The Sound of Planets Spinning

by Mount Everest

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This week’s song is about lots of stuff like getting older, keeping your regrets as secrets and building them up as monoliths, realizing that they’re all overblown in your own head, and understanding that letting moments pass you by has been the most tangibly regrettable thing you’ve done. It is about past moments and future moments orbiting each other like planets. I wanted to do something very different this week. I took a few risks, particularly with the vocals, and I think they worked out. The song has this sort of screwed up/off kilter exotic feel that I think I barely could have tried for. It was a total accident, but a happy one.


Say what’s coming to you
When you say it
Can you try a little less attitude
Sometimes it hits you
That you fell like it’s just something to do
That you’re getting pretty old

And you’re wondering
If it’s getting to you
To think about getting old

And it’s just sun in your eyes
It’s got you blinking
Think about the people outside
Think about the last time
Anyone caught you surprised
And you’re getting pretty cold

And you wonder ‘bout your secrets and lies
And they’re getting over sold

And you wonder ‘bout your secrets and lies
And they’re getting over sold

Now here’s dirt in your eyes
Remember thinking
That you’re young
And you got plenty of time
And you believed it so sincerely
That you let it all slide
And will it hurt to recognize...

...That you saw the sun setting on part of your life
And you didn’t really try?

And there’s no time to surrender
Something’s burning to the ground
So you can build it again
And you’re in love with the sound
Of planets spinning and working and turning again

The sound of planets spinning and working and turing again


released November 12, 2012


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