We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Week 312 // Hold the Monster at Bay

by Mount Everest

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

    You own this



This song is a prayer to America. I wrote it as if America's collective consciousness had a collective conscience to which one might appeal during dire circumstances. In previous elections, I might have called the Republican nominee a monster, and I might have even meant it at the time. I disagree with the republican platform, and with the philosophies from which it has been derived. I see with the clarity of retrospect that any monster I saw back then was only of the metaphorical variety. The monster casting his shadow over tomorrow's election is all too real. I will not list his fangs, because you know them all too well. I implore you in the name of decency to reject Donald Trump, and vote for his far more virtuous rival Hillary Clinton. I want to have a family, and my best family making years will likely fall in the next president's term. I shudder at the indecent world my children may be born into should you make the wrong choice. Do the right thing.


Think it through
Do the right thing
And you know what it is
Let the babes in their cribs
Keep their innocence
Hold the monster at bay


released November 7, 2016




Mount Everest Maine

I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
Follow me on Instagram [mounteverestmusic] and explore more than 600 songs here.

contact / help

Contact Mount Everest

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account