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The Swell Season - Strict Joy (Deluxe Edition) High Horses


  • ISRC:IEABQ0900007
  • Recorded:2009 Tarquin Studios - Bridgeport, CT
  •  ©2009 The Swell Season Under Exclusive License To Anti Inc.
  • Vocals, Guitar:Glen Hansard
  • Piano, Vocals:Marketa Irglova
  • Violin:Colm Mac Con Iomaire
  • Guitar, Mandolin:Rob Bochnik
  • Bass:Joe Doyle
  • Drums:Graham Hopkins
  • Piano, Keyboards:Thomas Bartlett
  • Horns:Steven Bernstein
  • Horns:Clark Gayton
  • Bass:Chris Lightcap
  • Drums:Chad Taylor
  • Guitar:Javier Mas


There’s a light inside us all
It only shines as bright as we are
And you’re falling down so low
I’m really worried for you, I’m really worried

And even on our worst days
We were never quite like this
We’ve gone as far as we can go
Without crashing

At the heart in every fool
Is the hope your stupid too
And there’s this lingering, this lingering feeling
That I’m missing something, I feel like I’m missing something

And even at your worst babe
You were never bad as this
You’ve gone as far as you can go
Without dying

Come down off your high horses
And let me in…