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Sadness of the Peaks

from This Sporting Life by This Sporting Life

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Remixed and remastered version of previous single release.


Hand over hand we climb
Into the sky above,
No one to welcome us, no cheering crowds to see;
Just the clinking of bells, the sound of our breath,
Laboured and forlorn we watch the sun setting

Watching TV; a fat man with asthma has climbed the same peaks as me
Seemed so easy
No one knew what we knew; now there’s nothing to cling to

Hand over hand we climb
Nothing up there, just an inhuman sky and a chill in the atmosphere

Now everyone knows there’s no reason to rise from your chair
or go looking for the sadness of the peaks
There’s nothing up there but the clean and frozen air
On the dreary streets, it’s hard to get around now that I’m older


from This Sporting Life, released October 21, 2013


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