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The Decemberists — Why Would I Now
Album: Florasongs
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Released: 2015
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Have I ever lost your way?
Have I ever left you waylaid?
Have I ever come and stayed?
Why would I now?
There were times I loathed your name
There were times I laid on plain
There were times I brought on shame
Why would I now?
But I will never be your familiar soul
and I will never see your interior whole
But have I ever stood back and watched you fall?
Ditched your call? Cut you, bend around?
Why would I now?

Have I ever steered you wrong?
Have I ever strung you along?
Have I ever kept you long?
Why would I now?
There were times I broke through the walls
There were times I broke through it all
There were times it felt so hard,
Why would I now?
But I will never be your familiar soul
and I will never see your interior whole
But have I ever stood back and watched you fall?
Ditched your call? Cut you, bend around?
Why would I now?

Though the years they may upbraid you
How it all nearly unmade you laying down
Why would now?

Remember when it all went dark
Remember when it first ran apart
Remember how I held my marks
So wouldn't I now?
But I will never be your familiar soul
and I will never see your interior whole
But have I ever stood back and watched you fall?
Ditched your call? Cut you, bend around?
Why would I now?
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 TLynneHenry wrote:

I get what you're saying. For me, the plaintive tone in the singer's voice is a reason I like their music. 
 
Absolutely!  Far more interesting than some cookie-cutter, syrupy pop vocalist.
 alexandersmcmillan wrote:
The singer's voice is like nails on a chalkboard for my ears - and I honestly don't mind the sound of nails on a chalkboard. I can't think of another vocalist that elicits the same response in me. It's a strange phenomenon to be instantly put off by a certain timbre or frequency.
 
I get what you're saying. For me, the plaintive tone in the singer's voice is a reason I like their music. 
The singer's voice is like nails on a chalkboard for my ears - and I honestly don't mind the sound of nails on a chalkboard. I can't think of another vocalist that elicits the same response in me. It's a strange phenomenon to be instantly put off by a certain timbre or frequency.
 midigitguy wrote:
There are a few Decemberists songs that I like, but generally they lead me to visualize the scene in Animal House when Bluto encounters the insufferable folkster on the stairs..
Bluto kills the ax
 

Did you mention Bluto was a drunk  with poor hygiene?  Curious oversight.
 jagdriver wrote:
Meloy's voice is just so tiring. I wish my HT receiver remote had a PSD button.
 
Does it have on OFF switch?
 danielharrigan wrote:
this band is played too much on this station.
 

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Why not go somewhere more to your taste? Then we won't have to listen to your whining.
this band is played too much on this station.
There are a few Decemberists songs that I like, but generally they lead me to visualize the scene in Animal House when Bluto encounters the insufferable folkster on the stairs..
Bluto kills the ax
 drewd wrote:
The album cover looks like one of those pictures that you hold up to your nose and move slowly away from your face. Maybe if you squint just right you'll see a 3-D banjo or something.

 
I love those Magic Eye pictures and I thought this would certainly be one.

Not seeing anything.

I do enjoy the song, however.
Heard the lead singer on a Dear Sugar podcast on my walk yesterday. Sang solo with his guitar at a live event in Portland where writers gathered in solidarity against our federal political administration. 

Bottom line - I was never a fan. But that's changed. This dude can sing.  
A little earnest yet boring.
I love these guys! 8
The album cover looks like one of those pictures that you hold up to your nose and move slowly away from your face. Maybe if you squint just right you'll see a 3-D banjo or something.
Can be a great band, but this is boring...
great!
Meloy's voice is just so tiring. I wish my HT receiver remote had a PSD button.
Really enjoying your track choices this morning - many of which I've not heard before. Consistently top quality music - who needs Spotify, Deezer and the rest. I haven't got time to listen to them - I'm too busy listening to RADIO PARADISE !!
 
 jnhashmi wrote:
My new favorite band. The consistent quality from this band over the last several albums and EPs has been staggering. Colin Meloy is a genius. 

 
I agree. Great band!
from godlike Jorma you then play this terrible whiner, yuck psd!
This out-of-tune braying reminds me that it's time to walk down to the barn to check on the cows.
My new favorite band. The consistent quality from this band over the last several albums and EPs has been staggering. Colin Meloy is a genius. 
What a sweet song! 
New stuff by them? Love this group!
First! Woot!

Also, dig the new Decembrists.