Jason Harrod - Root this Mountain Down (Easter Morning)

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Easter Morning (Station 14)
Words and Words: Jason Harrod


I wish I was a mole down
Digging in the dirt
I will bring this mountain to its knees.

If i was john henry fighting that machine
I’d swing my hammer round and make it ring.

But they got me locked up,
Took me from the scene;
I got no breath to speak no breath to sing.

One day I’m gonna rise up,
Break through walls of stone;
Soon as i get breath back in my bones.

I would root this mountain down;
Let the light come streaming in;
When i bring my hammer down
I will bring my children in.

I heard a voice say wake up
A loving voice i know
Said pick up your bed and walk right out of here
I heard some rushing waters
Mighty thunder rolled
Stone it rolled away i was free and clear.
I would root this mountain down
Break through walls of stone
When i bring my hammer down
I will bring my children home.
You saw me on the road now
You saw me on the sea
You touched my body in the upper room.
Don’t you be afraid now
Yeah you know its me
I have to go but know i’ll be back soon.
Come on children raise your head
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
Get your hallelujahs out
Death is gone, it’s time to rise.


from Songs for Lent, released February 19, 2013
Root this Mountain Down
Easter Morning (Station 14)
Music and words written by Jason Harrod
Vocals, guitar, harmonica: Jason Harrod
Piano: Brian T. Murphy
Recorded at Quarterrest Studios, Brooklyn NY


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