Dukkha's Nemesis

Dukkha's Nemesis

Patty Morris
Patty Morris And Dukkha's Nemesis


The title song, Dukkha's Nemesis, emerged from Patty's skull when James said, "Mom, have you even got a title song?" Guess I was thinking of all the stuff I've been reading and absorbing for years about Buddhism, cyclical existence (samsara), highest enlightenment (anutarasambuddha), together with the reality of suffering in western culture stacked up against the widespread lack of ability to deal with it, grow from it, and relegate suffering to just one corner of our existence. That sorta thing. And, Gabe and I (back when she was still Little Buddha rather than Big Buddha) had long since worked out the opening riff, just messin' around and changing the tune of supercalifragilistic in the car a few school mornings. Anyway, when we needed the title song to appear, it did; then it squished out through the fissures in my cranial casing, landed in a claylike lump at the feet of James and Adam, then molded skillfully in their hands into a piece of audible art. 


 Tick Tock Timekeeper

Rippin' rockin' Skinbeater

Minute minute

Nanosecond to none

She gotta bad temper

And even badder tempo

As she tries to keep the Time

But it's always on the run

There's a

Universal Metronome

I betcha know my rhythm, don'tcha

Keep it steady, won'tcha

'Cause it's runnin' too erratic

Try'n to

Beat back the rhythm of the rain

It's mesmerizing

Beat the pain

It's agonizing

Beat desire

It's tantalizing

Beat the aching

Beat the hunger

Beat the bottomless...


Beat the Time

It's the rhythm of your Life

Life is Dukkha

Dukkha's Life

Life is Song

Song is

Dukkha's Nemesis...


(C) 2008 Patty Morris