I Am Mountain – Lyrics

Track List:
I am Mountain
Beat of Her Heart
Long Way Off
Wandering
Let it Go
Wayward and Torn
God and Country
Hither and Yon
Yesternite
The Best Part
Finally
Upside Down

I AM MOUNTAIN
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor)

I am mountain, I am dust
Constellations made of us
There’s glory in the dirt
A universe within the sand
Eternity within a man

We are ocean, we are mist
Brilliant fools who wound and kiss
There’s beauty in the dirt
Wandering in skin and soul
Searching, longing for a home

As the light, light
Lights up the skies, up the skies
We will fight, fight
Fight for our lives, for our lives

I am mountain, I am dust
Constellations made of us
There’s mystery in the dirt
The metaphors are breaking down
We taste the wind and sight is sound

As the light, light
Lights up the skies, up the skies
We will fight, fight
Fight for our lives, for our lives
2x

Momentary carbon stories
From the ashes
Filled with holy ghost
Life is here now
Breathe it all in
Let it all go
You are earth and wind

BEAT OF HER HEART
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor / John Arndt)

She was a tempest
Her beauty a storm
Oh her eyes they were filled with the sun
She would dance while I played her my songs
The earth stood while she danced alone

He was a tempest
His craving a storm
He lusted her body from deep in the grove
Enraptured or captured
Betrayed or betrothed
She would be his
She’d be his alone

So she ran, oh she ran from the satyr’s chase
She ran for her love and her life
She tred on a snake
Venom replaced both the beat of her heart and the song in mine
The beat of her heart and the song in mine

The music was morning
A requiem cry
I wept with my songs for the love of my life
It broke all the hearts of the gods in the skies
I played my guitar and the earth opened wide

How I played, oh I played in the underworld
Oh, I played for my love and her life
Oh, I pled with the gods
Give her back
Give a beat to her heart and a song to mine
The beat of her heart and the song in mine

Hades responded, a glint in his eye
I grant you your plea
You may leave with your wife
With one small request
I suggest you obey
You musn’t look back as you walk away

So we ran oh we ran to the dawning light
Oh we ran for our love and our lives
Once again I would hear the sweet sound of the beat of her heart
And the song in mine
The beat of her heart and the song in mine

My mind was a tempest
My doubt was a storm
I turned back to see
She really had come
Just as our eyes met
She faded from sight
That’s when I knew I would never find
The beat of her heart or the song in mine

LONG WAY OFF
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor / John Arndt)

The smartest men, they built a rocket
Aimed it at a target far, far, far away
But by the time they knew they lost it
It was a long way, was a long way, was a long way
We’re a long way, we’re a long way, we’re a long way off

The smartest men, they saw a world with
Corners and endings far, far, far away
But when they drew it out and searched it
They were a long way, were a long way, were a long way
We’re a long way, we’re a long way, we’re a long way

The erudite composed a thesis
Everything we see is all, all, all there is
But as an apophatic mystic
We’re a long way, we’re a long way, we’re a long way
We’re a long way, we’re a long way, we’re a long way off

When the waves of time
Wash the shores stark clean
Of the memories, the last of me
With my castles gone to the constant sea
Will you stay with me
Stay with me

WANDERING
(Lisa Gungor)

I’ve been wandering through this world
Looking for an anchor to hold me
I’ve been stumbling through this world
Searching for the thread that might free me

I am looking to you
I am holding on to you

I’ve been wandering through this world
Looking for an anchor to hold me
I’ve been stumbling through this world
Searching for the thread that might free me

I am looking to you
I am holding on to you
I am looking to you
I’ve been holding on to you

I’ve been wandering through this world
Looking for a love that might free me

LET IT GO
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor / John Arndt)

You’ve been waiting there
Waiting for the right time
Looking for a perfect rhyme
Never comes around

It is all here
It is all now
Open up your eyes and look around
It’ll go
It’ll go

If there’s anything that holds you down, just forget it
Keeping your feet on the ground, don’t you let it

Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go

It is all here
It is all now
Open up your eyes and look around
Let it go
Let it go

If there’s anything that holds you down, just forget it
Keeping your feet on the ground, don’t you let it

Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go

WAYWARD AND TORN
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor / John Arndt)

You walked this road a thousand times
You know exactly where it ends
Where it slopes and where it bends
All the camps have locked their gates
All the lines are drawn and clear
All who are worn
Wayward and torn
You’re welcome here

We live in falling more than ground
We are the listening more than sound
We have no home
You’re not alone
You’re welcome here

We’ve walked this road a thousand times
We know exactly where it ends
Where it slopes and where it bends

GOD AND COUNTRY
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor / John Arndt / Stephen Proctor)

I was just a young girl when they sent him off to war
Barely even knew what in hell he’s fighting for
Told me all the stories of a world beyond the world
Scaled the tallest mountains
They braved a ragged sea
Lost a lot of souls just to set the captives free
May have lost a father but they found a lot of oil

Gathered up our gods oh we gathered up our guns
For the love of country
For our fathers and our sons

He was just a young man when they sent him off to war
Barely even knew what in hell he’s fighting for
The battle for the land with the strangers from the east
Descending from the mountains and rising from the sea
Monsters came with vengeance and took my son from me
You can take my money, take my land, but not my son

Gathered up our God oh we gathered up our guns
For the love of country
For our fathers and our sons
Lost a lot of souls
Stained the killing ground with blood
Lord knows we won’t stop the fight until the battle’s won

God we love our God
Oh God we love our guns
For the love of country
For our fathers and our sons
Lost a lot of souls
Stained the killing ground with blood
Lord knows we won’t stop the fight until the battle’s won

Those who live by the gun, live by the gun
Die by the gun
Those who live by the gun, live by the gun
Die by the gun

HITHER AND YON
(Michael Gungor)

YESTERNITE
(Michael Gungor)

Yesterday the gods were smiling down on me
Yesterday the angels graced the glassy sea
The world was bathed in black and mystery
Yesterday

Yesternite the gods they disappeared from sight
The angels flapped their wings and took their songs to flight
The shadows lift their hands and praise the light
Yesternite

Yesterday your hands were home in mine
Yesterday my heart was yours to find
Yesternite I found some peace of mind
Yesternite

And so the morning finally shed its light
The mourning of the loss
The sacred fight
Sunbeams lift their hands and praise the night
Praise the night

THE BEST PART
(Lisa Gungor)

I have seen it all
Oh, I have seen it all
I’ve felt it all
Life is running swift now
Like a raging river, how it runs out
Please don’t go
Please don’t go

Cause this is the best part
Lying awake in the dark
This is the best part
Hearing the beat of a heart

I have seen it all
Oh, I have seen it all
Have I felt it all
Time is old and young
Oh, glitter moments fleeting on my skin
Pause in the glow
Pause in the glow

Cause this is the best part
Lying awake in the dark
This is the best part
Here in the beat of a heart
This is the best part
Lying awake in the dark
This is the best part
Here in the beat of a heart

FINALLY
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor)

Call me back into the silence
Into the sunlight
Every breath a standing defiance
Of death and of clamor
Let darkness be scattered now

Be
Here in the free
We could just be
Finally
We’ll chase the sun
Naked we’ll run
We could be free
Finally

I’ll be here waiting in silence
Waiting for sunlight
To make all the world shine bright

All the stars fall in line
And the seas bow their heads
We remember our dead and we sing another day
As the silence it grows and the worlds fade away
All the sons empty their graves
We will sing another day
We’ll sing another day

Be
Here in the free
We could just be
Finally
We’ll chase the sun
Naked we’ll run
We could be free
Finally
We’ll chase the sun
Naked we’ll run
We could just be
Finally
We could be free
Finally

UPSIDE DOWN
(Michael Gungor / Lisa Gungor)

Upside down
Upside down
This world is upside down

Do you see
Do you see us
Do you hear us

Make it right
Make it right
Let the sun rise

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