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Roaring Fork/Mountain On My Back

(Donna Beasley)
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I’m traveling on tree trunks,

Leaves are falling from my eyes

I’m pulling up roots

While the ground around me dies

I’m headed down the valley

Where I can feel some sun on my face

Nothing thrives in the shadow

Cast o’er this place

 

I can’t get out unmolested

I raise my voice to protest it

But secrets deep and ancient settle in the crack

I’m leaving here with a mountain on my back

 

The air once was sweet as ether

Intoxicating as wine

Now it burns my throat

Leaves a bad taste behind

 

I can’t get out unmolested

I raise my voice to protest it

But secrets deep and ancient settle in the crack

I’m leaving here with a mountain on my back

I’m leaving here with a mountain on my back

I’m leaving here

I’m leaving here

I’m leaving here with a mountain on my back