"High Horses" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
There's a light inside us all
It only shines as bright as we are
And you've fallen 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 of every fool
Cause they hope you're 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 as bad as this
You've gone as far as you can go
Without dying


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"High Horses" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    General CommentIn an interview that Glen recently did in Australia he said that this song is written about someone he knew who had an eating disorder and wasn't eating. It sounds amazing live!
    tokomokoon May 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think I hear something like "get down from your high horses", but that could just be me hearing things that make some sort of sense to me.
    divoton November 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone know what Glen's screaming at the end? I can hear High Horses occasionally, but it sounds like there's more.
    one_irish_roveron October 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah Glen's shouting "come down off your high horses"
    areyouwatchingcloselyon November 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI was at the Swell Season show in Baltimore last night (just amazing..) And they closed with this song.

    Glenn said that this song was about being in love with a person who was getting hung up on morality and getting so caught stuck on their moral standards that they shut out the person who loves them.

    haha I've come to appreciate the multiple meanings in Swell Season songs. Glen and Marketa are such talented song writers.
    jahaason August 01, 2010   Link

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