Who Sang Cavalry Captain? 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: 3:18
producer: Tucker Martine and The Decemberists
lead vocals: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: Kelly Hogan and Rachel Flotard
Lyrics
I am the cavalry captain
I am the remedy to your heart
I am the carbon collected
I am the printed upon your stars

And when you shine, shine your eyes
Looking lost, looking bright
Wheel away on the light brigade

And if only for a second
(Only for a second)
And if only for a time
(Only for a time)
And if only for a second
(Only for a second)
And if only for a time
We'll be alive
We'll be alive, oh oh

I am the cavalry captain
I am the remedy to your heart
I am the carbon collected
I am the printed upon your stars, oh oh

There is a world, there is a time
Looking calm, looking kind
Wheel away at the break of day

And if only for a second
(Only for a second)
And if only for a time
(Only for a time)
And if only for a second
(Only for a second)
And if only for a time
We'll be alive
We'll be alive, oh oh, oh oh

I am the cavalry captain
I am the remedy to your heart
I am the carbon collected
I am the printed upon your stars, oh oh, oh oh

I am the cavalry captain
I am the remedy to your heart
I am the carbon collected
I am the printed upon your stars

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