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The Wailin' Jennys — Swing Low Sail High
Album: Bright Morning Stars
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:50
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I have failed you, I have failed you
I have lost my way, lost my nerve
I've failed you

But I love you, how I love you
I have turned my back, left you last
But I love you

O setting sun don't sink before I've found my heart
Heart don't give up now while there's still time
Time don't beat your old retreat
Stay a little while with me
Til I've looked the whole thing in the eye

I have waited, I have waited
For the big reveal, the even keel
I have waited

But there's no one who
Makes it all come true
Just altars gathering dust while we bow to them

O night bring all your shadows and your silence
Silence make a hostage of my mind
Mind bring on your trickery
Black dogs nip on at my heels
Til I've looked the whole thing in the eye

Swing low, sail high

I have failed you, I have failed you
I've closed my heart,
I have failed you

But I love you, how I love you
All my days will rearrange to say I love you

O setting sun don't weep for all the things you lose
Morning comes as sure as it must die
Dying is such mystery
Yet I wonder will it be
When I've looked the whole thing in the eye

Swing low, sail high
Swing low, sail high
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Seen these gals in several venues and they never fail to delight.
 Cynaera wrote:

To each his/her own, of course. There's a time and place for some songs and/or artists, and The Jennys just fit in my life as it is now. Maybe you need Metallica or Morphine for your particular life as it is now, and that's okay, too. Who knows? Someday, the window might fly open and suddenly, the Jennys might fit your life as it is.  We are flux, not anchor.

Thank you for not using that barf-emoticon, {#Lol} and for stating your views in an intelligent, considerate manner. {#Cheers}

 
You posts were so kind, even-keeled and open-hearted. We all you miss you, Cynaera. 
 Groogrux69 wrote:

What else do you need?
 
{#High-five} Zackly!
 Papernapkin wrote:
I like the Jennys, but this is just the sound of their voices and not much else.
 
What else do you need?
I like the Jennys, but this is just the sound of their voices and not much else.
 Cynaera wrote:
I knew it was the Jennys with the first vocal. And then came the harmony. And then the NEXT harmony.  I will always and forever love this band.  Sometimes it's hard to get to the lyrics because the vocals just enchant and bewitch me and keep me in that stasis.  When I can finally pull myself away from those awesome harmonies and focus on the words, I go back into that enchanted realm again.

Jennys - you drive me crazy. I fall into one of your songs and it's all I can do to pull myself out again. I have work to do - bills to pay, calls to make, a garden to till.  I'll get to it tomorrow. For now, I'm saturated in your music, and nothing else matters...
 
Go see 'em live. It may not change your life, but it will improve it a whole lot.
"Oh, setting sun don’t weep for all the things you lose
Morning comes as sure as it must die
Dying is such mystery
Yet I wonder will it be?
When I’ve looked the whole thing in the eye"

Howse the rest of the album comparatively?
 


Wailin..jep.  {#Snooty}
Amen. So well said Cynaera! The Jennys are incredible live

 Cynaera wrote:
I knew it was the Jennys with the first vocal. And then came the harmony. And then the NEXT harmony.  I will always and forever love this band.  Sometimes it's hard to get to the lyrics because the vocals just enchant and bewitch me and keep me in that stasis.  When I can finally pull myself away from those awesome harmonies and focus on the words, I go back into that enchanted realm again.

Jennys - you drive me crazy. I fall into one of your songs and it's all I can do to pull myself out again. I have work to do - bills to pay, calls to make, a garden to till.  I'll get to it tomorrow. For now, I'm saturated in your music, and nothing else matters...
 


Beautiful stuff...
 shutter wrote:
Ehhhhhh, don't get me wrong, these lovely ladies are good singers and all but if you've heard one of their songs you've kinda heard them all.  A bit too saccharine for me, i think.  And, yeah, the drums do seem a bit too intrusive on this track. fwiw.
 
To each his/her own, of course. There's a time and place for some songs and/or artists, and The Jennys just fit in my life as it is now. Maybe you need Metallica or Morphine for your particular life as it is now, and that's okay, too. Who knows? Someday, the window might fly open and suddenly, the Jennys might fit your life as it is.  We are flux, not anchor.

Thank you for not using that barf-emoticon, {#Lol} and for stating your views in an intelligent, considerate manner. {#Cheers}
Ehhhhhh, don't get me wrong, these lovely ladies are good singers and all but if you've heard one of their songs you've kinda heard them all.  A bit too saccharine for me, i think.  And, yeah, the drums do seem a bit too intrusive on this track. fwiw.
 jktravl wrote:
{#Clap} Cynaera wrote:
I knew it was the Jennys with the first vocal. And then came the harmony. And then the NEXT harmony.  I will always and forever love this band.  Sometimes it's hard to get to the lyrics because the vocals just enchant and bewitch me and keep me in that stasis.  When I can finally pull myself away from those awesome harmonies and focus on the words, I go back into that enchanted realm again.

Jennys - you drive me crazy. I fall into one of your songs and it's all I can do to pull myself out again. I have work to do - bills to pay, calls to make, a garden to till.  I'll get to it tomorrow. For now, I'm saturated in your music, and nothing else matters...
 
Could not agree more. Incredible vocals.
 


 Cynaera wrote:
I knew it was the Jennys with the first vocal. And then came the harmony. And then the NEXT harmony.  I will always and forever love this band.  Sometimes it's hard to get to the lyrics because the vocals just enchant and bewitch me and keep me in that stasis.  When I can finally pull myself away from those awesome harmonies and focus on the words, I go back into that enchanted realm again.

Jennys - you drive me crazy. I fall into one of your songs and it's all I can do to pull myself out again. I have work to do - bills to pay, calls to make, a garden to till.  I'll get to it tomorrow. For now, I'm saturated in your music, and nothing else matters...
 
Yes, yes. This. Stunning.

Jenny heaven

{#Clap} Cynaera wrote:
I knew it was the Jennys with the first vocal. And then came the harmony. And then the NEXT harmony.  I will always and forever love this band.  Sometimes it's hard to get to the lyrics because the vocals just enchant and bewitch me and keep me in that stasis.  When I can finally pull myself away from those awesome harmonies and focus on the words, I go back into that enchanted realm again.

Jennys - you drive me crazy. I fall into one of your songs and it's all I can do to pull myself out again. I have work to do - bills to pay, calls to make, a garden to till.  I'll get to it tomorrow. For now, I'm saturated in your music, and nothing else matters...
 


Gorgeous! {#Sunny} 

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I knew it was the Jennys with the first vocal. And then came the harmony. And then the NEXT harmony.  I will always and forever love this band.  Sometimes it's hard to get to the lyrics because the vocals just enchant and bewitch me and keep me in that stasis.  When I can finally pull myself away from those awesome harmonies and focus on the words, I go back into that enchanted realm again.

Jennys - you drive me crazy. I fall into one of your songs and it's all I can do to pull myself out again. I have work to do - bills to pay, calls to make, a garden to till.  I'll get to it tomorrow. For now, I'm saturated in your music, and nothing else matters...
The drumming is slightly intrusive at the end. Pleasant, but far from their best.

Sweet harmonies, as always.
I'm first! I'm first! Otherwise I have nothing to say about this song.