Monday, July 11, 2005

mountains, molehills, etc...

since this is the only personal blog I'm going to do for a while, sometimes it won't be about least not directly:-). some song stuff w/o a melody for the moment:

4 Foot Mountain

there seems to be
a 4 foot mountain
hunched in the middle
of your parlor floor

I keep my eye on
Your 4 foot mountain
In case it’s necessary to
Break for the door

Because you don’t know
Where you found it
And I don’t know
Why you don’t set it free

High empty space
The perfect place
To squeeze your attention
And make my plea
For your

4 foot mountain
4 foot mountain
4 foot mountain
just set it free

you read the paper
tiny rocks begin to fall
the vapor rises
matter of protocol

you shuffle forward
when dirt begins to roll
your mind is elsewhere
nature will take its toll

that 4 foot mountain
is moving down to 3
you start at noises
flirt with catastrophe

and the 4 foot mountain
just tumbled down to 2
just one decision
one lens to see it through


4 foot mountain
4 foot mountain
4 foot mountain
just set it free


still willing...

from Famous Quotes About America

France was a land, England was a people, but America, having about it still that quality of the idea, was harder to utter -- it was the graves at Shiloh and the tired, drawn, nervous faces of its great men, and the country boys dying in the Argonne for a phrase that was empty before their bodies withered. It was a willingness of the heart."
Unknown Source