Everest
Up Up Up Up Up Up 1999
Atlanta 10.9.03 2004

From the depth of the pacific 
to the height of everest
and still the world is smoother
than a shiny ball bearing
so i take a few steps back
and put on a wider lens
and it changes your skin
your sex and what you're wearing
distance shows your silhouette 
to be a lot like mine
like a sphere is a sphere
and all of us here
have been here all the time
year, we've bene here all the time
you brought me to church 
cinder blocks, fluorescent light
you brought me to church 
at seven o'clock on a Sunday night
and the band was rockin'
and the floors were scrubbed clean
and everybody had a tambourine
so i took a deep breath and become 
the white girl with the hair
and you sat right beside me
while everybody stared 
and through the open window
i think the singing went outside
and floated up to tell
all the stars not to hide
'cuz by the time church let out
the sky was much clearer
and the moon was so beautiful
that the ocean held up a mirror
as we walked home we spoke slowly
we spoke slow
and we spoke lowly
like it was taking more time
than usual to choose
the words to go
with our squeaky sandal shoes
like time is not a thing
that's ours to lose
from the height of the pacific 
to the depth of everest
Ani DiFranco