When the War Came

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 6 in album The Crane Wife
release date: 2006-10-3
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Prog Rock
length: 5:07
producer: Chris Walla and Tucker Martine
mixer: Chris Walla and Tucker Martine
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 094635398427
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Decemberists The Crane Wife cover art


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To cultivate, to make us strong
Are shoulders wide and timber on
'Til the war came
A terrible autonomy
Our trust put in the government
'Til the war came

And the war came with all the poise of a cannonball
When the war came, the war came hard
We mae made our oath to Vavilov
The acres of asteraceae
When the war came

With all the grain of Babylon


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Crane Wife 3
  • 2 The Island: Come and See / The Landlord’s Daughter / You’ll Not Feel the Drowning
  • 3 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  • 4 O Valencia!
  • 5 The Perfect Crime #2
  • 6 When the War Came
  • 7 Shankill Butchers
  • 8 Summersong
  • 9 The Crane Wife 1 & 2
  • 10 Sons & Daughters