Week 320 // Long Year Part 3

by Mount Everest

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Welcome to 2017. This first song of the New Year is the final installment in a three part reflection on the year that was. 2016 was long and challenging, so I wanted to take a few weeks to allow myself room to ponder it. It feels like we're stepping into some dark unknown right now. 2016 was a prolonged paradigm shift. We're leaving behind the world we know for one we're hard pressed to even imagine. This song contains a simple suggestion for how to hold your mind and heart together while stepping into the dark. Hold those you love close, and go forward with them. We can't stay in the light of the known, so we step into the dark together. Who knows, we may find something wonderful there.

lyrics

I feel so lucky to be out of style
I feel so lucky to get out of town with you
Forget for a while

I think of time and coming 'round again
I think in circles
There's no other way to think of it
We're circling the light

See the darkness on the far side of town, darlin'
I will go there with you anytime

And my country breaks another dawn
And my whole family's looking out the window
Wondering which way the wind's blowing

Above the forest and above the rain
They're doing circles in a satellite
And looking down
They look for the brightest spots

But see the darkness on the far side of town, darlin'
I will go there with you anytime

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released January 2, 2017

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