Awake In All You Do

by Mount Everest

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In the last few years I’ve had a lot of friends who have gone through the process of losing people very close them. It has been heartbreaking to watch people go through this type of ordeal, and I always wonder about where they will come out on the other end of it. I spent a lot of my weekend deep in conversation with a dear friend who suffered a great loss and then went out into the world to try and figure out what it all meant. Compared to the person who left, the person who came back had an amazing depth of understanding. It’s not necessarily the type of understanding that is easily put into words, and it’s so personal to her that I dare not draw her conclusions for her. But I was struck by the contrast. Anger had become perspective in such a fundamental way. I just had to reflect on it with this song.

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You once spoke softly
You spoke on trials
On time and scorn
You lent them credence
With fate like rivals
Asleep and worn
And when the arms that held the young thing
That once you were encircle you no more
You just wake up then
You find asylum
You draw your breath
You stitch together
The finest version
of what you got left
If you could know all the right ways
You would not grow
So certain in your bet
So you summon the meaning
Of time moving faster
Of folks up and leaving
Like natural disaster
Like stuck in the crosshairs
You’re weaving and moving
And nothing’s so precious
As fighting and losing
And you laugh just because it’s so unkind
The fleeting arc of time
And I’ve got nothing
That I can tell you
That you don’t know
You had a moment
That took forever
But still you grow
And when that darkness finds
I’ll look to you
Awake in all you do

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released May 14, 2012

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Mount Everest Brooklyn, New York

I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
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