Maine Island Lovers (6:25)

Cover of Down the River of Golden Dreams

From Down the River of Golden Dreams and 3 other releases

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To cheat on Maine islands - days of laughter, nights of sighing. To love without ceasing - flowering orchards, salty sea-things. To say without shyness "unreal city, you have killed me." When you walked out on her love was it easy? When I left him while sleeping was I dreaming? We take each night's journey to the hotel in a hurry, where we love without worry on a bed that's five days dirty. And we read without irony from a book my husband bought for me. When I fell on the concrete it was lovely, because you could see what's been running so hot in me. But when I fell on the concrete, you went white as a sheet and wished that nothing in this world would ever hurt me. Well, keep wishing. Because when I look in my future, I don't see you and don't wish to. Idle talk made when I'm lying by your side on some Maine island is too funny to me, honey, so let's drop it. If you really want to love me, well, then

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  • telephonedance

    What a thing to experience affection at all. Thank you for this song, it's just lovely.

    9 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Modestmilk

    fuck yeah Maine

    7 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Mick-2011

    Because when I look in my future, I don't see you and don't wish to

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • insomniablues

    The end of this song is really affecting.

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • sspirits8

    LOVELY! Perfectly captures the misery that love ALWAYS engenders.

    2 Apr 2010 Reply
  • sspirits8

    One of my favorite songs too; not maudlin at all.

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Caligula138

    one of their best

    21 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Allado

    One of my favorite songs ever

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • youremyfavorite

    pure, songwriting genius.

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • bansheebeat_

    Such an amazing song, by far my favorite.

    25 Feb 2009 Reply
  • schnerzz

    I fell in love with the okkervil river because of this song

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • Rringou

    when I fell on the concrete it was lovely

    8 Oct 2008 Reply
  • spideralbrt

    this is one of my personal favorites.

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • inconsolable

    such an amazing song.

    16 May 2008 Reply
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    30 Apr 2008 Reply
  • XaviCreus

    if you really want to love me, well then do it...

    22 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Flurps

    Great song!

    22 Nov 2007 Reply
  • langstrand

    This a song about two people from new york city, living in new york city, leaving their respective spouses and they go to an island off the coast of maine and they stay in a hotel and have a lost weekend's not going to last... and one of them is aware of this and the other one is not. -Will Sheff in a live recording

    26 Aug 2007 Reply

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