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The Shins — Mine's Not A High Horse
Album: Chutes Too Narrow
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6.9

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Total ratings: 385









Released: 2003
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
After that confrontation, you left me wringing my cold hands
We shared some information we might not recover from
And I watch your convictions melt like ice cubes in an ocean
You were so poorly cast as a malcontent

You've got them all on your side, that just makes more for doubt to slaughter
I never knew he thought that, I heard you say, falling out of the van
Don't ask for his opinion, they ought to drown him in holy water
Will you remember my reply when your high horse dies?

We'd like to go the distance but not a one of us is going
You see, nobody's wise enough to turn this ancient boat around
These are the muddy waters I'm swimming in to make a living
That I might drown in them should come as no surprise

You want them all on your side, that just makes more for doubt to slaughter
I never knew he thought that, I heard you say, falling out of the van
Don't ask for his opinion, they ought to drown him in holy water
Will you remember my reply when your high horse dies?

You've got them all on your side, that just makes more for doubt to slaughter
I never knew he thought that, I heard you say, falling out of the van
Don't ask for his opinion, they ought to drown him in holy water
Will you remember my reply, one finger parallel to the sky?
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Anybody else notice his voice sounds like Syd Barrett's? 
I don't get the Shins, and this is even worse than most of the other stuff. 2.

marvelous...  love it...
 

This song be good...  but that is just my opinion...  I also believe okra helps with constipation...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
This should be played more than once a month.  Great song. 
want a pony!
 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 


This song is very groovy...  love it...

why is this page so borked?

 


This song is good for the ears...

 
Painful to hear. Really can't stand this stile and whiny voice.

I always liked the Shins, especially after their first 2 albums.  I have an embarrassing confession to make however in that I actually sold my copy of this CD before I started listening to RP.  Now, hearing them regularly on RP has caused me to reach for the 10 rating for nearly every one of their songs, particularly after their most recent and truly incredible album.  Which all goes to prove that Bill is a master who really knows what he is doing.


Great song, the lyrics are so incrediblly off the wall. The whole album is so upbeat, and the video with the penguins is brilliant!

So this is the Shins, eh?  Hmmm.

 

BTW, there is some very strange formatting happening to this web page.


just listened to this album again on a road trip... it's one of those perfect albums, imho.  not a dud in the whole set.  i love singing along.  this will be a record my kids will enjoy, as one of Mom's old records that they share with their friends.  at least that's how i see it.  so clever and self-deprecating, and musically sound too.  love it.
The Shins are cool, but this one has me thinking about when the last time I had my teeth cleaned...
katalyst wrote:
Side note....Mars will be as close to earth as possible Aug 27 2006 at 11:00pm pacific standard time. This has not happened in 60 million years and will not come this close again for another 60 million years. This is a once in a lifetime event.
Yeah right and there'll be two moons in the sky and one in the trash bin
Yay! The Shins!
Great song, great album, but we need new material.
Clever and annoying at the same time--that's what makes this unique.
Side note....Mars will be as close to earth as possible Aug 27 2006 at 11:00pm pacific standard time. This has not happened in 60 million years and will not come this close again for another 60 million years. This is a once in a lifetime event.
Hey Byrd...That is so cool that you even noticed the covers....Love The Shins (They will change you life!!) TMBG is great too.....
Vogelfrei wrote:
One of many things I really appreciate about the Shins: they end their songs decisively. Rarely do you get a fadeout or a rallentando into a thundering final note. Instead, they bring their tune to a resolution and a close (though sometimes an abrupt one, as in this song).
For the brief time I worked in college radio, our running joke was to cut off songs we thought stank and say "That was -insert band name here-. A fine group but they do not seem able to end a song properly." Granted a) it was college radio, b) it was 2am-4am Saturday overnight, and c) we were totally in the bag.
Quite likeable
Once ate chicken shins in Karpathos and got diarrhea for three weeks. Good song anyway.
One of many things I really appreciate about the Shins: they end their songs decisively. Rarely do you get a fadeout or a rallentando into a thundering final note. Instead, they bring their tune to a resolution and a close (though sometimes an abrupt one, as in this song).
chuck_flacks wrote:
I fell in love with these guys while watching Garden State. Natalie Portman said to Zach Braff, "You gotta hear these guys." How could he resist? Indeed, how could we?
I fell in love with these guys watching "Spongebob: The Movie". Oooooo Noooo. Did I just say that? Oh well...
I fell in love with these guys while watching Garden State. Natalie Portman said to Zach Braff, "You gotta hear these guys." How could he resist? Indeed, how could we?
The Shins are very much their own thing. Nothing quite like them, in my book.
Love this band
jayladdin wrote:
The Shins really had to grow on me. I bought their album months ago, hated it, and only re-listened recently - and found I dug most of the stuff I didn't like back then. Who knew? I like this song much better now. :)
I sort of agree with the last two posters. I bought it when it came out, listened to it a few times and then filed it away. Recently I loaded it up on my MP3 player to take on vacation. Listened to it a few times and now I am hooked. Fantastic CD, can't recommend it enough.
The Shins really had to grow on me. I bought their album months ago, hated it, and only re-listened recently - and found I dug most of the stuff I didn't like back then. Who knew? I like this song much better now. :)
THIS CD IS LIKE CRACK. ONCE YOU HEAR IT, YOU WANT MORE!
Really thought this was They Might Be Giants until I looked (and even then...). Dig it regardless
Wow. Heard a Shins song on RP earlier today and I totally thought it sucked. But I'm lovin this.
mig7 wrote:
Strongly recommend this CD!
Both of their albums are really good actually...if not a lil short, but that seems a common problem lately with new releases, oh well, at least The Shins are good unlike many of the other new releases they call music on MTV
Strongly recommend this CD!
Like the blend of the slight grunge of the 90's with the 80's synth. Nice composition. Nothing much out of place. Lyrics are easily understood and felt. Again, thank you Bill...