Across the 9½ minutes of 'The Trapeze Swinger', Sam Beam casts himself as a dying man looking back on a life of love, loss, regret, redemption and salvation. It's an outstanding piece of writing and a breathtakingly beautiful performance. The song originally appeared on the soundtrack of the film 'In Good Company' in 2004, before featuring Iron and Wine's rarities and b-sides collection 'Around the Well' in 2009.
Iron and Wine - The Trapeze Swinger
In 2017 Iron and Wine revisited 'The Trapeze Swinger' for a KCRW session, to equally breathtaking effect.