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Week 425 // Taking the Stairs Two by Two

by Mount Everest

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I'm turning back to the electric guitar for the first time in many many moons on this project. I had been feeling like I was neglecting my beautiful Telecaster, so my folks gave me a nice little practice amp from Orange for Christmas. It offers some pretty cool tones, especially for a small package. I thought I'd mic it up and hear what came out of it this week. Thanks Mom and Dad!

This is a song about keeping pace with the shifting landscape of adulthood, and failing that, keeping up appearances. It's about rushing through moments and missing them. It's about only seeing the the imperfections in oneself and ones efforts, then suddenly being stopped in ones tracks by the splendor of the sun. Nobody can take the sun from you.


Getting it all figured out
Having it there in your hand
Every one of us is
Keeping it all like it's been
Making it look like it did
Every one of us is
Every one of us is
Every one of us is
Every one of us is running
Out of time

Bowing my head as I walk
Taking the stairs two by two
Every one of us is
Smudging the words with our thumbs
Holding the page at its edge
Every one of us is
Every one of us is
Every one of us is
Every one of us is running
Out of time

Sunshine on our faces
No failing can erase this


released January 7, 2019




Mount Everest Maine

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