Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)

I went up to the mountain
Because you asked me to
Up over the clouds
To where the sky was blue
I could see all around me
Everywhere
I could see all around me
Everywhere

Sometimes I feel like
I never been nothing but tired
And I'll be working
Till the day I expire
Sometimes I lay down
No more can I do
But then I go on again
Because you ask me to

Some days I look down
Afraid I will fall
And though the sun shines
I see nothing at all
Then I hear your sweet voice
Come and then go
Telling me softly
You love me so

The peaceful valley
Just over the mountain
The peaceful valley
Few come to know
I may never get there
Ever in this lifetime
But sooner or later
It's there I will go
Sooner or later
It's there I will go


Patty Griffin, Children Running Through
2007 ATO Records, LLC


Patty Griffin, Live from the Artists Den
2007 ATO Records, LLC


the song is on the 2006 Solomon Burke release, Nashville, with Patty providing background vocals.

(Patty was inspired to write the song after listening to Martin Luther King's final speech in Memphis. Of the speech, Patty said "In that speech, you could witness somebody walking straight through their fear and coming out the other side. It was an eloquent act of courage.")