This cut takes me back to when I first came to the USA, fresh off the banana boat & ready for the world! The beat is still infectious & the lyrics timeless. In fact, this has to be one of the few funked-up yet existentially poignant jams to make it to prime time…
“Searching for a destiny that’s mine
There’s another place, another time
Touching many hearts along the way
Hopin’ that I’ll never have to say…..it’s just an illusion”
This is nothing but our Ego which is always searching for something somewhere/anywhere as if the present moment is not enough.
“Follow your emotions anywhere
Is it really magic in the air?
Never let your feelings get you down
Open up your eyes and look around”
We all know that following our emotions can be a double-edged sword. If we follow & act upon our darker emotions w/ our Ego at the controls then the consequences can work against us & we end up hurting others. By opening our eyes, waking up and loosening the grip of the Ego, we step closer to the better angels of our nature….The Ego is but an illusion.