Rox in the Box Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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If the rocks in the box
Get the water right down to your socks
This bulkhead's built of fallen brethren's bones

We all do what we can
We endure our fellow man
And we sing our songs to the headframe's creaks and moans

And it's one, two, three
On the wrong side of the lee
What were you meant for
What were you meant for

And it's seven, eight, nine
You gave your shuffle back in line
If the rocks in the box
Get the water right down to your socks
This bulkhead's built of fallen brethren's bones

We all do what we can
We endure our fellow man
And we sing our songs to the headframe's creaks and moans

And it's one, two, three
On the wrong side of the lee
What were you meant for
What were you meant for

And it's seven, eight, nine
You gave your shuffle back in line

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Don't Carry It All
  • 2 Calamity Song
  • 3 Rise to Me
  • 4 Rox in the Box
  • 5 January Hymn
  • 6 Down by the Water
  • 7 All Arise!
  • 8 June Hymn
  • 9 This Is Why We Fight
  • 10 Dear Avery


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 4 in album The King Is Dead
    release date: 2011-1-17
    popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:10
    drums: John Moen
    vocal: Colin Meloy
    violin: Annalisa Tornfelt
    bass: Nate Query
    background vocals: Gillian Welch
    acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
    accordion: Jenny Conlee
    bouzouki: Chris Funk
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy

    Album Information

    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870165624
    script: Latin