Week 463 // The Persistence of Life and Those Living It

by Mount Everest

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This is my second favorite recording of this song. As I wrote it, I made a quick demo of it on my phone's voice memo app so I wouldn't forget it. With the bedroom door and a window open, Rebecca's shower could be heard in the other room, and cars and trucks were loudly rattling by outside. Juxtaposed with this somber meditation on change, the soundscape grounded the song in all of those things that remain the same -- the persistence of life and those living it. Unfortunately, those sounds were too assertive in the lo-fi recording. The track, although beautiful, was utterly unfit for public consumption, so I rerecorded it with a bit more care, and a lot less noise. It was a shame to lose something beautiful in this song, so I dedicated the title to that which was lost.

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There's a change
On the way
There's a change
On the way

I'm gonna need you
With me
I'm gonna need you
With me
I'm gonna need you
With me
I'm gonna want you
Close

There's a storm
On the way
There's a storm
On the way

I'm gonna need you
With me
I'm gonna need you
With me
I'm gonna need you
With me
I'm gonna want you
Close

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released October 1, 2019

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