Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats Lyrics

Regina Spektor What We Saw From the Cheap Seats cover art
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All the rowboats in the paintings
They keep trying to row away
And the captains' worried faces
Stay contorted and staring at the waves
They'll keep hanging in their gold frames
For forever, forever and a day
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away

Hear them whispering French and German
Dutch, Italian, and Latin
When no one's looking I catch a sculpture marble,
Cold, and soft as satin
But the most special are the most lonely
God, I pity the violins
In glass coffins they keep coughing
They've forgotten, forgotten how to sing, how to sing

First there's lights out, then there's lock up
Masterpieces serving maximum sentences
It's their own fault for being timeless
There's a price you pay and a consequence
All the galleries, the museums
Here's your ticket, welcome to the tombs
They're just public mausoleums
The living dead fill every room
But the most special are the most lonely
God, I pity the violins
In glass coffins they keep coughing
They've forgotten, forgotten how to sing

They will stay there in their gold frames
For forever, forever and a day
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away

First there's lights out, then there's lock up
Masterpieces serving maximum sentences
It's their own fault for being timeless
There's a price you pay and a consequence
All the galleries, the museums
They will stay there forever and a day
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Small Town Moon
  • 2 Oh Marcello
  • 3 Don’t Leave Me (Ne me quitte pas)
  • 4 Firewood
  • 5 Patron Saint
  • 6 How
  • 7 All the Rowboats
  • 8 Ballad of a Politician
  • 9 Open
  • 10 The Party
  • 11 Jessica


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Regina Spektor
    album: Track 7 in album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
    release date: 2012-5-29
    popularity : 75 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Indie Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:35
    producer: Mike Elizondo
    drums: Jay Bellerose and Aaron Sterling
    piano: Regina Spektor
    vocal: Regina Spektor
    mixer: Adam Hawkins
    engineer: Adam Hawkins
    electric guitar: Mike Elizondo
    bass: Mike Elizondo
    percussion: Aaron Sterling
    programming: Mike Elizondo
    co-producer: Regina Spektor
    assistant mixer: Brent Arrowood and Matt Craig
    assistant engineer: Brent Arrowood
    keyboard: Regina Spektor
    composer: Regina Spektor
    lyricist: Regina Spektor
    Album Information
    label: Sire Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 093624951889
    script: Latin