Each verse is dedicated to a different character in the song. I lean more towards the idea that the engine driver is coming out of his reverie of his lady and referring to his trip as a long one. Just as you would read a book and understand some moral that was never explicitly stated, listening to a Decemberists song is in the exact same vein. More The Decemberists Lyrics. He just writes to keep away a person who he loved. The Decemberists — The Engine Driver.

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An engine driver, a county lineman and a money lender. Expanded Edition by Elliott Smith.

Once again, a more historic occupation. Featuring the BC Weekly best new albums and artists from Still, even knowing this, the love that you feel stays. To facilitate the creative process and avoid creative block, band members filled a used bike helmet with slips of paper listing strategies and ideas to try out.

General Comment It’s about that girl that you want but will never get, for whatever reason. Her Majesty the Decemberists.

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General Comment the subject seems to be recalling a life, perhaps richly lived, but ultimately empty. Picaresque Studio album by The Decemberists. Articles with hAudio microformats. Archived from the original on November 30, A county lineman was responsible for hanging and repairing telegraph or telephone lines. His writing style is rarely ever autobiographical, it’s mostly story telling.


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I’m writing a fiction book as well, and it’s partially to just get the story out of me. The DecemberistsChris Walla.

Retrieved November 25, He simply wants to stop the hurt of loneliness. You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Retrieved April 5, This chorus seems decembberists tie these three verses by making the song personal. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He doesn’t really have that much of an identity separate from her because whenever he talks about himself, he relates it to this other person. Thank you for this!

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Email required Address never made decemberixts. And if you don’t love me let me go And if you don’t love me let me go And I am writer, a writer of fictions I am the heart that you call home And I’ve written pages upon pages Trying to rid you from my bones.


You are commenting using your Twitter account. General Comment Okay, meaning now. I lean more towards the idea that the engine driver is coming out of his reverie of his lady and referring to his trip as a long one. I think that this is a song comprised of several different characters obviously with most of the focus given to the writer who I think is, in some part, Meloy — it’s very simple with lots of repetition, but I think it comes down to one moral — All of these people are something by their very nature; it’s in their bones, it’s who they are, and they’re calling out, “If decemberixts don’t love me let me go” — or, if you don’t deecemberists me for who I really am, decemberiats me go.

User does not exist. General Comment I feel as if it’s about a writer trying to get over this girl.