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Week 672 // The Light Beyond the Treetops (Song for Kate and Ben)

by Mount Everest

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Notes: This is a special song for a couple that is very dear to me. When I found out that Kate and Ben's wedding would fall on a date when I could not attend, they offered me the precious opportunity to author this song to be part of their wedding. There is no substitute for being there, but I tried my hardest to make the most of the next best thing.

I wanted to make something that would be flexible for a ceremony, offering an extended instrumental section in addition to my usual singer-songwriter fare. I hope it evokes the mystery and hope of seeking the horizon with one's beloved other. I hope it hints at the stately natural splendor of Mount Desert Island, where Kate and Ben have built a unique and wonderful life, and where they married this past weekend. Most of all, I hope it stayed out of the way of the couple's fixed attention on each other; a pleasant harmony on the corner of their awareness as they stepped into the future.

I wish I could have seen them as they made this sacred choice before their beautiful community of supportive friends and family. But I can see it clearly in my mind's eye and it is a wonderful sight. Congratulations to the newlyweds! Go with all of my love, and with this song as a souvenir.


What you seek
It's like the rising sun
It's all beyond the treetops
So climb the highest one
So climb the highest one

What you seek is light
You've found it
So carry it up for all to see

What is change?
What is the chasing tide?
What is a life together?
You answer that in time
You answer that in time

What you seek is light
You've found it
So carry it up for all to see


released October 2, 2023




Mount Everest Maine

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