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Is Not Defeated

by The Ascent of Everest

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Is Not Defeated is an album from a tight-knit community of musicians who assembled, lived together, and wrote music together in non-traditional ways. it’s an album of intricate compositions and sincere passion, culminating in a cathartic zenith.

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released August 16, 2019

Band photo by Sharyn Bachleda

See the new video for "Aimless": vimeo.com/351694254

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The Ascent of Everest Nashville, Tennessee

the ascent of everest is metaphor for ambitious goals. partly the synthesis of genre and fusion of musical traditions but also to articulate abstract emotional places and states of being. some will be quick to pick out bits that could be called post rock metal doom electronic shoegaze neoclassical etc. but shy from saying what the ultimate result is: this is about the journey into the unknown. ... more

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Track Name: Buried in Leaves
I’m sorry that the women you've loved have fed on you
To help them grow until their fruit
Was ripe but thought not to be wasted
Went to other hands to see how they tasted

What a loss what a shame
You know the autumn is her name
She’s wearing all those pretty clothes
But she knows
How to take them off
Track Name: Take Control
turn it round back again hand in hand

i recoil

there are forces out of my control



talk it down hold it down hands wash hands

but i can still recall

there are forces out of our control

who can say when and what way you’ll go



take control

take control

take control



take control

take control

take control

stay don’t go



wield your will upon them

take control
Track Name: Dreadful Patient Persistence
void of compassion and cut from the same cloth as me

raised in the pit with a forked tongue and sharp teeth



how i wish i could



break the spell

silence the voice

when it comes

don’t trust your feelings

trust your choice



given in faith and taken as oath solemnly

i promise to love you as long as you never hurt me



but now i wish i could



break the spell
silence the voice

when it comes

don’t trust your feelings

trust your choice



drive in the hooks are tied round the room with strings

the slightest of tugs and i’m pulled right back into the scene of the crime

with every turn the feeling returns with a dreadful patient persistence

waiting behind any and every moment



it is blessing that feels like curse

and although it won’t be the last time it’s not the first
Track Name: Words Fail
choosing between being happy and honest and which one is hopeless.

stretching the seams, of the garment of truth that we wear on our sleeves.

i know you girl. i know you.

pulling me back, like a slingshot I'm zooming but where am I moving,

I hold my attack till i'm fed and i'm rested then on to the next we will go.

i know you girl, i know you. 

words words, through the night say i've been waitin to see you.

hours hours, where'd they go, cause i've been waitin to show you.
Track Name: Forest of Mirrors
i see them race towards us
pushing back the night

changing
faces
pull yourself out
passing vapor trails
pure thought
set adrift
looking
endlessly
passing vapor trails
pull yourself out

you're someone who sees
you're somewhere in the night

you and i
will never see the starlight again

unclaimed spaces between
forgotten dreams of you and i

how will the season repair themselves
in endless daylight
permalight

floating unseen
held inbetween
unclaimed spaces between you and i
you and i
how will the season repair themselves
in endless daylight
permalight

dressed in shadow
just how long can you hide
you can’t hide

sand and dust, nothing but sand and dust
because
no one sleeps here
slipping into

endless seasons
there is nothing left
i have nothing left to loose
i am ready
to change completely
though empty reason
oooh that's when i knew

wounded seasons
they will live again
in the forest of mirrors
i lost myself there
that's when i knew
Track Name: Secret Truth
i deny the sun up in the sky
its beautiful design

completely empty inside

your dreams you want so much to believe

forget all that you heard

take back every word



say something try and say anything

i know your secret truth

the past that follows you

say something try and say anything

i hold your secret truth

it means nothing to you



i deny the sun up in the sky

its beautiful design

completely empty inside

sour dreams i know something of these things

forget all that you heard

take back every word
Track Name: Too Sweet
a cold wind blows long and low thru the hollow

the places you go but you no longer know

the butterflies sting a constant reminder to us

of what will never be and what never really was



your love made me a legend in my own time

now i wander your drunken streets auditioning new wives

there's no one left that i know in the old haunts kicking around

no one fool enough to die alone in this dead end town



too sweet to let go

too much to hold on to



too sweet to let go

too late to ever be true



it’s too sweet don’t let go
there’s no way to hold on to you
Track Name: Aimless
aimless we proceed on

aimlessly we proceed alone


all alone

i’ve waited here
for you to change



the days they pass without any recognition



stay with me

stay asleep

my aching head

still will be

filled with dreams

of you
Track Name: Eyelids Like Anchors
My eyelids are heavy and strong like anchors
Holding you still in the water
Wanting to be let up
Wanting to be let up

It’s times like this
Relics of what has expired

And he said baby you move like tornadoes
Taking in all that surrounds you
Spinning till your asleep
It’s times like this

Relics of what has expired
Relics of what has expired
Relics of what has expired
Relics of what has expired

My eyelids are heavy and strong like anchors
Holding you still in the water
Wanting to be let up
Wanting to be let up
And he said baby you move like tornadoes
Taking in all that surrounds you
Spinning till your asleep
Spinning till your asleep
Spinning till your asleep
It’s times like this
It’s times like this
Track Name: I Could Have Loved You
hope in southern swears, the golden midnight air.

i could, i could have loved you.

hope in stubborn speech, when laughing makes me weak.

wait. wait. wait.

i could, i could have, i could have loved you.
Track Name: Magnolia
the moment was beautiful, it settled like dust on your skin.

the birds gave a warning, they said its early morning come in.

we stretched as we woke, our bodies were sore from our sins,

the magnolia smelled so sweet then, so sweet were we.



a white swollen flower, the minutes, the hours within,

was placed in a vase on the white kitchen countertop end.

our muscles had changed, their movements, their patterns in space,

I'll refigure a time and a place

with you, with you.

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