This isnít the valley, the climate is rough The avalanches are making it tough The stone falls are following echoes of stone fall uproar And you could be safer and walk around But we are choosing the toughest playground High-risk insecure extreme path to explore You have to be here to taste the success To overcome your own weaknesses stress May be you did catch a star or two down there below On the main street below with the rich and elite Your long happy will fail to beat A tenth of a fraction of this wondrous beauty and glow There wonít be red roses and funeral sprays And itís not a monument of glamour days That stone that had put your dauntless soul at piece So bright that itís blinding forever in glow The top of the mountain in emerald snow Is shining unconquered by you upon your decease And let them talk, discuss our flaws But - no, no one ever dies for no cause So rather than from the booze or the common cold Others will give up the comfort of home For the backbreaking work and the time ticking bomb To follow the path that wasnít within your realm The sheer cliffs - Watch out my dear! You donít want to push your luck out here No stone no ice no rock will ever support We rely on our bright outlook On each other and the tightly hammered hook And pray that the cable anchor slings wonít fail We are cutting the steps - no turning back! Shaken and strained are the knees and the back The heart has jumped out and ran to the top of the hill The world at your feet. Youíre speechless and still Happy and jealous of those who will Still come to conquer this gnarly mind-blowing track
© Vesper Lynd. Translation, 2018