Decemberists, The - Rox In The Box Lyrics




If the rocks in the box
Get the water right down to your socks
This bulkhead's built of fallen brethren bones

We all do what we can
We endure our fellow man
And we sing our songs to the headframe's creaks and moans

And it's one, two, three
On the wrong side of the lee
What were you meant for?
What were you meant for?

And it's seven, eight, nine
You gave your shuffle back in line
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again

And you won't make a dime
On this gray granite mountain mine
Of dirt you're made and of dirt you will return

So while we're living here
Let's get this little one thing clear
There's plenty of men to die, you don't jump your turn

And it's one, two, three
On the wrong side of the lee
What were you meant for?
What were you meant for?

And it's seven, eight, nine
You gave your shuffle back in line
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again

And it's one, two, three
On the wrong side of the lee
What were you meant for?
Whatever you're meant for

And it's seven, eight, nine
You gave your shuffle back in line
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again
And if you ever make it to ten, you won't make it again





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Decemberists, The Rox In The Box Comments
  1. Shawn Huang

    已被李荣浩汉化🐶

  2. Sergio

    Patrick King and his Ricotta's Little Circles

  3. Sabrina Fojo

    I am here because of the Mandalorian

  4. Nahuel Rios Messina

    great tribute to the waterboys (the raggle taggle gipsy)

  5. Brandon Lee

    only 8k upvotes...this song is criminally underrated.

  6. Eric Moore

    The Dead South brought me here; they did a good cover of this song.

  7. Ethronium

    Martin Sellner?

  8. VideoSaySo

    I'm SO late in the game with this band! Will you alumni fans accept a new member? They are simply the most delightful thing I've come across in a long time! I was only familiar with Mariner's Revenge these last couple of years, but I finally managed to seek out more. Glad I did!

  9. Gabriella Dragonian

    I LOVE THIS SONG!

  10. the night squirrel

    dead south did it better

  11. BigBad Wolf

    Love hue

  12. MrReostA

    nasip olur mu bu şarkıyla güneye gitmek...

  13. •Yumiizinha Chan :3•

    Love music

  14. Steven Kramer

    I know the song is about a mining disaster, but I think it could be about any dire crisis. The first verse is those involved encouraging one another, the second verse is the pessimists on the outside and the chorus talks about how said crisis can quickly progress from a minor incident to a major disaster.

  15. Zdeňka Krampolová

    L7 - Shove

  16. OdgeBodge

    this song is my only childhood memory. just my dad blasting this song in the car at tesco.

  17. Ben Krause

    MTG & The Decemberists go well together!

  18. Federico Mariano Cabrera

    Uno de los mejores canciones que conocí este año. ✌

  19. Nicolás Casanova

    Man, the riff it's a copy of this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQuAAnsXqvk this is an old song from a famous band in Argentina :P

  20. Rogerio Saldanha

    What a wonderful song!

  21. Timothy McPherrin

    brilliant

  22. RamblerClassicMan

    This song was written by colin meloy, lead singer from helena montana for butte montana, a desolate mining community, ravaged by disaster

  23. Joaquin Gomez

    this song is about meth

  24. Daniel McKeighen

    Folk melodies, people. They've been around a long ass time.

  25. Darharhar Har

    Every time I hear this song I get a firefly vibe

  26. jennifer mckay

    came here from The Dead South doing a cover of this song.

  27. Kuhax

    2k18???????

  28. Niegel Nagel

    @marchofsaints truly it is good choise, because rtg is old, well known and in everyonce ear since day they hear thouse combination of tones

  29. Don Quixito

    I assume legal adhd like meds or effecting situation used to expell the religious experience offered by OCM...hidden healer's there's only so many way to play out Christ teachings.. many interpretations so but only so many ways

  30. Don Quixito

    DTD shit you can't become human again that no more human kind...if I was programmed you'd think interpretation and association would matter........then again I had some crap done to.my head in twenty oh six to twenty oh seven..had strange days awake in twenty oh eight...then pot after zeek shit casue being that angry paranoid a man's ohs society against what he owes first to his family...plus well I could tell it was a bs anonymous same shit from the Yorba Linda apartments why I got fired....lawyers or anonymous or foster system school system B's someone curtailing my destiny....

  31. Don Quixito

    When you ex brings up this name and then you find box's of rocks........it's funny but when you think back to your mom's fucked obessions with grabbing junk and even got a Muslim transgender to help....wonder how they meet...lucky for me years later I convinced her to stop....but head games and Risa Marshall the legion of the true Antichrist tears apart family trust offering a sith Lord's easier acceptance... really wrote a book on being a sith Lord in another world...way more badass then this oh David is the enemy out to get you....still all hypnotic dreams...here I am this is what I'm supposed to care of... DTD......you can't get that chemical out of DNA ever

  32. Alyssa Wilson

    theres plenty of men to die don't jump your turn, only reason I'm alive

  33. Fuat Eryılmaz

    Hayret bizden kimse gelmemiş :)

  34. Zaltaire

    speed this up to 1.25. you got the basic template of the song Little By Little used in the Canada Dry commercial

  35. Don Quixito

    seriously I make the good damn web and thank you God but the ability to foresee calamity that's all I got thank you or mighty me and God.......but yeah kinda like the ability to breed with an equal

  36. Porno Corner

    Roughly six years ago I would play this video on repeat. Thank you so much for posting this!

  37. Metro Notte

    Did anybody say...Robbie Williams?

  38. molly the unicorn

    I doesn't sound like this is supposed to be a sad song- but every time i listen to it i feel really sad, the way a sad song would make me feel.

    Michael Byrd

    minor chords

    ArthurRichardSole

    Because it actually is:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculator_Mine_disaster

    Owari

    Probably because many people die to mineing

  39. windcalmer

    I swear they stole the hook from Devo

    windcalmer

    Love it, but come on...The Girl you Want.

    Crabmaster

    isnt it raggle taggle gypsy

    Kristin Brown

    Yes! I was trying to think of what this song was. That's absolutey raggle taggle gypsy at 2:00.

  40. Salleen Sherman

    The entire family loves this song! It is hard not to sing along and dance to it!

  41. Leland Kinsell

    What were you meant, what ever your meant for.

  42. MrLupus

    Get the rox in the box, get the water right down to your socks
    This bulkhead's built of fallen brethren bones
    We all do what we can, we endure our fellow man
    And we sing our songs to the head frames creaks and moans

    And it's one, two, three on the wrong side of the lee
    What were you meant for? What were you meant for?
    And it's seven, eight, nine, you get your shuffle back in line
    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again
    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again

    And you won't make a dime on this gray Granite Mountain Mine
    Of dirt you're made and to dirt you will return
    So while we're living here, let's get this little one thing clear
    There's plenty of men to die, you don't jump your turn

    And it's one, two, three on the wrong side of the lee
    What were you meant for? What were you meant for?
    And it's seven, eight, nine, you get your shuffle back in line
    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again
    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again

    And it's one, two, three on the wrong side of the lee
    What were you meant for? Whatever you're meant for
    And it's seven, eight, nine, you get your shuffle back in line
    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again
    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again

    And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again


    You're welcome people

    Caedyn M

    it's never lupus

    Rob Riley

    +MrLupus i hear 'shovel' not 'shuffle', but you are probably right?! :)

    Raiden TB

    it is shovel, I think

    Joe

    Nah it says on their website it's shuffle

  43. Ann Korsakova

    Классная песня)

  44. Lis Johnson

    Bought the album after listening to this. Love this song, one of my favourites. Thanks for posting :)

  45. Pappy Pappito

    One sang high and the other sang low and the other sang a raggle taggle gypsy-o!

  46. Spurdo Sparde

    Teajay101

  47. Karle 01

    Nice song

  48. ray jude tubbs

    now, not saying i'm a pirate, but if i were to be (which i'm not) i would probably play this song while looting and pillaging

    i'm not a pirate

    Jack Daniels

    fucking pirate

    Johannes Ekström 8 Tågaborgsskolan

    ray jude tubbs nothing in this song is piratey

    Erol Alien

    Damn bastard ran off with my boots. Get back here you scoundrel!

    ralek

    What kind of sounds are you spewing out of your mouth! Anyone can be a pirate! You are a pirate!

    Cwazykitten

    Not yet

  49. Χαρταετός Βιβλιοχαρτοπωλείο

    Raggle Taggle Gypsy O!

    Caitlin Jackson

    thank the gods someone else besides me noticed

  50. TheFacu4

    Plaggio di plaggio

  51. Shawn Hoskins

    Im from BUTTE.......and jus wanna say..AWESOME SONG!!!!!!!
    We here in BUTTE are a breed apart!!!!!

    Terry Swalfdon

    @Shawn Hoskins

    Nice to hear a mining song that's not about coal

    Rob Myers

    @Shawn Hoskins I was just in Butte last week. Never been there before in my life, was just passing through town. After visiting the mining museum and the Memorial, this song was absolutely haunting to hear.

  52. Nya Rvn

    Carving the Mountains <3

    Nya Rvn

    @mikic28 I'm back on my board ;) but I can't do tricks until march, I have to wait to be on the surgery table again to be fully recovered :) thanks for asking ^^

    Nya Rvn

    +Nya Rvn I got back on the surgery 10 days ago, soon I'll be fully recovered and be able to ride again, so while waiting for this blessed moment I'm learning this song on guitar to sing along ♥

    Four Twenty

    Hi...where you from?

    Nya Rvn

    @superman2015 Super France

    Simon Blackwood

    The reason I found this song was that video <3

  53. Caterina Veronesi

    bellissima!!!!!

  54. frank beusing

    Very nice music !!!!!  I did not know them before . So I found them in a music store . 

  55. gypsyraine serai

    I LOVE this song.  And this album.  BUT their new album is so...blah.  What happened?

    David Crown

    ''Carolina Low'' great story telling once again

    David Crown

    ''Lake Song''

    halie morgan

    The new album is amazing. Regardless of what they choose for their sound they do it well.  Whether they tell a story or something from the heart. Colin is a true genius along with the rest of the decemberists. 

    gypsyraine serai

    I think Colin Meloy is amazing.   I guess the new album just hasn't 'grown' on me yet. And I just loved The King is Dead so much.

    Daryl Riley

    @gypsyraine serai The first song, first one on the the new album was written just for you.

  56. Jakub Mikołajewski

    Uriah Heep - Lady in Black ctrl:c ctrl:v

    KERP Photography

    @Jakub Mikołajewski I didn't know about Uriah Heep and I cut and paste it as you said, just curiosity...I love it! Thanks a lot Jakub.

  57. Tita Dian Talitha

    I heard raggle tanggle gypsy violin tune

    Ace.

    @Tita Dian Talitha i heard it too XD

  58. giuseppe tomacelli

    Quanto mi piace questo gruppo.

  59. Gözde Güler

    L7- shove

  60. Cyrus Chan

    From Hong Kong Aberdeen ^^

  61. 黃嘉盛

    看了香港仔的宣傳片才來聽歌 讚阿!

    Damian Gonzalez

    +黃嘉盛 No, esto no es un opening de animé

  62. qtHKboi

    香港仔brought me here :)

  63. Seth Pattenaude

    The guitar part was in that Canada Dry "Little by Little" commercial. At least it sounds a lot like it.

  64. Art Stedfast

    Great sound ! If you like Indie music and find underground artist, I suggest you to discover a new one by writing *"Niko Laetailleurs"* in the you tube search bar. Hoping you'll find some good vibrations...

  65. MarchofSaints Christianson

    Anyone else notice that the fiddle/accordion duet lead at 2:00 is the same tune as Raggle Taggle Gypsy?

    MarchofSaints Christianson

    It's not exact. There's a couple notes that are a little different and a few nuances in the meter, but it's basically the same.

    Little Pip

    @marchofsaints This song was inspired by Raggle Taggle Gypsy. This is more of a cover actually.

    Avarigirl x

    Raggle Taggle Gypsy, by the prolific composer Trad Arr.

  66. Joseph Stalin

    I approve 

  67. Karen Salas Pretel

    :D ME GUSTAAAA!

  68. yellowstarfish09

    is this song about mine ponies?

    Jay Somdahl

    The speculator mine tragedy

  69. Perth

    Oh thank you! I knew that tune was familiar, I just couldn't place it :]

  70. DuroSpacer

    There's a bit toward the 2:16 part that starts in and sounds a lot like the Raggle-Taggle Gypsy. I love the depth and character to the music this band makes and the definite roots in English/Irish/Appalachian folk music.

  71. Adriano Selis

    Melhor banda de indie folk

  72. Kayla Renaee

    Longboard Girls Crew brought me here. Who else? c;

    Rut García Sánchez

    I'm here for the grils to :)

  73. Simon Sharp

    I hear quite a lot of English Folk Revival in these guys as well as the Appalachian and Irish traditions. Reminiscent of bands like Fairport Convention and Show of Hands.

  74. jonathan martinez

    no es muy parecido a los redondos este tema?

  75. DeeJay Pasikala

    So haunting it chills to the bone yet uplifting like rarely anything else.
    GAAAAAWWSHH im in love x]

  76. Angel Gallardon

    jajaja cuando lo escuche pense los mismo se la chorearon a los redondos el solo todo

  77. Karly Fries

    Lol same reason I'm here!

  78. Tubesy macTubeserson

    Exactly. I will also refer to Raggle Taggle Gypsy, which has the same fiddle tune. When it's old as the hills, anyone can borrow it.

  79. Thomas Campbell

    Yes, it's the same riff, but it's hardly original with L7. That's a traditional Appalachian fiddle tune that is, as they say, as old as the hills.

  80. victorcorrea91

    32 people know that's a knockoff about L7's Shove rythm.

    youtube.com/watch?v=1eM9LTi2dA8

  81. Agustin Barrientos

    Las minitas aman los payasos

    Y la pasta de campeon (8

  82. Damian Gonzalez

    español madafackas!

  83. Damian Gonzalez

    Temaso! ♥

  84. Kyler Tallant

    Why can't I find bass tabs for this song?

  85. WhimsicalRavenclaw

    Love this song c:

  86. lolibop316

    Everyone spread the word that the song in the Canada Dry commercial is a bad rip off of this!

  87. Cecily-Marie Yerman

    Pateando en Long !

  88. Juan Bonelli

    El pibe de los astilleros

  89. Pauu Bs

    Maybe it's a plagiary but it's a good one !

  90. eduardo corino

    plagio a los redondos yanquis hdp aguante el rock argentino

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Lo mismo pensé. El Pibe De Los Astilleros.

  91. Pauu Bs

    Very good song !!

  92. Katerin Garcia

    Carving the montains

  93. mariano2031993

    Es la misma cancion boluda

  94. Alex Turner

    El pibe de los astilleros

  95. nicofirmat

    youtube.com/watch?v=jMJhPsb1ZB0

  96. Steve Harris

    Lol very true. I'm glad I've found the video and especially the song. It's a big change from RNB and I'm liking it a lot.

  97. Noelia Tp

    is copy to the other song"el pibe de los astilleros" of los redondos 1:49 to 1:59