Week 25: Set To Burn

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Mount Everest - Set To Burn Featured Performers:
Jesse Mitchell Lindsey
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One morning I was set to burn
I’ve been learning not to learn
Am I what I’d hoped to be?
This way no-one gets to me

I’d move like a burning sun
I’d trust like I’d just begun
I’d lose like I’d been outrun
I’d love like I kept someone

In the silence someone waits for me
I’ve been stuck in history
I’ve been up against a wall
I’ve been trouble to us all

I’d move like a burning sun
I’d trust like I’d just begun
I’d lose like I’d been outrun
I’d love like I kept someone

Notes
 width= This week I go a little darker in tone and outlook. “Set To Burn” is a song about the concept that the longer you are out of love, the harder it is to find your way back in. It has been a long time since I have been in love, and sometimes it is difficult to relate to the concept of being there again. This is a song about having a lot to give, and not really knowing where to put it. The music alternates between a kooky/off kilter verse, and an open and longing chorus. The guitars at the end, when the chorus repeats, were a fun change of pace and were meant to symbolize a possible change in outlook, and perhaps an oncoming optimism. By the way, you should definitely come back next week because this blog turns six months old! In all likelihood there will be something free, and at the very least there will be new music!

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

If you “like” and “tweet” this song I will be grateful because more people will hear my music!

3 thoughts on “Week 25: Set To Burn”

  1. Somewhere between the appropriately sparse drums, the synth-folk chorus decisions, and the line “i’d trust like i just begun”, you’ve crafted the song that hits the hardest, and it’s beautiful.
    Can’t wait for the song that reflects back on this one with a glimmer in it’s eye.

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  2. The illustration is so kick ass! F*%!ing LOVING this song! Reminds me of a conversation I had once at a bar. I do like the darker side of J.M.L. You are a very positive person and have a bright boisterous personality it is cool to see the other side peek out. I can really feel it in the bass line.

    p.s *the drum kit is up and the rust is coming off piece by piece*

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