The Decemberists - Clementine Lyrics

The Decemberists Castaways and Cutouts cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Colin Meloy
release date: 2002-5-21
popularity : 63 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:10
producer: The Decemberists
recorded by: Simon Widdowson
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy
Lyrics
You slept in your overalls
After the wrecking ball
Bereft you of house and home
And left you with sweet ****-all
So we got in your car
With our kickabout hearts
And we hollared out 'sweet clementine'

Tell your mom to marry us
A candle to carry us
With cans on our bicycle fenders
So sweet and hilarious
And we'll find us a home
Built of packaging foam
That will be there 'til after we die

And, I'll play the clarinet
Use clamshells for castinets
We play with our bags on our shoulders
My sweet lady lioness
And I watch as you sleep
So indelibly deep
An I hum to you sweet clementine



Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Leslie Anne Levine
  • 2 Here I Dreamt I Was an Architect
  • 3 July, July!
  • 4 A Cautionary Song
  • 5 Odalisque
  • 6 Cocoon
  • 7 Grace Cathedral Hill
  • 8 The Legionnaire‚Äôs Lament
  • 9 Clementine
  • 10 California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade

  • Album Information
    label: Hush Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin