Letters from the Apocalypse

by Mount Everest

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This song is about a specific feeling that I’ve had that can only be described by attempting to imagine an impossibly strange scenario. This is the scenario and the feeling: You are so wrapped up in your unfulfilled goals that the only option seems to be to run away and become one of those crazy religious zealots outside of the baseball stadium who hands out apocalyptic literature about revelations and assures people that they are going to hell. The hope is that somehow by doing this you will unlock the potential hidden within you to accept the life you have, rather than pining for one you haven’t made yet. Once you have done this you can then meet and fall in love with an equally lost and narcissistic soul who has also taken a chance on an insane lifestyle and thus found the hidden potential within to accept the world the way it is. Are you still with me? It is a song about restlessness and it is my favorite song that I’ve written since the fall.

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You throw yourself under the bus
When you’re telling the truth
You never thought anyone suffered
for knowing the right thing to do

I feel like a media presence
With resources big as the sky
This amazing delusion I’m living in
Fueling my need to get this right

If God once felt like you
If he once felt down and blue
I wonder why

I’m growing my hair out
Right down to my knees
And it’s like a disguise
I’ll be handing out pamphlets at sporting events
On the right ways to die

You could be one of us
Laughing our asses off knowing the truth
We could live by our wits
Making love like we’re losing our youth
It’s the right thing to do

If God once felt like you
If he once felt down and blue
I wonder why

I’m like a boomerang out for myself
And I’m wondering why
When I aim for my target I take my own head off
I’ve done it before
The more deadly the harder I try

And you got a chip on your shoulder
The size of a boulder, it’s true
You got a need to rebel
Against God or yourself
And what’s funny as hell is
You’re putting it off ‘till you’re through

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released March 12, 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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