Margaret in Captivity Song Lyrics

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 14 in album The Hazards of Love
release date: 2009-3-16
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Prog Rock
length: 3:08
additional guest background vocals: Jim James
additional guest: Becky Stark
lyricist: Colin Meloy
composer: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Rough Trade
country(area): France
format: Digital Media
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art


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I have snipped your wingspan,
My precious captive swan.
Here, all clipped of kickstand
Your spirit won't last long.

Don't you lift a finger.
Don't you snap and jaw.
Limber limbs akimbo,
Restful rubbing raw

Oh my own true love!
Oh my own true love!
Can you hear me love?
Can you hear me love?


Track Listing

Digital Media 1
  • 1 Prelude
  • 2 The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  • 3 A Bower Scene
  • 4 Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  • 5 The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  • 6 The Queen’s Approach
  • 7 Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
  • 8 The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
  • 9 An Interlude
  • 10 The Rake’s Song
  • 11 The Abduction of Margaret
  • 12 The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing
  • 13 Annan Water
  • 14 Margaret in Captivity
  • 15 The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  • 16 The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
  • 17 The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)