The Gymnast, High Above the Ground Lyrics

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 4 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
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,
Limbers up and falls timber town
Ankles splayed and all tied
The gymnast long has arrived
Lasy, your long sister lays
Waiting out this long light brigade
Prayed for snow a long time
And lazy, it long has arrived

Through the tarlatan holes
You've been slipping, been slipping away
And the weather will hold
It's been ever, so ever, so gray

And here as we're coming down


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