Iron And Wine – Upward Over The Mountain

Iron And Wine – Upward Over The Mountain
A wonderfully beautiful song that means so much to me.

Lyrics:
Mother don’t worry, I killed the last snake that lived in the creek bed
Mother don’t worry, I’ve got some money I saved for the weekend
Mother remember being so stern with that girl who was with me?
Mother remember the blink of an eye when I breathed through your body?

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying upward over the mountain

Mother I made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison
Mother I lost it, all of the fear of the Lord I was given
Mother forget me now that the creek drank the cradle you sang to
Mother forgive me, I sold your car for the shoes that I gave you

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons could be birds, taken broken up to the mountain

Mother don’t worry, I’ve got a coat and some friends on the corner
Mother don’t worry, she’s got a garden we’re planting together
Mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry?
Blood on the floor, fleas on their paws,
And you cried ’til the morning

So may the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten
Sons are like birds, flying always over the mountain

(Picture drawn by me, hope you like it.)

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34 comments

  1. SavingPrivateBob says:

    Love is fragile. It can break at any moment over something so small. And yet, love has been known to survive for decades. A few cracks, sure, but not broken.

  2. Elle Skye says:

    honestly, i think this song is about miscarriage, and the persona is the baby that the mother lost. the lines “Mother remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry?
    Blood on the floor, fleas on their paws,
    And you cried ’til the morning” i think he was talking about the night the mother had miscarried him and he was all bloody and stuff like that. it’s so sad.

  3. casey muzzana says:

    got addicted to pills and then heroin when I was 15 and put my mom through hell for many years, I stole from her and lied to her and yelled at her through the glass in jail when she came to visit me, and all that time she never quit on me even when I quit on myself. I’m 25 now and attending college for business, been clean for awhile, this song literally brings me to tears.

  4. Sai Disha says:

    I was listening to it in the living room and I suddenly broke down hearing to this. When mom asked what happened I made her listen to this and she broke down too. We hugged each other and I told her how much I love her. Such a precious song. Tell your mom how much you love her and at least hug her once in a while or call her or text her. Love you Mom! <3

  5. Rosa Sicks says:

    thank you for working so hard, mom. I know our family lives in a shitty apartment now, but I promise I’ll pay for you to have a nice one in your favorite neighborhood when I’m older.

  6. anx jedy says:

    Remember using this song as a soundtrack for a short video I made for my girlfriend. We aren’t together anymore and every time I listen to our songs expecially this i immediately start to cry. I wish I could have been a better person for you. Hope you are happy now

  7. Pointless Pelican says:

    Good Mothers are the most amazing thing in the world. And to disappoint them, to lose them, to hurt them, to add to their already heavy burdens… Sometimes do you ever just wish you weren’t born?

  8. Kate B says:

    Many people think of their mothers with this song. I think about the son I may have had had I not lost my pregnancy. And the son/or daughter I want to have and am losing the hope of ever having.

  9. Chase Baccus says:

    I’m not angry, Mom. I just don’t like who you are. I don’t think you’ll ever read this, but I love you. That will never change. I’m just not ready to see you yet. Me and sister just want you to be okay.

  10. Anna Saltarin says:

    Mother, remember the night that the dog had her pups in the pantry? Blood on the floor and the fleas on their paws, and you cried ’til the morning

  11. ungalin says:

    I, for one, appreciate MC’s attentiveness to the comments and similarly, I love this song! Appropriate artwork btw.

  12. Nun Ya says:

    Shared on Facebook…learned about this song through Charlie McDermott on Twitter. What an actor and what a caring human being.

  13. erik newport says:

    this song is the centre of my universe… still is after all these years. sam beam’s music and lyrics have depth nobody can tap.

  14. Faded says:

    Such a great song!! ?

    Makes me wish my mother wasn’t a narcissist though, I still love her, even if she doesn’t know how to love. ?

  15. Justin Abrams says:

    “Made it up from the bruise on the floor of this prison” whenever I play this on guitar that one line is always the one full of angst for me and I strum it just a little harder, sing it with a little more grit. So good.

  16. Michael Richard says:

    I commented on this upload once like 8 years ago. I found it after a friend showed me a Jesse Lacey cover to this song and I had to share that at the time it had been exactly a year since my mom passed away and the song absolutely wrecked me. I am commenting today to say that this song still absolutely breaks my heart every time it randomly pops up on youtube or pandora. Beautiful may it be, Iron And Wine are phenomenal. Thank you for keeping this version up for 8 years.

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