Week 174 // Faith in Reason

by Mount Everest

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This week’s song is a bit tricky to get ahold of, because I wrote it much less with a particular lyrical objective in mind, and with far more of an open-ended approach. There are some nice turns of phrase here, but my heart really went into the guitar this week. I plucked at this song all week like a kind of mantra, and only today did I try to sing it. Meaning can be gleaned more I can explicitly assign it to this song. That’s probably okay, since I can sometimes over-explain songs in these write-ups. Here’s what I do know: it sounds sad, so it probably is, and color represents hope even though it bleeds from a wound toward the end of the song.

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There in a silver train
You felt the walls moving in
Like your second skin
Against the pouring rain

And you never understood
Why its getting pretty late
For revisions to your fate
And it don’t feel too good

And I had a little dream
I saw a city like a monster’s claw
Digging deeper into everything

And what’s to believe in?
That’s a lot of faith
To place in reason
What’s to believe in?
That’s a lot of faith
You place in reason

And I shine a little light
It barely gets ten feel
‘Till it’s swallowed up and eaten
By the glowing night

And on the precipice of day
You see in black and white
It’s strange you don’t admit you see
It’s straining against shades of gray

You see the rising sun
You see it spilling all its colors like blood
From a cut and touching everyone

And what’s to believe in?
That’s a lot of faith
To place in reason
What’s to believe in?
That’s a lot of faith
You place in reason

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released March 18, 2014

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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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