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Written by Aoife O’Donovan and commissioned by Irish Arts Center as part of Grásta: Grace in Uncertainty, 2020-2021

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You fell asleep with your head down
I fell asleep saying please
The banjos and fiddles played breakdowns
And we slept like babies

Out in the bar room you sang songs
Songs from another time
And when you got the words wrong
I woke up and sang your lines

You take the high road - and I'll take the low road
I'll get there before you
We'll make it to Scotland
Or have we forgotten what we're going there for?

You fell in love with your hands out
Your hands made a peace sign
So I fell apart when you pulled out
We ought to try to try

Everything's broken around me
The heather dies when I pass
The sky looks like a foundry
Where my heart is metal cast

You take the high road - and I'll take the low road
I'll get there before you
We'll make it to Scotland
Or have we forgotten what we're going there for?

I'll swim 'cross the coldest sea
In a transatlantic reverie
Just to see your face when I wash up
On the barren shores of Skye
Then to the lowlands we'll fly
Take my hand, walk side by side
Side by side

Jamie, try me
Pour me another I'm dry
Hold on to whatever will be
And we'll raise our glasses high

You take the high road - and I'll take the low road
I'll get there before you
We'll make it to Scotland
Or have we forgotten what we're going there for?

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released March 17, 2021
2021, Yep Roc Records

Produced by Aoife O'Donovan, Kris Drever and Darren Schneider
Aoife O'Donovan: vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Kris Drever: vocals, guitars
Jeremy Kittel: violin, viola
Euan Burton: bass
Louis Abbott: drums
Engineered by Darren Schneider at Full Sail University in Orlando, Euan Burton and Louis Abbott in Glasgow, and Jeremy Kittel in Brooklyn
Mixed by Darren Schneider
Mastered by Paul Blakemore

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Aoife O'Donovan New York

Aoife O'Donovan is a singer-songwriter living in Brooklyn.

“Age of Apathy” her third full-length studio album produced by Joe Henry, will release January 21, 2022.

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