Tune of the Day for Saturday 11 July 2020: Leave the City Outside by DJ Center ft Oddisee

Many of us live in cities or were brought up in cities where the fast pace of living, the “rat race” and the hive mentality operates in direct conflict with a healthy state of being or existence. A “monkey mind” is none too different to a city unto itself – racing thoughts, franticness, pounding energies, and flitting here, there and everywhere. Whether you live in a city or are nowhere near a city but still have an issue with a monkey mind, DJ Center & Oddissee’s Leave the City Outside is a reminder today to find your zen and leave the city outside both literally and figuratively. As the lyrics go: “One day I was sitting on a park bench, Out front of my apartment, With my heart bent, Feeling like I’m sitting in the dark, Wondering where the spark went, On the park bench. Light bulb of an idea, Light years faster then the speed that my thoughts went. Then I thought when, Do I ever feel still in the maze of a rat race? Not often, That pace parallel to the feeling of exhaustion…So when you walk through the door, Leave the city behind, Just leave it behind. And when you lock the top lock, Leave the city outside, Cause it ready to find ya. And when you lock the bottom lock, Leave the city outside, And don’t let it remind me, It’s cold out there.” Leave the City Outside is also a reminder to be aware of anything that is still playing out in your life today that is remnants of the monkey mind which interferes with your inner peace and stillness, and to be ready to can it and discard.

DJ Center


Tune of the Day is a divinatory series here on this blog where I share some musical vibes. Music is a very powerful tool with numerous messages to be gleaned from a tune, whether it’s got vocals on it or it’s purely instrumentals. It also has massive healing benefits too.

Whether you have an ear for music or are simply looking for divination of a different medium altogether, music most certainly moves us and offers guidance. And just like with tarot, music will have different meanings to different readers or in this case listeners. With each Tune of the Day I provide a general overview of some of the messages I’ve got from the track, but of course you may listen to it and get different signs or symbols. Enjoy!

Rosalind Medea is an Intuitive Reader and Counsellor. I enjoy music and I use it in my own life to raise the vibes, for the guidance it brings and for healing. 

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