"Mountains" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
I took a bite out of a mountain range,
Thought my teeth would break, the mountain did
Let's go, I want to go
All the way to the horizon

I took a drink out of the ocean
And I'm treading water there before I drown
Let's dive, I want to dive
To the bottom of the ocean

Took a ride, I took a ride,
I wouldn't go there without you.
Let's take a ride, we'll take a ride,
I wouldn't leave here without you.

I am a mountain.
I am the sea.
You can't take that away from me
I am a mountain.
I am the sea.
You can't take that away from me

'Cause you tear us apart,
With all the things you don't like,
You can't understand that I won't leave
'til we're finished here,
And then you'll find out
Where it all went wrong

I wrote a note to the jungle and,
They wrote me back that I was never crowned
King of the jungle,
So there's an end to my horizon

Took a ride, I took a ride,
I wouldn't go there without you.
Let's take a ride, we'll take a ride,
I wouldn't leave here without you

I am a mountain.
I am the sea.
You can't take that away from me
I am a mountain.
I am the sea.

'Cause you tear us apart,
With all the things you don't like
You can't understand that I won't leave
'til we're finished here,
And then you'll find out
Where it all went wrong

Nothing lasts forever, except you and me.
You are my mountain, you are my sea
Love can last forever, between you and me.
You are my mountain, you are my sea

I am a mountain
I am the sea
You can't take that away from me.

I am a mountain
I am the sea
I am a mountain
I am the sea


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"Mountains" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    General CommentI listen to this song while I'm unicycling. It's got a great beat to mess around with. As with all songs, I'm never sure what there about out, but I think that this could be about his mum, following on from the theme of her death in Puzzle.
    Apolluonon August 24, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationi posted this twice it was meant to be a comment not a reply i made it a reply by accident last time anyways if i figure out how to delelte the reply i will.

    The song i think is about trying to get off drugs and facing the dark side of yourself as a result.

    "I took a bite out of a mountain range
    Thought my teeth would break, the mountain did"

    usually your teeth chatter when you come down it's nicknamed rattling and sometimes it's so bad you think your teeth are going to snap.

    "Let's go, I want to go
    All the way to the horizon"

    Thats the dark side of his ego and the need to take another hit, lets go i want to go in other words its saying i want to get high again.

    "I took a drink out of the ocean and I'm treading water there before I drown
    Let's dive, I want to dive
    To the bottom of the ocean"

    taking a drink out of the ocean is a methophor for coming down of drugs , the bad side of his ego wants to stay high so its treading and fighting him, but he wants to come back down saying "Let's dive, I want to dive
    To the bottom of the ocean" in other words i want to come back down off the high now.

    Took a ride, I took a ride
    I wouldn't go there without you
    Let's take a ride, we'll take a ride
    I wouldn't leave here without you


    taking a ride in other words geting high his good side is saying i took a ride and i have to take you with me because your part of my ego after all you can escape from your own mind, his bad side is saying lets take a ride in other words trying to manipulate him into doing it again. He's says i wouldnt leave here without you as if he's taking the other side of his ego with him as a friend but really the other side isn't his friend more his enemy.


    "Iam am the mountain": the side of his that wants to get high
    "i am the sea": the side of him that wants it all to end

    "you can't take that away from me":
    this means both i wont lose who i am as a result of drug addiction but also his dark half saying you can't take the drugs away from me you need them addiction basically.

    "Cause you tear us apart, with all the things you don't like"
    he's saying his bad side and his good side in other words himself are being destroyed by the drugs. he's being torn appart inside and out by his dark side and he's trying to tell it your going to destroy us.

    "You can't understand that I won't leave 'til we're finished here"
    his dark side saying in reply i wont leave till you get high again you don't understand i'm not leaving
    "and then you'll find out Where it all went wrong"
    it all went wrong when he took his first hit he's again trying to reason with the dark side of himself. also hes saying you will find out then that we will be destroyed, it will all go wrong.



    "wrote a note to the jungle and
    They wrote me back that I was never crowned
    King of the jungle, so there's an end to my horizon"

    this is very cryptic but the jungle again is the wild and dark side of himself the part of him that is out of control and wants to get high and party. wrote a note is in other words him saying to his wild side or his jungle we need to stop partying and getting high.

    i wrote back saying you were never crowned his dark side is basically saying i'm the king here and im in charge of you, you do what i say we party and be wild when i want you have no say in the matter because im the king of your mind and you were never crowned king of your mind. in other words you have never been in charge.

    "King of the jungle, so there's an end to my horizon"
    means it's in charge its the king of him and he feels it's taken over him and the end will come soon in other words he knows the drugs are going to kill him. the end to my horizon his death in other words.


    "Nothing lasts forever, except you and me
    You are my mountain, you are my sea"

    this means the drugs will last forever and always be there for him unlike other people and the dark side of himself will always be there forever after all you can't escape your own mind your stuck with it forever. it's basically saying your stuck with me forever he feels also he is stuck with it forever.

    You are my mountain, you are my sea"
    thats them accepting each other his dark half accepting the light half in other words he's admitting now he has a problem, but he feels stuck with it forever.


    "I am a mountain
    I am the sea
    I am a mountain
    I am the sea"

    Now he has figured out that he is both his dark side and his light side, its been him all along and he is his own enemy theres never really been anyone else and the mountain and the sea are in fact parts of his ego. he's either won his fight over drugs or figured out he is actually the one in control because its all in his mind.
    weaveintothewin2on July 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so catchy and absolutely awesome , especially the Nothing lasts forever, except you and me. You are my mountain, you are my sea. line. buying in massivly x
    fleckyfletchaon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenttypical biffy, odd lyrics but sung with so much emotion that they mean everything. i think he wants to be with this girl forever, but she doesnt want to (the jungle writing back to say he wasnt king, that its an "end to his horizon" ie the end of the line). maybe the references to the mountain and the sea are to strength, that she wont take it from him maybe?
    SamuelHWon July 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is such an awesome song!!!! the video is sick too
    and the single officially comes out on my birthday, thanks biffy! :D
    Astonishedon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a passing thought

    I think this person is changing him and he doesn't like that, he loves this person but by changing him they are also taking away his strength but then he says "you are my mountain/sea" saying that hes changing but he has this person with him to be with him forever. also its the mountains and the sea and things like that which add to the image that they're going to be around forever like the mountains and sea
    sumguyudntnoon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm quite sure the first line is:

    "I took a bite out of a mountain range,
    I thought my teeth would break but the mountain did"
    Apolluonon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Apollun, it's definitely "the mountain did" and not "the mountain down". Can't hear if he says "but".

    It's either what you said, or just "thought my teeth would break, the mountain did."
    Arjyon August 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove it :) it is 'the mountain did', corrected the lyrics in the report thread.
    deltasunlighton August 28, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyea i think this song is about having to gather up strength after his mom died. and that is why it says "love can't last forever between you and me you are my mountain you are my sea" he is saying that she was his strength and now that she is gone he doesn't believe in himself anymore/know what to do with himself.
    msgoodmourningon January 07, 2009   Link

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