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klk

Trad climber
cali
Jun 30, 2009 - 06:15pm PT
Poetry, not lyrics.



There are high places
that don't invite us,
sharp shapes, glacier-
scraped faces, whole
ranges whose given names
slip off. Any such relation
as we try to make
refuses to take. Some
high lakes are not for us,
some slick escarpments.
I'm giddy with thinking
where thinking can't stick.

—"No Names"

Nice article on her here:

http://www.newsweek.com/id/204212/page/1
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Jun 30, 2009 - 06:22pm PT
Neil Young, Sugar Mountain... life.. fleeting youth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsACIBI5NPk
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 30, 2009 - 06:29pm PT

Another Neil favorite,"Borrowed Tune"

I'm climbin' this ladder,
My head in the clouds
I hope that it matters,
I'm havin' my doubts.

I'm watchin' the skaters
Fly by on the lake.
Ice frozen six feet deep,
How long does it take?

I look out on peaceful lands
With no war nearby,
An ocean of shakin' hands
That grab at the sky.

I'm singin' this borrowed tune
I took from the Rolling Stones,
Alone in this empty room
Too wasted to write my own.

I'm climbin' this ladder,
My heads in the clouds
I hope that it matters.
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
Sprocketville
Jun 30, 2009 - 08:04pm PT
"He climbed cathedral mountains, he saw silver clouds below
He saw everything as far as you can see..."


rocky mtn hi by rick james
Dickbob

climber
Colorado
Jun 30, 2009 - 08:36pm PT
Nirvana - Plateau

Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau
Some belonged to strangers, some to folks you know
Holy ghosts and talk show hosts are planted in the sand
To beautify the foothills, and shake the many hands

nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
See a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you get words

finished with the mop then you can stop
And look at what you've done
The plateau's clean, no dirt to be seen
And the work it was fun

nothing on the top but a bucket and a mop
And an illustrated book about birds
See a lot up there but don't be scared
Who needs action when you get words

Many a hands began to scan around for the next plateau
Some say it was Greenland, and some say Mexico
Others decided it was nowhere except for where they stood
But those were all just guesses, wouldn't help you if they could
drljefe

climber
Old Pueblo, AZ
Jun 30, 2009 - 08:41pm PT
Just nitpicking,
Plateau is by the Meat Puppets.
Straight outta AZ.
Good call though!
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Jul 14, 2009 - 09:11am PT
Socal,
"Don't know if anyone here would remember, but BITD (late 80's - early 90's)there was a punk bank in New York called Sewer Trout, made up of a bunch of climbers. They released one of their albums under the name New Vulgarians and on that album they resang most of their better songs, but with different lyrics that were all about climbing. Somewhere I've got the tape, but I have no idea where. "

Sewer Trout were from Sacramento/Davis area. Only the lead singer was a climber. went on to do Physcobilly music. I have the tape kicking around somewhere. He killed himself a couple of years back. I talked whith him a few times but never climbed with him. I think he had a geology degree from Sac. State.
Banquo

Trad climber
Morgan Hill, CA
Jul 14, 2009 - 04:37pm PT
Brian Eno's
TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN

We climbed and we climbed,
Oh, how we climbed
My, how we climbed
Over the stars to [the] top
[Of] Tiger Mountain
Forcing the lines through the snow.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Nov 19, 2011 - 08:15pm PT
((((((((BUMP)))))))))


Rescue Blues
Ryan Adams

Everybody wants you to be special
And everybody wants you to be high
They throw you down a rope when you're in trouble, Baby
Screamin' "save me"
They then charge you with the rescue blues

And everybody wants to see you suffer
They know that you need the pain so much
They throw you up a rope when you're too high
To cruise, Baby
Lord, you lose Lady
Then they charge you with the rescue blues

And everybody wants to see you fall
That's why the always love to get you high
And everybody knows you need the pain so much, Lady
Well, keep in touch, Baby
Just don't charge me with your rescue blues
Iron Mtn.

Trad climber
Riverside, Ca.
Nov 21, 2011 - 12:14am PT
This:

Credit: Mountain
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2012 - 12:46am PT
Lyrical bump...
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
Musical Bump...
Psilocyborg

climber
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
Colonel Forbin's Ascent by Phish

Colonel Forbin stared up at the mountain
And wiped away the beads of sweat
That glistened on his brow
His tired feet were buried in the quagmire
And his bloodshot eyes saw all that lay between him
And fulfillment of his vow

And he felt his fingers wrap around a knotted root
And pulled his body upwards
To a sea green mossy boulder
And he dragged his weary sh#t-ass up the mountain

And he climbed so slowly
He climbed so slowly
Ahead
Ahead

Suddenly he heard the crack of thunder
And the rocks began to crumble overhead
And tumble down the mountain to the
Dismal swamp that lay beneath the jagged cliffs
through which his path had led
And the earth began to quake beneath his feet
And the mighty mountain changed before his eyes
And he stood amidst a sea of dust and rocks and stones
Cascading down the mountain
And a thousand birds were headed for the sky. Oh...

drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 23, 2013 - 02:22pm PT
I'm going to wait for tomorrow, and the sacred creed will be mine, to devour, to seize, and to obey.

Good call with one of my favorite songs.
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 31, 2014 - 09:59am PT
The English Beat - Save It For Later

Two dozen other dirty lovers
Must be a sucker for it
Cry, Cry, but I don't need my mother
Just Hold My hand while I come
To a decision on it

Sooner or later
Your legs give way, you hit the ground
Save it for later
Don't run away and let me down
Sooner or later
You hit the deck, you get found out
Save it for later
Don't run away and let me down
You let me down

Black air and seven seas and rotten through
But what can you do?
I don't know how I'm meant to act with you lot
Sometimes I don't try
I just now, now, now, now ,now .....

Two dozen other stupid reasons
Why we should suffer for this
Don't bother trying to explain them
Just hold my hand while I come
To a decision on it
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Sep 7, 2014 - 11:21pm PT
Bump-how did I miss this gem?
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2014 - 07:36pm PT
The perfect musical accompaniment for burly offwidth

Something shows in your face
Aren't you forgetting yourself?
Nearly let your mask slip
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

Emotion packed in every tear
Emotion mirrors your fears
Smile and say, "Hello dear"
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl
You make me twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

Walk into a nightclub
See you standing in there
Both your eyes are on me
Wonder what makes you care
Wonder what makes you stare

Walk into a nightclub
All your friends are in there
Is that really blond hair?
Why don't you play fair
You could be in Mayfair?

You broke my heart in several pieces
Not supposed to be that okay
Have to read the books again
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

But you can't hurt me anymore
I haven't got a heart no more
No feelings get in my way
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl
You make me twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

Did you think that I'd return?
Emotions all I need to learn
Now you're gonna feel the same
Vice-a-versa love and pain
Vice-a-versa love and pain

Did you think that I'd return?
Emotions all I need to learn
Now you're gonna feel the same
Vice-a-versa love and pain
Vice-a-versa love and pain

Now I've made a new way
Now my mind is rearranged
Now I can't be sure again
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

Are we really happy
Or maybe just pretending?
I can't tell the difference
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl
You make me twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

I can have a new face
I can have a new body
I can have a new boy
I can have a new girl
I can have a new world

I can have a new face
I can have a new body
I can have a new boy
I can have a new girl
I can have a new world

I can have a twist and crawl
I can have a twist and crawl
Twist and crawl, twist and crawl, twist and crawl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eteCTeZpSmU Extended sandstone version
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujň de la Playa
Sep 8, 2014 - 07:51pm PT
Barbarian

climber
Sep 8, 2014 - 08:10pm PT
Five years into this thread and no mention of "Charlotte the Harlot" or "Gory Gory What a He'll of a Way to Die"?
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