I would love to see any Decemberists lyrics, but here are a few examples or whatnot:
"Grace Cathedral Hill"
"Sweet on a green-eyed girl"
"I paid twenty-five cents to light / a little white candle"
"The world may be long for you"
"On the Bus Mall"
"We're two easy targets"
"Your cool was contagious"
"We bit our tongues / sucked our lips into our lungs"
"We're kings among runaways"
"We reigned at the pool hall / with one iron cue ball"
"We never let the bastards get us down"
"Four in the morning came on / cold and boring"
"Our hands tightly holding"
"The Crane Wife 1 & 2"
"It was a cold night / and the snow lay low"
"I pulled my coat tight / against the falling down"
"And the sun was all down"
"And the winter's so long"
"And all the stars were crashing 'round"
"And how I held her / beneath the rising moon"
"And she stood to fly away"
"All star-bright and tongue-tied"
"All I ever meant to do was to keep you"
"There's a bend in the wind / and it rakes at my heart"
As You Sleep
- "Lullabies fill your room"
- "Watch the night sky fading red"
- "I will lift you off your feet"
- "the radio leaves me searching for your star"
- "A constellation of frustration driving hard"
- "Watching heartache on TV"
- "I'll keep you from sinking"
Globes and Maps
- "Light breaks underneath a heavy door"
- "And you think that you've made a mistake"
- "I wanna hang onto something"
- "And globes and maps are all around me now"
- "Why won't you believe me?"
- "And dreams came around you in a hazy rain"
- "I can't imagine all the people that you know"
- "When the lights are turned down low"
- "And you tell me that it's over"
- "Wake up lying in a patch of four leaf clover"
- "And you don't want to be here in the future"
- "And I'm sleeping in your living room"
- "I had these dreams in them I learned to play guitar"
- "Become a rock star"
- "And Konstantine is walking down the stairs"
- "We've been drinking and it doesn't get me anywhere"
- "When the first star you see may not be a star"
- "I always catch the clock"
- "It's 11:11"
- "This is to a girl who got into my head"
- "You spin around me like a dream"
- "Your grand dad left home for the circus"
- "He married a girl in Virginia"
- "Your mother was born in December,"
- "With warm summer eyes that flickered like fireflies"
- "So why do you leave these stories unfinished"
- "my Cheshire cat doorstop with tears in your eyes"
- "and you loved sunset strip when it sparkled"
- "And these nights I get high just from breathing"
- "The circus awaits and you're already gone"
Fairytales and Castles
- "He sighs and looks in the mirror"
- "And he sighs and walks in a thin line"
- "He's getting closer / To something he can't understand"
- "Cause there's a crack in his plastic crown"
- "And his throne of ice is melting"
- "He climbed his ladder / And there was nothing there"
- "Cause on and on and on he goes dancing on the grave"
- "Dancing in mansions made of twigs / And castles made of sand"
- "his head is filled with / Cartoons and fairy tales"
- "And he's trapped inside a dungeon of dolls / With smiles on their faces"
- "Hit shows on a beautiful stage"
- "With candy coated prison bars / And chains that look like jewelry"
- "I'm finding my way back to sanity again"
- "Take a breath and hold on tight"
- "And gracefully fall back to the arms of grace"
- "I'm looking past the shadows in my mind into the truth"
- "Trying to identify the voices in my head"
Through With You
- "Can you see me / Floating above your head"
- "Your intentions are unclear"
- "I spend every hour waiting for a phone call"
- "Now I'm sick of thinking anything at all"
- "That's not how things were supposed to be"
- "You take my hand just to give it back"
- "And at night when you sleep / Do you dream I would be there"
- "A simple love with a complex touch"
- "I called to let you know I'm through with you"
She Will Be Loved
- "Beauty queen of only eighteen / She had some trouble with herself"
- "I drove for miles and miles / And wound up at your door"
- "Look for the girl with the broken smile"
- "Tap on my window knock on my door"
- "Its not always rainbows and butterflies"
- "My heart is full and my doors always open / You can come anytime you want"
- "I know that goodbye means nothing at all"
- "Hello. Is there anybody in there?"
- "A distant ships smoke on the horizon"
- "Your lips move but I can't hear what you're sayin'"
- "You are only coming through in waves"
- "I turned to look but it was gone"
- "The child is grown, the dream is gone"
- "In a smile I saw a single eagle in the sky"
- "Close your eyes, count till ten and see the sunrise rise"
- "By the holy mansion, let the guardian rise"
- "Overhead the albatross hangs motionless upon the air"
- "And everything is green and submarine"
- "Strangers passing in the street / By chance two separate glances meet"
- "And I am you and what I see is me"
- "And do I take you by the hand"
1 / "And you're just the girl all the boys want to dance with"
2 / "she said, "Why don't you just drop dead?""
3 / "I set my clocks early 'cause I know I'm always late"
4 / "You can make all the moves, you can aim all the spotlights"
5 / "A joke of a romantic stuck to my tongue"
6 / "And I don't want to forget how your voice sounds"
7 / "your remorse hasn't fallen on deaf ears"
8 / "But you're just a line in a song"
9 / "I'm mailing letters to addresses in a ghost town"
10 / "But I grew out of that phase looking at these broken photographs of people"
From his album, "Heavier Things"
Bigger Than My Body
"I'm stranded behind the horizon line"
"Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped"
"Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar"
"But I'll gladly go down in a flame
If a flame's what it takes to remember my name"
"The rock candy's melted, only the diamonds now remain"
"And I will wait to find
If this will last forever"
"Was there a second of time I looked around?"
"Did I sail through or drop my anchor down?"
"And I will waste no time
Worried 'bout no rainy weather"
"She puts the color inside of my world"
"But she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change"
"But boys would be gone without warmth from
A woman's good, good heart"
"You are the god and the weight of her world"
"So fathers, be good to your daughters"
"But youre so afraid to lose
And baby I cant reach your heart"
"He drowns in his dreams
An exquisite extreme I know"
"He's magic and myth
As strong as what I believe"
"I'm longing for love and the logical"
Just Missed The Train
"Why don't you pretend we were just a dream?"
Across the Universe
"Words are flowing out like endless rain into a paper cup"
"Pools of sorrow, waves of joy are drifting through my open mind"
"Images of broken light which dance before me like a million eyes"
"Thoughts meander like a restless wind inside a letter box"
"Nothing's gonna change my world"
Ain't She Sweet
"Well see her walking down that street"
"Just cast an eye in her direction / Oh me oh my, ain't that perfection?"
And Your Bird Can Sing
"You tell me that you've got everything you want"
"You say you've seen seven wonders"
"When your bird is broken will it bring you down"
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
"Picture yourself in a boat on a river"
"A girl with kaleidoscope eyes"
"Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes"
"Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain"
"Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers / That grow so incredibly high"
"Suddenly someone is there at the turnstyle / The girl with the kaleidoscope eyes"
~ "These tears I've cried / I've cried a 1000 oceans"
~ "Or does this little blue ball / Just fade away"
~ "Every finger in the room is pointing at me"
~ "I've been looking for a savior in these dirty streets"
~ "And my heart is sick of being in chains"
~ "You're just an empty cage girl if you kill the bird"
~ "Where are those angels when you need them"
~ "You always did prefer the drizzle to the rain"
~ "Nothing's gonna stop me from floating"
~ "He didn't see me watching from the aeroplane"
~ "I'll dye my own Easter eggs"