Oceanside Lyrics - The Decemberists

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Sweet Anabelle...
As seen reclining on an ocean swell
As the waves do lather up to lay her down
'til she's fast...
And sleeping
Oh well
I guess I'm something of a ne'er-do-well
Who fell asleep at the pealing of the steeple bell

I'm on track and keeping
But oh
If I could only get you ocean side
To lay your muscles wide...
It'd be heavenly
Oh...
If I could only coax you overboard
To leave these lolling shores
To get you oceanside.

Oceanside
Oceanside

At Rising tide
You're looking fresher than a July bride
We're picking up what our mothers always stigmatized.
The field is right for reaping
Oh well
I guess I'm something of a neer-do-well
(Even though that's something I could never do well)
I'm on track and keeping
But oh
If I could only get you ocean side
To lay your muscles wide...
It'd be heavenly
Oh...
If I could only coax you overboard
To leave these lolling shores
To get you oceanside.

Oceanside
Oceanside






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Sweet Annabel | Reviewer: aadollie | 7/13/09

I think this song has to do with Edgar Alan Poe's "Annabel Lee." The ocean theme and the name in the first line are just too coincidental for me, and the Decemberists are a very intelligent band.

The poem:
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea



oceanside. | Reviewer: vylinss | 3/11/09

But oh
If I could only get you ocean side
To lay your muscles wide...
It'd be heavenly
Oh...
If I could only coax you overboard
To leave these lolling shores
To get you oceanside.

i really like this song... i was lime wire surfing and saw this song and it made me get the rest of there songs... ...funny i don't know the true meaning of this song but that copy'd part above sounds a lot like sex XD





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