Trapped in a shell my intention is strong
With a mouthful of water I can break through a stone
Carried on a dove I have dropped from the sky
Now the ground is above and my goal is set high

Reach out with a kiss from my mother
Reach out just to smile at my father
Straight like a wand my magic is simple
Sensing your laughter the breeze makes me nimble

My colors displayed I am ready to travel
On the back of a bee all my children unravel


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Reach Out Lyrics as written by George Duke

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    After reading this interview about his new album Spark and his songwriting in general, I think that this song is written about a flower and its cycle of life:

    "We (the band Eleven) tried to be simple like a poem, whether it was in tone form or from a different perspective, like the perspective of a flower or a plant and what's that like, for example the impulse of reaching toward the sun while carried on the back of a bee."

    The other images that seemed confusing now make sense too: The plant gains the energy to break out of its core and grow towards the sun. "kiss from my mother": Mother Earth nourishing the flower "smile at my father": the flower growing towards the sky (which fertilizes the ground with rain)/or God "My colors displayed": the flower in full bloom "On the back of a bee...": The bees transport the pollen, and thereby the cycle begins anew

    Interesting how one small change of perspective can make all the pieces fall into place...

    ToolParabolaon April 03, 2011   Link
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    i think its about love and peace and how we care and look out for people we love and how we treat them

    i love JFon January 05, 2005   Link
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    THIS SONG IS ABOUT JESUS!!!

    ARIQAon July 28, 2007   Link

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