"Mt. St. Helens" as written by and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn....
From the morning when I rise from my bed
'Til the evening when I lay my head in slumber
Oh, the loss of you does wreck my days
Leaves me with a violent hunger
I will never be free from you
'Til I escape the lion's jaw
There's no welcome in the end
There's no reason to return again

The mountain stood so large
We were humbled
We walked a high and lonely path
The sun beat down on the ground
We looked around us
There were no trees there
We found a creek there
We dipped our feet there
We were alone there
There was still hope there
There had been a great disaster
The hot winds came just after
A tremendous shock was felt
Survivors often tell
The trees all hit the ground
Death was all around
And not a single lonesome sigh

The example lay before you
You knew what you had to do
You have a pressure in you
To destroy the one who loved you
The death was all around

You were hotter to me than the sun
That burned me up the day we went
To mount saint helens
And if the special death you gave to me
Is the prize i get to take home solemnly
And suffer with the fact that
I could never be your friend
I could never come back home again


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"Mt. St. Helens" as written by Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn

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    General Commenttalk about a destructive song. i think perhaps towards the end we find out that the relationship was about sex. 'special death' could be an illusion to 'le petite morte' or the "little death". which is (god i'm being wordy) the depressed feeling a woman can sometimes have after orgasm. which can also allude to a feeling of detachment that could result from sex without love.

    SO, maybe she's been with this guy, but for him it's just sex. and she figures it out. she was 'humbled' by all this serene, crazy beauty, but then learns the truth about it. which is, disaster and destruction. she realizes that she can't go on that way. she was, in a sense, destroyed.
    ugly-girlon April 23, 2003   Link

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