oceanside lyrics – decemberists

sweet anabelle
as seen reclining on an ocean swell
as the waves do lather up to lay her down
’til she’s fast and sleeping

oh well
i guess i’m something of a ne’er-do-well
who fell asleep at the pealing of the steeple bell
i’m on track and keeping

but oh
if i could only get you oceanside
to lay your muscles wide
it’d be heavenly

oh
if i could only coax you overboard
to leave these lolling sh*r*s
to get you oceanside
oceanside

at rising tide
you’re looking fresher than a july bride
we’re picking up what our mothers always stigmatized
the field is right for reaping

oh well
i guess i’m something of a ne’er-do-well
even though that’s something i could never do well
i’m on track and keeping

but oh
if i could only get you ocean side
to lay your muscles wide
it’d be heavenly

oh
if i could only coax you overboard
to leave these lolling sh*r*s
to get you oceanside

oceanside

/ decemberists lyrics