You can watch me fester in masturbatory quiet
I swallow a bottle of wine so I can get by it
You can really tell when I'm a self indulgent mess
I will wear your ego out and make you feel like less

And I'm gonna have a hard time
getting over myself

Getting over myself, I'm an ice-capped everest
A mountain in the clouds with its natural arrogance
Getting over myself, such a worthless little shit
Wasting time in her own mind and living by her wit

I have become a professional defense mechanic
I have shut the glass door between you and the atlantic
I have watched the teenagers have sins on the beach
I have written words on paper listening to the sea


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Mountain Song song meanings
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    General Commentunintentional isolation.. brought about by egocentrism and ignorance for other people?
    and when that person tries to fix what they created, their own self pride gets in the way of the healing proccess/solution. feeling alone and at the same time, pushing people away.

    that's just what i'm getting from this.
    pikey_pokeon December 21, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIsolation indeed. It's in the title as well--"Mountain Song." Isolated in the mountains. I also find there's an altitude metaphor there--they're "above" everyone else.

    "You can watch me fester in masturbatory quiet"
    Perhaps that they're so self-centered that they cannot find anyone that is up to their intense standards? Self-love, etc.

    "I swallow a bottle of wine so I can get by it"
    Drowning problems in alcohol.

    "You can really tell when I'm a self indulgent mess
    I will wear your ego out and make you feel like less"
    Belittles everyone else.

    "And I'm gonna have a hard time
    getting over myself"
    Knows that there is something wrong and wants to fix it, but it's daunting. How to descend from the pillar they've placed themself on.

    "I'm an ice-capped everest"
    Cold, as a person.

    "Wasting time in her own mind and living by her wit"
    Sarcasm is her crutch.

    "I have become a professional defense mechanic"
    I definitely hear "mechanic" in here, but "mechanism" makes more sense. Either way, though, won't let anyone else in. Closed off, restrained, etc.

    "I have shut the glass door between you and the atlantic
    I have watched the teenagers have sins on the beach"
    She's lonely. She's closed off to everyone else, but she watches others being in love with one another and seems to crave that--if only she could get over herself.

    "I have written words on paper listening to the sea."
    Not sure about this one? Self-reflection, perhaps. Nature is her only friend.
    mistypantson February 23, 2012   Link

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