Week 239 // Asteroid

by Mount Everest

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This week's song is squeaking in moments before midnight. After a false start, and a day of consternation, I finally got a handle on this one. This was a situation where something wasn't working in the original guitar part that I had recorded, and I was trying to write around it instead of throwing it away in favor of the better parts I was trying to fit with it. Ultimately I started to understand the song, but much time had gotten away from me. I really like this tune, but there is so much more I would have done with the arrangement. The lyrics are an urban mishmash of summer stream of consciousness. It's a slow jam because the day was hot. If I had time, I would have fixed the second verse in which I mistakenly sang the name of the popular French comic character, Asterix, instead of the name of the punctuation mark, asterisk, that I had intended. Oh Well. Time is short. Here's a brand new song!

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Sitting in a catapult
Sail into the open air
Burning in the atmosphere
Brilliant like an asteroid

What is it like
Crackin' at the seams?
What does it mean?
What is a life
Wakin' from a dream
What can it mean?
What is it like?

Sitting in a taxi cab
Sail into the open air
Burning up the dollar bills
Brilliant like an asterisk

What is it like
Crackin' at the seams?
What does it mean?
What is a life
Wakin' from a dream
What can it mean?
What is it like?

All along the waterfront
Chanting like a sacrifice
Sirens in the summer rain
Brilliant like a symphony

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released June 16, 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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