Dear Avery Lyrics

The Decemberists


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 10 in album The King Is Dead
release date: 2011-1-17
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genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:52
vocal: Colin Meloy
background vocals: Laura Veirs, David Rawlings and Gillian Welch
acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
Wurlitzer electric piano: Jenny Conlee
drums & shakers: John Moen
pedal steel guitar: Chris Funk
bass & cello: Nate Query
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Cover Art

The Decemberists The King Is Dead cover art
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Dear Avery, I think of you only
Were you waving, were you dead on the vine
Oh Avery, I think of you lonely
But I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

There are times life will rattle your bones
And will bend your limbs
You're still far away the boy you've ever been
So you bend back and shake at the frame
Of the frame you made
But don't you shake alone
Please Avery, come home

Headstrong, you and your long arms
Listing lazily on the cusp of your tease
But you were my Avery and when you needed saving
I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

There are times life will rattle your bones
And will bend your limbs
You're still far and away the boy you've ever been
So you bend back and shake at the frame
Of the frame you made
But don't you shake alone
Please Avery, come home
Don't you shake alone
Please Avery, come home
Come home


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Don't Carry It All
  • 2 Calamity Song
  • 3 Rise to Me
  • 4 Rox in the Box
  • 5 January Hymn
  • 6 Down by the Water
  • 7 All Arise!
  • 8 June Hymn
  • 9 This Is Why We Fight
  • 10 Dear Avery