Oh lord, to see a light, but fail in strrength to follow,
Sometimes it's hard to let it go.

Oh lord, to fail in heart, and each day grow more hollow,
Sometimes I just don't wanna know.

But the road that led me here, it's begun to disappear.
Sometimes I wonder where I am.

Oh lord, to hear a voice, but let it fade and wallow,
Sometimes it's hard to let it to.

Oh lord, to find the words, but keep them in and swallow,
One day the top is gonna blow.

But the road that left me here, it's begun to disappear.
Sometimes I wonder who I am.



Oh lord, to stumble blind, for years without knowing,
Sunrise has burned my eyes again.

Oh lord, to fumble ...?
Sunrise has burned my eyes again.

It's a seven-story mountain. It's a long, long life we live. Got to find a light and fill my heart again.

It's a seven-story mountain. It's a long, long life ahead. Got to find a voice and fill my throat again.

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    General CommentTo me this song says that we have many chances in this life to conquer our demons. As we have in our past lives, we are given another chance. The seven story mountain is an analogy to our 7 chakras (the throat-voice,and the crown-light being the top of the mountain) being the mountain, we have to climb to the top, to conquer. The seven story mountain is also an analogy to the seven story pyramids the Mayans built, many of which were precisely oriented with the sunrise and sunset.
    skichzon August 11, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthe band indicated once that the title was in fact a allusion to the autobiography of trappist monk, Thomas Merton. I haven't read the book but I'm sure there are parallels as the song seems to be about spiritual angst.
    augustwest87on April 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe missing lyrics I believe are "oh lord, to crumble quite, watching from the silence.

    It seems to me to be about living with and trying to climb out of the depths of hell that is addiction. My husband is a recovering alcoholic/ addict. He put him whole heart mind and soul into climbing out of that hole and is doing wonderful! However we lost one our our oldest friends today to addiction. The lyrics seem so fitting to the struggle my husband had to endure to get where he is today. It's a constant struggle and a life long commitment but he's dedicated whole heartedly to beating this disease. Our friend wasn't so lucky.
    Deltamamaon July 20, 2017   Link

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