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Week 514 // Watch the Center

by Mount Everest

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This song came quick and easy. To some degree, I feel like the entire exercise had escaped my lungs before I knew exactly what I was going on about. Sometimes I find myself in this space attempting to interpret, rather than explaining what I've written.

In this song, I think we've got somebody trying to be steady in a world of impermanence; a character whose Identity is wrapped up in an instinct to be patient, to wait, to last, while the dominant impulse is the opposite. I think patience is proving to be a virtue in our current predicament. We control so little outside of our willingness to hold on.


All by myself
I believe what strangers say
All on my own
I'd believe most anything
Down in the soil
Beneath the arrowheads and glass
Down for a while
Beneath assumptions that nothing lasts

I been waiting
I could wait on anything
I'm a number
I'm a ticket
Wait for me

All of my time
On the edges I could dwell
All through my life
Watch the center doing well

I been waiting
I could wait on anything
I'm a constant
I'm rhythm you'd believe

There you are

You're a moment in a moment
Now I see
I'm number
I'm a ticket
Wait for me

Here we are


released September 21, 2020


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