"The Mountain" as written by and Sami Yusuf Hamza Robertson....
Alright, so maybe I dreamed it all
But the blisters on my skin they tell me different
Bad dreams-sugarcoated tabs from hell
Drowning in the wishing well I save for you

[Chorus]
Stone cold sweat
I bleed to death every night
Something here ain't exactly right
Someone turn the wheel before I drown
Beneath your mountain

Oh, it's so strange
Sometimes I see these things
That don't exist
Beyond my dreams
Wake up,with nerves sprayed on the wall
There's a saint across the hall,but she's not at home now
Empty-too full of fear to fill up
Too far gone to stop, too scared to move

[Chorus]


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"The Mountain" as written by Sami Yusuf Hamza Robertson

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  • +1
    General CommentHate to say this, but this song is definitely about drugs.
    lazyteen69on August 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm going to have to agree this song is about drugs. Want to go higher, take it on down the line, spilt blood on the mountain- sounds like addiction. AWESOME song, AWESOME album- maybe my favorite album as a whole in 2009!
    pourmeanotheron October 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song!

    O the beauty of well crafted lyrics. The absolute drug references remind me of what people say about John Prine. Everybody is sure an illegal smile is LSD, but when the question is posed to Mr Prine he always swears it is not. So i think an argument can be made for such personal revelations in a song, but when juxtaposed with current socioeconomic as well as geo political conditions, all kinds of metaphors come to life. Afghanistan , position as superpower, a society. The phrase "Oh having the space to know the way it is coming down" creates a nice visual for Mcluhan and his thoughts on visual and acoustic space and its impact on the global society.
    csm1234on December 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinionyes, love this song, love this album! in my top five of 2009 for sure.
    GamiGumbyon August 19, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBesides that, great song!
    lazyteen69on August 01, 2009   Link

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