When the War Came Song Lyrics

The Decemberists

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With all the grain of Babylon
To cultivate, to make us strong
And hidden here behind the walls
Are shoulders wide and timber on
'Til the war came
'Til the war came

A terrible autonomy
Has grafted onto you and me
Our trust put in the government
They told their lies as heaven-sent
'Til the war came
'Til the war came

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

  • credits

    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 6 in album The Crane Wife
    release date: 2006-10-3
    popularity : 46 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