The Island: Come & See/The Landlord's Daughter/You'll Not Feel The Drowning Lyrics - The Decemberists

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[Come & See]

There's an island hidden in the sound
Lapping currents lay your boat to ground
Affix your barb and bayonet
The curlews carve their Arabesque
And sorrow fills the silence all around
Come and see

There's a harbor lost within the reeds
A jetty caught in overhanging trees
Among the bones of cormorants
No boot mark here nor finger prints
The rivers roll down to a soundless sea
Come and see
Come and see

The tides will come and go
With this bare waking eye
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The willows mark the wind
And all we know for sure
Amidst this fading light
We'll not go home again
Come and see
Come and see

In the lowlands, nestled in the heat
A briar cradle rocks it's babe to sleep
Its contents watched by Sycorax
And patagon in paralax
A foretold rumbling sounds below the deep
Come and see
Come and see

The tides will come and go
Witnessed by no waking eye
The willows mark the wind
And all we know for sure
Amidst this fading light
We'll not go home again
Come and see
Come and see

[The Landlord's Daughter]

As I was rambled
Down by the water
I spied in sable
The landlord's daughter
Produced my pistol, then my saber
Said, "Make no whistle, or thou will be murdered!"

She cursed, she shivered
She cried for mercy,
"My gold and silver if thou will release me!"

I'll take no gold miss, I'll take no silver
I'll take those sweet lips, and I will deliver

[You'll Not Feel The Drowning]

I will dress your eyelids
With dimes upon your eyes
Lay you close to water
Green your grave will rise
Go to sleep now, little ugly
Go to sleep now, you little fool
Forty-winking in the belfry
You'll not feel the drowning
You'll not feel the drowning

Forget you once had sweethearts
They've forgotten you
Think you not on parents
They've forgotten too
Go to sleep now, little ugly
Go to sleep now, you little fool
Forty-winking in the belfry
You'll not feel the drowning
You'll not feel the drowning

Go to sleep now, little ugly
Go to sleep now, little fool
Forty-winking in the belfry
You'll not feel the drowning
You'll not feel the drowning

Hear you now the captain
Heave his sorrowed cry
The weight upon your eyelids
Is dimes laid on your eyes



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Yay! | Reviewer: Dr. Eggnog | 9/23/10

I read this song to competitive speaking as a poem and got my best grade I got that year. I might do it again for my english class, or pick another song. maybe on the bus mall or sixteen millitary wives. love em both.



The Tempest | Reviewer: Caroline | 11/16/09

I read somewhere that this medley (also, I think, some other songs from this album) were based on William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'. There's at least one direct reference in this - in "Come and See" it mentions Sycorax, who was a witch and the mother of the man/fish creature Caliban.



The Decemberists | Reviewer: Dr. Eggnog | 9/25/09

This is one of my favorite Decemberists songs. I'm going to read it out loud to my Competitive Speaking class as a poem. I doubt they would know that it's not a poem unless I told them! That's how good this band is.



Amazing | Reviewer: Chiya | 2/11/08

(Josh, someone heard this song and told me that it was in the movie The Island.)

This song is great, I remember when I downloaded it I thought I'd never listen to a 12-minute song by some random band I'd never heard of--now it's one of my favourite songs. I picture it at different times of the day, starting out in the early morning and ending in the evening



Amazing Song | Reviewer: josh w | 1/4/08

This song is unbelievable dramatic, but in such a great way. This song could be used for the introduction to a movie - I mean its three songs combined into one amazing song and it has three different moods - it starts off slow and really picks up in the middle. The Landlord's Daughter is my favorite part of the song. The line "I'll take no gold miss, I'll take no silver, I'll take those sweet lips! And Thou will deliver!" is my favorite part of the whole song.





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