Lyrics

(words and music (c)2010, David Burns (ASCAP))
We set for the mountain as daybreak emerged
Our headlights reflecting off wet slippery ground
We're off for the trail, all our sorrows to purge
We abandon the car without making a sound

And as we ascend the damp soaks through our shoes
We step over pinecones, and slip on the ice
We navigate switchbacks, to take in the view
And then through the mist came a roll of the dice

She said roll me down the mountain
Or grab me with those talons, and carry me home
And on you I'll be countin'
To be back around when I return to the mountain next time

The chill in the air went straight through to the bone
The words like the wind cut well under the skin
It was time to come clean, venture toward the unknown
But the words they just echoed, and sunk farther in

Saying roll me down the mountain
Or grab me with those talons, and carry me home
And on you I'll be countin'
To be back around when I return to the mountain next time

As the dark settled in and the city lights shone
We sat in the silence, and captured the day
There's no turning back when the damage is done
So all we can do is to climb in and say

Roll me down the mountain
Or grab me with those talons, and carry me home
And on you I'll be countin'
To be back around when I return to the mountain next time


Roll me down the mountain
Or grab me with those talons, and carry me home
And we'll drink from the fountain
That's waiting for us when we return to the mountain...