When I Came Down Off the Mountain

from by Jason Harrod

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lyrics

When i came down off the mountain I was breaking like a wave 
rolling over everything in sight
shining like a silver-plated nickel in the sun
I was dispersed across the universe of light

I came up to the ocean and i didn't hesitate
I zoomed right over looking for a new way home
all the birds and fishes flew and swam right up to me 
and reminded me that I was all alone

Scannin the horizon looking for a sign of you
when I saw your sillouhette my heart stopped
but then I got up close and found out it was just a ghost
and i was sad that i had left the mountaintop

Wondering where you'd gone i made my way around the sun
i called your name out loud just like it was my own
but you didnt show your face so i just gave up on the chase 
and made my way down to the city far below

who's going to love me today?
who's going to call me their own?
who's going take me as I am?
who's going to take me home?
yeah, whos going to take me home?

I signed up for midnight madness at 11:45
I was too early to be anything but sane
all the crazy kids caroused until the break of day
they were dancin like their feet were made of flame

I could not feel the beat so i just there in my seat
with a longing that the earth could not contain
i sat there in the corner counting particles of dust 
with memories flooding me like rivers in the rain  
 
who's going to love me today?
who's going to call me their own?
who's going take me as I am?
who's going to take me home?
yeah, whos going to take me home?

I saw a spider spinning string into the wind he's tying things
you never know the lengths he'll go to catch a fly
I want to spin stuff to so that's just what I'm gonna do
I'm gonna sing and swing and spin until I die

Going up the mountain with an ever-ready heart 
it looks much different than it did on the way down
lookin for a sign of you and let me tell you when I do 
I'll sing it in the cities and the towns

who's going to love me today?
who's going to call me their own?
who's going take me as I am?
who's going to take me home?
yeah, whos going to take me home?
who's going to call me their own?
who's going take me as I am?
who's going to take me home?

credits

from Highliner, track released July 15, 2013
Featuring:

Jason Harrod: vocals, acoustic and electric guitar
Joshua Stamper: double bass, electric bass
Patrick Berkery: drums, percussion
Brian Christinzio: piano
Jim Callan: pedal steel
Kenny Hutson: pedal steel
Colin McGrath: vocals, guitar
Reid Maclean: vocals
Michelle Bishop: violin
Erica Miller : violin
Shelley Weiss: viola
Naomi Gray: cello
Jon Rees: piccolo, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet
Paul Arbogast: tenor and bass trombone

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Orchestral arrangements written and conducted by Joshua Stamper
Mastered by Grey Larsen at Grey Larsen Mastering, Bloomington, Indiana
Vinyl Mastering by Prairie Cat
Photography by Erica Pelaccia
Illustration and Graphic design by Vesper Stamper

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produced by Brian McTear, engineered and mixed by Jonathan Low

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“What singer-songwriter Jason Harrod does best is turn daily moments numinous. Quite simply, Harrod’s imagination is for
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