High Ideals Lyrics

Elbow

credits


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Craig Lee Potter, Guy Edward John Garvey, Mark Potter, Mark Ellis Potter, Peter James Turner, Richard Barry Jupp
album: Track 7 in album Build a Rocket Boys!
release date: 2011-3-7
popularity : 20 users have visited this page.
length: 5:40
producer: Craig Potter
lead vocals: Guy Garvey
trumpet: Bob Marsh
mixer: Craig Potter
violin: Stella Page
viola: Stella Page
cello: Margit van der Zwan
flugelhorn: Bob Marsh
lyricist: Guy Garvey
composer: Elbow

Album Information

label: Fiction Records
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 602527623283
script: Latin

Cover Art

Elbow Build a Rocket Boys! cover art

Lyrics

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There's a laddered tear in my high ideals
Like I took a chair on the battle field
And any noble fire that was burning in my chest
Is acid in my belt at the very best

There's a bayonet in my family things
It was made in the USA to defend the king
And though the sinew that thrust
And all the bones it splintered are dust
It's passed from hand to hand
With the wedding rings

Oh settle down little heart of mine
Oh settle down you're doing double time
You're so far away and she's right there

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 The Birds
  • 2 Lippy Kids
  • 3 With Love
  • 4 Neat Little Rows
  • 5 Jesus Is a Rochdale Girl
  • 6 The Night Will Always Win
  • 7 High Ideals
  • 8 The River
  • 9 Open Arms
  • 10 The Birds (reprise)
  • 11 Dear Friends