The Decemberists - Clementine Lyrics

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You slept in your overalls
After the wrecking ball
Bereft you of house and home
And left you with sweet ****-all
So we got in your car
With our kickabout hearts
And we hollared out 'sweet clementine'

Tell your mom to marry us
A candle to carry us
With cans on our bicycle fenders
So sweet and hilarious
And we'll find us a home
Built of packaging foam
That will be there 'til after we die

And, I'll play the clarinet
Use clamshells for castinets
We play with our bags on our shoulders
My sweet lady lioness
And I watch as you sleep
So indelibly deep
An I hum to you sweet clementine
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Leslie Anne Levine
  • 2 Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
  • 3 July, July!
  • 4 A Cautionary Song
  • 5 Odalisque
  • 6 Cocoon
  • 7 Grace Cathedral Hill
  • 8 The Legionnaire‚Äôs Lament
  • 9 Clementine
  • 10 California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 9 in album Castaways and Cutouts
    release date: 2002-5-21
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 4:10
    producer: The Decemberists
    recorded by: Simon Widdowson
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy
    Album Information
    label: Hush Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin