Who Sang Isn’t It a Lovely Night?? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009-3-17
length: 3:39
producer: The Decemberists and Tucker Martine
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
assistant recording engineer: Rich Hipp
strings arranger: Jenny Conlee and Nate Query
synthesizer: Chris Funk
acoustic guitar: Colin Meloy
double bass: Nate Query
drums (drum set): John Moen
vocal: Colin Meloy
guest: Becky Stark
accordion: Jenny Conlee
pedal steel guitar: Chris Funk
Lyrics
Starved eyes looking for something soft.
Don't go astray. You were in love before tonight.
And what made you change your mind,
was it what she said?
Was it what you said?

Don't spend you time
worried about what's right...
turn around, walk away
and close your eyes.
Imagine what you would say
if she treated you that way.
It wouldn't feel good...
but this feels better.

Flush skin, glowing from treachery
plotting an exit.
It never ends as good as it begins
And what of her?
What will she think?
Does she even need to know?

Don't spend your time
worried about what's right...
turn around, and walk away
and close your eyes
Imagine what you would say
if she treated you that way.
It wouldn't feel good enough
to risk it all; to spoil your love...
but this feels better.

Tracklist
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)

  • Release information
    label: Rough Trade
    country(area): United States
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin