Steemit Open Mic Week 127 - Iron and Wine 'Upward Over the Mountain'

in openmic •  14 days ago

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This is my submission for this weeks Steemit Open Mic contest by @pfunk and @luzcypher. This week I play 'Upward Over the Mountain' by Iron and Wine. without further ado...

'Upward Over the Mountain'

Lyrics -

mother don't worry, i killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed
mother don't worry, i've got some money i save for the weekend
mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me?
mother remember the blink of an eye when i breathed through your body?

so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
sons are like birds flying upward over the mountain

mother i made it up from the bruise of a floor of this prison
mother i lost it, all of the fear of the Lord i was given
mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
mother forgive me, i sold your car for the shoes that i gave you

so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
sons are like birds flying upward over the mountain

mother don't worry, i've got a coat & some friends on the corner
mother don't worry, she's got a garden we're planting together
mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry?
blood on the floor & the fleas on their paws
and you cried 'til the morning

so may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
sons are like birds flying upward over the mountain


If you'd like to hear more check out my other Steemit Open Mic entries!

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Awesome stuff man, thats a nice song. I hadn’t seen your open mics yet. 👍

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Thanks man! I've been trying to do one every week. I miss a few weeks here and there though.

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Very good! Until last night, I thought you taped these in a coffee shop because of the background. Really cool that you’re in your living room :-)


Thanks @kunschj! That's my living room alright! lol. It's not your average looking living room that's for sure.

Beautifully done @derekrichardson. It's been a while since I have heard the song. From my memory, I like your version better


Haha! That's awesome. Thank you @tryskele. You are to kind.

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A great effort! Good luck in the contest!

Really liked it!!


Thanks mom!

Wicked awesome, @derekrichardson! I couldn't recall if I'd heard this song before, so I did a quick Google. After listening your cover, then the original, I can honestly say I prefer yours! Something about the energy and pacing of your play just seemed to fit the lyrics better. Excellent work, and best of luck with the contest!


Thank you @traciyork! The original is really slow, so i decided to pick up the little. I'm glad you like it!