The Soldiering Life

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 7 in album Her Majesty the Decemberists
release date: 2003-9-9
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length: 3:49
producer: The Decemberists, Larry Crane and Adam Selzer
engineer: Adam Selzer
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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Ambling madly all over the town
I liken to a radio
They called you from a cartoon

My brother in arms
Than let you come to harm
But You
The bullets may singe your skin

I never felt so much life
Huddled in the trenches
Our rifles blaze away

And proud array standing by the bathing
We laid on the mattress and tumbled to sleep
Cradled in our dungarees
But You
I'd rather I'd lose my limbs

My bombazine doll
And the mortars may fall
But I
Than tonight
Gazing on the battle field
We blaze away
We blaze away


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