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