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The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid

This song is by The Decemberists and appears on the album The Hazards of Love (2009).

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Song of the Day
February 11, 2012
William:
Mother, I can hear your footfall now
A soft disturbance in the deadfall how
It precedes you like a black smoke pall
Still the wanting comes in waves

And you delivered me from danger, then
Pulled my cradle from the reedy glen
Swore to save me from the world of men
Still the wanting comes in waves, in waves, and waves

And the wanting comes in waves
And the wanting comes in waves
And I want this night, and I want this night

The Queen:
How I made you, I wrought you, I pulled you
From ore I labored you, from cancer I cradled you
And now: this is how I am repaid?
This is how I am repaid?

Remember when I found you the miseries that hounded you
And I gave you motion, anointed with lotions
And now: this is how I am repaid?
This is how I am repaid?

William:
Mother hear this proposition, right:
Grant me freedom to enjoy this night
And I'll return to you at break of light
For the wanting comes in waves, and waves, and waves

Still the wanting comes in waves
Still the wanting comes in waves
Still the wanting comes in waves
And you owe me life, and you owe me life

The Queen:
And if I grant you this favor to hand you
Your life for the evening, I will retake by morning
And so: consider it your debt repaid
Consider it your debt repaid, repaid, repaid!

Credits

Written by:

Colin Meloy

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