But it's calm and it's clear
Collapsed here on the stone
Delivered to this place
A vision dark and cloaked
“The Sleeping Ute” is a nickname for the Ute Mountains of Colorado, they are a dense cluster of peaks approximately 5 by 12 miles in extent and stand in isolation from other mountains.
The speaker uses the surreal desert imagery of these mountains to underline his emotions. Throughout the song he goes back and forth struggling between light and darkness, calm and dizzy, love and hate.
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