hey there is no way I will let this thread get sent to Old Topics so I thought I would copy here what many of you have already read before buts its part of why I love the song
from the old forum:
Author: Jane H.
Date: 4/19/2005 9:39 am EDT
This is hard to put into words but do know I am completely serious.
I have been tripping out on the song Pain and Sorrow more than ever lately. One reason is because I have come to the conclusion it is my favorite song (with Mountain Time #2). I have never been able to pick a favorite song before. I admit I was initially drawn to the song because it was heavy (when I say heavy I don't always mean metal) and the guitar wizadry is extreme in all its versions. Recently though I have discovered another gift this song has been giving me. Often I play Pain and Sorrow when I am blue or sad. I always thought it was the music alone which helped me heal but I now conclude it is helping me find other ways. Its such a happy song for me now. When I listen to Pain and Sorrow, I go into trance during the solo. It is during the solo that I receive messages that enable me to find other ways (to deal). It isn't always a conscious occurance but sometimes I do get the big Eureka, sometimes days after, sometimes no big Eureka. Sometimes the Pain and the Sorrow I find ways to deal with are great pain and great sorrow, sometimes slight. Sometimes its Pain and Sorrow deeply connected to my being, sometimes very remote. Sometimes the pain and sorrow are from the past, sometimes future fears, sometimes the here and now. Sometimes its just discovering what actually caused the pain, the sorrow. The pain and sorrow don't always go away but I don't live off of them as much. Sometimes the guitar is speaking, I sense flurries of messages with deep responses, I sense the debate, the reasoning, the testimonies (of/from what I have no idea). Its like the intro orients the brain to the direction it needs to head, sometimes the start of the solo shreds thru the vinous weeds of past ways, neural pathways clouding the exterior of the mind, sometimes the message starts there, its always different. Whether I realize the gained knowledge during the song or not, by the end I feel transfused. The most obvious gain is the peace of mind I have acheived. Its blowing my mind. Not complete enlightenment (yet) but more and more each day. I have somehow been increasingly more able to deal, which is leading me toward solutions rather than despair. I feel physically better as a result. My mind is freer to see other ways for those around me as well which generates so much positive energy and feeds this peace of mind. I then am blowing my own mind into a wide open state! I couldn't say exactly when or how I came to realize the song Pain and Sorrow's role but its definitely significant. I have seen Joe "deal" in inspiring ways when he's having a bad day. I don't know how intense or conscious it is for him. I wonder if he is sharing this message knowingly, is he channeling some spiritual message, am I the only (other?) one tuning into it this way? Sure I realize I may be considered "certified" but I am becoming a wiser happier person more able to contribute on Earth at this time, because I am finding other ways. One revelation of great help has been realizing that no matter how well you may know someone, you can never get in their head, ever. Every little experience can not be replicated/felt/understood. words can/do have multiple meanings.
I realize that I won't always get to hear this favorite song of mine at future shows but I want to let Joe (and Kenny and Eric, and the guitars, the other instruments, the equipment, and those who care for them) I LOVE YOU FOR THIS SONG (and Joe also for playing right in front of me at the last show(and for those few notes of Blues for Bozo (I think???!!!) in the acoustic jam of)), among other songs and things.
Please never doubt I would like/need to experience this song live another time or another way. I hope and expect it to be included on the next DVD, but if its not, I'll deal. Maybe its meant to be another way, maybe not. **I never used to (be able to) think things through this way.** Of course Kenny and Eric help induce the trance and have always been integral parts of this song for me, although I feel the power of this song has always been with Joe from his beginning. I feel Pain and Sorrow would be great to showcase drum and bass solos in the DVD, and could possibly add enough heaviness to take this thing to new depths. I await the continued messages in this song, please don't disrupt me during the solo! Strange but truth. Thanks!!!!!