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Week 21 // Do The Best You Can

by Mount Everest

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I am very pleased to present a new song called "Do The Best You Can". This is a song about feeling hopeful despite feeling hopeless. It is a song about having no idea where you are or how you got there. It is about trying to understand something really big, and conceding that merely trying to understand is going to have to be good enough. It is about wanting to reach out to another human being, but being a little bit afraid to do so. It is about the desire to be understood. It is about staying the same even when you are trying to change. It is about trying to believe you are strong. It is about trying and trying and trying. It is about humans and love, and it’s probably a little bit about wondering what God is. It is mostly about being alive and how that is scary and wonderful. It is about doing the best you can!



Do the best you can

Ever get the feeling
If you shut your eyes you’ll burst into flames?
And thinking of another way
You linger on what must stay the same

You’re sleeping in your boots
In case you’re leaving in the dead of the night
You’re breathing in the dark
And thinking thoughts about what’s wrong and what’s right
And that’s really what gets you

So you do the best you can

Way down in the earth
You’re taking shelter, yeah you’re melting again
Down inside the rocks that squeeze you
Think of all the ways that you’ve been

You’ve been a night machine
You’ve been a killer, yeah you’ve been a mirage
You’ve lived to please
You’ve lived to find your meaning buried deep in a cause

And that’s really what gets to you
When you know what you’ve got
And you wish you could show someone
Who could see who you are
Who could see through the walls you build

And that’s when you do the best you can

You’d run but you could get caught
You’d hide but you might get lost
You’d cry but you banish the thought
You’d love but you might get crushed
You’d run but you could get caught
You’d hide but you might get lost
You’d cry but you banish the thought

So you do the best you can


released April 11, 2011
Written and performed by Jesse Mitchell Lindsey


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