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California One/Youth And Beauty Brigade

This song is by The Decemberists and appears on the album Castaways And Cutouts (2002).

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Song of the Day
May 14, 2008
Take a long drive with me
On California One, on California One
Take a long drive with me
On California One, on California One

And the road a-winding goes
From Golden Gate to roaring cliff side
And the light is softly low
As our hearts become sweetly untied

Beneath the sun
Of California One

Take a long dram with me
Of California wine, of California wine
Take a long drown with me
Of California wine, of California wine

And the wine, it tastes so sweet
As we lay our eyes to wander
And the sky stretches deep
But will we rest our heads to slumber?

Beneath the vines
Of California wine
Beneath the sun
Of California One?

Annabelle lies
Sleeps with quiet eyes
On this sea-drift sun
What can you do?

And if I said
"Oh, it's in your head"
On this sea-drift sun
What can you do?

(I've heard of ghosts
Good ghosts who wander the battlefield at night
Guiding soldiers out of danger
You can see their omens everywhere
Omens warning of stray bullets and lurking enemies
If I were such a ghost
I would stay so close to you
You could feel my breath on your cheek)


We're calling all bed-wetters and ambulance chasers
Poor picker-pockets, bring 'em in
Come join the youth and beauty brigade
Come join the youth and beauty brigade

We're lining up the light-loafered and the bored bench warmers
Castaways and cutouts, fill it up
Come join the youth and beauty brigade
Come join the youth and beauty brigade

Nothing will stand in our way

I figured I had paid my debt to society
By paying my overdue fines at the Multnomah County Library, at the library
And they said "Son, go join up
Go join the youth and beauty brigade"


Come join the youth and beauty brigade
Come join the youth and beauty brigade
Come join the youth and beauty brigade
Nothing will stand in our way

Written by:

Colin Meloy

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