Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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 part 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”. There was an error. 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. A county lineman was responsible for hanging and repairing telegraph or telephone lines.

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The Decemberists – The Engine Driver Lyrics | SongMeanings

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here General Comment I feel as if it’s ljrics a writer trying to get over this girl. One of the three or more references for this song is unquestionably “Wichita Lineman” ref: The Decemberists — The Engine Driver.

Notify me of new comments via email. Lhrics 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 long one.

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Log in to add a tag. I’m writing a fiction book as well, and it’s partially to just get the story out of me.

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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. It displays perfectly how a song can be both a story and an introspective commentary.

This seems the most likely interpretation because it is consistent with the rest of the song and the next line of the verse. A county lineman is our next character.

General Comment Okay, meaning now. More The Decemberists Lyrics. I’m a money lender I have fortunes upon fortunes Take my hand for tender I am tortured, ever tortured. Finding meaning in their songs is much more of finding an emotional connection rather than some hidden nugget of truth. He has a responsibility and will do it without exception. Each of the professions he lists in the verses are various decemberistz of being a touring musician.

Login with Google Error: Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. General Comment It’s about that girl that you want but will never get, for whatever reason. General Comment When the song says ‘Trying to rid you from my bones’, I don’t interpret that as trying to forget a girl. Three verses, a pre-chorus, and a chorus.


Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. I think that this is a song comprised of several different characters obviously with most of the focus given to the writer who I think is, in some part, Meloy — it’s very simple with lots lurics repetition, but I think it comes down to one moral — All of these people are something by their very nature; it’s in their bones, it’s who they are, and they’re calling out, “If you don’t love me let me go” — or, if you don’t love me for who I really am, let me go.

But the writer doesn’t lyyrics who he is.

The Decemberists – Engine Driver Lyrics

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An engine driver, a county lineman and a money lender. Login with Facebook Error: He just writes to keep away a person who he loved. General Comment i love this song. Add decemberistts thoughts 97 Comments.