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The Wailin' Jennys Swing Low Sail High Lyrics

Last updated: 07/05/2012 11:00:00 AM

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




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