Mohammed on Top of the Mountain

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It was a quarter to eight
When we tried to escape
Through a hole in the ceiling
We're molecular cells
Deconstructing ourselves
And the truth is revealing

Where do we go from here?
Segueing into some unseen dimension
And doing away with our fears

Do you feel like
Mohammed on top of the mountain?
Ponce de Leon in search of his Fountain
Of Youth eternally?

By nine-forty-five
We were barely alive
Among all we'd ingested
Many drinks were imbibed
In a mid-Soho dive
Where we both got arrested

Where are they taking us, dear?
Down to a cell in the House of Detention
Closing our eyes and our ears

Do you feel like
Mohammed on top of the mountain?
Ponce de Leon in search of his Fountain
Of Youth eternally?

I don't care what you say
I don't care what you do
All I know is that I love you

When you're swimming in my vein
All my worries slip away
Yes I must admit I want to

In the following days
We emerged from our haze
And regained all our senses
Though it gave us a fright
Maybe such is the price
Of the height of transcendence

Where do we go from here?
And can we get back
If it's too much adventure?
Learning to swallow our fears

Do you feel like
Mohammed on top of the mountain?
Ponce de Leon in search of his
Fountain Of Youth eternally


c. 2016 Butch Young BMI

credits

from Mercury Man, track released January 15, 2016
c. 2016 Butch Young BMI


Butch Young: vocals, piano, classical guitar, midi horns & strings

Matt Lee: electric guitar & bass

Michael Wachs: drums

Patric Hayes: backing vocals

Charlene Warren: backing vocals

Kristen Mercado: backing vocals

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Butch Young Los Angeles, California

Butch Young serves up an idiosyncratic brand of Britpop, alternately exuberant and melancholic, by turns Baroque, Bubblegum and bittersweet. With characters conjured from the biblical, interplanetary, mythological and hallucinatory realms. Featuring principal collaborator Matt Lee on electric guitar and bass. ... more

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