The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned) Lyrics

The Decemberists


album: Track 17 in album The Hazards of Love
release date: 2009-3-16
popularity : 24 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Prog Rock
length: 5:58
guest additional background vocals: Becky Stark
additional guest background vocals: Shara Worden, Rebecca Gates and Jim James
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Rough Trade
country(area): France
format: Digital Media
script: Latin

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The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art


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Margaret arrayed the rocks around the hull before it was sinking,
A million stones, a million bones, a million holes within the chinking.

And painting rings around your eyes these peppered holes so filled with crying.
A whisper weighed upon the tattered down where you and I were lying.

Tell me now, tell me this, a forest's son, a river's daughter,
A willow on the willow wisp, our ghosts will wander all of the water.

So let's be married here today these rushing waves to bare our witness,
And we will lye like river stones rolling only where it takes us.

But I pulled you and I called you here,
And I caught you and I brought you here


Track Listing

Digital Media 1
  • 1 Prelude
  • 2 The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  • 3 A Bower Scene
  • 4 Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  • 5 The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  • 6 The Queen’s Approach
  • 7 Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
  • 8 The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
  • 9 An Interlude
  • 10 The Rake’s Song
  • 11 The Abduction of Margaret
  • 12 The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing
  • 13 Annan Water
  • 14 Margaret in Captivity
  • 15 The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  • 16 The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
  • 17 The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)