The Bachelor and the Bride Lyrics

The Decemberists


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 5 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
length: 4:13
producer: The Decemberists, Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
engineer: Larry Crane
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Cover Art

The Decemberists Her Majesty the Decemberists cover art
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There's a wrinkle in the water
Where we laid our first daughter
And I think the wind blows so sweetly there
Over there
And the windows and the cinders
And the willows in the timbers
The infernal rattling of the rain
Still remains

"But I" said the bachelor to the bride
"Am not waiting for tonight.
No, I will box your ears
And leave you here stripped bare."

Hear the corncrakes and the deerhooves
And the sleet rain on the slate roof
A medallion locked inside her hand
In her hand
And his fingers are they telling
Of the barren of her belly
And his callouses cure her furrowed brow
Even now

"But I," said the bachelor to the bride
"Am not waiting for tonight.
No, I will box your ears
And leave you here stripped bare."

"But I," said the bachelor to the bride
"Am not waiting for tonight.
No, I will box your ears
And take your tears
And leave you, leave you here
Stripped bare."


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