"Mountains" as written by and Joseph De Maio....
So tall, silent against the sky
Up through the clouds where eagles fly
Wind and rain beat down on one so strong
They cut but never change, what stood so long

Tall as a mountain, I'm gonna tear through the sky
Life's for the taking

Like a man is a mountainside
Greatness waits for those who try
None can teach you, it's all inside
Just climb

I am in the ground, I am in the air
I am all, I live in the hearts of men
I am the call to greatness
Not all can hear

I awaken the creator in those who dare
And the day will come, when we all must die
And enter the mountainside

I have no fear
Death and glory
Both draw near


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"Mountains" as written by Joseph De Maio Joey Demaio

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    General CommentIt's about the only man ever to make Joey De Maio cry - John Hurt the famous film star during his performance as Executive Officer Kane in Aliens (Incidentally movie fans, John Hurt was played by Graeme Rule in the movie)
    Devoidon February 22, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is an incredibly inspirational song. It talks about how a man can be like a mountain, strong and unchangeable, weathering all the hardships and tough times and not getting beaten down. Its telling us to feel "tall as a mountain" (have pride in who we are) and "tear through the sky" (break through the walls that are holding us back) and that "life's for the taking" (seize the day, make life what you want it to be). The mountain is a metaphysical thing in this song, the "call to greatness" that "not all can hear". Not everyone was born to be great, depite what your parents told you (which explains the first several weeks of each American Idol season) but if you hear the call inside you, you have to be bold and go for it. Have no fear. Charge into the fray, come what may, like a warrior of old charging into battle. We only live once and for a short time, relatively speaking. We should each do what makes our hearts sing with bravery and integrity. Leave a mark on this world. That is the only way to achieve immortality.
    kwovadison March 19, 2009   Link

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