My Mountain

Album: Lift a Sail (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Yellowcard frontman Ryan Key wrote this about his grandfather, a poet who passed away in 2014. His dying wish was to have his ashes scattered on a family property in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, next to one of his daughters. Key's lyrics imagine his grandfather looking out from his final resting place, "As my grandfather was passing, in hospice, he kept asking my mom if he was on the mountain yet," recalled the singer. "And my mom kept saying, 'You'll be there soon.'"
  • Yellowcard fans will know Key's grandfather as the voice reading a love letter to his wife on "Dear Bobbie" from 2007's Paper Walls.

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