Week 474 // Tricks of the Light

by Mount Everest

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This song came as a bit of a surprise to me. I'm sick today, and fully expected to expend as little energy as possible on today's entry. Instead, I fought my cold to spend some quality time with this track, and I'm happy that I did.

There's a sense motion to this song, and despite struggling to sing through congestion and sneezing, I think there is an appealing honesty and vulnerability to the vocal performance. My cold got the better of me when it came time to decide whether or not to record vocal harmonies. I had a few ideas that I regret leaving out, but I still think the solo voice has a lot of character and caries the song on its own.

This is a song about the give and take that two people do to stay strong for each other. It's about wanting to be the strong one, then realizing you need to take at least as much as you want to give.

lyrics

I want to stay up late
Without a thing to do
I'm gonna think a little while
I'm gonna talk to you

When the sun goes down
And we're the last alive
All kinds of enemies around
We should stay inside

I want to hold you up
You gotta help me please
I'm gonna finally find a word
For what it means to me

When the sun goes down
And we're the last alive
All kinds of monsters around
The fast and angry kind
And we can wait them out
We gotta stay inside
We gotta stay inside

I'm trying to make it through the night
You gotta help me please
I'm gonna make it through the night
You're gonna help me please

When the sun goes down
And we're the last ones alive
All kinds of ghosts around
The big and ugly kind
I move at every little sound
I freeze at tricks of the light
Don't want to wait it out
I gotta get outside
We gotta get outside
We gotta get outside
Gotta get outside

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released December 16, 2019

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