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Week 306 // Scenery

by Mount Everest

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Here is an embarrassing disclosure: this week's song was completely done on Sunday because I knew how distracted I would get by the presidential debate, and I completely forgot about it until my wife reminded me at 11pm on Monday that I hadn't posted it yet. This presidential race is a steamroller running down everything I care about. I'll be damned if it ruins my nearly six year streak of posting a song every Monday, so thanks to Rebecca for safeguarding that interest.

What's this song about? I'm going to give you kind of a shrug. It gestures toward bigger concerns and smaller concerns. Mostly it juxtaposes macro problems against micro worries. In doing so it asks in passing what man's place in nature might be, and also asks man if he even understands that he has a place in nature. It covers a lot of ground for a two minute song that I literally almost forgot I wrote. All that said, when I sat down with it after such a stressful nationally televised shit-show, I felt comparatively at ease. There's something to it.


Oh power lines
Reach into the land and drink of it
Reach into our hearts
Just think of all the power you'd find in there

Oh Sisyphus
Let it roll back down the mountain
Let yourself be light
And find the scenery you've been missing out on

Pace around the house
Pace around the house
And ponder what could be done

Oh radio
Fingers in the air we're breathing in
Fingers everywhere
Just think of all the thoughts you have seeded in us

Oh animals
Growing in a carved up wilderness
Growing up to chase mankind
From the grove of the deepest regret he should feel

Pace around the house
Pace around the house
And ponder what could be done


released September 26, 2016




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I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
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