Week 314 // Restitution

by Mount Everest

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This week marks the 6th anniversary of Mount Everest as a weekly songwriting project! It has become a tradition of mine to offer up a big free download in gratitude to my faithful listeners for sticking around for another year, so I present to you "S!X" which is a 30 track album that compiles the "Best Of" tracks for the last year. "Best Of" tracks are chosen by me according to a completely subjective and shifting rubric that I keep in a secret vault accessible only via the hidden control panel behind a painting of Robert Oppenheimer inside my walk-in humidor. To download this years gift, head to mounteverestweekly.com.

I'm compelled to say thanks for the love and support of Rebecca (my wife), Nancy and Gene (my parents), Eben & Sarah & Hal (the wonderful west coast branch of my nuclear family), my wonderful friends, my talented collaborators, and all you fine listeners out there. I'm also happy to wish my big brother Eben a happy 134th birthday today!!

This week's song is another meditation on the recent election results, concerning which I haven't been shy to state that I think we have made an historical fuckup as a country. For those of you scandalized by the "f-word," I defy you to summon a more accurate description of this likely extinction-level calamity. All that aside, this song keeps a level head about the whole thing. This is a prayer to a God I'm uncertain is there; a hymn about the folly belief. In the wake of this whole thing, I'm searching for something to believe in. All the while I have a feeling that belief in a thing (as opposed to searching curiosity about a thing) is what got us into this mess to begin with.

Thanks for listening to another year of these songs! I'll keep writing them if you'll keep coming back.

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I've got the strangest feeling
Coming over me
Like we've all been down
This stretch of road before
So we bend our knees
And pray for restitution
And carry on carry on carry on

Oh what the Bible's telling you
I swear it never said to me
And could a notion big a God
Fit in a book that you could read?

I've got a fear
That's digging deep inside of me
That light begets the darkness
It must counter
We lack the points of light
To cast without a shadow
So carry on carry on carry on

Oh what the future's telling you
I swear it never said to me
And can a concept big as truth
Fit on a page of history?

Forgive us lord
We know not what we do
Cast our lot with deceivers
When it feels like the truth

Forgive us lord
We know not who we are
Lay us down and conceal us
With a blanket of stars

Lay us down all together
With a blanket of stars

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released November 21, 2016

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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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