"Life's Not A Race" as written by and Nicholas L Hexum Douglas V Martinez....
A day like today is for you
To let your mind unwind like you ought to
Feel the earth turn 'round when your heart rate slows
Contemplating the thing only your heart knows
That life's not a race

So hard to believe
Part of me will fade
In the mystery
In a future world
Long ago
Part feels for your love
And lives to tell you so

The world whirls around your mind in a golden spiral
The natural way that things organize
You can't stop entropy so why even try
Observe the conscious flow and don't mystify
Life's not a race


Slippin' into a trance
A chance encounter in the autumn
What do I see an opportunity
And then, I got em'
Sought a chill-out mix to
Carve some space
To make you want to listen
It's a bubblin' spring and
Double in kings of
This Sound system


Do you see the world without end
The rising sun my friend
Imagine cloud-like
You will form again
In the spacey boredom
In the autumn of late afternoon
You are calm
Just like a sleepy room

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"Life's Not a Race" as written by Nicholas Hexum Douglas Martinez

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    General Commentsuch a chill song...tim kicks some major ass on this tune...mmm soo good!
    ate_16amon August 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the party track at the end of this song...... Yea! Hey! Whoa! Hey! Ya !
    Livin_and_Rockin420on October 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the party track at the end of this song...... Yea! Hey! Whoa! Hey! Ya !
    Livin_and_Rockin420on October 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWonderfull Santana-y tribute, this. I think this song is about chilling out and going with the flow, because life's not a race. The chorus doesn't seem to fit into the rest of the song, it sounds like he still loves someone who doesn't have feelings for him anymore?
    Deathwaffleon October 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about feeling and enjoying nature, and the natural order of the world, its about enjoying life and not trying to figure everything out, just go with it. S.A. may have a few references to reincarnation in there.
    mallorypmmon August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsee thats why i love this band. sometimes we need some omaha boys to remind us to ignore our rush rush flashy culture and say 'slow down' modern man.
    redeye2012on November 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSa is all about reincarnation. In the 3 choruses it sounds like hes talkin ab someone who left him for reasons he doesnt know and hes imagining how he will feel about it in the future life he will be reincarnated into OR he is talking about a womans refusal to accept his child and he is imagining the endless amount of effects that could happen.. in the end he has already told her his feelings theres nothing he can do......

    in the last verse Sa is checking up with you telling you his wild different view wondering if you feel the same "do you see..."

    could be a song that you take as you like..
    jpa23245on January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNick's talk about the golden spiral is something i have heard of and noticed, spirals are everywhere in nature, whirlpools, seashells, tornadoes, orbits, what trips me out is we live in a supposedly spiral galaxy wonder what other galaxys could be like?
    jpa23245on January 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about awareness. This just came to me. In the first verse, he's scared of the future. The chorus explains the fear of death, of ending up unnoticed in the future, and the contrast between the part lost in the future and the consciousness in the past creates a sense of continuity along time (maybe eternity).

    Nick's rap is a shocking way to end the "trance", he's saying he's going for opportunities and living the present. SA then says you will never die, you'll continue alive in some other way, therefore, you must relax and "let it flow, cause it won't stop".
    Snipeon March 22, 2008   Link

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