It’s That Time–Listen to Lisa Hannigan’s “Fall” From 2016’s Superb “At Fall” Album

Nov 4th, 2017 in Music

True confession: we had Lisa Hannigan’s stellar 2016 album At Swim cued up last year to praise to pieces. And then we fell apart and lost the thread, only to put it back together again and put the album on again this week. And it’s been on repeat ever since. Highly recommended if you’ve not partaken. The video below for song Fall is as good an introduction as you need, but much of the Aaron Dessner-produced album soars and floats in a wondrous way. Hannigan’s affecting songs somewhat resemble Joanna Newsom at times, minus some of Newsom’s (winsome) vocal tics and thorny complexities. Check out the official video for Fall (lyrics at bottom)¬†followed by an enchanting solo acoustic version by Hannigan. Oh how the woman can sing.

“All our running is a crawl
And burns for us right through the fall.”

Fall:

Hide your horses, hold your tongue
Hang the rich and spare the young
Who drain the spirits from the jars
Hop the fences, steal the cars
Run on fumes and from the north
And burn for us right through the fall

All the ladies call your name
Brush your hair like it could be tamed
Hitch their dresses past the knees
Spilling to the floor like ease
They swing the bridges one and more
And burn for us right through the fall

All our running ahead, all our running ahead
All our running ahead, all our running ahead

And we’ll seize the captain’s wheel
A mutiny we’ve come to feel
When their aiming’s gone from view
With everything we thought to do
Oh, the devil won’t have me
I wonder who will, I wonder who will
All our running is a crawl
And burns for us right through the fall

All our running ahead, all our running ahead
All our running ahead, all our running ahead
All our running, all our running
All our running, all our running

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