The Decemberists Summersong Lyrics

The Crane Wife Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Crane Wife 3
  • 2 The Island: Come and See / The Landlord’s Daughter / You’ll Not Feel the Drowning
  • 3 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  • 4 O Valencia!
  • 5 The Perfect Crime #2
  • 6 When the War Came
  • 7 Shankill Butchers
  • 8 Summersong
  • 9 The Crane Wife 1 & 2
  • 10 Sons & Daughters
  • Ramblin', where to begin
    I taste the summer on your peppery skin
    Been saved the warmer the waves
    I felt a slip into a watery grave

    My girl, linen and curls
    Lips parting like a flag all unfurled
    She's grand, the bend of her hand
    Digging deep into the sweep of the sand

    And summer arrives with a length of lights
    And summer blows away
    And quietly gets swallowed by a wave
    It gets swallowed by a wave

    Waylay, the din of the day
    Boats bobbing in the blue of the bay
    In deep far beneath
    All the dead sailors slowly slipping to sleep

    My girl, linen and curls
    Lips parting like a flag all unfurled
    She's grand, the bend of her hand
    Digging deep into the sweep of the sand

    And summer arrives with a length of lights
    And summer blows away
    And quietly gets swallowed by a wave
    It gets swallowed by a wave
    It gets swallowed by a wave
    It gets swallowed by a wave

    Written by: Colin Meloy
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