Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect Lyrics - The Decemberists



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And here I dreamt I was a soldier
And I marched the streets of Birkenau
And I recall in spring
The perfume that the air would bring
To the indolent town
Where the barkers call the moon down
The carnival was ringing loudly now
And just to lay with you
There's nothing that I wouldn't do
Save lay my rifle down

And try one, and try two
Guess it always comes down to
All right, it's okay, guess it's better to turn this way

And I am nothing of a builder
But here I dreamt I was an architect
And I built this balustrade
To keep you home, to keep you safe
From the outside world
But the angles and the corners
Even though my work is unparalleled
They never seemed to meet
This structure fell about our feet
And we were free to go

And try one, and try two
Guess it always comes down to
All right, okay, guess it's better to turn this way

And here in Spain I am a Spaniard
I will be buried with my marionettes
Countess and courtesan
Have fallen 'neath my tender hand
When their husbands were not around
But you, my soiled teenage girlfriend
And how you are furrowed like a lioness
And we are vagabonds
We travel without seatbelts on
We live this close to death

And try one, and try two
Guess it always comes down to
All right, okay, guess it's better to turn this
But I won, so you lose
Guess it always comes down to
Alright, it's okay, guess it's better to turn this way




Writer: COLIN MELOY
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The valient hearted explorer. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/3/11

He's a brave man to dream to be a soldier accepting life as his own, as important- but also considering his path to be tough and lonely (and just to lie with you there's nothing that I wouldn't do- save lay my rifle down, here he talks about his need to be distant, his need for the thrill of adventure vs his need for the companionship of his lady love). He thinks of all the women of his past as he continues his jouurney and exploration, whethering tribulatution, regret and trials through the many and varying paths his life has roads to take him to/ has taken him down. Hence "try one, and try two- guess it always comes down to. . . better to turn this way." And when he drempt he was an architect, it was to house his love, to keep her safe, to finally settle down. Though he realized he was not much of a builder- so he quickly revised that dream and moved to a far away land (which he labled as spain) And here in spain he WAS a spanierd- he felt like he could belong in desolation, in a far off land that he couldn't relate to. Because that's what made him happy. Aswell, his wild teenage girlfriend made him feel younger more adventerous aswell. but he grew discontented with everything and everyone he came in contact with. He was so depressed he was already planning for death, (here I'll be buried with my marrionettes.)



Such is life. | Reviewer: Hubble | 9/20/07

This song covers dreams, love [abate a different sort of dream], disappointment, greed and acceptance in one song. I will light a little white candle for a song describing uncertainty from the spiffing decemberists, then it will all be covered and i will not need so much space on my mp3 player.



Excellent Sound | Reviewer: edgar weinstein | 1/10/06

This piece of work has a specific sound that makes a perfect analogy for those who shelter the fragile with serious regard for life. A philosophy that explains attentiveness to separate types of dream interlaced with practical ideal. Rather stylish with it's imperfections.



woot! | Reviewer: Margie | 5/4/05

I love this song, the lyrics are gorgeous and are fabolous to listen to while working late night. If you enjoyed this song, try listening to "the Engine Driver". That one was great as well.





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