Genie is the root word for genius And it's a really interesting idea because there's this unlimited power that's associated with genius, but it's constrained And that's really what the human spirit is like 'Cause it has this aspect of the infinite And it is something that can grant wishes But it's also constrained, terribly
[Chorus] I don't ask God for favors Or for wishes Or for wishes You know? I don't ask God for favors Or for wishes Or for wishes You know?
We're constrained mortally and physically and all that but the thing is, is that Both the infinite possibility and the constraint are necessary That's what makes up the genie, it has to be both at the same time And the idea that, you know, if you find your genie You can have your wishes, that's right You have to really want what you're wishing for Or you have to make the proper sacrifices to get it It can't be just some whim You have to ask for something that you would rather not have Which is usually wisdom Somebody asked me about prayer They asked me if I prayed and I thought, well, depends on what you mean by that, exactly
I've really been trying to make sense of this, ey, because Well, what the hell's going on? Why am I selling out 3,000 person auditoriums I use the stage let's say, as a opportunity in real time to think I've been thinking Well, if you're surfing you don't confuse yourself with
[Chorus] The wave The wave The wave That's a real mistake You might be on top of the wave but you're not the wave The wave The wave That's a real mistake You might be on top of the wave but you're not the wave
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