How The West Was Won

from by Nick Carswell & The Elective Orchestra



From the moment you saw me, all you thought was how you'd use me
So you plotted and conspired, just how you might abuse me
I crossed an ocean for your love, without so much as a thank you
Left the stain of my blood on every acre of this land

But I will overcome
And I will be as one

Nothing's given in this world, so they say you've gotta take it
And I stood by every word, every step it took to make it
Oh and it was written from the start, that we're all made the same way
And although you made the rules, I learned to beat you at your own game

And that's how the west was won
But oh now, the story's just begun

And it takes a lot of heart
To play the bigger part
And now the world awaits
To see if you've got what it takes
Have you got what it takes?


from The Word, released April 22, 2011
Nick Carswell - guitar, bass guitar, clarinet, percussion, vocals
Sian Murray - vocals
Deirdre Cussen - vocals
Kate Cussen - vocals



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The Elective Orchestra Dublin, Ireland

Six piece acoustic folk-rock from Ireland.
Strings, vocal harmonies, instrumentals and other oddities.
Sigur Ros meets Sufjan Stevens and The Frames.

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