Who Sang Easy Come, Easy Go? 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: 2:23
producer: Tucker Martine and The Decemberists
lead vocals: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: Rachel Flotard
Lyrics
Limber Jack, he landed on his back
Was bedding on the netting when the rigging went slack
Was a moonless night, the stars are lending light
She's leering in the mirror when the road it broke right

'Cause you never really know
When the whistle's gonna blow
You never really know
Easy come and easy go

He was a stand-up gent, but no one knew his bent
And all the little bones that he hid in his vent
She was the come-on queen, too along the scene
He found her in the shower, she'd been gone for seven weeks

'Cause you never really know
When the whistle's gonna blow
You never really know
Easy come and easy go

'Cause you never really know
When the whistle's gonna blow
You never really know
Easy come and easy go

Oh Limber Jack, his name is on the plaque
His mother is another that will never get him back

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