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The Swell Season — Low Rising
Album: Strict Joy
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Total ratings: 1816









Released: 2009
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 4
I wanna sit you down and talk
I wanna pull back the veils and find out what it is I've done wrong
I wanna tear these curtains down
I want you to meet me somewhere tonight
In this old tourist town

And we'll go
Low rising
Cause we've gotta come up, we've gotta come up
Low rising
Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
Cause I fear we've had enough, and we're
Low rising
All for the love of you

I wanna take you to the rock
I wanna jump right in and see what that big ocean's got
I wanna turn this thing around
I wanna drink with you all night until we both fall down

'Till we go
Low rising
Cause we've gotta come up, we've gotta come up
Low rising
Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
'Till I feel we've had enough, and we're
Low rising
All for the love of you

(Low rising)

Low rising
Cause we've gotta come up, we've gotta come up
Low rising
'Till I feel we've had enough
Low rising
Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
Oh

All for the love of you

(For the love of you
We're low rising, low rising
I wanna sit you down and talk
I wanna sit you down and talk about it all)
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Another delight to discover. Thank you RP
 buddy wrote:

Loves me some Glen Hansard!  If you haven't seen it yet, catch the move "Once", in which he stars with Marketa Irglova, featuring the 2008 Academy Award winning song "Falling Softly".


One of my favorite movies which i have not seen in a long time
Went from an 8 to a 9 on my first hearing just now.
 GaryG wrote:

Glen Hansard really honours Van Morrison here.


Wikipedia:
"Hansard has remarked about his musical influences: "In my house, when I was a kid, there was the holy trinity, which was Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison, and Bob Dylan with Bob sitting centre."[
 buddy wrote:
Loves me some Glen Hansard!  If you haven't seen it yet, catch the move "Once", in which he stars with Marketa Irglova, featuring the 2008 Academy Award winning song "Falling Softly".
 
"Once" is the reason I gave the song 7.
Remember the slogan for the movie:
"How often do you find a right person? - Once."

Brilliant and moving.
I discovered this band from a friend's collection a while back. 
Ooo, good. Cambodian rock.
Try watching the "Tokay" video. 
Loves me some Glen Hansard!  If you haven't seen it yet, catch the move "Once", in which he stars with Marketa Irglova, featuring the 2008 Academy Award winning song "Falling Softly".
Great sound, classic rock-blues-folk vibe
Almost tricked me to think this is from the 70's 
great movie!  it made me cry.  once.  
The singer sounds like the singer from Kings of Leon, and he knows it.
 contractor07 wrote:
this is good if you do not have a pulse {#Crashcomp}
Proclivities wrote:

Do you mean it's like a defibrillator?

 
OMG Proc, that is HI-larious!!  As one who used to work for an AED manufacturer (my now-wife, irish_ei,  too) I actually laughed out loud (i.e. LOL vs lol)

new thought on this song, which is to say that there's a lot of these "relationship" songs that I hear now and think "wow, that would have applied perfectly back when irish_ei and I were in the early years...esp. the "let's drink till we fall down" line.....to me, this one is a 9 defined.

7 to 10.

I just bumped my 7→8→9; there's something so honest with Glen's delivery, a sorta "we got this, let's not fuck it up, babe"

too bad they didn't last as a couple....Long Live RP at least!!

Sweet sweet song! I like! 
This is maybe my favorite effort by him. In this, he is superb, as if riffing with an energy in perfect synch with his soul. It FLOWS WELL.
An extra point for the shaky egg in the background. 

In fact, any track that has a shaky egg automatically has an extra point. 

Why? Sorry, I can't work it out either. 
Nice song!
 aaronm wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?

 
I searched this page for "Leon" before responding—looks like an army of people think so too. This isn't bad, but I don't know if I could listen to album of this guy or the one from KoL.
rednred wrote:
A lifelong friend of mine had seen "The Swell Season" perform live several times and told me they were great live.  I had seen Glen Hansard and Marketa in "Once" and loved the film and their music. He flew here to the SF Bay Area and took me to see them at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA , one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world, in August 2010. We were sitting in the 10th row center and I was enraptured in their music when that guy jumped off the backdrop to the stage and landed near Glen. Talk about being instantly transported from heaven to hell. Hearing "Low Rising" just now on RP was the first time I have been able to enjoy hearing The Swell Season since that night. I recently watched "The Commitments", the wonderful Irish film based on American soul music, for the first time in ages and was pleasantly surprised to see Glen Hansard was one of the members in the band. BTW, Glen Hansard is Irish and busked on the streets of Dublin for years, so the Van Morrison comparisons are understandable.

   

ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Holy crap, I hadn't heard about that episode. Awful.

 
Woah that's a crazy story....
No problem with this song as such but there is a riff in the background that completely reminds me of something I can't remember, which in itself is quite an accomplishment.  Unfortunately it is stopping me from listening fully to this one.
Glen Hansard really honours Van Morrison here.
 rednred wrote:
A lifelong friend of mine had seen "The Swell Season" perform live several times and told me they were great live.  I had seen Glen Hansard and Marketa in "Once" and loved the film and their music. He flew here to the SF Bay Area and took me to see them at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA , one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world, in August 2010. We were sitting in the 10th row center and I was enraptured in their music when that guy jumped off the backdrop to the stage and landed near Glen. Talk about being instantly transported from heaven to hell. Hearing "Low Rising" just now on RP was the first time I have been able to enjoy hearing The Swell Season since that night. I recently watched "The Commitments", the wonderful Irish film based on American soul music, for the first time in ages and was pleasantly surprised to see Glen Hansard was one of the members in the band. BTW, Glen Hansard is Irish and busked on the streets of Dublin for years, so the Van Morrison comparisons are understandable.

 
Holy crap, I hadn't heard about that episode. Awful.
Really like this song.  Thanks, RP!
Like really being with someone ... Not superficially.. Duh... Great lyrics and feel overall ... Well done ... Just enough sap.
Oh my!
LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this song!!!!!
Quite likeable.  Mellows me out.
 contractor07 wrote:
this is good if you do not have a pulse {#Crashcomp}

 
Do you mean it's like a defibrillator?
this is good if you do not have a pulse {#Crashcomp}
They were together,They weren't together....that aside the music is simply beautiful that tickling of the ivories,put in there sparsely, genious. Has the feel of Van Morrison musically...imho   9
 MrKite wrote:

hehe sweet - but you DO realise that Once was a work of fiction don't you :-) Who knows what kind of couple they made in real life. It's great that they still make music together and are friends though. They both seem like utterly lovely people!

 
well, do YOU realise that they actually never were a couple in the movie?!
Sounds like a 70's make -out song....
 MiracleDrug wrote:
this actually REQUIRES me to hit the mute button...{#Arghhh}
 

Dude - you've got to be kidding.  I think Bono is a big fan of Glen's.  I know Eddie Vedder is.

It is a good song - yes it is!

But I do not like it anyway!

A band by the name "The Swell Season" is unlikable to me,

as you will most likely agree with!

 


 MiracleDrug wrote:
this actually REQUIRES me to hit the mute button...{#Arghhh}
 
That's just stunning to me. This song is brilliant.
Ha ha! Was just reading BBC News and saw this. . . https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15309357

Thought it was the cover art for a moment.


this actually REQUIRES me to hit the mute button...{#Arghhh}
Regardless of the negativity posted below, they make GOOD music together and that's what's important.  An 8 from me.
 tutakea wrote:
i´d say there should be a law against them recording music.
 
And I'd be just as wrong to suggest that there should be a law to keep you from commenting on songs.

Are they complaining about "low pricing?"


i´d say there should be a law against them recording music.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
You know, these two people piss me off. If ANY couple should be together, it's THEM. To think that they've parted ways and still continue to share music and the stage, seems stupid. I know, I'm a helpless romantic. But really ... there should be a law against THESE two breaking up. Morons.
 
hehe sweet - but you DO realise that Once was a work of fiction don't you :-) Who knows what kind of couple they made in real life. It's great that they still make music together and are friends though. They both seem like utterly lovely people!

You know, these two people piss me off. If ANY couple should be together, it's THEM. To think that they've parted ways and still continue to share music and the stage, seems stupid. I know, I'm a helpless romantic. But really ... there should be a law against THESE two breaking up. Morons.
I was thinking Simply Red. Looks like I wasn't the first.
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Very Simply Red.
  {#Yes}


A lifelong friend of mine had seen "The Swell Season" perform live several times and told me they were great live.  I had seen Glen Hansard and Marketa in "Once" and loved the film and their music. He flew here to the SF Bay Area and took me to see them at The Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA , one of the most beautiful concert venues in the world, in August 2010. We were sitting in the 10th row center and I was enraptured in their music when that guy jumped off the backdrop to the stage and landed near Glen. Talk about being instantly transported from heaven to hell. Hearing "Low Rising" just now on RP was the first time I have been able to enjoy hearing The Swell Season since that night. I recently watched "The Commitments", the wonderful Irish film based on American soul music, for the first time in ages and was pleasantly surprised to see Glen Hansard was one of the members in the band. BTW, Glen Hansard is Irish and busked on the streets of Dublin for years, so the Van Morrison comparisons are understandable.
Make it stop! This guy is *such* a drone! I saw them at Folks Fest last year and they weren't any better live either...
 bluecshells wrote:

This is a beautiful love song.

 
one more adjective: sexy

This is a beautiful love song.


Very Simply Red.
 aaronm wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?
 

Nope. this is too polished and smooth. Actually has a bit of van morrison to it.

Nice song, yes.
 hippiechick wrote: 
This was at my favorite local venue.  I actually considered going to that show but I was out of town.  Awfully glad I was.

I think this is one of their best songs.

My yes is on fire

 
aaronm wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?
 


Never grow tired of this track such emotion in the voice and the backing of course ...
 aaronm wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?
 

No, I know this cause I like it.{#Lol}

 aaronm wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?
 
Nope :)
 aaronm wrote:
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?
 
Yes, it does. And I thought, nice tune for the Kings.
Does this remind anyone else of Kings of Leon?
8 -> 9!
Okay, I was just lecturing my friend on what an awesome band Blues Traveller was, and htis is an example of John Popper singing at his best...

but it's not John Popper.

Wha?  :) 
7 -> 8 {#Clap}
 Dhani wrote:
I love it! Can someone tell me where to get the lyrics to copy and paste to send to a friend? Preferably a site that does ask for your cell phone number to get them! I tried sing.365.com, no luck there, they don't even have this band (oh shame on them!0 and elyrics.net doesn't have it either. HELP!!! Thanks!!

I try to avoid lyrics sites as most of them are loaded with malware or at least a bunch of annoying ads/pop-ups.  I can't believe they're asking for cell phone numbers now.... Anyway, I found these at lyrics.com which apparently doesn't let you select any text to copy/paste.  I don't know how common that is, but you can just copy them out of the page source (Ctrl-U in Firefox).  Not sure how correct these are but here you go!



I wanna pull back the veils
And find out what it is I've done wrong
I wanna tear these curtains down
I want you to meet me somewhere
Tonight in this old tourist town
And we'll go

Low rising
'Cause we've gotta come up
We've gotta come up
Low rising
'Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
'Cause I fear we've had enough
Low rising

Oh, for the love of you

I wanna take you to the rock
I wanna jump right in
And see what that big ocean's got
I wanna turn this thing around
I wanna drink with you
All night, till we both fall down
Till we go


Low rising
'Cause we've gotta come up
We've gotta come up
Low rising
'Cause there's no further for us to fall
Low rising
And I fear we've had enough
Low rising

Oh, for the love of you

Low rising
'Cause we've gotta come up
We've gotta come up
Low rising
Til I fear we've had enough
Low rising
'Cause there's no further for us to fall

Low Rising
Oh, for the love of you

For the love of you
Low rising, low rising
I wanna sit you down and talk
I wanna sit you down and talk about it now



I haven't been around here for a while and on returning I've now heard 2 songs from this band. I really like what I'm hearing.
 hippiechick wrote: 
My heart goes out to Glen, Marketa, other band members and audience at this gig. 
 Sjaaks wrote:
I love it! Can someone tell me where to get the lyrics to copy and paste to send to a friend? Preferably a site that does ask for your cell phone number to get them! I tried sing.365.com, no luck there, they don't even have this band (oh shame on them!0 and elyrics.net doesn't have it either. HELP!!! Thanks!!

Exactly, it does the same with me....

10
 


You think there is any Van Morrison influence here?  Very nice.


Nothing's "swelling-swollen", here...!

Let's be intellectual!

Low rising - aha!!


Still haven't heard anything else from this band but have heard this on RP several times and am loving it!  Definitely has that "warm fuzzy" Van Morrison feel to it.  I also looove the guitar solo in this song!  It's fairly simple but fits the mood so well.  I definitely need to check out more of this band, and I guess The Frames as well!
This is why I support Radio Paradise. great set you have working here.

Thanks Bill, have a great day! 
Loved "Once" — and this, too.
Very pleasant melody and harmonies ... {#Cool}
This is a really fantastic song
 zipper wrote:

Dinna know they were ever a couple. They do make beautiful music.

 
Very nice music! Would like to meet him on the street and listen just to his guitar and voice!


The Swell Season 010. by =GermanCityGirl

Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech singer and pianist Markéta Irglová of The Swell Season.

Photographed at The Paramount in Seattle, Washington.




   Just what I thought, it's a good tune and a he's good singer but too much of a Van ripoff.

 
albatross wrote:
There is an unmistakable quality of this song that says: Van Morrison.  I'd bet dollars to donuts Low Rising is inspired by the man.  O.K., I see that's not a new observation. 

 


 hopelandish wrote: 
Dinna know they were ever a couple. They do make beautiful music.

Me likey!{#Clap}
There is an unmistakable quality of this song that says: Van Morrison.  I'd bet dollars to donuts Low Rising is inspired by the man.  O.K., I see that's not a new observation. 

 michaelgmitchell wrote:
I heard that these two people from the "Once" film are not in a relationship anymore, but still playing together. That's a bloody crime. How could that be? Anyone confirm this? I saw them on an NPR mini-concert; the connection between the two of them was spell-binding.
 

'Once' couple Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova split

See link...{#Cry}
 Segue wrote:
"Quite likeable" enough to catch one's surfing ear and require detour to RP to rate. Potential instant fan.

 
Literally the same thing happened just now...  Rated and ran to purchase.


Yes, yes, and yes.  Love it!


I heard that these two people from the "Once" film are not in a relationship anymore, but still playing together. That's a bloody crime. How could that be? Anyone confirm this? I saw them on an NPR mini-concert; the connection between the two of them was spell-binding.
 jenakle wrote:
OOOohhh The Frames guy!
I hear it now.
 
Absolutely!!!

Love the Frames album and this is a nice complement to that album. Nice that Bill can link these bands and their progressions together for us.

It's why I pay him and what he does regardless of my (or your) input.

The people playing the music are not the only artists here, the guy stringing all this together is an equal to all this.

RP rules. Thank you Mr. Goldsmith! (and Ms. Goldsmith too!).{#High-five}

 Segue wrote:
"Quite likeable" enough to catch one's surfing ear and require detour to RP to rate. Potential instant fan.

 


 jckearney wrote:

Good observation ya'll! The melody is a lot like "Into the Mystic." AND Glen Hansard loves Van Morrison (almost as much as I do)!

He does lots of covers, check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlftisKf8Mc&feature=related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqSB51x8Wh4

If you ever get a chance to see The Swell Season or Glen's band, The Frames, live...you have to go! Best show ever!
 
 
well there's that. yeah. pretty obvious isnt'. the vocal makes it not quite so obvious on my first listen. Distinctive enough voice to get away with it..................... until the la lal ala l ala lal alla all al la la la
oh well. at least it's not Queen 
"Quite likeable" enough to catch one's surfing ear and require detour to RP to rate. Potential instant fan.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
WayUpNorth wrote:
a little Van Morrison influence?
  
lmic wrote:
You called it, for sure.
 
I hear it too. {#Music}
 
Good observation ya'll! The melody is a lot like "Into the Mystic." AND Glen Hansard loves Van Morrison (almost as much as I do)!

He does lots of covers, check it out:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlftisKf8Mc&feature=related
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqSB51x8Wh4

If you ever get a chance to see The Swell Season or Glen's band, The Frames, live...you have to go! Best show ever!
 

Sounds a little of a young Van and Ray Lamontagne, nice!
 fevertree wrote:
This song makes me feel warm on the inside
 

Exactly, it does the same with me....

10
This song makes me feel warm on the inside
Nice cover art drawing.
WayUpNorth wrote:
a little Van Morrison influence?
  
lmic wrote:
You called it, for sure.
 
I hear it too. {#Music}
Actually, what I hear is John Popper.
 WayUpNorth wrote:
a little Van Morrison influence?
 
You called it, for sure.

what a super set...

Los Lobos
Tom Waits
Rolling Stones
Swell Season

now

Beatles Day in a Life...

This is why RP wins time on my Headphones/Stereo
 figi wrote:
At first I thought this was a slow song by the Kings of Leon...then I looked at my computer.
Does anyone hear the lead singer's voice in KOL in this or am I plugged up and need an
ear, nose & throat specialist?
 
I hear more Cat Stevens.. also similar in style to the guy from Simply Red (doesn't sound like a compliment but it is one and this is a great tune).


Love this song.. I have not been able to find other stuff from these guys that I like as much (maybe I need to listen more)... but man this song is beautiful.
 figi wrote:
At first I thought this was a slow song by the Kings of Leon...then I looked at my computer.
Does anyone hear the lead singer's voice in KOL in this or am I plugged up and need an
ear, nose & throat specialist?
I had the same thought this morning hearing this song ... maybe we both need a doctor?? {#Iamwithstupid} 


 figi wrote:
At first I thought this was a slow song by the Kings of Leon...then I looked at my computer.
Does anyone hear the lead singer's voice in KOL in this or am I plugged up and need an
ear, nose & throat specialist?
 
I hear it too. . .


At first I thought this was a slow song by the Kings of Leon...then I looked at my computer.
Does anyone hear the lead singer's voice in KOL in this or am I plugged up and need an
ear, nose & throat specialist?
OOOohhh The Frames guy!
I hear it now.
I remember a time when my pallet took kindly to Boone's Farm wine, bologna, and corn. I would have thought the same thing about this song that Old-Shep does back in those days. However, now that my pallet is more refined "Low Rising" is like a Bordeaux with a filet mignon.

 
old_shep wrote:
I stopped pulling my new refrigerator up the stairs just to turn this crap off !
 


Very Wilcoish .....{#Music}
Sounds like the guy from Blue October finally gave in and took his Qualudes.
Man, you just can't go wrong with a little dab o' blue eyed soul...{#Cool}
Xxxx
 WayUpNorth wrote:
a little Van Morrison influence?
 
TOTALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

a little Van Morrison influence?
NICE!
 oldman wrote:
I like
 
Me too. {#Music} More than swell, actually quite exquisite.

Pretty cool stuff.
I stopped pulling my new refrigerator up the stairs just to turn this crap off !
Saw them at The Wiltern recently. Really a stunningly beautiful show.
 helgigermany wrote:
Not bad, Bill!! Nice set this everning!!
 
Nice set today too.

Watch the movie "Once".  It is about them.

Not bad, Bill!! Nice set this everning!!