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Morphine — Swing It Low
Album: Like Swimming
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Released: 1997
Length: 3:07
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I got buttons bursting in the air
I got apple orchards everywhere
I got grapes swinging from the vine
Swinging in a line, lined up in the sunshine

I'm on time, fresh, fast
A sweetheart, I'll watch your back
I'm all swing, a swing from the shoestrings
Right or wrong, to me it's the same thing

You, especially, you, especially, you, especially
You have my loyalties

You in wartime, love, peace
I need to walk you down the street
I'm right here, I'll watch your back
In case the wind blows off your hat

You - you're on time
Your eyes are like diamond mine
Deep and bright inside

I got buttons bursting in the air
I got apple orchards everywhere
I got grapes, swinging from the vine
Swinging in a line, lined up in the sunshine

I got buttons bursting in the air
Ideas run fingers through my hair
And my shoes are ready to move,
My shoes are ready to move...

Swing it low, swing it low, swing it low low low
Swing it low, swing it low, swing it low low low...
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 Proclivities wrote:

...and to quote an old ad for Coty perfume: If you want to capture someone's attention, whisper.

 
And looking at the cover, that ain't waving, that be drowning. (Stevie Smith)


 Pharlap wrote:
To paraphrase Truman Capote ( re: J. Kerouac)

That's not singing, it's whispering
 
...and to quote an old ad for Coty perfume: If you want to capture someone's attention, whisper.

...wow!..
To paraphrase Truman Capote ( re: J. Kerouac)

That's not singing, it's whispering
Haven't heard this one before. Only heard the last bit, so I won't rate it yet, but I diiiiiiig Morphine. Reminds me a bit of "Underwater Boys", which is kinda funny, given the album cover.

 socalhol wrote:

I was thinking Chris Rea-ish (Road to Hell) — but now that you mention Underworld, I hear them too...

 
Agreed.

 sirrus wrote:
Very Underworld-ish... I like this side of Morphine.
 
I was thinking Chris Rea-ish (Road to Hell) — but now that you mention Underworld, I hear them too...

 EssexTex wrote:

I'm liking this more than any of their other songs....I think it's the lack of sax

 
It sucks.  If you got laid more often you would see that{#Lol}
nice and bubbly percolating beat to underline his great voice
lmic wrote:

I too love the horns. But it's kind of nice to hear the texture of Mark's voice, unobscured by them.


I'm liking this more than any of their other songs....I think it's the lack of sax

 fredriley wrote:
I usually love Morphine, especially that bone-jarring honking baritone sax, but this one just doesn't do it for me. Bring back the sax, I say :)
 
I too love the horns. But it's kind of nice to hear the texture of Mark's voice, unobscured by them.

Very Underworld-ish... I like this side of Morphine.
I quite like it. I wouldn't mind hearing this in the rotation more often.
interestingly creepy.

Had this album for 5 years before I heard this song at the end of it. Married the woman I heard it with. It matches her perfectly.
I usually love Morphine, especially that bone-jarring honking baritone sax, but this one just doesn't do it for me. Bring back the sax, I say :)