Week 190 // Crows Nest

July 7th, 2014

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The air is so much lighter here
When I try to breath
Back where I’ve come from
Something’s in the way

And when I think about the constant miles
My thoughts skip to my love
Who answers oh so far away

And there’s something in the atmosphere
I can taste it
Mixing hopes and fears
And possibilities

And I think I’ll sit and rest a while
Where all I’ve got to do
Is play these chords and taste the breeze

The stars shine so much brighter here
When they try to shine
Back where I’ve come from
Something’s in the way

My love is in the atmosphere
It’s drifting on a note
And right back down to you
So far away

Notes
One of my favorite things about trips to spend time with my friends is that there’s always somebody eager to sit with me for a while and pluck out a new Mount Everest song. Frequently I’m lucky enough for that person to be Alex Selby who makes his umpteenth performance on this site playing lead guitar on this week’s song. This song is heavily infused with place. We recorded it in the airy crows nest of a beautiful old house hugging the craggy Maine coastline. You can hear the ocean. You can hear the sounds of our friends down below us, enjoying each other and the sunny day. You can hear our mistakes, but none of them matter. The space breathes, so we thought we’d allow the song to breathe as well, focusing on the guitars and the space rather than words. As such, the vocals come in late, and speak simply. This song takes its time, just as we took our time to sit with it, and in my opinion it just works.

Here’s hoping your Monday doesn’t totally suck.
~M.E.

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