Who Sang Shankill Butchers? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The Crane Wife cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Colin Meloy
release date: 2006-10-3
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Indie Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:40
producer: Chris Walla and Tucker Martine
mixer: Tucker Martine
2, 3, 4...

The Shankill Butchers ride tonight
You better shut your windows tight
They're sharpening their cleavers and their knives
And taking all their whiskey by the pint

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls

Everybody moan
Everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers wanna catch you awake

They used to be just like me and you
They used to be sweet little boys
But something went horribly askew
Now killing is their only source of joy

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls

Everybody moan
Everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers wanna catch you awake

The Shankill Butchers on the rise
They're waiting 'til the dead of night
They're picking at their fingers with their knives
And wiping off their cleavers on their thighs

'Cause everybody knows
If you don't mind your mother's words
A wicked wind will blow
Your ribbons from your curls

Everybody moan
Everybody shake
The Shankill Butchers wanna catch you
The Shankill Butchers wanna cut you
The Shankill Butchers wanna catch you awake
Awake (x3)



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Crane Wife 3
  • 2 The Island: – Come and See – The Landlord’s Daughter – You’ll Not Feel the Drowning
  • 3 Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
  • 4 O Valencia!
  • 5 The Perfect Crime #2
  • 6 When the War Came
  • 7 Shankill Butchers
  • 8 Summersong
  • 9 The Crane Wife 1 & 2
  • 10 Sons & Daughters

  • Album Information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 094635398427
    script: Latin