5 pages | PDF | 1.2 MB"Trying to Pull Myself Away" is a song from the 2007 Irish musical movie, Once, which starred Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová of The Swell Season. The track is written by Hansard and Irglová, and is composed in the key of D major, with an alternative key of B minor. The song is 54 measures long, and narrates the struggle of Hansard and Irglová’s characters as they attempt to separate themselves from the intense connection they’ve formed with one another. The lyrics depict a deep internal battle between two people who want to remain tethered to each other, yet recognizing that they must pull away and live independently. Despite this ongoing internal conflict, the song’s structure and musical composition are soothing and melodic, providing a sense of solace and acceptance of the inevitable separation that lies ahead.