Who Sang The Queen’s Approach? The Decemberists

The Decemberists The Hazards of Love cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Colin Meloy
Release Date: 2009-3-17
length: 0:30
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
Lyrics
I'm
Made of bones of the branches
The boughs and the brow-beating light

While my feet are the trunks
And my head is the canopy high

And my fingers extend
To the leaves
And the eaves
And the (bright?)

Might I shine?
It's my shine (child?)

He
Was a baby abandoned
Entombed in a cradle of claim (clay?)

And I was a soul
Who took pity
And stole him away

And gave him the form of
A fawn to inhabit
By day

Bright Eyes, stay
It's my day

And you
Have removed this temptation
That's troubled my innocent child

To abduct and abuse and to render, (bereft?) and defiled

But the river is deep
To the banks and the water is wild,
I will fly you
To the far side

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