Elbow - High Ideals 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
By your side
Oh settle down little heart of mine



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

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