Week 57 // Tappan Zee Bridge (GWB Is For Suckers)

by Mount Everest

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I got up early yesterday morning and departed the city of Philadelphia by car. I had been visiting friends on the occasion of Ecce Shnak’s first concert (an exciting new band lead by frontman and superfriend David Roush - visit their bandcamp!). In celebrating my friend’s new band I had pretty much forgotten to get any sleep. As I drove out of Philly, it was dawning on me that I had a screaming headache and my eyes were having trouble staying open. What followed was an uncomfortable and painful, yet introspective and rewarding trip. This is a song about all of the stuff that was on my mind as I fought my way north, and mightily made excellent time without speeding or crashing my car.

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Shaking off the evening and the morning it became
Gotta get my shit together
Gotta keep it in the lane
How can I keep myself alive?
the hours feel the same

Everyone around me has a mission to their name
Crawling up the continent
Accomplishing their aim
It’s an art
No matter when they start
They’re arriving in the dark

And have you seen a picture framed so well
As a windshield frames the earth
Like you’re present at its birth
Peering through the lens your heart rebels

Do you see the honor in a solitary claim?
Do you think you’d be a goner if you learned to love again?
Oh if I burned myself for trying would I sit there in the flame?

And have you seen a picture framed so well
As a windshield frames the earth
Like you’re present at its birth
Peering through the lens your heart rebels
And the road keeps staring back
Asking what you’re looking at
Carrying your love and doubt so well

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released December 19, 2011

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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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