Red Right Ankle Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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This is the story of your red right ankle
And how it came to meet your leg
And how the muscle, bone, and sinews tangled
And how the skin was softly shed

And how it whispered,
Oh adhere to me
For we are bound by symmetry
And whatever differences our lives have been
We together make a limb.
This is the story of your red right ankle.

This is the story of your gypsy uncle
You never knew 'cause he was dead
And how his face was carved and rift with wrinkles

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 8 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
    release date: 2003-9-9
    popularity : 74 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