You and Me and the Mountain
Compared our rolling tongues in the thin air,
And when we finally got to,
We all cursed;
Just as expected there was no one there.

You and Me and the Mountain,
We criticized the oldest skulls
We found in corners everywhere,
You and Me and the Mountain

And all the candles in your windows are all alive
And all the rocks we saw were dashed with young men's spines

And everytime that you would close your eyes,
You had a dream there was a ghost here,
And the ghost knew my name,
And you both knew the power in a name.
So I whispered - I had to come,
But there's no reason, no reason to hold your breath,
When you pass the cemetery.

There's nothing there, you should know there's nothing there,
There's nothing there, you should know there's nothing there.

You and me and the Mountain
We sifted throught the golden curls of your thin hair
When we finally got to
We all cursed,
Just as expected there was no one there.

You and Me and the Mountain
We criticize the oldest skulls
We found in corners everywhere.
You and Me and the Mountain

There were marigolds, marigolds were in your eyes
Each time you would hide, you would hide among the line
There were marigolds, marigolds were in your eyes

And everytime that you would close your eyes
You had a dream there was ghost here
And the ghost knew my name
And we both knew the power of the name
So I whispered - I had to come,
But there's no reason,
No reason to hold your breath,
When you cross the cemetary,

There's nothing there, you should know there's nothing there
There's nothing there, you should know there's nothing there


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    General Commenti love the folk in this song
    that love envolving torrid atmosphere its just awesome
    estebanon January 01, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationAll about "lie in the ground and rot" interpretation of death.
    Love the "no reason to hold your breath when you cross the cemetery." This is a Catholic thing: you hold your breath and make the sign of the cross when you drive by a cemetery so that you don't "inhale the soul." The absurdity of the practice is made more profound here.
    bocmaximaon August 29, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI love this song. It seems to me that it's about a trip to some infamous battlefield. "We criticized the oldest skulls we found in corners everywhere," "And all the rocks we saw were dashed with young men's spines." So his companion is having dreams of ghosts and holding her breath when passing the cemetery. That's why he whispers "I had to come," as in, "I had to come to this place."
    SongFoxon July 23, 2014   Link

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