WSP 120 The Three Fierce Mantras [rough mix]

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we finished tracking for the new album and rendered some rough mixes this week. we just need to add horns and tweak the mix a bit and we should be good to go. hopefully in a month or two we can get it finished up. this weeks' song is going to be on the album for sure.

The three fierce mantras (Wyl. drag sngags gsum) of Tsangpa Gyaré are:

- “Whatever has to happen, let it happen!” (ci yong ba shog)
- “Whatever the situation is, it’s fine!” (gang ltar 'gro ba song)
- “I don’t need anything whatsoever (but the Dharma)!” (ci kyang dgos pa med)

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whatever has to happen, let it happen
whatever the situation, it is fine
I don't really need too much of anything
no, I don't need anything at all

the crux of my fear and apprehension
is a rats nest of "what ifs", "shoulda" and "coulda beens"
but the moment don't hold no junk
and I'm cleaning out my trunk
little bits at a time, often as I can

sour grapes aint got no vitamin D
tiny violins play a thin melody
no hope, no despair
just hanging in there
little bits at a time
often as I can

whatever has to happen, let it happen
whatever the situation, it is fine
I don't really need too much of anything
no, I don't need anything at all

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from Weekly Song Project v2, track released March 22, 2015
Jonathan Burks - voice and guitar
Didier Leplae - guitar
Nathan Kilen - drums
Dave Cusma - tuba

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Jonathan Burks Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro"

here's some pro tips:

1) Keep a scream journal. Scream into a camera or microphone at least once a day. Any word or sound will work. "FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK" seems to work for me.

2) Dance for 5 minutes daily. Dance on the way to the bathroom or kitchen. Dance as ugly as you can.

3) Make funny faces. Sit in front of a mirror and get strange.
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