Week 125 // Faces Without Faces

by Mount Everest

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I’ve been traveling for the past couple of weeks, and during that period of time I have been attempting to get a glimpse of my future. As I’ve done every two or so years since I graduated from college, I am once again planning a move. Visiting a place with a move in mind is so much different than visiting a place just to visit it. Strangers on the street might actually be future friends, lovers, or rivals. A block you walk down on your way to lunch might be your future home. A park you pause at to take in the scenery might one day be a familiar respite. The potential future familiarity of such things puts me on edge. Everything around seems so much more important than it is in that moment. This is a song about spending a couple of weeks feeling on edge in that way. It is about standing at the precipice of the future and not really knowing what to do with yourself. It is about a weeks long period of near panicked excitement that forces a person to evaluate who they are and who they want to be.

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Everyone listen to reason
Everyone
Everyone working and scheming
Everyone
There's got to be truth worth believing
Everyone
Everyone listen to reason
Ride out of here
Into the belly of the beast you go

You saw them the other night
Just looming in front of you
They looked like faces without faces
Like silhouettes with an attitude
Now what are you gonna do

And it's a hell of an exercise
You understand who you gotta be
You gotta put yourself into places
And recognize if they set you free
Now what is it gonna be?

Everyone listen to reason
Everyone
Everyone working and scheming
Everyone
There's got to be truth worth believing
Everyone
Everyone listen to reason
Ride out of here
Into the belly of the beast you'll go

Everyone's bleeding time
And everyone's just begun
And everyone's got a set of knives
And everyone wants to see you run
Don't ever give that to anyone

And everyone's gonna see the day
That everyone else is up and gone
And everyone's gonna stop and say
They took for granted just everyone
And that's the lowest that they'd ever done

Everyone listen to reason
Everyone
Everyone working and scheming
Everyone
There's got to be truth worth believing

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released April 9, 2013

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