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. I’m a county lineman On a high line, on a high line So will be my grandson There are power lines in our bloodlines. General Comment i love this song. He just writes to keep away a person who he loved. Sign In Don’t have an account? In any case, it’s a beautiful song.
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General Comment I feel as if it’s about a writer trying to get over this girl. I kind of think the point is all the characters, the engine driver, the lineman, the moneylender, all know who they are. General Comment i love this song. No Replies Log in to reply.
I’ll post more on that once I think about it some more. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery.
The Engine Driver Lyrics
Add your decembegists 97 Comments. And I am a writer, writer of fictions I am the heart that you call home And I’ve written pages upon lrics Trying to rid you from my bones. I’m a county lineman On a high line, on a high line So will be my grandson There are power lines in our bloodlines. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. He just writes to keep away a person who he loved.
I’m an engine driver On a long run, on a long run Would I work beside her? I’m an engine driver On a long run, on a long run Would I work beside her She’s a long one, such a long one. Yet, he’s just a writer of fictions; he’s trying dwcemberists write her out of his life, but she won’t let go.
General Comment “And I’ve written pages upon pages Trying to rid you from my bones” I get chills every time. Log in now to tell deecemberists what you think this song means.
THE DECEMBERISTS : The Engine Driver lyrics
We do not have any tags for The Engine Driver lyrics. What does this song mean to you? Login with Decemberisys Error: 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. Login with Facebook Error: General Comment just beautiful.
The Engine Driver lyrics – The Decemberists original song – full version on Lyrics Freak
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”.
Sign In Don’t have an account? Log in to add decemberosts tag. Songs from District 12 and Beyond General Comment When the song says ‘Trying to rid you from my bones’, I don’t interpret that as trying to forget a girl. Each of the professions he lists decemberiste the verses are various parts of being a touring musician.
Retrieved from ” http: They tell their jobs and seem to accept what they are. I’m a money lender Decdmberists have fortunes upon fortunes Take my hand for tender I am tortured, ever tortured.
In any case, it’s a beautiful song. General Comment the subject seems to be recalling a life, perhaps richly lived, but ultimately empty.
His writing style is rarely ever autobiographical, it’s mostly story telling.