a great story song. | Reviewer: Johnny
I remember the first time I read this, I literally stopped what I was doing and leaned in to my stereo to hear what happened next. THAT is good story telling.
Epic | Reviewer: Alexander
A ballad of such epic construction as has not been seen in quantity during these impersonal times. A masterwork of storytelling.
Ummmm....... | Reviewer: I'm scared
this song is so weird!!! I have to do a SKIT for it, and i am petrified... wakes up naked? what? it's so ODD. I'm sad I had to listen to it!
LOVE IT! | Reviewer: jessica
I absolutely LOVE this song. the first time i over heard it i fell in love with it. the music the lyrics they are genius.
amazing | Reviewer: stephanie
I love this song! Though it is long it tells an amazing story that is totaly unrelatable to anything that is why I love it! I recommend it to everyone.
Great song | Reviewer: symphonyofdissent
This song is amazing...As a death metal fan, however, I am dying to hear some band make a death cover of this song....it is sooo perfect for metal :)...When I heard this song live I just felt like slam dancing/moshing like crazy even in this current version
awesome! | Reviewer: sherrybot
this is song is crazy! but its awesome! sooooooooooo lets go do our work!
Incredible Live | Reviewer: Anonymous
It is my belief that this song was written almost primarily for live performances. The Decemberists always close with this; and it is spectacular.
wondrous | Reviewer: Anonymous
this is a fantastic song.
though almost 9 minutes long, you barely notice it's length cause you are so captivated by what you're hearing. its like, slow-paced, but fast at the same time. they dot that a lot. it's gorgeous.
Colin Meloy has a marvelous vocabulary, and he penbs some of the greatest lyrics i've ever heard.
nice ballad | Reviewer: Anonymous
this song reminds me very much of moby dick. i wonder if that whale was white. hmmm, i doubt either one of them survived the belly of that whale. such is revenge, it always kills everyone involved.