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Regina Spektor returns with ‘All The Rowboats’

Regina Spektor returns with ‘All The Rowboats’
February 28, 2012 MICHAEL KNUDSEN
Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats

OMG! I’m obsessed with this incredibly haunting and brilliant new track from Regina Spektor called All The Rowboats! It’s the first taste of her upcoming 6th studio album entitled What We Saw From The Cheap Seats (her last album Far dropped back in ’09) that is set for release sometime in late spring on Sire Records. You must listen to the track below and make sure to pick up a copy on iTunes!

Regina Spektor

All the rowboats in the paintings
They keep trying to row away
And the captains’ worried faces
Stay contorted and staring at the waves
They’ll keep hanging in their gold frames
For forever, forever and a day
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away

Hear them whispering french and german
Dutch, italian, and latin
When no one’s looking i fetch a sculpture
Marble, gold, and soft as satin
But the most special are the most lonely
God, i pity the violins
In glass coffins they keep coughing
They’ve forgotten, forgotten how to sing

First there’s lights out, then there’s lock up
Masterpieces serving maximum sentences
It’s their own fault for being timeless
There’s a price you pay and a consequence
All the galleries, the museums
Here’s your ticket, welcome to the tombs
They’re just public mausoleums
The living dead fill every room
But the most special are the most lonely
God, i pity the violins
In glass coffins they keep coughing
They’ve forgotten, forgotten how to sing

They will hang there in their gold frames
For forever, forever and a day
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away

First there’s lights out, then there’s lock up
Masterpieces serving maximum sentences
It’s their own fault for being timeless
There’s a price you pay and a consequence
All the galleries, the museums
They will stay there forever and a day
All the rowboats in the oil paintings
They keep trying to row away, row away…

Regina Spektor - All The Rowboats

PHOTO \ Shervin Lainez