The Decemberists - January Hymn Lyrics

The Decemberists The King Is Dead cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
release date: 2011-1-17
popularity : 69 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock
length: 3:14
vocal: Colin Meloy
background vocals: John Moen
organ: Jenny Conlee
guitar: Chris Funk
acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
shakers: John Moen
composer: Colin Meloy
lyricist: Colin Meloy
Lyrics
On a winter's Sunday I go
To clear away the snow
And green the ground below

April all an ocean away
Is this a better way to spend the day?
Keeping the winter at bay

What were the words I meant to say
Before you left
When I could see your breath lead
Where you were going to

Maybe I should just let it be
And maybe it will all come back to me
Seeing, oh, January, oh

How I lived a childhood in the snow
And all my teens in tow
Stuffed in strata of clothes

Hail the winter days after dark
Wandering the gray memorial park
A fleeting beating of hearts

What were the words I meant to say
Before she left
When I could see her breath lead
Where she was going to

Maybe I should just let it be
And maybe it will all come back to me
Seeing, oh, Janu...
Oh, January, oh



Track Listing
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