Twenty Six

by Mount Everest

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Here I go
Here I’ll live, here I’ll die, here I’ll grow
And what’s left for us God only knows
Fall asleep in my clothes
And dream all night about dreams

I am new, I am fresh on my feet
And my country is vast and complete
Human beings, hearts that beat
They break and mend in us

Now awake and alert to the sound
And aware of the forces we’re bound to
Like we’re drawn to the ground
Oh time is so irresistible

Little children there’s a terrible lie
Goes that the bigger you get
The less you’re worth if you cry

And it kills me when we tell you about life
And sure its some kind of hard
But you can fill it with light

These amends
Always speaking in tones, future tense
To be coursing and straining against them
Oh the self, recompense
There’s no one left but you

And the specter of aging is there
And it follows us each unaware
Twenty-six, do you dare?
Do you have the heart for this?

Little children there’s a terrible lie
Goes that the bigger you get
The less you’re worth if you cry

And it kills me when we tell you about life
And sure it’s some kind of hard
But you can fill it with light

Little children there’s a beautiful lie
Goes that the older you get
The more you’ll know about life

And it gets you more the harder you try
And sure it’s some kind of hard
But you can fill it with light

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released May 16, 2011
Jesse Mitchell Lindsey and Nick Mastors

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