Down by the Water Lyrics

The Decemberists


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 6 in album The King Is Dead
release date: 2011-1-17
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
length: 3:42
baritone guitar: Peter Buck
harmonica: Colin Meloy
acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
accordion: Jenny Conlee
bass: Nate Query
drums: John Moen
tambourine: John Moen
electric guitar: Peter Buck
background vocals: Gillian Welch
vocal: Colin Meloy
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Cover Art


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See this ancient riverbed
See where all our follies are led
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

I was just some towhead teen
Feeling 'round for fingers to get in between
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

The season rubs me wrong
The summer swells anon
So knock me down, tear me up
But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

Sweet descend this rabble round
The pretty little patter of a seaport town
Rolling down the water and rolling down the old main drag

All dolled up in gabardine
The last flashing lee to appear nineteen
Queen of the water and queen of the old main drag

The season rubs me wrong
The summer swells anon
So knock me down, tear me up
But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

The season rubs me wrong
The summer swells anon
So knock me down, tear me up
But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

Down by the water and down by the old main drag
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

Track Listing

  • 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