a silver mt zion

13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed
A Silver Mt. Zion
13 Angels Standing Guard 'Round the Side of Your Bed

13 Angels Standing Guard ‘Round the Side of Your Bed
A Silver Mt. Zion
He Has Left Us Alone, But Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms (2000)

Built Then Burn (Hurrah! Hurrah!)
A Silver Mt. Zion
Built Then Burn (Hurrah! Hurrah!)

The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band - “Built then Burnt [Hurrah! Hurrah!]”

Born Into Trouble as Sparks Fly Upward (2001)

“Good words,

Strong words,
Words that could’ve moved mountains,
Words that no one ever said,
We were all waiting to hear those words,
And no one ever said them.
And the tactics never hatched.
And the plans were never mapped.
And we all learned not to believe.
And strange lonesome monsters loafed through the hills wondering why:
And it is best to never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever wonder why.”

God bless our dead marines (second movement)
Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra
God bless our dead marines (second movement)

Lost a friend to cocaine, couple friends to smack
Troubled hearts map deserts, and they rarely do come back
Lost a friend to oceans, lost a friend to hills
Lost a friend to suicide, lost a friend to pills
Lost a friend to monsters, lost a friend to shame
Lost a friend to marriage, lost a friend to blame
Lost a friend to worry, and lost a friend to wealth
Lost a friend to stubborn pride
And then I lost myself

I love my dog and she loves me
The world’s a mess and so are we
She tumbles long green muddy fields
Sick with joy and glee
And as she dreams sweet puppy dreams
Whimpering gently

The community is sick,
and the community is blind.
Yell.

And it’s colder than Poland,
and the sun is not shining
here.

And we’re tangled in the shit
of each other’s ruined
affairs.

Half of us are faking,
and the other half is tired,
and scared.

And these hands could’ve moved mountains.
These hands could’ve moved mountains…

—  The Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band
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Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial

Orchestra 4/19/14

I’ve read once an interview with Efrim Menuck. He said that he hates rock magazines and festivals sponsored by beer companies. The idea was that the band should perform their music but show business just uses musicians to sell some shit to people. Groups are used to fill the gaps between the advertisements.

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THE GREEK CLASS || listen

Julian, at the head of the long table, rises to his feet and lifts his wineglass. “Live forever,” he says. And the rest of us rise too, and clink our glasses across the table, like an army regiment crossing sabres: Henry and Bunny, Charles and Francis, Camilla and I. “Live forever,” we chorus, throwing our glasses back in unison. And always, always, that same toast. Live forever.

i. ashes in the snow, mono // PROLOGUE // ii. ekki múkk, sigur rós
iii. 13 angels standing guard ‘round the side of your bed, silver mt zion // RICHARD // iv. another story, the head and the heart
v. your first light, my eventide, the echelon effect // CAMILLA // vi. heavy in your arms, florence + the machine
vii. eros, ludovico einaudi // CHARLES // viii. sex on fire, kings of leon vs. ludovico einaudi
ix. distilling roses, berliner philharmoniker // FRANCIS // x. love is a losing game, daley
xi. dusk to dawn, emancipator // BUNNY // xii. daniel in the den, bastille
xiii. boy 1904, jónsi & alex // HENRY // xiv. icarus, bastille
xv. reach for the dead, boards of canada // EPILOGUE // xvi. killed the lord, left for the new world, this will destroy you