The Bagman's Gambit Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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On the lam from the law
On the steps of the capitol
You shot a plainclothes cop on the ten o'clock
And I saw momentarily
They flashed a photograph, it couldn't be you
You'd been abused so horribly
But you were there in some anonymous room
And I recall that fall
I was working for the government
And in a bathroom stall off the National Mall
How we kissed so sweetly
How could I refuse a favor or two
For a trist in the greenery
I gave you documents and microfilm, too

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


  • credits


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 5 in album Picaresque
    release date: 2005-3-21
    popularity : 57 users have visited this page.
    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