Week 180 // Won't Be Here When You Call

by Mount Everest

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This week’s song is a little tune about being homesick. It’s not about disliking where you are, it’s just about missing something. It is probably brought on by stress and academic fatigue that I’m feeling like hitchhiking out of New York right now. It’s not a productive impulse, and certainly not one that will solve any problems or get my papers written. Nonetheless, this song is a little two minute fantasy that I have the freedom to take off right now.

A few week’s ago I proclaimed that I wouldn’t be writing songs that rhyme for a little while. That little while seems to have lasted until today, because the words to the chorus came to me all at once and I didn’t want to fight them. Writing without rhyming is still a project that interests me, and I’ll likely revisit it again, perhaps even as soon as next week. Who knows...?

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I've never seen that face before
I've never seen this corner
Dressed in all that green

And I would sit around and talk
But I'll just drift along
Seems easiest to me

And I won't be here when you call
I'm either Boston bound
Or else I'm lost at sea
And I could wave them down in traffic
'Till my arms go numb
And all them city cabs
Pretending that they can't see me
So I'm sticking out my thumb

I'm thinking maybe once or twice
I've caught a whiff of something
Riding on the rain

I lost a minute standing there
Distracted puzzling over
Just how far it came

So I won't be here when you call
I'm either Boston bound
Or else I'm lost at sea
And I could wave them down in traffic
'Till my arms go numb
And all them city cabs
Pretending that they can't see me
So I'm sticking out my thumb
And I won't be here when you call

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released April 28, 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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