Holy Mountain, Holy Ghost

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Beneath all the pine, has been said
are the bones of the dead
and the trumpets that ring through the dark
o this is the place that i found
where the sun, every night, settles into the ground
heating up all the blood in my heart
and i know these waves have past by
as the horns of victoria play through the night
i am cutting off both of my hands
and if there is a wind in my head
may it blow to the top of this mountain instead
of this place, oh this place where i am

i've heard the hiss of the shore
bury all of the houses, not burning before
from the mouth, from the mouth of the sea
I know that i heard you sing,
from the side of that mountain down onto the beach,
like a trembling wind, onto me.
There is a town near that coast
from the top of a house
i can see all the smoke
coming out of the it's volcanic veins
and i know what song you have sung.
secret hymns for this spirit, wanting to be freed from
this place, oh this place that i made.
And it all burned down.

This blood is running down the sides of the hill
But i'll take care of all of you until the dawn is coming to.
Now this light is shining though the pine in the night
But i'll take care of all of you until this night is through

O ferocious ghost, are you lost inside of all these empty homes?
You say all these flames have spread down to the coast.
Wild animal, are you caught in the traps i set for you below?
You say, "all my lungs are filling up with smoke."


from Mt. St. Helens, released August 21, 2012



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Island Eyes Victoria, British Columbia

Island Eyes is Victoria, BC musician Derek Janzen. He has been quietly recording and releasing homemade music from out of his bedroom since 2008. Over the years he has played along side some great acts including Wolf Parade, Mount Eerie, Frog Eyes, Car Seat Headrest, Cousins, and We Are The City. ... more


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