Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) Lyrics

The Decemberists


writers: Colin Meloy
album: Track 3 in album The Crane Wife
release date: 2006-10-3
popularity : 53 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:19
producer: Chris Walla and Tucker Martine
guest lead vocals: Laura Veirs
mixer: Chris Walla
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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Heart-carved tree trunk, Yankee bayonet
A sweetheart left behind
Far from the hills of the sea-swelled Carolinas
That's where my true love lies

Look for me when the sun-bright swallow
Sings upon the birch bough high
But you are in the ground with the voles and the weevils
All a'chew on your bones so dry

But when the sun breaks
To no more bulletin battle-cry
Then will you make a grave
For I will be home then


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