The Gymnast, High Above the Ground

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 4 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
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length: 7:14
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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The gymnast, high above the ground,
Ankles splayed and all tied
Lasy, your long sister lays
Prayed for snow a long time

You've been slipping, been slipping away
It's been ever, so ever, so gray
And here as we're coming down
As it lights upon your eye
But there on the motorway, reeks of marmalade,
As it lights upon your eye...

Compass gone, he long has lost his way
The bosun long has arrived
Through the tarlatan holes
And the weather will hold

We're sounding out: it's a terrible, terrible tide

It's a chemical, chemical kind
Lights upon your eye
April marches on
April marches on


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