Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 2 in album Castaways and Cutouts
release date: 2002-5-21
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:32
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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And here I dreamt I was a soldier
And I recall in spring
To the indolent town
The carnival was ringing loudly now
There's nothing that I wouldn't do

Guess it always comes down to

But here I dream I was an architect
To keep you home, to keep you safe
But the angles and the corners
They never seemed to meet
And we were free to go
And try one, and try two
Alright, okay, guess it's better to turn this way
And here in Spain I am a Spaniard
Countess and courtesan
When their husbands were not around
Or are you furrowed like a lioness
We travel without seat belts on

Guess it always comes down to


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