Enjoy

by Mount Pressmore

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1.
04:24
It was really nice getting to know you And I’m awfully glad you came You brought a lot of fine people together But you refuse to give your name You’re running circles on ‘em all around you A lightning strike of fire bright surrounds you You heard a holler as an invitation And now you’ve stepped into the favored nation Yes there’s a world upon us And it is nearly on us So could we see each other in the next life? Here we go again Did you really have to be somewhere? Here we go again Call and tell ‘im that you’re halfway there I’ve got a question just before we go now Maybe a riddle or a rhyme In an agreed upon predestination Where do we meet some other time? The road it beckons altogether sweetly Our senses reckon ever so discreetly The gauges spin their numbers if at random Our pages end in slumber’s soft abandon Let burn it out together Here comes the stormy weather Well is it any better in the next life? Here we go again Did you really have to be somewhere? Here we go again Call and tell ‘im that you’re halfway there Cycle through your time of change Cycle through your time of change Here we go again Did you really have to be somewhere? Here we go again Call and tell ‘im that you’re halfway there
2.
All day long I’m shuffling paper Deep inside my brain R.O.I.s, or are they your eyes Driving me insane? And I’m on top Of all that I survey But I can’t stop Giving it away I’m an old cliché Why me? Lately I’ve been feeling lost at sea Helpless, restless as a new baby Arms unfolded Why me? Hour in and order out Disorder in my mind I.O.U.s I might confuse With hours of ours entwined And I fall down Reeling all the way Just a droll clown With a trick bouquet What’s the time of day? Why me? Greeted by a wan apology Blist’ring sweetness from a cool maybe Gently scolded Why me? I’ve been second guessing Things I said two years ago Loosely reckoned blessings Meant to bring you in the know Why me? Lately I’ve been feeling lost at sea Helpless, restless as a new baby Arms unfolded Why me? Why me? Greeted by a wan apology Blist’ring sweetness from a cool maybe Gently scolded Why me?
3.
04:12
One brother Had his heart bent Toward a princely comportment (He had it all, you see; It was the same to me) What bounty he was given Beside a grief had been riven In spite of equity He harbored jealousy Believing in a fiction Is just a form of addiction To which the world surrounding Never answered no Though not my aim to refuse him Still in the end reduced I had to let him go Buried in the sand Carried out to sea Foundered on dry land Spend some time with me Another Slave to feeling Had set a brave brain to reeling He found a hard escape Within a bottle shape No vessel could contain him He parted ways with the main trim And took a different course Outrunning all remorse The burning of his engine Would cause a stray intervention At which the world surrounding Always answered no Though at great pains to embrace him Yet in my own disgrace I could not let him go Buried in the sand Carried out to sea Foundered on dry land Spend some time with me Smiling faces Once so kind Time erases Won’t you mind? It never seems a great time To walk a strained kind of straight line But as the world surrounding Disappears from view I’ll try my best to remember How in a green estate I put my faith in you Buried in the sand Carried out to sea Foundered on dry land Spend some time with me
4.
03:41
Time Unwind the life before you Time Decline your fear and woe Shine On those who would adore you Shine On those who’ll never know That you’re here Never alone Isn’t it clear How much you’ve grown Visions appear It’s a premiere Of your very own I’m your trampoline Bounce you high and free I’m your trampoline Let your world take over me Live Withstanding pain and sorrow Live Expanding as a star, so far you’ll Give As if there’s no tomorrow Give The bright light that you are Yes, you’re here Never alone Isn’t it clear How much you’ve grown Visions appear It’s a premiere Of your very own I’m your trampoline Bounce you high and free I’m your trampoline Let your world take over me I’m your trampoline Bounce you high and free I’m your trampoline Let your world take over
5.
You held a photograph Taken when you were young You were ever so young A golden-hearted laugh Captured in silver light Your celestial light On comes the tide of age Day giving way to night To an infinite night Free from the printed page Born where the songs are sung And to you they are sung For you have a place in the sun You have a place in the sun You made your way of peace Live through the time of war There is always a war A secret prayer’s release Aimed at the heart of man Every woman and man Inside this time and space Faced with a meager span My irresolute span I seek your boundless grace Bound for that distant shore The unknowable shore Where you have a place in the sun You have a place in the sun You have a place in the sun You have a place in the sun
6.
Trapped in a fever dream Wrapped in a leaky sweater You made it all to seem Life could be so much better I know what it’s like To be kicked in the gut I know what it’s like I’ve been stuck in a rut Reply to my boss As a colleague and friend Keep my fingers crossed It works out well for me In the end Bold in the counterfact Told it’s around the corner You would not fail to act Yeah, you’re a real performer I know what it’s like To be kicked in the gut I know what it’s like I’ve been stuck in a rut Reply to my boss As a colleague and friend Keep my fingers crossed It works out well for me The mistakes that you made You’ll no longer evade You failed to explain Let your heart eat your brain You say, “Keep it pure,” But you’re so insecure Why wait for the end - Ain’t tomorrow your friend? I know what it’s like To be kicked in the gut I know what it’s like I’ve been stuck in a rut Reply to my boss As a colleague and friend Keep my fingers crossed It works out well for me I know what it’s like In the end (I think I know what it’s like Yes I know what it’s like in the end) Till we meet again In the end
7.
04:42
Somewhere I’m waiting For something world negating A whisper, an eyelash A breath before the next crash How long, how far To be near where you are How close, what range Do our lives, passing strange, Enter Each time the page turns The ceremonial sage burns It’s too hot, it’s too much There’s no such thing as soft touch How long, how far To be near where you are How close, what range Do our lives, passing strange, Interchange Hold the water, carry on After Spring has come and gone Somewhere I’m waiting For something world negating A whisper, an eyelash A breath before the next crash How long, how far To be near where you are How close, what range Do our lives, passing strange, Interchange Desert skies Your eyes all aglow Sweet tender lies Of days long ago
8.
I thought that I would write a note I thought that I would send a letter Some opposite of asymptote Fair play The state I’d like to linger in Just east of where our world begins So we would never see the light of day I toss, you turn, we turn and toss A way to keep each other warm As dearly bitten by the frost Stars fade We hung upon a burning light Two albatrosses learning flight And somehow given not to be afraid Outside our window There is a season We had the morning We had the evening light To once abandon Impassioned reason Without a warning Without an end in sight The signal strong, a hope remains A call beneath the breaking waves That I could weigh those sacred chains Once more What link, since frayed, may now connect As curves seek lines to intersect A distant echo from a howling roar Outside our window There is a season We had the morning We had the evening light To once abandon Impassioned reason Without a warning Without an end in sight Where you go Do you go away? Do you know? Can you lead the way? Outside our window There is a season We had the morning We had the evening light To once abandon Impassioned reason Without a warning Without an end in sight
9.
04:15
The gates of hell swing open wide Here for a look, just step inside Would you refuse to make amends? Chew through your foes to spite your friends? You had it all, you knew it Against a wall you threw it Stuck on a word once golden Now and again, these olden days Let’s take some time to settle in Before exposing hidden sin Would you feel comfortable to start With some gold chains to bind your heart? You had it all, you knew it Against a wall you threw it Stuck on a word once golden Now and again, these olden days Around the time of your night visions The elders came to their decisions You had it all, you knew it Against a wall you threw it Stuck on a word once golden Spin down a life beholden You had it all, you knew it Against a wall you threw it Stuck on a word once golden Now and again, these olden days
10.
05:38
Let’s be honest Let’s be fair Tell me how far Here to there Stop pretending you don’t care If it takes forever That’s as long as it takes To have buried your treasure To have charmed all your snakes State your nature Stake your claim Noble creature Who’s to blame? Did I cross some boundary in your game? If it takes forever That’s as long as it takes To have buried your treasure To have charmed all your snakes Never spoken Still unopened A life best lived in half-grace Leaving no trace If it takes forever That’s as long as it takes To have buried your treasure To have charmed all your snakes

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released December 3, 2013

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Mount Pressmore Austin, Texas

Mount Pressmore makes music that crosses cultures and transcends categories. It’s Herbie Hancock meeting Peter Gabriel in a Danny Elfman film score. It’s a comedy, for sure, but one that balances social satire with self-examination.

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