Mountain

03:38
James Hurley
2008
James Hurley

Story

Ever noticed that expansion often masquerades as progress? Me too...

Lyrics

Mountain

copyright 2007 T. James Hurley

 

This is where a mountain used to be, a mountain used to be here.

This is where a mountain used to be. 

We took it down ‘cause it got in the way and you can’t have that.

This is where a mountain used to be.

 

It got in the way of the way of the world and you can’t have that.

It got in the way and everybody knows that you can’t have that,

no you can never have that.

 

This is why we keep these photographs.

They tell the checkered stories of our past.

And everything that’s come and gone is cataloged and kept along with reliable information,

and detailed illustrations, and elaborate explanations as to why these things are gone.

There is no right or wrong as progress marches on.

 

Marches on.

 

This is where our conscience used be.

It made itself a nuisance so you see...

We let it go ‘cause it got in the way and you can’t have that.

This is where our conscience used be.

Used to be.