It Matters

by Mount Everest

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It is tough to say exactly what’s going on in this song. The lyrical content feels more to me like a broad sketch than a focused effort. That’s fine by me. I tried to write more by feeling than by intellect. The result is a song that lacks a broad topic, but has numerous themes. Identity is in there. Nature is in there. Faith is in there. Longing is in there. Time is in there. What do all of these things have to do with one another? These are concepts that I find important. The perspective from which we view these concepts has a lot to do with who we are. One time a bunch of friends and I decided that we would go skydiving. I thought it would be a lot of fun, but what I didn’t anticipate was walking away with the feeling that I had met God. I think the feeling was due to the radical shift in perspective that the experience offers. The world becomes unfamiliar in all its familiarity. I suppose that might be the feeling that I am trying to describe in this song. How many ways can you view the Earth? Your life? Your actions? Your surroundings? Your self?

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Out in the woods
Nearing on dusk light
Through the tall trees
The wind sounded empty
And it came to me

Once in your life
Once alone in the short span of your memories
You’ll know just what you could be
And what you shouldn’t be

Who you were
And who you are
And who you’ll be

Cross your heart
And hope to live
If you believe

Under the ice and rocks and stones
And layers left by the centuries
And the remnants of your history
You’ll be left alone

And maybe there’s a chance
That someone’s hands could lift
The dirt and weight off of you
Let in the air that you might breathe
You never know

Who you were
And who you are
And who you’ll be

Cross your heart
And hope to live
If you believe

Up in the air
Way above the roof tops and the canopy
There’s no way that you’re empty
With all you see

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released January 30, 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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