"Giving Me Wings" as written by Glen Hansard, David Odlum, Joseph Doyle,, Colm Macconiomaire and David John Hingerty....
You're a fool man
You threw it away
You kill her
With your confidence

In the old days
The cause you embraced
The simple things
That people over complicate

Speaking in lines
Known to yourself
Your speaking at length
On all those days

Will you come with me
And we'll be ourselves,
And we'll walk into the light
And you can colour yourself
In golden wings

You're never yourself
Not even with me

Will you come with me
And we'll ask the dust
It's on my way
It's all my concentration
Can hold

But you alienate me
And throw it down
And rip it off
When nothing's feeling right
And I'll show you how
You can sellotape it on

You're giving me wings
So I don't have to jump
And you're giving me will
So I can carry on

Dissimulate and celebrate this
Time we had alone

Lyrics submitted by ruben

"Giving Me Wings" as written by David Odlum Colm Macconiomaire

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Downtown Music Publishing

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    General Commenti love this song soo much.. for the birds is such a great album.
    Livoon June 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBEST FRAMES SONG EVER!! its so beauiful...i so would love to know what glen was thinking about when he wrote this... this song officially made me their greatest fan ;)
    sammy_hansardon March 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMost beautiful love song ever written, I'd have to say.

    Although I love "Headlong" as well... hmmm. Tough choice!
    Beruthielon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGlen wrote this song just after he'd finished reading what would become one of his favourite books; "Ask The Dust" by John Fante. A Wonderful, if not a little strange, book about a passionate love/hate relationship.
    niteflite01on November 07, 2007   Link

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