Who Sang Margaret in Captivity? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art
writers: Colin Meloy
release date: 2009-3-17
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Prog Rock
length: 3:08
producer: Tucker Martine and The Decemberists
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
assistant recording engineer: Rich Hipp
strings arranger: Jenny Conlee and Nate Query
background vocals: Jim James
cello: Collin Oldham
Hammond organ: Jenny Conlee
synthesizer: Nate Query
viola: Adam Hoornstra
violin: Keiko Araki and Gregory Ewer
acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
drums (drum set): John Moen
vocal: Colin Meloy
electric guitar: Colin Meloy and Chris Funk
piano: Jenny Conlee
electric bass guitar: Nate Query
guest: Becky Stark
bass guitar: Nate Query
guest background vocals: Jim James
lyricist: Colin Meloy
composer: Colin Meloy
I have snipped your wingspan,
My precious captive swan.
Here, all clipped of kickstand
Your spirit won't last long.

Don't you lift a finger.
Don't you snap and jaw.
Limber limbs akimbo,
Restful rubbing raw

Oh my own true love!
Oh my own true love!
Can you hear me love?
Can you hear me love?

Don't hold out for rescue.
None can hear your call,
Till I have wrest and wrecked you
Behind these fortress walls.

Oh my own true love!
Oh my own true love!
Can you hear me love?
Can you hear me love?

Digital Media 1
  • 1 Prelude
  • 2 The Hazards of Love 1 (The Prettiest Whistles Won’t Wrestle the Thistles Undone)
  • 3 A Bower Scene
  • 4 Won’t Want for Love (Margaret in the Taiga)
  • 5 The Hazards of Love 2 (Wager All)
  • 6 The Queen’s Approach
  • 7 Isn’t It a Lovely Night?
  • 8 The Wanting Comes in Waves / Repaid
  • 9 An Interlude
  • 10 The Rake’s Song
  • 11 The Abduction of Margaret
  • 12 The Queen’s Rebuke / The Crossing
  • 13 Annan Water
  • 14 Margaret in Captivity
  • 15 The Hazards of Love 3 (Revenge!)
  • 16 The Wanting Comes in Waves (reprise)
  • 17 The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned)