Decemberists - Down By The Water
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Down By The Water Lyrics

See this ancient riverbed
See where all my folly's led
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

I was just some tow-head teen
Feeling ‘round for fingers to get in between
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

The season rubs me wrong
The summer swells anon
So knock me down, tear me up
But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

Sweet descend this rabble ‘round
The pretty little patter of a seaport town
Rolling in the water and rolling down the old main drag

All dolled up in gabardine
The lash-flashing Leda of pier nineteen
Queen of the water and queen of the old main drag

The season rubs me wrong
The summer swells anon
So knock me down, tear me up
But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

The season rubs me wrong
The summer swells anon
So knock me down, tear me up
But I would bear it all broken just to fill my cup
Down by the water and down by the old main drag
Down by the water and down by the old main drag
Down by the water and down by the old main drag

these lyrics are submitted by P. Sims

Songwriter(s): Colin Meloy
Copyright: Osterozhna Music, Osterozhna! Music, Music Of Stage Three
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Meaning to "Down By The Water" (1 meaning)
Eric 09/11/11,22:37
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Pretty sure this song is about impregnating a prostitute down by the old abandoned part of town. Old main drag suggests it is no longer the main part of town. And he talks of swelling and knock me up.
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