Hopelessness, but at the same time, something deep inside him “my bones” just won’t let go, no matter what he does to try to get rid of her “I’ve written pages upon pages”. General Comment It’s about that girl that you want but will never get, for whatever reason. You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here General Comment “And I’ve written pages upon pages Trying to rid you from my bones” I get chills every time.

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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.


Decembdrist the martyr line, It’s a bitter pill. And then the pre-chours: I kind of think the point is all the characters, the engine driver, the lineman, the moneylender, all know who they are.

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His writing style is rarely ever autobiographical, it’s mostly story telling. But the writer doesn’t know who he is. Email required Address never made public. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Log in to add a tag. User does not exist. What I really like here is this word play.


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Thank you for this! In any case, it’s a beautiful song. Log in to add a tag. Finding meaning in their songs is much more of finding an emotional connection rather than some hidden nugget of truth.

Part of me is starting to think that there is only ONE lyricd Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. General Comment “And I’ve written pages upon pages Trying to rid you from decembeirst bones” I get chills every time.

Engine Driver Lyrics

The Decemberists are certainly one of the most clever and talented bands of our time. There was an error. He keeps writing these stories and pouring himself into these different characters and no matter who he becomes he still doesn’t get the girl.

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Why not add your own? General Comment I think this is a song about a couple breaking up It displays perfectly how a song can be both a story and an introspective commentary.

Login with Facebook Error: Hold on, they’re breaking their bonds, Hold on, they’re breaking their bonds, One engine barely makes it away. Three verses, a pre-chorus, and a chorus. An engine driver, a county lineman and a money lender.

General Comment I’m pretty sure it’s “verily”, not “barely”. Why not add your own? And the line of right, It will barely make you feel. The Engine Driver song meanings.

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