Who Sang Better Not Wake the Baby? The Decemberists

The Decemberists What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Colin Meloy
Release Date: 2015-1-19
length: 1:45
producer: The Decemberists and Tucker Martine
lead vocals: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: Kelly Hogan
Lyrics
Giggle hole in the hallway wall
Singin' like a painted lady
Use your skull like a cannon ball
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

Make you moan of your lot in life
Spit your mind half crazy
Gouge your eyes for the better?
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

Drown yourself in crocodile tears
Curse the god what made thee
Find a way for your banner years
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the baby

How long will this go on?
How long will it be?
Bang your drum till the money's all gone
But it better not wake the, better not wake the, better not wake the baby

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Singer Addresses His Audience
  • 2 Cavalry Captain
  • 3 Philomena
  • 4 Make You Better
  • 5 Lake Song
  • 6 Till the Water’s All Long Gone
  • 7 The Wrong Year
  • 8 Carolina Low
  • 9 Better Not Wake the Baby
  • 10 Anti‐Summersong
  • 11 Easy Come, Easy Go
  • 12 Mistral
  • 13 12/17/12
  • 14 A Beginning Song

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 883870075626
    script: Latin