The album was recorded at the Prescott Church in northeast Portland , which the band rented for one month in the summer of And then the pre-chours: He simply wants to stop the hurt of loneliness. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The song structure is important in this one. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. The goal of this analysis is to see how these characters are connected.

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An engine driver, a county lineman and a money lender. Thank you for this! The catchiest on picaresque in my opionon. And then the pre-chours: This seems the most likely interpretation because it is consistent with the rest of the song and the next line of the verse. Archived from the original on November 30, Yet, he’s just decemgerists writer of fictions; he’s trying to write her out of his life, but she won’t let go.

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Login with Google Error: Articles with hAudio microformats. General Comment When the song says ‘Trying to rid you from my bones’, I don’t interpret that as trying to forget a girl.


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 deceberists one.

It was released in on the Kill Rock Stars record label. The goal of this analysis is to see how these characters are connected. Part of me is starting to think that there is only ONE charactor By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Cecemberists and Privacy Policy.

The Engine Driver

The emotion in the song is prevalent and clear, and most listeners will certainly relate. Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. You are commenting using your Facebook account. The DecemberistsChris Walla. Once again, a more historic occupation.

Meloy is shrieking “if you don’t love me let me go”, but the love still stays, despite the fact that the writer has “written pages upon pages trying to rid you from my bones. I kind of think the point is all the characters, the engine driver, the lineman, the moneylender, all know who they are.

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. General Comment Okay, meaning now. 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.


More The Decemberists Lyrics. He simply wants to stop the hurt of loneliness. Going deeper, you could look at the writer and think, he’s trying to rid this love from his bones, so maybe she’s become a decembetists of him assuming the first person is male, sorry as well; or, he is becoming a part of her, as in “I am the heart that you call home”.

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General Comment I feel as if it’s about a writer trying to get over this girl. November 21, Categories: Just how I see it: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But the writer doesn’t know who he is. The Decemberists — The Engine Driver. We do not have any tags for The Engine Driver lyrics.