I see the mountain

To the memory and beauty of Dave Carter’s words and music
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I was born in a fork-tongued story
Raised up by merchants and drug store liars
Now I walk on the paths of glory
One foot in ice, one in fire

I see the mountain, the mountain comes to me
I see the mountain
And that is all I see

Some poor prophet comes, some find solace
Some lay him down in a junkyard bay
Some will chase us and some will call us
Gone, gone, gone in a day

Gone to the mountain, the mountain comes to me
I see the mountain
And that is all I see

Miller take me and miller grind me
Scatter my bones on the wild green tide
Maybe some roving bird will find me
Over the water we’ll ride

Over the mountain, the mountain comes to me
I see the mountain
And that is all I see

Some build temples, some find altars
Some come in tall hats and robes spun fine
Some in rags, some in gemstone halters
And some push the pegs back in line

But I see the mountain, the mountain comes to me
I see the mountain
And that is all I see

The Mountain, Dave Carter

Dave and Tracy Grammer’s version (with Feynman story and origins of the song)
Tracy and Jim Hill’s version
Angelo Pappagallo demonstrates the chord progression

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2 thoughts on “I see the mountain

    • He was a great guy by all accounts, so I’m glad to be able to share some of what he did. Tracy carries on his legacy now, very capably.

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