The Bagman's Gambit

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 5 in album Picaresque
release date: 2005-3-21
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genres: Rock Pop
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 7:03
producer: The Decemberists and Chris Walla
mixer: Chris Walla
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Trifekta Records
country(area): Australia
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists Picaresque cover art


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On the lam from the law
You shot a plainclothes cop on the ten o'clock
They flashed a photograph, it couldn't be you
But you were there in some anonymous room
I was working for the government
How we kissed so sweetly
For a trist in the greenery

Where once our bodies lay
No, they'll never catch me now
No, they cannot catch me now
It was late one night
I heard a strangled cry on the end of the line
They were suspicious of where your loyalties lay
To convince your captors they're to secret you away
And at the gate of the embassy
As your whisper stilled my heart
No, they'll never catch me
We will escape somehow

You were there in fours
In uniform
It was ten years on
With the wave of an arm


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Infanta
  • 2 We Both Go Down Together
  • 3 Eli, the Barrow Boy
  • 4 The Sporting Life
  • 5 The Bagman's Gambit
  • 6 From My Own True Love (Lost at Sea)
  • 7 16 Military Wives
  • 8 The Engine Driver
  • 9 On the Bus Mall
  • 10 The Mariner's Revenge Song
  • 11 Of Angels and Angles