I 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. Add your thoughts 4 Comments. There was an error. A money lender is, again, keeping consistent with this old-timey profession thing we have going on here. Login with Facebook Error: General Comment Okay, meaning now. 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.

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In any case, it’s a beautiful song.

Lyrics submitted by switseaedited by altheal. Email required Decembersit never made public. But the writer doesn’t know who he is.

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

The Decemberists: The Engine Driver | More Than Music

The soldiers’ goal was to destroy the train-track behind them, break the telegraph lines, burn the bridges and anything else they could to cripple the Confederacy I’d like to get enine in some kind of way. General Comment the subject seems to be recalling a life, perhaps richly lived, but ultimately empty. November 21, Categories: Why not add your own?


The Decemberists — One Engine. Hopelessness, engins 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”. Each song is like reading a novel: Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. The line that separated the North from the South effectively turned brother on brother and made whoever was on the other side from you the enemy and the line of right, it will barely lyriccs you feel.

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Not even Colin would pronounce “barely” like that. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. User does not exist. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. One Engine song meanings. I’m an engine driver On a long run, on a long run Would I work beside her?

Engine Driver Lyrics

Much like the first verse we have a character who is committed to duty. I’d like to get you in some kind of way, Some kind of trouble in some kind of way. The emotion in the song is prevalent and clear, and most listeners will certainly relate. Add your thoughts 4 Comments. Log in now to add this track to your mixtape!


His writing style is rarely ever autobiographical, it’s mostly story telling. One of the three or more references for this song is unquestionably “Wichita Lineman” ref: Still, even knowing this, the love that you feel stays. Three verses, a pre-chorus, and a chorus.

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General Comment Okay, meaning now. I’ll post more on that once I think about it some more. Death Cab For Cutie: Log in now to add this track to your mixtape!