The Bagman's Gambit Lyrics

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 5 in album Picaresque
release date: 2005-3-21
popularity : 10 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

Cover Art

The Decemberists Picaresque cover art


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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