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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… read more

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    I love his voice!
  • Avatar for Queene27
    And I don't know if the dead can talk to anyone :'
  • Avatar for sharv11
    : )
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    i never really got into their catalog but this song is my peanut butter and jaaammmmm
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    This is exactly my music. I love its atmosphere so much.
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    Maybe I'm going crazy over here, but this song reminds me of Al Green - Call Me. O____O


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

Broken Bells - The High Road Lyrics



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