Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren – Healing

In 1981 Mr. Todd Rundgren released his 9th studio album titled: Healing. Like The Hermit of Mink Hollow, he wrote all the tracks, performed all vocals and instruments, and was producer and engineer.

If you’re trying to get into a meditation groove you can be assisted by three tracks on that album: Healing, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

“Healing, Part I”

Listen, listen
Listen to the voice,
The voice is an illusion
Listen to the voice,
Don’t let the words confuse you
’cause you need something to concentrate on,
Concentrate on me
You need something to meditate on,
Meditate on me

Listen, listen
Listen to your heart
Tune into the rhythm
Listen to your heart
Beating with precision
Like the waves upon the seaside,
It goes on and on
Like the spinning of the world,
It goes on and on

Listen, listen
Listen for the sound
That is not in the music
Only you can hear it,
Only you can use it
It’s the sound of someone breathing,
It’s the breath of life
It’s the sound that you are weaving
With the thread of life

Listen, listen
Listen to the sound,
Let nothing disturb you
You are in a place
Where nothing can hurt you
If you feel a strange sensation,
It can do no harm
Like the spiral of creation,
It will soon move on


Healing, Part II

Where you are going
you cannot take your body
You are on a journey,
the baggage is too heavy

You can leave your legs behind you,
you will learn to fly
You can leave your arms behind you,
you will touch the sky
You can leave your head behind you,
you are thought itself
You can leave the rest behind you,
you are breath itself

Now you are naked,
there’s no one here to judge you
See the clear light
shining high above you
Then you’re floating in the silence,
you are not alone
For the power of your being
keeps you flowing on
Look upon yourself
only with compassion
Strip away the shell
hiding your perfection
Though your past was full of darkness,
now the past is gone
And your life is starting over
when it’s just begun

Now you are whole,
don’t you recognize it
Towering eternal
behind the troubled thoughts that hide it
Though at times it seems so distant,
it is always there
When you need its peace and power,
you will know it’s here
“Healing, Part III”

Listen, listen
Listen to the cry
Of a world that’s calling to you
Listen to the cry
Of the helpless souls that need you
Though you may have trepidation
You can not refuse
You will find your own salvation
In the path you choose

Listen, listen
Listen to the voice
That whispers in the silence
Listen as the voice
Solidifies your self reliance
Let the peace that you’ve discovered
Be a guiding light
Let the cry that you’ve uncovered
Set the world alright

You could not be closer to your maker
Never more or less alone
If you know thyself
There’s nothing else to know
You are whole

Listen, listen
Listen to the sound,
Let nothing disturb you
You are in a place
Where nothing can hurt you
If you feel a strange sensation,
It can do no harm
Like the spiral of creation,
It will soon move on
Healing Parts 1, 2, and 3 Lyrics by Todd Rundgren

Healing is Todd Rundgren‘s ninth studio album, released in 1981. The album’s themes are spirituality and the human condition, something Rundgren had touched on many times in earlier works but never with the consistency exhibited here as every track explores a different aspect. The back cover image of the album (artwork by Prairie Prince) shows the caduceus and a Qabalistic Tree of Life each overlaid by a treble clef (Which is reversed for the Tree of Life), reflecting Rundgren’s linking of his spirituality and music. Source: wikipedia

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