For me it's a song about being who we are. And I mean really being who we are, underneath all the fears and attachments to identity. It's a song about expressing and being empowered by the path of self-realisation.
Here are the lyrics. I offer a brief personal interpretation, but really just let them say whatever they need to say to you.
There's plenty of things I could do
Life is a house with so many rooms
And behind each door there waits concealed
A lesson to be learned, a secret to reveal
And the only way to know is to open them and go
Turn the sacred handle and walk on through
Great interpretation of the path of self-realisation. The only way is to step through the door.
Cos I'm the only one that's ever been me
The only one to see the things that I've seen
And though this body's bound to act
And this mind is bound to think,
There's something deep inside saying I am free.
The real 'us' is beyond the body and mind. Our essence is the quiet point inside which whispers to us. From this place comes all the aligned traits of the soul - freedom, compassion, will-power, etc.
I don't want to sit here entertaining myself
I want to get up and use these hands to help
And sing about Love, sing about God
Sing about who we truly are
Cos the only way to grow is through this path that I've been shown
And what's the use, where's the truth in anything else
Entertainment for the sake of distraction takes us away from our true self. And, to be our true self we have to express it in every moment. This will lead us into situations where we can most grow and become self-realised. There's really nothing else going on!
Cos I'm the only one...
So I'm going where I've never been before
And when I get there you're gonna be waiting at my door
See I'm crossing every ocean to reach the furthest shore
To meet back with the one
The one that I adore..
On the journey of self-realisation, to get 'back to the source' we have to dive right in, take risks and embrace change. If we're committed we'll surely get there.
Cos I'm the only one...
Finally here's the video to the song. Enjoy!
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