Week 175 // Australopithecus

by Mount Everest

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I’m switching it up this week after a pretty lengthy run of acoustic numbers. This song doesn’t have a single real instrument in it. In “Australopithecus” I’m singing about how we’re all still evolving. Our primate ancestors did a pretty important thing many many years ago, which was to start standing up on two feet. This freed our hands to grasp the world in a new way, and (eventually) our minds to grow and wonder and create. Evolution doesn’t happen to individuals, it happens to populations. We’re still a lot like Australopithecus. Some of us are learning to stand up, as it were. We’re changing and evolving as people, and like our ancestors, we’re doing it together. We help each other out. We stand side by side. Just as we always have, for eons, we steady each other.

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Moving and shaking like everyone
With your two feet on the ground
You walk around
Amazed that your mind is freed
But if you need someone to lean on
You don’t need to look so far
That’s something
You hang on to what you need

Would have have believed when you started
We’d be standing up next to you
Oh darlin’
If anything leaves you so downhearted
We’ll be standing up next to you
Oh darlin’

You wrestle with nothing and everything
You’ve evolved to feel the weight
Yeah, it’s trouble
But your truth is a higher state
And if you struggle for what to believe in
You don’t need to look so far
We’ve got troubles
That’s something
We can relate

Would have have believed when you started
We’d be standing up next to you
Oh darlin’
If anything leaves you so downhearted
We’ll be standing up next to you
Oh darlin’

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released March 24, 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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