Soria Moria (CHORDS) by Mount Eerie

Artist: Mount Eerie
Album: A Crow Looked at Me
Released: 2017
Genre: Rock

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Slow pulsing red tower lights

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Across a distance,..!! refuge in the dust

[Verse 1]~
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All my life I can remember longing

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Looking across the water and seeing lights

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When I was five or six,..!! we were camping in the islands in July

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The tall yellow grass and the rose hips fragrant

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After sunset,..!! island beyond island

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Undulating and familiar,..!! not far from home

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With my fragrant,..!! whittled,..!! cedared drift wood dagger in the mildew canvas tent

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I saw fireworks many miles away but didn't hear them

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And I felt a longing,..!! a childish melancholy

And then I went to sleep

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And the aching was buried,..!! dreaming,..!! aging,..!! reaching for an idea of somewhere other than this place

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That could fold me in clouded yearning

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For nowhere actually reachable,..!! the distance was the point

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[Verse 2]~
And then when I was twenty-four

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I followed this ache to an Arctic Norwegian cabin

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Where I said "fuck the world" in a finally satisfying way

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I stayed through the winter and emerged as an adult

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Holding a letter from you,..!! an invitation

So I flew back and drove back

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And when we met in person it was instant

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It didn't matter where we lived as long as we were together

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And that was really true for thirteen years

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And the whole time still


Slow pulsing red tower lights

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Across a distance,..!! refuge in the dust

[Verse 3]~
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In January,..!! you were alive still

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But chemo had ravaged and transformed your porcelain into some other thing

Something jaundiced and fucked

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They put you in the hospital in Everett

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So I gave the baby away and drove up and down I-5 every night

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Like a satellite bringing you food that you wanted

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Returning at night to sleep in our bed,..!! cold

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I went back to feel alone there

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All past selves and future possibilities on hold

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Well I tore through the dark on the freeway

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The old yearning burning in me

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I knew exactly where the road bent around

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Where the trees opened up and I could see

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Way above the horizon,..!! beyond innumerable islands

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The towers on top of the mountain lit up slowly,..!! silently beaconing

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As if to say "just keep going

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There is a place where a wind could erase this for you

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And the branches could white noise you back awake"

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So I went back to feel alone there but cradled you in me

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[Verse 4]~
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In the National Gallery in Oslo

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There's a painting called Soria Moria

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A kid looks across a deep canyon of fog at a lit up inhuman castle or something

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I have not stopped looking across the water from the few difficult spots where you can see

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That the distance from this haunted house where I lived to Soria Moria is a real traversable space

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I'm an arrow now

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Slow pulsing red tower lights

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Across a distance,..!! refuge in the dust

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