I can see the mountains

When I close my eyes

The mountains that I run to

When I’ve failed for all my tries

There is fire on the mountain

Time records the place

A moment born in time

Even love cannot erase


Oh sister of the mountains

Be my sober bride

Take me to the fields of flowers

And show me where to hide

For our introduction

A broken warning bell

Who was I to think that

I could never tell


When all 

That we thought we made

Appears so small

Of all that we have loved

All the we have fought for

All which we have made

Seen so far 



Flee the burning city

Race the setting sun

No dangers in the canyons

Could ever put me on the run

Flee the flooded valley

The all consuming tide

Raise your gaze up to the heights

Where the soaring eagles ride

So far and so high

They almost reach the sun

Cast their shadows down 

On everyone

Dare to try and reach it

You better dare to reach the peaks

Then name me one thing anyone

Who lives down here would seek

The mountain view exposes 

The valleys hidden lives

An ark of light it traces 

Across these weary eyes

I feel this every evening

And even when I wake

What’s left when it collapses

It that which cannot break


When all that we thought we made

Appears so small

All that we have loved

All that we have fought for

All that we have saved

Is seen

So far below


The wind upon the summit

So strong it makes you fear

Causes you to question 

All which you held dear

There’s sweetness in these mountains

Few will ever taste

There’s even joy in sorrow 

When the mountain’s laid to waste


Refugees Rebuke

Today your life is shining

You are young, you are strong, 

And you're high


You’ve been flirting with destruction

In her arms you are not shy


Keep dancing with disaster babe

But don’t expect relief 

You can only go so far in this direction

Before you find out what it means


So you had to leave your home 

Believe me, I understand

You’re going to need a place to hide soon

You’re going to need a helping hand


Don’t bite the hand that helps you babe

Don’t try to pass the blame

You’ve made the move now move on

I’ve had to do the same


When you find you’re always losing

And you find yourself on your own

You better take an honest look now

You’ve got to carry it

Or else let it all go


In the halls of the sublime

We took the potion passed all time

Watched as the fragments danced

Yesterday tomorrow

We tasted joy and sorrow

Saw they are the same at second glance