"In These Arms" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Use the truth
As a weapon
To beat up all your friends
Every chink in the armor
An excuse to cause offense
And the boys from the hallway
Calling out your name
And true love will,
Find them in the end

You are restless
I was somewhere less secure
So I went running to the road
And so now that the longest of places I was
I quit my rambling and come home

Cause maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms

And your saints
And your mantra
And your things, to keep you calm
If you stay
With that asshole
Is gonna do you harm
As the voice singing loudly on the radio
Just for you
And good fortune
Will find him in the end

Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms
Maybe I was born to hold you in these arms


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"In These Arms" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    General CommentWhen I heard that The Swell Season was coming out with their sophomoric album, I couldn't help but rush online to hear it! This song jumped out to me, it's very reminiscent of their debut album, and movie, Once. I see it as a very bittersweet romance, very typical of Glen Hansard to write about. A man is calloused and bitter, and yet remains hopeful through it all, for a future with his dream girl. He battles with saying insensitivity, jealousy, and insecurity all as attempts to get the attention of said girl, because all he wants... you guessed it... is to hold her in his arms. He is so patient and knows she'll end up with him, he harbors no resentment for the other people that come and go in her life, because in his heart of hearts, he knows his only soft spot is for her. I love it!
    jmarcossayson October 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentplaying for last.fm Glen described this song in terms of how in every situation there is a knowledge that things are going to work out -- in your life you may have to wait a long time, but things come around again. Maybe you have to let somebody go, but also with the knowledge that life has to be lived, and that maybe next time around there will be something between you.
    areyouwatchingcloselyon November 15, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionThis would have been such a beautiful song. Then Glen had to ruin it with "a**h*le."

    Seriously; there are few words so graphically distasteful as to ruin an otherwise wonderful song in one fell swoop. That's one of them.
    mapipoloon July 12, 2010   Link

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