You call me a mountain
And I call you the sea
I'll stand tall and certain
And watch you swallow me

You can move me if you want to
You can move a mountain, you can move a mountain
You can move me if you want to
You can move everything, you can move everything

I will grow my own trees
While you follow the moon
I feel you in my knees
Say you'll come in soon

You can move me if you want to
You can move a mountain, you can move a mountain
You can move me if you want to
You can move everything, you can move everything

But then one day you'll go away, but I will too
But until then, oh my darling friend, well I will hold
Yes I will hold, yes I will hold
Yes I will hold on to you

You can move me if you want to
You can move a mountain, you can move a mountain
You can move me if you want to
You can move everything, you can move everything


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"Mountain And The Sea" as written by Ingrid Michaelson

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    Song MeaningI'm gonna put all the ideas I read together.

    I'd say just like 'katiekat' said, she's her own person.
    She's individual, likes to do her own thing and wouldn't change for anyone, like a mountain. But he is the opposite, he is easy-going or 'easy-flowing', like the sea.
    But when she says..
    "I will grow my own trees
    While you follow the moon"
    It means that they both have different opinions on what they wanna do either in a situation or life in general.

    She then says
    "I'll stand tall and certain
    And watch you swallow me"
    This just means she's too independent to fall in love so she won't let it show. Even if he's sucking her in, making her fall for him.

    She is so stuck in her own ways she wouldn't change for anyone.
    But this person is an exception.. this person can change the impossible.
    Hence the metaphor..
    "You can move me if you want to
    You can move a mountain
    You can move a mountain
    You can move me if you want to
    You can move everything
    You can move everything"


    Then she says..
    "But then one day, you'll go away, but I will, too
    But until then, my darling friend, well, I will hold
    Yes, I will hold, yes, I will hold,
    Yes, I will hold on to you"
    This is just her saying she knows there's a possibility you'll leave soon or eventually but even if you do, my feelings for you aren't changing anytime soon.

    I only think this is the story because my best friend is in a really similar situation.
    Anonymous5on July 24, 2010   Link

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