Alternative Rock/Pop Official Music Video

Glen Hansard :: Race To The Bottom


This video was made in Paris, in and around The Irish Cultural Centre and the Latin Quarter. Special thanks goes to Raymond Keane of I a Clown, Footsbarn theatre, Francois Lecoq of L’ecole Jacques Lecoq and assembled friends new and old. Filmed by Myles O’Reilly and Simon O’Neill. Edited by Myles O’Reilly.

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“Race To The Bottom” by Glen Hansard from the album ‘This Wild Willing,’ available now
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Lyrics

Sliding along by the Seine, it’s May Day
This song’s in my head once again
It’s a long way down to the bottom we’ve been racing

Coughing my lungs up on Rue des Irlandais
Becoming a risk to myself
It’s a long way down to the bottom and we’re racing

The radio silence and the anarchists
Are gathering names, dates and lists for burning
It’s a long way down to the bottom that we’ve been racing

Oh, how you move me, but truly
Oh, how you set my heart aglow

I’m shadowing in with the crowds unnoticed
Somebody painted an ‘X’ on my back
It’s a long way down to the bottom and we’re racing

Piss on the streets after dark in Paris
Even on dear Joan of Arc, she knows
It’s a long way down to the bottom and we’ve been racing

Even the gods as they gaze down on us
Know that there’s no one to be saved among us
They keep turning away, turning away
We’re singing along with the righteous people
The bullets will rain down from the mosques and steeples
They keep turning away, turning away

A taste for the wine and a woman’s forgiveness
Her man’s in decline; oh, it’s a nasty business
It’s a long way down to the bottom that we’ve been racing

Our blood is no thicker than this water, my brother
You’ll find out soon, one way or the other
It’s a long way down to the bottom that we’ve been racing

Even the clouds that send the rains down on us
See a horizon that goes way beyond us
they keep drifting away, drifting away
While down in the dark in the tick tock alleys
Time’s running out and there’s still bills to tally
We keep chipping away, chipping away

Sliding along with the bouquinistes
Baldwin and Brecht and the distance between us
It’s a long way down to the bottom that we’ve been racing

I’m rising up strong like a snake that’s charmed
A handsome Parisienne on my arm
It’s a long way down to the bottom that we’ve been racing

Pouyã Khoshravesh: Kamancheh
Mãni Khoshravesh: Ney
Nimã Khoshravesh: Setar
Michael Buckley: Horns
Javier Mas: Spanish Guitar
Glen Hansard: Keyboards, Vocals, Guitars
Earl Harvin: Drums
Joseph Doyle: Bass
Ruth O’Mahony Brady: Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
Aida Shahghasemi: Vocals, Percussion
Maire Saaritsa: Vocals
David Cleary: Sounds
Dunk Murphy: Baritone Ukulele, Sounds
Eamon O’Leary: Bouzouki
David Odlum: Moog

Official Site: http://glenhansard.com
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1 comment on “Glen Hansard :: Race To The Bottom

  1. Bill Hanlon

    Fantastique Myles !!

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