The High Road (3:51)

Cover of Broken Bells

From Broken Bells and 22 other releases

Made available as a free download on their official site on Dec. 21, 2009, “The High Road” is the debut single of Broken Bells, a collaboration project between Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) and James Mercer (The Shins).

According to the The High Road Songfacts, the song juxtaposes an uplifting melodic chorus with a depressing lyric about not knowing if the dead can talk, or even not knowing if you’re alive.

“The High Road” was featured during the end credits of Episode 7 of the first season of the HBO series “How to Make It In America”, originally aired on March 28, 2010.


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You're bound to wait all night, she's bound to run amok
Invested enough in it anyhow to each his own
The garden is so dim now, she curls her lips on a bar
I don't know if you're dead or not, if you're anyone

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