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by Awahnichi

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This song is about procrastination and undying love for those that are special to you. In this song I reference other characters from songs on 500 Seeds like The Owl, The Chase, The Fox, and The Rabbit.


The mountaintop is in the sun
Its getting cold I have to go
This is where I begin
The fog and frost has begun
I fear the frost will turn to snow
I'm tired though my family's young
First hurdle is the giant oak
The endless icy stream below
No time to stop and sleep tonight
The night is long and full of howls
No cover in the meadow
And I keep an eye out for the Owl

The mountaintop is in the sun
Its getting cold, I have to go

Whos silent soaring spanning sight
We must run fast we must run light
The dampened soil leaves our tracks
There is no choice we cant turn back

Im tired now and they need rest
I feel the Fox is on our trail
This granite pass is dark and steep
I know a cave where we can sleep
There may be scraps that we can eat
The Bear will keep us warm tonight
The Fox wont dare to follow us
Once she picks up on his smell
We slept too long the day is here
You're eating flowers one by one
I whistled at my oldest boy
We have to run the days begun

The mountaintop is in the sun
Its getting cold, I have to go

My seventh year is coming fast
Im growing old I may not last
Take your brothers and keep them safe
From the cold, leave this place
I tried to follow fast behind
The sun was gone before I knew
Their whistles from beyond the rocks
Had diminished to a faintful few

I followed fast with foggy breath
Each step in time within my chest
Distant is the land below
My step and chest begin to slow
Thunder comes, but not from sky
Nearly crushed by hoof of Doe
That swiftly kicks me to the side
I fall into a foxes hole
We're eye to eye, I'm breathing slow
I back away, I'm staying low
Returning to the path their tracks
Are covered in a fallen snow

With the dawn's exploding sun
Who's warmth will feed me one last fight
I'm faster than I was before
I'm not there
So I'm not done

The mountaintop is in the sun
Its getting cold, I have to go

I must run into the light
My boys cant be alone tonight
The fear is real in that I'm sure
I have to move, I have to run
I ran until I could no more
The night is here, my heart is slow
It soon will stop and I'll be gone
A silhouette appears below
Keep them safe I'm begging now
Please don't let them be alone
Tattered Rabbit swears in solum vow
"I'll keep them safe, as if my own"


released March 15, 2023
Lyrics and all instruments written, performed and recorded by RC

I'm not very good at recording stuff


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Awahnichi Merced, California

Awahnichi (RC) achieves a rare victory for true storytellers with poetic tales of sorrow and beauty. The songs are patient, tender and simple. Capturing crowds with the profound meaning of the stories he shares.

RC has played with Pinback, Islands, Y La Bamba, Dave Dondero, Willy Tea, Mira, Decemberists, Xiu Xiu, Mount Erie, Black Heart Procession, Deerhoof, Cave Singers, Lord Huron, and more.
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