clementine lyrics – decemberists

you slept in your overalls
after the wrecking ball
bereft you of house and home
and left you with sweet f*ck all

so we got in your car
with our kickabout hearts
and we hollered out
“sweet clementine”

tell your mom to marry us
a candle to carry us
with cans on your bicycle fenders
so sweet and hilarious

and we’ll build us a home
built of packaging foam
that will be there
’till after we die

and i’ll play the clarinet
use clam sh*lls for castanets
we play with our bags on our shoulders
my sweet lady lioness

and i watch as you sleep
so indelibly deep
and i hum to you
“sweet clementine”

/ decemberists lyrics