Father Mountain

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Calexico is a Tucson, Arizona-based Americana / Tex-Mex / indie rock band. The band's two main members, Joey Burns and John Convertino, first played together in Los Angeles as part of the group Giant Sand. They have recorded a number of albums on Quarterstick Records, while their 2005 EP In the Reins recorded with Iron & Wine has reached the Billboard 200 album charts. Their musical style is influenced by traditional Latin sounds of mariachi / conjunto / cumbia / Tejano music and also the Southwestern United States country music as well as '50s-'60s jazz and '90s-'00s post-rock, and they have been described by some as "desert noir" or indie rock. The band is named for the border town of Calexico, California. more »


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Well, my father built a mansion on the mountain
I was chasing my Teresa around the tree
We were kicking precious stones
Sinking ships and swimming home
Only crazy for the comfort of our clothes

Well, my father built a mansion on the mountain
My Teresa dragged a rag across my brow
She said, "The weather's never failed
The wind can only blow your hair"
And I believed her well enough but didn't care

Everyone knows and they don't know
Chandelier light ain't love
It just watches the time go
Across the marble floor
Out the order mail door
Even rain can hear it running off the road

Well, my father built a mansion on the mountain
My Teresa threw me kisses through the core
We read the writing on the wall
Braced each other for the fall
There's only one way off the mountain after all

Well, my father built a mansion on the mountain
It was me and my Teresa against the world
We took all the river had to give
Broke the bed and bought a grill
But left the mountain mansion, nothing to forget

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Written by: Samuel Ervin Beam

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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