All The Rowboats Lyrics

Regina Spektor


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 : 5 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

Cover Art

Regina Spektor What We Saw From the Cheap Seats cover art
sponsored links

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