Adam Yauch past away last week better known as MCA from the Beastie Boys. I grew up listening to their music which was surprisingly deep for a punk/rap group. I saw them live twice, both amazing experiences. They have a special ability to inject love and consciousness into music that while harsh or strange to some, the Beastie Boys led the way in so many genres. Standing out from the Rap scene, the grunge era and leading the way in electronic, alternative and staying true to their message along the way. While their brand of music may not be to your personal style you have to admire their intelligence, integrity in a harsh industry and particularly that they have lasted in a way that only legends can.

I am posting some lyrics in honor of these fantastic musicians. My heart goes out to Adam’s friends and family he was a bright light that spread much love all around the world.

“I Don’t Know”

What’s pleasing to the eye
In the delusion of my sight
Is not what I find when I reach into the light
I have lost my mind
I’m walking through time
Deluded as the next guy
Pretending and hoping to find
That distant peace of mindI don’t know
Who does know
There is no
Where to go

It’s not so simple as I try to wish
But then again what is?
There is no other worthy quest
So on I go

I don’t know
Who does know
There is no
Where to go

“Remote Control”

Things get hectic quick
From the satellite dish to your joy stick
It’s the night of the living cable box
Wires coming up from around the block
Remote control to change the station
But that won’t change your situation
Have you seen what I mean
I’m the little gnome that’s in your dreams
So I say this rhyme built by design
To take you beyond space and time
Said who is the man making diamonds out of coal
The man pushing buttons on remote controlRemote I want Control
Remote I want Control

Until your back’s up against the wall
You never know yourself that much at all
So you’ve got to share your love with a friend
That’s all that you’ve got left in the end
Living in this city of pure confusion
People misled by their own illusion
All this action, no satisfaction
We’re all linked together like a chain reaction
Play or fold, love is bold
What is the future that will unfold?
Some like it hot, others like it cold
But we all want to hold the remote control

Remote I want Control
Remote I want Control
Remote I want Control
Remote I want Control

Things get hectic quick
All of the sudden I’m in the thick
Too much drama all around
Distractions booming in sensuround
Like a rainy day’s Earth won’t sit still
Sliding on down a hill
Sometimes life it seems to stall
So never be ungrateful y’all
So I got a little something for your pay per view
Like Don King I’ve got the crazy hair do
We’ve got cameras on Mars on space patrol
Controlled on Earth by remote control

R.I.P  MCA

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