Who Sang Dear Avery? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The King Is Dead cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
release date: 2011-1-17
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:52
producer: Tucker Martine and The Decemberists
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
vocal: Colin Meloy
acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: David Rawlings, Laura Veirs and Gillian Welch
pedal steel guitar: Chris Funk
bass & cello: Nate Query
drums (drum set) & shakers: John Moen
Wurlitzer electric piano: Jenny Conlee
Dear Avery, I think of you only
Were you waving, were you dead on the vine
Oh Avery, I think of you lonely
But I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

There are times life will rattle your bones
And will bend your limbs
You're still far away the boy you've ever been
So you bend back and shake at the frame
Of the frame you made
But don't you shake alone
Please Avery, come home

Headstrong, you and your long arms
Listing lazily on the cusp of your tease
But you were my Avery and when you needed saving
I could just grab you by the nape of your neck

There are times life will rattle your bones
And will bend your limbs
You're still far and away the boy you've ever been
So you bend back and shake at the frame
Of the frame you made
But don't you shake alone
Please Avery, come home
Don't you shake alone
Please Avery, come home
Come home



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Don't Carry It All
  • 2 Calamity Song
  • 3 Rise to Me
  • 4 Rox in the Box
  • 5 January Hymn
  • 6 Down by the Water
  • 7 All Arise!
  • 8 June Hymn
  • 9 This Is Why We Fight
  • 10 Dear Avery

  • Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870165624
    script: Latin