gotten into meditation of some kind at that time. He was no longer using drugs but continued to expand his mind & seek enlightenment. The "smoke fills the air" could just be incense.
    kanoe13on June 06, 2012   Link

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