Red Right Ankle

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 8 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
length: 3:30
producer: The Decemberists, Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
engineer: Larry Crane
solo organ: Rachel Blumberg
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Kill Rock Stars
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 759656037525
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists cover art


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This is the story of your red right ankle
And how the muscle, bone, and sinews tangled

Oh adhere to me
And whatever differences our lives have been
This is the story of your red right ankle.
This is the story of your gypsy uncle
And how his face was carved and rift with wrinkles

To his hideout in the Pyrenees
So you threw the key away.

Who love you now and loved you then
And some just laid around in bed.
Some had crumbled you straight to your knees
Some had crawled their way into your heart
This is the story of the boys who loved you


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Shanty for the Arethusa
  • 2 Billy Liar
  • 3 Los Angeles, I'm Yours
  • 4 The Gymnast, High Above the Ground
  • 5 The Bachelor and the Bride
  • 6 Song for Myla Goldberg
  • 7 The Soldiering Life
  • 8 Red Right Ankle
  • 9 The Chimbley Sweep
  • 10 I Was Meant for the Stage
  • 11 As I Rise