The Decemberists, Sucker’s Prayer (new song), live at the Fox Theater (Oakland, CA), 8/17/2017 (HD)

The Decemberists play an unreleased song called A Sucker’s Prayer live in concert at their Fox Theater show in Oakland, CA on August 17, 2017.

Sucker’s Prayer lyrics:

I was not ready for the road
I was so discontent to wear that heavy load
And so I got down on my knees
Made a sucker’s prayer
Like Rimbaud to Baudelaire before

And when nobody did respond
I took my glasses off and went to find a pond
Stuffing rocks into the pockets of my pants
And when I waded in
Those currents carried them away

I wanna love somebody but I don’t know how
I’ve been so long lonely and it’s getting me down
I wanna throw my body in the river and drown
I wanna love somebody but I don’t know how

So if you’re lost along the way
And if you’re thinking that will always be the case
Won’t you listen to my plea?
You’ll make a sucker’s prayer
Just go and leave it that-a-way

I wanna love somebody but I don’t know how
I’ve been so long lonely and it’s getting me down
I wanna throw my body in the river and drown
I wanna love somebody but I don’t know how
I wanna love somebody but I don’t know how

Sucker’s Prayer written by Colin Meloy

Decemberists – Shuffling Off to Ragnarok Tour Dates (2017):

April 7 – State Theatre of Ithaca, Ithaca, NY
April 8 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
April 9 – The National, Richmond, VA
April 11 – Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
April 12 – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
April 14 – The Fillmore Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
April 15 – College Street Music Hall, New Haven, CT
April 17-19 – Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY
June 9 – Cascadia Resists, Seattle, WA
August 8 – The Orpheum, Vancouver, BC
August 9 – MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB
August 10 – Edmonton Folk Music Festival Edmonton, AB
August 12-13 – Travelers’ Rest, Missoula, MT
August 15 – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre, Salt Lake City, UT
August 17 – Fox Theater, Oakland, CA
August 18 – Mondavi Center, Davis, CA
August 19 – Britt Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR

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