We’ve updated our Terms of Use to reflect our new entity name and address. You can review the changes here.
We’ve updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Week 145 // If You Say

by Mount Everest

supported by
  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this



I recently ran into a person that I know who seems to be at a crossroads. She is the type of person who always seems to be in the midst of an identity crisis. Right now she appears to be torn over what she wants and who she wants to be. I think her concept of the meaning that she brings to the world is wrapped up in a unwillingness to admit her own creative power, and it makes me sad to see her struggle with that concept. The reason it makes me sad is that she is an exceptional talent, and exceptional talent can’t find room to breath if it is being choked by a lack of confidence. To develop one’s talent, one has to make the emotional leap that one’s creative voice has something valuable to say. In a real sense, becoming an artist and making one’s purest art is dependent on calling one’s self an artist, and tenaciously holding onto that label. So this song is for all of you artists who don’t know yet what you are. I hope you can find it within yourselves to understand the value in your own perspectives.


You could have a moment
Better than carrying on
And you should be a poet
Pushing my favorite song

And what’s the use?
You should have said what you mean
And I get what you’ve put you through
This I’ve seen
And you should lighten up
You know what to be, yeah

You can be an artist
If you just say that you are
Or you could be as guarded
As putting up razors and bars

And what’s the use?
It don’t seem like what you need
There’s a continent to you
Don’t you see?
And you should lighten up
You know what to be, yeah

And you could be an artist
If you just say that you are


released August 26, 2013


all rights reserved



Mount Everest Maine

I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
Follow me on Instagram [mounteverestmusic] and explore more than 600 songs here.

contact / help

Contact Mount Everest

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account