Mountain Road

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lyrics

Screaming away from Nelson today
The old man set me up
He used me and he wasted my time
Still, the city stretched without a hitch
And I was in a feeling so divine

From the golden towers
To the back of my mind
A shiver down my spine
At the sight of the city tonight
A photograph is not the same
You can’t just freeze this feeling in a frame

And the window is clear now
My hands on the wheel
Concentrating still on nothing but how this all feels
The glowing bulbs, the humming wheels
Sometimes a scummy world
But I’ve sure got the mind to let it off

A moment free of moments passed
Time has failed a simple task
For this second moves much slower than the last
In southern city lights I’ve found
I want for nothing here and now
And I allow myself to forego all I’m owed
On the mountain road

There’s a pang from within as I’m picturing him
Worried on the roof with his head down
‘She's only a girl’
Well I’m five foot nine and twenty-one
You taught me how to shoot a gun
And I climbed up the mountain on my own

For eighteen months, you won
You talked me down and kept me home
Convinced me that I’d end up like my mum
The city changed your friends
But you’re the one ignoring them
Your actions speak completely for themselves

So I must now abandon
So I must now abandon
So I must now abandon understanding everything you were

A moment free of moments passed
Time has failed a simple task
For this second moves much slower than the last
In southern city lights I’ve found
I want for nothing here and now
And I allow myself to forego all I’m owed
On the mountain road

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from In The Lights, released August 19, 2016

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James Parry Hobart, Australia

James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs.

He has supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, and Leah Flanagan as well as a hive of other visiting artists in Hobart.

James plays regularly in Hobart with his five-piece band or as a stripped-back duo and has played a number of interstate tours and gigged in the UK.
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