The Decemberists Lyrics


The Decemberists Lyrics

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From the Album What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World (2015) (buy at amazon.com)
What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World


From the Album We All Raise Our Voices to the Air (Live Songs 04.11-08.11) (2012) (buy at amazon.com)

Infanta
Oceanside
Billy Liar
Calamity Song
Grace Cathedral Hill
Rise To Me
All Arise!
Soldiering Life
Rox In the Box
We Both Go Down Together
Bagman's Gambit
June Hymn
Down By The Water
This Is Why We Fight
Mariner's Revenge Song
The Rake's Song
I Was Meant For The Stage
The Crane Wife 1, 2, and 3


From the Album Long Live the King (2011) (buy at amazon.com)

E. Watson
Foregone
Burying Davy
I 4 U & U 4 Me
Row Jimmy
Sonnet


From the Album The King Is Dead (2011) (buy at amazon.com)

Don't Carry It All
Calamity Song
Rise To Me
Rox In The Box
January Hymn
Down By The Water
All Arise!
June Hymn
This Is Why We Fight
Dear Avery


From the Album The Hazards of Love (2009) (buy at amazon.com)

Prelude
The Hazards Of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won't Wrestle The Thistles Undone)
A Bower Scene
Won't Want For Love (Margaret In The Taiga)
The Hazards Of Love 2 (Wager All)
The Queen's Approach
Isn't It A Lovely Night?
The Wanting Comes In Waves / Repaid
An Interlude
The Rake's Song
The Abduction Of Margaret
The Queen's Rebuke / The Crossing
Annan Water
Margaret In Captivity
The Hazards Of Love 3 (Revenge!)
The Wanting Comes in Waves
The Hazards Of Love 4 (The Drowned)


From the Album The Crane Wife (2006) (buy at amazon.com)

The Crane Wife 3
The Island: Come & See / The Landlord's Daughter / You'll Not Feel The Drowning
Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
O Valencia!
The Perfect Crime #2
When The War Came
Shankhill Butchers
Summersong
The Crane Wife 1 & 2
Sons And Daughters
After The Bombs
Culling Of The Fold
The Perfect Crime #1
Hurdles Even Here


From the Album Picaresque (2005) (buy at amazon.com)

The Infanta
We Both Go Down Together
Eli, The Barrow Boy
The Sporting Life
The Bagman's Gambit
From My Own True Love (Lost At Sea)
Sixteen Military Wives
The Engine Driver
On The Bus Mall
The Mariner's Revenge Song
Of Angels And Angles


From the Album The Tain [EP] (2004) (buy at amazon.com)

The Tain (Parts I, II, III, IV, V)


From the Album Her Majesty (2003) (buy at amazon.com)

Shanty For The Arethusa
Billy Liar
Los Angeles, I'm Yours
The Gymnast, High Above The Ground
The Bachelor And The Bride
Song For Myla Goldberg
The Soldiering Life
Red Right Ankle
The Chimbley Sweep
I Was Meant For The Stage
As I Rise


From the Album 5 Songs [EP] (2003) (buy at amazon.com)

Oceanside
Shiny
My Mother Was A Chinese Trapeze Artist
Angel, Won't You Call Me?
I Don't Mind
The Apology Song


From the Album Castaways And Cutouts (2002) (buy at amazon.com)

Leslie Anne Levine
Here I Dreamt I Was An Architect
July, July!
A Cautionary Song
Odalisque
Cocoon
Grace Cathedral Hill
The Legionnaire's Lament
Clementine
California One / Youth And Beauty Brigade


Other Songs:
Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Seems To Turn Out Right
One Engine (from "The Hunger Games" soundtrack)
Sunshine


The Decemberists Info:

The Decemberists are an indie folk rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States, fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Colin Meloy. The other members of the band are Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee, Nate Query, and John Moen. -Wikipedia

From:
Portland, Oregon, United States

Genres:
Indie rock, indie folk, folk rock, progressive rock, baroque pop

Years active:
2000-present

Members:
Colin Meloy – lead singer, songwriter, guitar, bouzouki, harmonica

Chris Funk – guitar, multi-instrumentalist

Jenny Conlee – Hammond organ, accordion, melodica, piano, keyboards, synthesizer, harmonica

Nate Query – bass guitar, double bass, cello
(except Her Majesty... and "Billy Liar" single)

John Moen – drums, backing vocals, melodica, guitar (The Crane Wife, The Hazards of Love, and The King Is Dead)

Past Members:
Ezra Holbrook (also of Dr. Theopolis) – drums (5 Songs and Castaways and Cutouts), backing vocals (5 Songs, Castaways and Cutouts, The Crane Wife)

Jesse Emerson – bass guitar (Her Majesty)

Rachel Blumberg – drums, vocals (Her Majesty, Billy Liar single, The Tain, and Picaresque)

David Langenes – guitar

Petra Haden – violin, vocals (Picaresque, also supporting musician for the Picaresque tour.)

Lisa Molinaro – viola, guitar, keyboards, vocals (supporting musician for The Crane Wife tours)

Sara Watkins – violin, backing vocals, keyboards, percussion, guitar (2011 Winter/Spring Tour)


Did You Know:
In 2005, they became the first band to release their music video officially via BitTorrent

The Decemberists Quotes:
“When I first started writing these kind of songs that would eventually become Decemberists songs, I was writing them because I knew that nobody was listening at the time and that it wouldn’t hurt to challenge myself and get weirder and see if I could alienate more people,”
Colin Meloy

“I don’t feel like we’re setting ourselves up to be exclusive. I don’t want to set up an attitude where we’re telling people ‘You can’t listen to our music if you don’t have a college degree.’
Colin Meloy

There’s some things there that you just have to draw the line. Some people are just not going to like it. We would hope that everybody would like it.”
Colin Meloy


The Decemberists Awards:
2011
Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song - Down By The Water

2006
PLUG: Independant Music Award for Music Video Of The Year Sixteen Military Wives

2005
Nominated for MTVu Breaking Woodie Award Sixteen Military Wives


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