The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 6 in album Castaways and Cutouts
release date: 2002-5-21
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 6:51
producer: The Decemberists
recorded by: Simon Widdowson
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Hush Records
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts cover art


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This cocoon, caught in Vesuvius' shadow
And I waited there for you
Here we lie waiting for something to startle
And so the sleeping hours are through

But this is solution, and this is amends
But there on your windowsill over the unmoving platoon
Under waning moon
This quiet serves only to hide you
What I knew: it'd come back to you
Take this palm, follow the lines here are written
And feel your fingers falling slack and all folding back
The sorry conclusion, the hole in the sky
But without solution, with feet on the ground
So loosen your shoulder blades
Because there on the timberline
Soft and absolute


Track Listing

Vinyl 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