LAY DOWN YOUR MUSIC (for Allen) (by General Arka)

Performed by General Arka in a ritualistic cross-genre performance at WIM, Zurich on 15 March 2019 together with Chris Jaeger (piano, percussion): vimeo

lay down / lay down your Music / lay down yr Tongue

lay down / lay down your Mountain / lay down yr God

lay down / lay down your Ego / lay down your Texas

lay down that baby queen / Down with that baby king

lay down / lay down your hesiTation / lay down your rumiNation

lay down your melanchOly / lay her Down and let her Die!

lay down Papa / lay down Mama / PA PA MA MA

papampa mapa mampa papam mp pm p pp mmmm A

lay down lay down your SameSame / lay down yr special 

lay down your SameSame / lay down your special

Lay down / lay down your smartness / lay down your wisdom

lay down your worries / lay down your warrior

Lay down your anger / lay down your lion's roar

lay down your hatred / lay your Mind down

lay down / lay down your Vision / lay down your light

lay down / lay down your body / lay down your pain

lay down / lay down your love / lay down your life

lay down / lay down your demons 

lay down / lay down and lay still

The poem was adapted from Allen Ginsberg’s poem Lay Down Your Mountain (Rolling Thunder Stones I (1979), published in Allen Ginsberg, Mind Breaths/Plutonian Ode (Paris: Christian Bourgois, 1994), p. 78.

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