Much like the first verse we have a character who is committed to duty. A money lender is, again, keeping consistent with this old-timey profession thing we have going on here. He simply wants to stop the hurt of loneliness. Log in to add a tag. General Comment i love this song. This seems the most likely interpretation because it is consistent with the rest of the song and the next line of the verse. Her Majesty the Decemberists

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Comment by 30secondspoetry on September 6, 6: He doesn’t really have that much of an identity separate from her because whenever he enngine about himself, he relates it to this other person.

Picaresque Studio album by The Decemberists. The 20th anniversary edition of this modern classic is both carefully remastered and expanded with live and unreleased studio tracks.

The verse is stoic in a way; very little emotion is involved. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Login with Google Error: General Comment “And I’ve written pages upon pages Trying to rid you from my bones” I get chills every time. 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”.


Retrieved November 25, I’m an engine driver On a long run, on a long run Would I work beside her? Expanded Edition by Elliott Smith. The goal of this analysis is to see how these characters are connected. Retrieved from ” https: Yet, he’s just a writer of fictions; he’s trying to write her out of his life, but she won’t let go.

User does not exist. Meloy is shrieking “if you don’t love me let decemberisst go”, but the love still stays, despite the fact that the writer has “written pages upon pages trying to rid you from my bones.

What I really like here is this word play. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Streaming and Download help.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here He simply wants to stop the hurt of loneliness. Log in to add a tag. It displays perfectly how a song can be both a story and an introspective commentary.


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Her Majesty the Decemberists. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape! One of the three or more references decemberistx this song is unquestionably “Wichita Lineman” ref: Lyrics submitted by sethbrown. You are commenting using your Twitter account. General Comment Okay, meaning now.

The Engine Driver Tab

No Replies Log in to reply. Retrieved April 5, Still, even knowing this, the love that you feel stays. March 22, US.