A song about Salvation Mountain in the desert of California.
Lyrics & Music by ©Annerose De Cruyenaere.
Photography: ©Annerose & Marcel De Cruyenaere, Cinematography: ©Marcel De Cruyenaere
Editing: Annerose De Cruyenaere ©2018
Oh heat please burn my memories out of me
my sticky burdens smell like the Salton Sea
my throat is dry, there’s nothing words could say
Oh desert storm just blow it all away
I might stay here and just become a freak
Tough skin, wild hair, and no more memories
Forget my name and just refuse to speak
Just loose myself and my identity
The desert is the place of revelation
My fantasy goes wild in light and space
Clouds have meaning and the rocks have faces
I’m loosing it, maybe it’s dehydration
A colored mountain shines at the horizon
in yellow, orange, red, blue, pink, and green
painted flowers, birds and hearts arising
Big letters “GOD IS LOVE” over the scene.
An old guy smiles with happy shiny eyes
He built Salvation Mountain with his hands
with hay and clay and water and supplies
cause people bring him wall paint in big cans
In Nineteensixtyseven he was praying:
“Jesus, I’m a sinner, please come into my heart,
And God, I started crying like a baby
cause Jesus really came into my heart."
To love is the most easy thing to do
be nice and people will be nice to you
just LOVE, and then Love gets bigger,too
Love’s gonna spread the world.
Don’t get complicated with love”
he says as we climb up to the mountain cross
and view over the desert from high above
I feel my loving heart, I am not lost
Annerose De Cruyenaere