"Back Broke" as written by and Glen James Hansard....
Back broke and dancing
Cause you're here
Beside me
Cause you're here
Cause you're here
Here with me

Back broke and happy
Cause you're near
Cause you're near
Nearer to me

I came on your command
Don't give me false hope
I'm back by big demand
Don't give me false hope

Back broke and smiling
Cause it's clear
Cause it's clear
You still want me

I came on your command
Don't give me false hope
I came on your command
Don't give me false hope
We're back by big demand
Don't give us false hope

Back broke and crying
Cause it's near
Cause it's near
Our pardon


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"Back Broke" as written by Glen James Hansard Glen Hansard

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    General CommentAbsolutely amazingly beautiful song.

    First time I heard this was at there concert in Denmark, about a year ago soon.
    I loved it already back than and I have been waiting ever since for it to be released.
    Finally the wait is over and it's just a wonderful version of the song thats on
    The Swell Seasons new album; "Strict Joy".

    It kind of reminds me of a Simon & Garfunkel song.
    Bittersweet, yet it has a lightness to it and is very pleasing to the ear.

    It's already made it onto my top 10 of favorite songs.
    Tyler2004durdenon October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGlen's described it as being like the blues, where if you talk or sing about the things that bring you down, they don't affect you as much. It's the same concept as with Strict Joy, the poem for which the album was named. It's printed in the front of the album notes. Absolutely beautiful poem.
    one_irish_roveron October 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSaw him recently, asked us to hum along. As a 15th century gypsy, with wings.
    Molnekon November 02, 2012   Link

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