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The Decemberists — Riverswim
Album: Florasongs
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 519









Released: 2015
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 0
River run
And brother row
And the ease between us
The calm below
The rings, these twisted things,
cast off in the arms of those long low-aways
The lights, the river's striped,
and will we not belong to those long low laze
Surround us
Oh, drown us
A wailing whine, a Wendigo
A waltzing night
Oh bending road
Me, I couldn't sing,
caught in some long unseen
long it all the sun
Here, we riverswim,
wash away the lime
that seems to all in all been found
Surround me
Oh, drown me
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Really great tune. I like the chord changes and the accordion makes a great addition. 
Brings memory of Jeff Buckley. He took a riverswim.
 maggierob wrote:
I like this one better than most Decembrist songs. Will wait to hear a few more times before I rate and see if it sticks. 
 
They have some good tunes and some which annoy me.  I prefer when Melloy refrains from exaggerating that vocal affectation, as in this number.
I like this one better than most Decembrist songs. Will wait to hear a few more times before I rate and see if it sticks. 
Dumping rain here so this is working.  Although we should be partying cause its been dry as a popcorn fart.
 kingart wrote:
This act is like the tunes I hear from Wilco most often. They need a jolt of energy. Too wistful. Somber. OK, it's not their chosen style, but humor us, Decembrists, let's get a bit of upbeat tuni-esta every now and again.   

 
They definitely have a tendency toward the macabre, but check out their albums. They have a lot of energy in their music and in live performances. Of course, that energy doesn't always seem positive when they are singing about serial killers!!
 the_jake wrote:
is that an accordian I'm hearing?

 
Sounds like it to me... reminds me of The Band.
I'm getting an Elton John vibe about this - Tumbleweed Connection era - excellent!
very nice morning set Bill, thanks
Very lovely.
More from this album, please...
This act is like the tunes I hear from Wilco most often. They need a jolt of energy. Too wistful. Somber. OK, it's not their chosen style, but humor us, Decembrists, let's get a bit of upbeat tuni-esta every now and again.   
 hayduke2 wrote:
not as bad as I expected  (psd'd it anyway and was gifted with Sympathy for the Devil  : )

 
I even lasted through the first couple of verses. It's like he took a voice lesson:

"Here Colin, put this clothespin on your nose and try it again - see, doesn't that sound better?"

 PSD -> James McMurtry, Choctaw Bingo : Win, that will teach me to try and ride out a decemberists song.
is that an accordian I'm hearing?
not as bad as I expected  (psd'd it anyway and was gifted with Sympathy for the Devil  : )
 ShaunJ wrote:
A nice tune for a cloudy west coast morning.

 
Indeed :)
 
A nice tune for a cloudy west coast morning.
i severely dislike the decemberists but i do like this album cover a lot.
I'm not sure why the ratings are so low. Yes, sounds like REM, but very pretty!