Who Sang Mistral? 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: 3:55
producer: The Decemberists and Tucker Martine
lead vocals: Colin Meloy
mixer: Tucker Martine
recording engineer: Tucker Martine
background vocals: Kelly Hogan and Rachel Flotard
Lyrics
So we already wrecked through the reservoir
And I've already lost my way
But feel entombed in this tourist bar
For a day, anyway

So lay me out in the cobblestone
And unfurl this aching jib
The streets are built on ancient bones
And the crib are the ribs?

While the mistral blow it all away
While the mistral blow away
While the mistral blow it all away
Won't it blow, won't it blow, won't it blow

So it's me and you and the baby boy
And a thorn to shed away
Reeking out a little joy
What a waste that we stayed

While the mistral blow it all away
While the mistral blow away
While the mistral blow it all away
Won't it blow, won't it blow, won't it blow

While the mistral blow it all away
While the mistral blow away
While the mistral blow it all away
Won't it blow, won't it blow, won't it blow

While the mistral blow it all away
While the mistral blow away

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