5 pages | PDF | 1.0 MBUp to the Mountain is an inspiring folk-rock song written and performed by Patty Griffin. The song is set in the key of C major and A minor, and it is composed of 57 measures. Lyrically, the track reflects on finding solace in faith; the protagonist encourages themselves that if they can make it up the mountain, they will be able to find the strength they need to get through the tough times. The music, driven by acoustic guitars, carries a sense of yearning, while the jangly electric guitars provide an uplifting atmosphere. Up to the Mountain is a powerful, emotional ode to resilience.