I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls ya back to me, Lord
That helps me out
When you're away

And I was in the army
When they called you back to save me
And I was resting soft
In the arms of my war

And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls ya back to me, Lord
And I'm pulling on the red chord
So you're not so far away

And all was out to you or me (?)
At the university of
Life, Lord
And black poetry

And it was there I found you
And you were happy like an angel
But for everything you learn
There is something you must let go of

And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls ya back to me, Lord
And I'm pulling on the red chord
That pulls ya back to me, Lord

Pulls ya back to me, Lord, yeah
Pulls ya back to me, Lord, yeah
Pulls ya back to me, Lord, yeah
Pulls ya back to me, Lord, yeah

All around yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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Red Chord Lyrics as written by David Odlum Colm Macconiomaire

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    This song, according to Glen, describes the often used panic mechanism employed by Irish people - God and religion. It's about panicking when things go wrong and, even though you're not religious at all, pulling on an imaginary "red chord" and asking for God's help.
    niteflite01on December 10, 2006   Link
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    I agree, although i think alot of Irish people have a spiritual side to them. I heard a great Q & A. A guy was asked if he believed in God, and his answer was when i want something i do. Beautiful song. Shame more people internationally dont know the Frames. Glen Hansard is a legend.
    Squirt_gunon April 28, 2008   Link

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