Skinner Mountain Lyrics

Skinner Mountain

© Charlie Ball

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1) Gonna climb on Skinner Mountain
Gonna stand where Skinner stood
Gonna understand what drove a man
To own what no man should
Gonna shake hands with Orion
Gonna wish him well and then
Gonna stake my claim in Skinner’s name
Gonna climb back down again

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Oh--oh Skinner Mountain
Rising like a prayer
And all who dwell within its spell
Can find some comfort there
Find some comfort there

2) The valley needs the river
And the river needs the sky
The mountain tall connects them all
Though none of them know why
And when the morning sun is rising
And another day is new
Like a dear old friend at a journey’s end
The mountain greets them too

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3) When night falls on the mountain
Down with a gentle sigh
Shadows gain on quilted plain
And the moon is rising high
And far off in the distance
The lights begin to glow
Right on cue the stars shine through
And it’s time for the evening show

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4) There’s magic in that mountain
Waitin’ on that hill
With mountain streams and lovers dreams
And wishes to fulfill
And deep inside that mountain
There’s wisdom more than men’s
For the mountain knows when each day goes
That it won’t be back again

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5) Gonna climb on Skinner Mountain
Gonna stand where Skinner stood
Gonna understand what drove a man
To own what no man should
Gonna shake hands with Orion
Gonna wish him well and then
Gonna stake my claim in Skinner’s name
Gonna climb back down again

Chorus