Week 105 // Sentimental Creatures

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Never did you mention
Your credentials on the road

In the woods with no reception
Dragging wires as we go

Enamored with a featureless
And unforgiving kind

We’re sentimental creatures
In the most cynical of times

Darling I swear it isn’t so

That everyone you ever knew
Would be glad to see you go

That anyone you ever loved
They wouldn’t have the time

Or that no one that you ever met
Would remember you in kind

I remember you all the time

How do you say you’re sorrowful
In the language of our age?
That’s just one thing I’d be grateful
If you would never have to say

And everywhere you go
You’re gonna think of that

And it don’t matter how you love yourself
Some part of you will always love you back

How do you say you’re sorrowful
In the language of our age?
That’s just one thing I’d be grateful
If you would never have to say

Notes
This week I’ve written a pensive little tune about learning not to be cynical in an age of connectivity. It is no simple task to guard oneself from the false representation of the world at large. It is harder still to remain level headed about the information one gleans about oneself. People form opinions on themselves through complex processes of comparison to those that they are “connected” to. But not only are the connections largely false (who is your friend?), but the information that travels across that connection is frequently meaningless. It becomes a weight, but somehow it is one that we are desperate to carry. If we put it down we are seemingly alone, but the longer we carry it the heavier it gets. I’m not sure of the solution. It probably has something to do with being in nature every now and then, and being with real friends. In fact, I think that these might be the best balms for many forms of cynicism. Something to think about.

Today Mount Everest quietly moves into its third year. Thank you for sticking around.
~M.E.

2 thoughts on “Week 105 // Sentimental Creatures”

  1. This one is going platinum! Great song , great vocals, great guitar. I love the way you are gaining control of your voice, your pen and your intrument. All trhee worked together for an incredible experience with deep meaning. I thought for a moment you might yodel.

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