Week 201 // Counted

by Mount Everest

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I never imagined that I’d write such a cynical song about such a beautiful and fulfilling event. Truthfully, I’ve never placed a lot of faith in the power of contemporary leftist demonstrations to be catalysts for meaningful systematic change, but that hasn’t stopped me from periodically participating in them, or from seeing the value of standing up to be counted. The People’s Climate March was breathtaking. Some 400,000 people flooded Midtown Manhattan with passion for their Mother Earth, and the message seemed to ring loud and clear; that climate change is an issue of social justice. This song is a bit of a hangover from that enthusiasm. I’m so glad I was there, and I’m ecstatic that it happened, but unfortunately it is exceedingly simple for the world at large to turn a blind eye to what 400,000 left-wingers are up to in New York City. Today on the Fox News website the only mention of climate change was this (video.foxbusiness.com/v/3799174937001/the-consequences-of-climate-change-on-chocolate/#sp=show-clips). Clearly, we’ll need to demonstrate a bit louder.

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Born within the sound of a bomb
You're always waiting for one more to go off
So it does
It's in a signal playing on
Pin it on, 'cause it's all on you

And you're standing in a target alright
So it makes sense you keep an eye on the sky
'Cause it might hit where you're standing
And you're standing in line
Pin it all on you

A field of roses
Electric building
A thing that grows
And the man who kills it
That we'd be counted
And then forgotten
And by the morning light
It's like we never showed up for the fight

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released September 23, 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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