The Decemberists, “This is Why We Fight”
…in which Colin Maloy lets his inner Morrissey fly wild and free!
Don’t believe me? Here’s some lyrical comparisons:
Maloy: Come attrition / Come the reek of bones / Come attrition / Come hell
Morrissey: Come, come, nuclear bomb (“Everday is Like Sunday”)
Maloy: When we die / We will die / With our arms unbound
Morrissey: There is no-one on earth I’m afraid of / And I will die with both my hands untied (“Irish Blood, English Heart”)
Maloy: So come to me / Come to me now / Lay your arms around me
Morrissey: You don’t understand, and yet you can / Take me in your arms and love me (“The World is Full of Crashing Bores”) or Crash into my arms… (“Jack the Ripper”) or All I ask of you is one thing that you never do / Would you put your arms around me (“Tomorrow’) [Morrissey really wants a hug.]
In short: I would pay Real American Dollars to hear Morrissey duet with Colin Maloy.