Artist: The Decemberists
Appears On (Mixes): The Best of 2005...and Before!
Song Notes: I had considered representing the Decemberists' new (and, in some ways, best) album, Picaresque, with The Mariner's Revenge Song, but that was really too long for a mix. So instead I chose this one, which includes the clever rhyme, "Meet me on my vast veranda/My sweet, untouched Miranda." I saw the Decemberists live in October, and they put on an amazing show. -VoVat