When the War Came Lyrics

The Decemberists

credits


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 6 in album The Crane Wife
release date: 2006-10-3
popularity : 9 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

Lyrics

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[Chorus]
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

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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