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Regina Spektor — Up The Mountain
Album: Home, Before And After
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6.3

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Total ratings: 769









Released: 2022
Length: 3:36
Plays (last 30 days): 8
In the ocean, there's a mountain
On the mountain, there's a forest

In the forest, there's a garden
In the forest, there's a garden
In the forest, there's a garden
In the forest, there's a garden

Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there

In the garden, there's a flower
In the garden, there's a flower
In the garden, there's a flower
In the garden, there's a flower

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Got to pluck it, got to pluck it
Got to pluck it, got to pluck it

In the flower, there's a nectar
In the flower, there's a nectar
In the flower, there's a nectar
In the flower, there's a nectar

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Got to taste it, I got to taste it
Got to taste it, got to taste it
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Got to taste it, I got to taste it
I got to taste it, got to taste it

In the nectar, there's an answer
In the nectar, there's an answer
In the nectar, there's an answer
In the nectar, there's an answer

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Got to know it, got to know it
Got to know it, got to know it
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Got to know it, got to know it
I got to know it, got to know it

In the answer, there's another
In the answer, there's another
And another, and another
And another, and another

Slow down, slow down
Slow down, slow down
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Slow down, slow down
Slow down, slow down
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Gotta get in there, gotta get in there
Oh

In the ocean, there's a mountain
On the mountain, there's a forest
In the forest, there's a garden
In the garden, there's a flower
In the flower, there's a nectar
In the nectar, there's an answer
In that answer, there's another
And another, and another
And another, and another

Gotta get up there, gotta get up there
Gotta get up there, gotta get up there
Gotta get up there, gotta get up there
Gotta get up there, gotta get up there

Like it or not, I'm coming up the mountain
Like it or not, I'm coming up the mountain
Like it or not, I'm coming up the mountain
Like it or not, I'm coming up the mountain

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry
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Love the  idea she is from Russia.. .. my western culture is  a bit tin eared to Russia.  Tremendous Art.  Ancient Culture.  RS flips it upside down and sings so beautifully.  Russia is  not a world power because they think art is something manufactured.  RS is asking USSR to look a bit deeper.  IMO.  This song just follows nature.  Why argue? Why fight it?
hurry
Gonna WHAT it?  Oh...pluck.
Love it. 
is it appropriate to say she is dang cute!!
I love this song but I forewarn people that playing this loudly and grooving along to it in front of the regular people can result in a lot of "Are you OK?"

Hell yeah, I'm OK. Like it or not I'm comin' up the mountain. Extra warning if you follow it with Heavy Balloon by Fiona Apple and start shouting about how you spread like strawberries and rise like peas and beans it doesn't make things better in the eyes of observers. But I feel like both seem like anthems for those of us who sometimes trend toward the darkness. Very uplifting.

still loving this one...  it's fucking brilliant.
Nothing original to say except I love her and her music! So there!
I bet it is inspired on the flight of the bumblebee.
This is the soundtrack to my worst nightmares.
This is still a solid "nope!"
New Regina Spektor? This day just got way better. 
Who's Harry?? Skip... immediately  
Quirky, unique, catchy, brilliant. Typical Regina Spektor.
If you don't get it, skip it, but you're losing out on something.
All right! I'm besotted with this young woman! Shoot me!
 Grammarcop wrote:

BillG:

Please drop this from the playlist.

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry.



Agree. My whole family starts making fun of this song whenever it comes on. Can't get to the skip button fast enough.
 sunward wrote:


I like your take on this mark: A bee's eye view of the global project to reduce things to monoculture--hence, I guess, the hurry. 

Some things I don't quite get though: 

1) Why pluck? Bees don't pluck, they leave the flower intact. So is Regina juxtaposing the bees' sustainable way of doing things with the practices of the global monoculture system? 

2) Who is coming up the mountain? Again, I guess that it's that global monoculture corp, because the next line is: "Hurry, hurry..."

3) The ocean? As in: "In the ocean, there's a mountain, on the mountain, there's a forest." I won't even try to figure this image out. Anyone care to comment? 



Actually, I think she was just tripping when she wrote it. Think about it...
quite different, like Kate Miller Heidke 
Yeah, no, this just doesn't do it for me, and I like much of her music. Two thumbs down/PSD.
 nelamvr6 wrote:

There is no answer in the nectar...



If you are a bee, sure there is
This really grows on you and I gave it a 7 on first listen
The refrain in this song is vaguely familiar as a tune from a Broadway show
 nelamvr6 wrote:

There is no answer in the nectar...

How would *you* know?

Great stuff. Love her madly!
songs have individual meanings for each of us… find your own. love this so much and I cant say why nor do I care to
 markthecarp wrote:

I absolutely love this!  But what is it?  
A bee's eye view of the rut of global mono-culture?  
A lesson on the result of seeking only the godhead?  
A 'hard check' on my motives and aspirations?
I liked it the first time I heard it.
This is 2x and I like it more
I like that her upper register voice fits the persona of a small creature.
I like that it gives me pause.



I like your take on this mark: A bee's eye view of the global project to reduce things to monoculture--hence, I guess, the hurry. 

Some things I don't quite get though: 

1) Why pluck? Bees don't pluck, they leave the flower intact. So is Regina juxtaposing the bees' sustainable way of doing things with the practices of the global monoculture system? 

2) Who is coming up the mountain? Again, I guess that it's that global monoculture corp, because the next line is: "Hurry, hurry..."

3) The ocean? As in: "In the ocean, there's a mountain, on the mountain, there's a forest." I won't even try to figure this image out. Anyone care to comment? 
This is bonkers (in the nicest sense of the word), I love it.
Ok dammit… this has got me real good! 10
I gave this a 9 since first listen. I just cranked it to 11 for the first time and I want to give it an 11, but I can't.
Her best work so far.
So I decree.
Very nice.
Thanks
LOL. OMG. Reminds me of singing 'Found a Peanut' on the merry-go-round as a kid.  
Glad I didn't psd. 
Weird but great, and super-catchy! I've just upped my rating from 7 to 9.
Reminds me of the Maypole song from The Wicker Man 
interesting 
this is cool!
Judging from the lyrics, Regina must be a bee.
It's great, except the "hurry " chorus. I can't stop myself from hearing hare krishna and waiting for that krishna =)
 nelamvr6 wrote:

There is no answer in the nectar...



maybe for you...
A lot of her earlier stuff was technically great but just didn't move me, but WOW, upon second listen, THIS BLOWS ME AWAY... I just love what she does with her voice, her images, her playfulness with rhythms of speech and sound, and I worship the childlike sense of wonder and mischief she imbues this amazing bit of fun with, using her obviously genius musical talents most wisely, uniquely, and entertainingly here. BRAVO, Regina!
Like Bjork before motherhood. Fun!
I definitely heard "In the nectar, there's a hamster"  which would of been a much better lyric.
The more I hear it, the more I like it! And I liked it a lot from first listen!
Has flavours of Bjork's soundscape which is a good thing IMO!
Regina Spektor was born and lived in the crumbling USSR until the age of 9, just a few years before the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union collapsed.
A cold war Moscow childhood, followed soon thereafter by adolescence in post cold war 1990's USA.
Think about it.
or not.
whatever.
it's a really, REALLY, good track, but there is way, WAY too much repitition.  Write some more lyrics FFS!
Its Regina day with Black Betty!
Regina Spektor is a name I've known for a long time but never really known her music.

I came here after finding myself cranking up the volume. This is super weird and super cool.

I'm now thinking I need to explore her music a lot more. Thanks BillG!
I absolutely love this!  But what is it?  
A bee's eye view of the rut of global mono-culture?  
A lesson on the result of seeking only the godhead?  
A 'hard check' on my motives and aspirations?
I liked it the first time I heard it.
This is 2x and I like it more
I like that her upper register voice fits the persona of a small creature.
I like that it gives me pause.
 Grammarcop wrote:

BillG:

Please drop this from the playlist.

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry.



No, No, No, No
 nelamvr6 wrote:

There is no answer in the nectar...




Maybe, But there may be an answer in the effort to get it.
Nice!
The more I hear it, the more I like it!!
BillG:

Please drop this from the playlist.

Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry hurry

Hurry, hurry, hurry.
. . . What?
There is no answer in the nectar...
Not sure I've ever seen RP play a song before it was released, but this is an amazing add Bill. Thanks!
This is kind of kooky. I like it!
 sfoster66 wrote:

Man, I dig Regina's take on the world...really interesting imagery in all her music...a pretty unique voice in a sea of  autotuned crap...



I agree. She grows on me more every time I hear her.

Update four months later: so does this song! And I don't know why!
Man, I dig Regina's take on the world...really interesting imagery in all her music...a pretty unique voice in a sea of  autotuned crap...
 peterharison220 wrote:

Date seems odd, a bit into future.

Released: 2022-06-23


Advance singles often predate the album release...pretty standard industry stuff....not the time machine you imagined
Easy 6 on first listen, a 7 would be a stretch for me.