John Twist

Music

Going Up On The Mountain

03:31
John Twist
2003
John Twist

Lyrics


Going up on the Mountain

Momma had her babies and the Bible
Daddy had his books and the bottle
Her good foot was on the brake
His was on the throttle

I'm going up on the mountain
Wind bent trees give way to stone
Going up on the mountain
Crossing over gotta go alone
On the other side the river runs true
Going to the ocean I never knew
Going up on the mountain
Where the cross winds blow

Over the clatter of silver in the sink
Momma’s tears came tight and hot
Granite in her face, iron in her spine
Hard work says what her words can not

Going up on the mountain
Wind bent trees give way to stone
Going up on the mountain
Crossing over I gotta go alone
On the other side the river runs true
Going t the ocean I never knew
Going up on the mountain
Where the cross winds blow

Their love is solid as the rock
But up here only the wind will talk

I dreamt my daddy held a book wet with dew
He lay at the foot of the ancient tree
Where the stubborn root grew
He said “Boy you’re too much like me”

Going up on the mountain
Wind bent trees give way to stone
Going up on the mountain
Crossing over I gotta go alone
On the other side the river runs true
To the ocean I never knew
Going up on the mountain
Where the cross winds blow