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Mountain Time

A folk rocker about a Midwesterner's yearning to return to the Rocky Mountains where both the skiing and lifestyle are far better.

Lyrics

"Mountain Time"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

When fall leaves die, my thoughts turn far away

Need to feel alive, and I'm tired of these great lakes

As flakes start to fly, I dream of riding up so high

Where I can reach my peak, and see miles of blue sky


So drop me off in Vail and leave me alone

It’s all I need to feel right at home


I need mountain time, where I can get in the zone

A guitar, a jeep and a pair of skis are all I need to own

I need mountain time, where life still has ups and downs

High speed quads to the top, deep powder back to town

Put my conventional life on hold, and feed my soul with snow

Mountain time, where no one gets old


Sometimes these flatlands make me feel so low

I'm making plans and I know where I need to go

To get a jagged horizon, I gotta head out west

Get some altitude, where my attitude is best


Just drop me off in Vail, and let me ski 

It’s all I want my life to be, yeah


I need mountain time, where I can get in the zone

A guitar, a jeep and a pair of skis are all I need to own

I need mountain time, where life still has ups and downs

High speed quads to the top, deep powder back to town

Put my conventional life on hold, and feed my soul with snow

Mountain time, where no one gets old


It's true I can still ski here, but lifts and lines are so much slower

Yes, there's a lake effect, but it's ten ice turns over and over

I could pray, but God already knows I'm only gettin' older

I could stay, but that would only drag me down even lower

I've made up my mind


I need mountain time, no Michigan hills anymore

My boards are in the rack, and I've got one boot out the door

I need mountain time, the ski bum life is what I love

And I'm one step away, from finally risin' above

I'm gonna have to leave these pretty lakes and trees behind

For mountain time


Copyright © ℗ 2022 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Mountain Time
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Bluebird Days II
Position Track # 2
Duration 3:09
Released June 21st, 2020
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre acoustic garage rock
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion
Track Chronology
"Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way"

(#1)
"Mountain Time"


(#2)
"Hope"


(#3)
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