Is This The Shape Of Things To Come?

by Mount Everest

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This week’s song was written in anticipation of an unknown future. The words are a play on the old concept that the more things change, the more they stay the same. Is the shape of things to come the same as the shape of things as they are now? Do people change? Do fortunes change? Does the country change, or are we merely playing out roles in a repeating history on a loop? Can anything or anybody ever change if we are to cynical to believe that it can? I like this song. It feels a little off, but in a way that is appealing to me. I also like the weird little guy in this week’s artwork, although I find him unsettling. He’s like a creepy little cartoon hipster made of blood. I hope he isn’t the shape of things to come...

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Is this the shape of things to come?
Is this the ground we walk upon?
Is this the way we live and die and cary on?
Is this the day we hoped would come?

Change what you would. What’s the use?
The unmistakable truth:
We’d do it all the same

And somebody out in America
Has found a new belief to push their heart away

And who would have thought
That the shape of things to come
Would just reveal the things that never change

Is this the shape of things to come?
I ask just because it’s an awkward one
I ask because I need to know if there’s somebody out there to love
If there’s anybody I can trust

I am the salt of the Earth
The unmistakable truth
The one that got away

And somebody out in America
Is looking back and thinking that I look the same

But who would have thought
That the shape of things to come
Would just reveal the things that never change

Change what you would. What’s the use?
The unmistakable truth:
We’d do it all the same

And somebody out in America
Has found a new belief to push their heart away

If that’s what you think
Then the shape of things to come
Will just reveal the things that never change

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released January 23, 2012

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