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Song Analysis “Low Rising” By: The Swell Season

I was introduced to The Swell Season’s music about three years ago when I randomly pulled one of their cd’s off of the shelf at the library and took it home. I immediately fell in love with this song in particular for its rough and yet gentle quality.

 

 

 

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

These lyrics with the feel that we get from the trumpets and guitar in the background almost feel like a gentle swaying and spinning. I always visualise a couple dancing  around in their yard and then running to the car and going into town and talking as it says in the lyrics.

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

In the chorus and in this last verse I get a really freeing feeling from these lyrics. The idea of love being so vast and endless like the ocean they speak about jumping into. It is all so carefree and yet there is this tension behind it all of love.

‘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)

For the love of you, yes. All of this for they are in love and need to preserve their relationship. I love the way the song becomes more intense and that whirling feeling goes faster. It really adds to the feeling of getting caught up in love.

What are your thoughts on this song? First impressions? What did you think about what I had to say about it? Let me know down below and thank you as always for reading.

-Eva M.M.

” Me and the pen, we are one. If its ink would cease to flow, my ink would cease to flow.”

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Author:

I am a young and enthusiastic writer, fresh out of highschool and into college at IUSB. I babysit and work and live life to it's fullest. I write. I read. I do yoga. And plan to become. Yoga intructers as well. I grew up on a farm and can't,t wait to move back to the country in my tiny house I have already planned out. Sometimes I'm a little melodramatic but rarely. I'm a spiritual healer, a hopeless romantic, a book worm, and very nostalgic. Thanks for stopping by.

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