Oceanside Lyrics

The Decemberists


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Ji Yong Kwon, Pil Kang Choi, Ted Hong Jun Park
album: Track 1 in album 5 Songs
release date: 2001
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:29
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Cover Art

The Decemberists 5 Songs cover art
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Sweet Anabelle
As seen reclining on an ocean swell
As the Waves do lather up
and lay her down
'til she's and sleeping
Oh well
I guess I'm something of a neer-do-well
who fell asleep at the pealing of the steeple bell

I'm on track and keeping but oh
If I could only get you ocean side
stretch your muscles wide
it'd be heavenly
And Oh
If I could only coax you overboard
to leave these lolling shores
and get you oceanside.

At Rising tide
You're looking fresher than a July bride
We're picking up what our mothers always stigmatized.
The field is right or reaping
Oh well
I guess I'm nothing but a neer-do-well
(Even though that's something I could never do well)
I'm on track and keeping.




Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Oceanside
  • 2 Shiny
  • 3 My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist
  • 4 Angel, Won't You Call Me?
  • 5 I Don't Mind