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Lonely Mountain

This song is by Sun Kil Moon and appears on the album Among the Leaves (2012).

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Oh, tiring city
Leave you from time to time
People wear things in their ears
Cutting me off in line

Get on the long yellow highway
Need to get the hell out
Hassles assholes, assholes
Always stacking up

Oh jilted lover why wont you leave me be?
Why must you grind your axe against my fruit bearing tree?
Oh, lonely mountain, quite, peaceful and green
Out here in isolation don't hear no ambulance screams

Oh, bitter friend
Envious of others jobs
Envious of others freedoms
Gotta work hard to find your sweet spot

Devoted my whole life
Nothing came by luck
Your dad paid for your college
My dad gave me five bucks

Oh endless sessions
Down here at Ellis and Hyde
My elbows at the desk
I listen and scrutinize

Come home lay down in bed
Drum loop stuck in my head
Try to shut my brain off
And open night stalker again

Oh lonely wrecker no longer has a home
Only money comes when I get out on the road
Oh lonely ocean why must I cross
To end up in Puerto Real Spain
Where I'll turn and I'll toss

Oh, lonely singer lies there awake Looks at the clock
Flipping through a black book re-Learning songs that hes forgot

Oh, eager fan
Follows me show to show
Well if I have a goodnight
I might come out and say hello

Oh, patient lover
Waiting by the phone
I call her from my layover
And tell her I'm coming home

Scattered lights of south San Francisco sparkles like diamonds
When the night is black and my airplanes downward gliding
Oh, love I missed you lie down next to me
Sway with me like the ocean till I fall into a deep long sleep

Oh, dandelions coming up from the ground
I reach for a notebook, write down some words and try to wind-down


Written by:

Mark Kozelek

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