The Decemberists - Grace Cathedral Hill Lyrics

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Grace cathedral hill
All wrapped in bones of setting sun
All dust and stone and moribund
I paid twenty-five cents to light a little white candle
For a new year's day
I sat and watched it burn away
Then turned and weaved through slow decay
We were both a little hungry so we went to get hot dog
Down the hyde street pier
This light was slightly disappeared
The air it stunk of fish and beer
We heard a superman trumpet play the national anthem

And the world may be long for you
But it'll never belong to you
But on a motorbike when all the city lights blind your eyes tonight
Are you feeling better now?

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Colin Meloy
    album: Track 7 in album Castaways and Cutouts
    release date: 2002-5-21
    popularity : 51 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
    composer: Colin Meloy
    lyricist: Colin Meloy
    Album Information
    label: Hush Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin