The Bachelor and the Bride

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 5 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
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length: 4:13
producer: The Decemberists, Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
engineer: Larry Crane
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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There's a wrinkle in the water
And I think the wind blows so sweetly there
And the windows and the cinders
The infernal rattling of the rain

"Am not waiting for tonight.
And leave you here stripped bare."
Hear the corncrakes and the deerhooves
A medallion locked inside her hand
And his fingers are they telling
And his callouses cure her furrowed brow

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


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