Week 231 // What I'm Built For

by Mount Everest

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For months and months I've been writing tunes on a nylon string guitar. A lot of them have been pretty nice, but it occurs to me that newcomers to this website might not realize that the Mount Everest catalog is typified by diverse multi-instrumentalism. Lately the sound has been heavily influenced by time constraints, and obligations outside of this project. It has seemed easy and natural to reach for a guitar each time I sit down to write. Today as I contemplated reaching for a ukelele to shake things up, I looked to the piles of papers and clothes on top of my synthesizer and it occurred to me how lonely and neglected it looked. Shoving said papers and clothes to the floor, I found that the familiar keys felt good under my fingers, and I composed this song. It think of it as sweet video game music; a loving meditation punctuated by a simple and expressive digital warmth. It felt good to write it. I hope it feels good to listen to it.

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On the edge of the dark
A tiny burning thing you'll always see
You'll probably know it when you see it
It probably follows you
And this I know
Because it follows me

And I will race you home again
And I will be there waiting
Count on that
It's what I'm built for
And I will memorize the way
And I will know it backwards
Count on me
And I will count on you

I'm a young young man
I got the whole wide world in front of me
You make it easy to believe that
You make it true
You make it so
You make it real

And I will race you home again
And I will be there waiting
Count on that
It's what I'm built for
And I will memorize the way
And I will know it backwards
Count on me
And I will count on you

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released April 20, 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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