Week 229 // Swimmers 2

by Mount Everest

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Last week I refrained from naming my song as a number in a sequence of ''River Songs" that I've been accumulating over the four and a half years that I've been working on this growing catalogue. I chose instead to refocus the title on the swimmers who travel the river together, facing the placid or turbulent flow of time together, and celebrating the virtue of the buddy system both in aquatic pursuits and in life in general. It seems that the river song sequence has sprouted a spinoff series, as I quickly add a sequel to last weeks "Swimmers." Who knows how many of these there will be, and how quickly they'll come. "River Songs" seem to manifest very rarely, with months or years between entries. "Swimmers," on the other hand, begged my continued attention right away. As Rebecca and I near our wedding day, I can't help but feel swept up in the flow of time. It's a great comfort to have her swept up with me. This entry focuses on harmony and repetition. I hope you enjoy listening to it.

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Floating on a poem
Great and gracious water
Flow to the horizon
Round the bend we're going
Say we catch the word
On a sudden blowing wind
And we race into the water
Two by two by two

Race the night a'coming
Hold your hand and greet it
Climb the bank 'till morning
Round the bend we're going
Say we hear the word
On the sweetest summer breeze
And we race into the water
Two by two by two

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released April 6, 2015

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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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