(NaturalNews) After a two-year break from music and song production, I've got three new songs and music videos to launch this summer!
The first is launching today: "Be Divergent" is the latest song in my growing collection of socially-conscious music that celebrates creativity, individuality, innovation and progress for humankind.
I wrote and performed the lyrics (including background vocals) over the last month or so. The music is licensed from Shockwave-Sound.com, then re-arranged, layered and enhanced using other instruments.
The song page also allows you to download the MP3 file of the song so that you can enjoy it on your computer or any portable device.
"Be Divergent" reveals how history is never made by following the status quo
Part of the message of this song is to establish that history was never made by people who followed the status quo and "conformed" to the masses.
In fact, all the really great thinkers, writers, scientists and philosophers were "divergent" thinkers who refused to be average, normal or conformist. In every single case, these remarkable people are those who learned to think for themselves and not settle for the limiting beliefs of society or its institutions.
Part of my message in this song is to encourage our youth to express themselves and explore their true potential. Our world needs all kinds of people with all sorts of different ideas, and mainstream society tries to corral people into strict "thought boundaries" that ultimately hold society back from real progress. (Yes, the "thought police" are very real and very active in modern society.)
You wanna learn something about yourself? You're more powerful than you could ever imagine Listen up
Did you ever have a new idea? Did you ever seek a new frontier? Did you ever try to question something Invent something, create something? Did you notice how they keep you down Friends shove your mind into the ground "You can't do it!" they scream 'cuz your ideas are So unique they make them look weak
Just think for yourself. Think for yourself Think for yourself, be divergent, be divergent Think for yourself. Don't be like everyone else Think for yourself, be divergent, be divergent
Hey, you have to conform Fit in, be average, worship the norm Go with the flow like everyone else And you can be popular just don't be yourself If you had dreams, sink 'em in the deep end Dream if you want, but only when you're sleepin' In the real world, you wanna get by, Live your life as a lie and forget that you can fly
Yeah, you wanna be accepted, right? So you crush your own mind without even a fight You put your dreams on the shelf And you wake up each day pretending to be someone else I'm not sayin' don't be polite But don't let the masses burn out your heart light You've got one life to live as YOU Don't let anyone tell you what you can't do
All this time, they told you be yourself But then they scold you when you're not like everyone else It's all illusion their expectations are so unkind Don't let them silence your beautiful mind
It's time to throw off those mental chains Be strange be the change you want to see in the world That's what Gandhi said with a gun to his head But he didn't back down and he didn't give in He was true to his dreams, strength from within Said no to authority persecution And ignited a global peace revolution
One day at a time Don't listen to those who try to get you down Don't surrender to hopelessness and helplessness You are a divine being!
We all have the power of global transformation But systems of control don't want you to stumble upon that realization They know that if you discover who you truly are You might just go too far
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