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COYOTE SENT ME CASH
Kids, This Really Happened
Dreamed 1982/10/11 by Chris Wayan
"Coyote Sent Me Cash!" performed by Chris Wayan and The Krelkins, 2007
Won't play? Plain MP3; song length 3:15, 3.06 MB, 44khz)
The evening of my dream, I read a poem: |
Mending Wall, by Robert Frost. It opens:
"Something there is who doesn't love a wall."
Frost wasn't sure exactly who--
Equality? Entropy? Ents?
But pile up stones and down they fall.
Someone there is who doesn't love a wall.
Just as I went to bed, I read that Ed-
gar Cayce once bought a house flat broke!
Our nonprofit prophet had a mad trance-urge.
The hour he had to pay, the house-sum came,
in the mail... from nowhere!
Well, I shut that book and screamed
"But we can't live like birds!"
I visit a commune in my dream:
They're Buddhist Unitarian Hassidim.
In the Holy Room they bid me kneel:
"Say Hail Mary Reggae Kyo for your soul!"
their Patriarch booms, and shuts the door,
And I'm alone and squirm before
Menorah cross and lotus all!
A shaman too dumb for ritual,
I yell up, "Sorry, God. Hello?"
I never could manage pious--
my cloth was cut on a Coyote bias.
I wake to find a thousand bucks
added to my account... from nowhere!
I ask and ask, but the bankers swear
they're right--I'm just an innumerate fool.
One generous joke of a dream!
Saying what they never dared in school:
That Robert Frost got one word wrong--
Someone there is who doesn't love a rule.
This really happened.
I have the thousand dollars.
AND WE... CAN LIVE... LIKE BIRDS!
- Innumerate = unable to handle numbers! The numerical equivalent of illiterate.
- The scrawl on the altar says Shibboleth in bad Hebrew. Really really bad Hebrew. I left out a yod--it just says "shbolt". So whaddya want, I'm a pagan goy for goddess's sake. Well, I meant shibboleth. Which in English means a revered idol empty of real spiritual power. Like Elvis.
- The song is by The Krelkins: Chris Wayan, lead vocals and keyboard; Mike Marrelli, vocal harmony and guitar; Nic Griffin, vocal harmony and drums. This was just a test-take (there isn't a finished studio recording yet), so the sound isn't perfect. But I like the energy.
- The dream isn't a shibboleth. It really happened. I have the thousand dollars. We can live like birds.
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