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Favorite climbing songs?

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What are your favorite songs where climbing is a part of the lyrics, or at least it's alluded to?

 

Reason I ask is that that in the last week, by chance (music picked out by others), I've heard three songs that were about climbing, or at least mountains were referred to. I don't think there are too many out there.

 

Those 3 I recently heard:

 

Fearless - Pink Floyd (Meddle)

South Side of the Sky - Yes (Fragile)

Fat Man - Jethro Tull (Stand Up)

 

Yah, I know mine are old skool. Hopefully y'all can come up with some newer stuff. And Fat Man is a little bit of a stretch, but "mountain" is in the lyrics.

 

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jane's addiction's "mountain song" is good for descents

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Hendrix, Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - "Well, I stand up next to a mountain, chop it down with the edge of my hand"

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What are your favorite songs where climbing is a part of the lyrics, or at least it's alluded to?

 

Reason I ask is that that in the last week, by chance (music picked out by others), I've heard three songs that were about climbing, or at least mountains were referred to. I don't think there are too many out there.

 

Those 3 I recently heard:

 

Fearless - Pink Floyd (Meddle)

South Side of the Sky - Yes (Fragile)

Fat Man - Jethro Tull (Stand Up)

 

Yah, I know mine are old skool. Hopefully y'all can come up with some newer stuff. And Fat Man is a little bit of a stretch, but "mountain" is in the lyrics.

 

fearless is my fav PF song

 

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Here's my favorite... :)

 

I'm a rock climber and I'm OK

I sleep all night and I climb all day.

 

Chorus:

He's a rock climber and he's OK

He sleeps all night and he climbs all day.

 

I climb up rocks, I eat my lunch

I go to the lavatory.

On Wednesdays I go shopping and have buttered scones for tea

 

Mounties:

He climbs up rocks, he eats his lunch

He goes to the lavatory.

On Wednesdays he goes shopping and has buttered scones for tea.

 

Chorus:

He's a rock climber and he's OK

He sleeps all night and he climbs all day.

 

I climb up rocks, I skip and jump

I like to press wild flowers.

I put on women's clothing and hang around in bars.

 

Mounties:

He climbs up rocks, he skips and jumps

He likes to press wild flowers.

He puts on women's clothing and hangs around in bars?!

 

Chorus:

He's a rock climber and he's OK

He sleeps all night and he climbs all day.

 

I climb up rocks, I wear high heels

Suspenders and a bra.

I wish I'd been a girlie, just like my dear Papa!!

 

Mounties:

I climb up rocks, I wear high heels?!

Suspenders...and a bra?!...

 

Just the Rock climber :

I wish I'd been a girlie, just like my dear Papa!!

 

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Not a climbing song, per se, but close enough!

 

Sunday morning 9 a.m.

I saw fire in the sky

I felt my heart pound in my chest

I heard an eagle cry

Now I'm alive I can breathe the air

Feel the wind, smell the earth in the air

I watch an eagle rise above the trees

Project myself into what he sees

Hey-

Take me away

Come on and fly me away

Take me up so high

Where eagles fly

I often dream I sail through the sky

I've always wished I could fly

The simple life of a bird on the wing

Oh Lord, I could sing

Take me away

Come on fly me away

Lift me up so high

Where eagles fly

Oh yeah-

I'm alive, I breathe the air

Wash the earth from my face

I catch a glimpse of another dream

I turn, I look but there's no trace

Take me away

Come on, fly me away

I wanna fly away

Pick me up so high

Where eagles fly

Oh yeah-

Eagles fly, oh, take me away

Eagles fly, oh, take me away

Come on, let's fly away where eagles fly

Come on, fly away where eagles fly

 

 

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Crevasse fall??

 

I don't know how to live through this hell,

Woken up, I'm still locked in this shell,

Frozen soul, frozen down to the core,

Break the ice, I can't take anymore

 

Freezing,

Can't move at all,

Screaming,

Can't hear my call,

I am dying to live,

Cry out,

I'm trapped under ice

 

Crystallized, as I lay here and rest,

Eyes of glass stare directly at death,

From deep sleep I have broken away,

No one knows, no one hears what I say

 

Freezing,

Can't move at all,

Screaming,

Can't hear my call,

I am dying to live,

Cry out,

I'm trapped under ice

 

Scream from my soul,

Fate, mystified,

Hell, forever more

 

No release from my cryonic state,

What is this? I've been stricken by fate,

Wrapped up tight, cannot move, can't break free,

Hand of doom has a tight grip on me

 

Freezing,

Can't move at all,

Screaming,

Can't hear my call,

I am dying to live,

Cry out,

I'm trapped under ice

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bjork's "hyperballad" often comes to my mind, especially when sketchign on lead, the line "i imagine what my body would sound like slamming against those rocks and when it lands, will my eyes be closed or open?"

 

"We live on a mountain

Right at the top

There's a beautiful view

From the top of the mountain

Every morning I walk towards the edge

And throw little things off

Like car-parts, bottles and cutlery

Or whatever I find lying around

It's become a habit

A way to start the day

 

I go through all this

Before you wake up

So I can feel happier

To be safe up here with you

 

It's real early morning

No-one is awake

I'm back at my cliff

Still throwing things off

I listen to the sounds they make

On their way down

I follow with my eyes 'til they crash

Imagine what my body would sound like

Slamming against those rocks

When it lands

Will my eyes

Be closed or open?

 

I go through all this

Before you wake up

So I can feel happier

To be safe up here with you"

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1975 by Stevie Nicks

 

 

I took my love and I took it down

I climbed a mountain and I turned around

And I saw my reflection in the snow covered hills

The Landslide brought it down

 

Oh mirror in the sky, what is love?

Can the child within my heart rise above?

Can I sail through the changing ocean tides

Can I handle the seasons of my life?

Mmm mmm I don’t know

Mmm mmm

 

Well I’ve been ‘fraid of changing ‘cause I

Built my life around you

But time makes you bolder

Children get older, I’m getting older too

 

Soo (Interlude)

 

I’ve been ‘fraid of changing ‘cause I

I built my life around you

But time makes you bolder, children get older

I’m getting older too

I’m getting older too

Soo take this love, take it down

Ohh if you climb a mountain and you turn around

If you see my reflection in the snow covered hills

Well the landslide will bring it down, down

And if you see my reflection in the snow covered hills,

Well maybe, the landslide will bring it down

Well well the landslide with bring it down

 

 

thats my favorite song that mentions a mountain... when i climb i like to sing "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger

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Dance On a Volcano, By Genesis.

 

Youre half way up , youre half way down,

and the pack on your back keeps tuning you around

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Dance on Vaseline by The Theivery Corporation (with David Byrne)

 

Bhimpalasi Warrior by Transglobal Underground

 

Xpander by Sasha

 

Electronica roolz for climbing - makes ya feel like yer in a climbing video

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Yeah, Jane's Mountain Song. :tup:

 

The following songs aren't about climbing but more about something nebulous...feeling about the land, nature, the past...

 

But maybe not your thing.

 

John Barleycorn Reborn Scroll the player near bottom of page. Try, for instance, Pumanjaw--The Burning of Auchindoun. It's another dimension...

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Dance On a Volcano, By Genesis.

 

and while on the subject, jimmy buffet's "volcano" is a great one when scaling such beasts

 

"i don't know where i'm gonna go when the volcano erupts"

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Dance On a Volcano, By Genesis.

 

and while on the subject, jimmy buffet's "volcano" is a great one when scaling such beasts

 

"i don't know where i'm a-gonna go when the volcano erupts blow"

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