"Mighty Sword" as written by Glen Hansard, David Odlum, Joseph Doyle, Colm Macconiomaire and David John Hingerty....
I may not hold you
For as long as forever exists
I may not know you
For as long as the heavens permit

There will be distance
And we'll both have to come to expect
The wild ending of our dark and feathered friends

And we wield the mighty sword
That cuts through bone and lays the liars down
And we wield an angry sword
That softens stone and turns the tides around

So you called me over
And I'll wait by your building tonight
But you may not bother
But it's better than feeding the lie
I am receiving

The message that I need to go
But I'm not leaving
'Til one of us surrenders its soul
'Til one of us renders it so


Lyrics submitted by Beruthiel

"Mighty Sword" as written by David Odlum Colm Macconiomaire

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    General CommentThis son is nice but unnecessarily long
    milk_and_honeyon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about feeling like you're superman, capable of righting all wrongs and cutting through all of the crap that life chucks up at us.

    Glen has also offered a couple of other explanations.

    He once said that when he came out of the cinema, after watching the movie "Michael Collins" he felt like Superman, capable of anything. Also, he's introduced the song a few times as being about art and money being like oil and water and that everytime you take money for making art, it's like selling a limb.

    Glen is very patriotic. And has always been very concerned about the Celtic Tiger, and how the history or Ireland and it's people is being diluted and sold down the river for money. And this song may have been a manifestation of that national pride and the love for his own country men and women now, and of times past.
    niteflite01on November 07, 2007   Link

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