Week 245 // The Candle and the Compass

by Mount Everest

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This is the last Monday before I am a married man. On Saturday we will wed and begin a brand new chapter. I wanted to offer a song that speaks to the serenity I feel with Rebecca and the beautiful optimism that the notion of our marriage evokes in me. This song plays the future against the past a little; they're both hazy in detail but the future is far more inviting. It didn't always seem that way. I am going to keep this write-up short, opting instead to focus the remainder of the evening on my wedding vows. Love to you all, and wish us luck!

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I wandered like I was condemned
Through shallow seas and canyon walls
Until it struck me

A piece of you was on my mind
For years or more it whispered words
And so we spoke them

I'll be there right beside you
Weightless, carrying the candle
Way above the earth
Hand in hand we're falling
Landing like we're feathers in the grass
And up again

The future may not ever be
A picture in a crystal ball
But this I'll tell you

It feels like a familiar place
A verandah and a warm embrace
The sound of rainfall

I see you right beside me
Darling, carrying the compass
Way above the earth
Hand in hand we're falling
Landing like we're feathers in the grass
And up again

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released July 27, 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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