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Week 283 // Oh Serious Creatures

by Mount Everest

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I just listened to this song for the first time since I wrote it last Wednesday, and it isn't exactly what I remembered writing. Perhaps my perspective has changed because my wife and I are on vacation, basking in ultimate west coast relaxation, but this song is lighter, far less burdened, and far more optimistic than I remembered it being. That's fitting. My mindset is open and sunny right now, and this song only let in an ounce or two of pre-vacation gloom. Spring is coming and life is going to change. The transformation from serious creatures to beautiful creatures described in this song was initially aspirational, but I now believe it to have been prophetic. So it goes.


Had it up to here with this whole damn town
And digging for gold in the middle of the street
I want to see you
I want to see you smiling back at me

Spat a lot of words with my face into the wind
And making you a habit is the best I ever did
I want to be there
I want to be there smiling back at you

Oh serious creatures
Oh what serious faces
Urge the moment passing you by to linger a little longer

Drinking my wine and pondering the night
Running out the clock on an ordinary day
It's good to see you
It's good to see you cracking a smile lately

Oh beautiful creatures
Oh what radiant faces
Urge the moment passing you by to linger a little longer


released April 18, 2016




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