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Don't carry it all
The Decemberists
Producer(s) The Decemberists & Tucker Martine
Unknown (Lindsey Stirling version)
Recorded 2010 (Original)
2011 (Cover)
Length 4:17 (Original)
3:49 (Cover)

"Don't Carry it All" is a song by The Decemberists from their album The King is Dead.

Cover version

On 2011, Lindsey Stirling and Shaun Canon did a cover of the song for the Live for Music YouTube series, just a few months after the original song's release.

The cover was released as a single but is no longer available on iTunes or any streaming service.

Lyrics

Here we come to a turning of the season
Witness to the arc towards the sun
The neighbor's blessed burden within reason
Becomes a burden borne of all and one

And nobody, nobody knows
Let the yoke fall from our shoulders
Don't carry it all, don't carry it all
We are all our hands in holders
Beneath this bold and brilliant sun
But this I swear to all

A monument to build beneath the arbors
Upon a plinth that towers towards the trees
But every vessel pitching hard to starboard
Lay its head on summer's freckled knees

And nobody, nobody knows
Let the yoke fall from our shoulders
Don't carry it all don't carry it all
We are all our hands in holders
Beneath this bold and brilliant sun
And this I swear to all, this I swear to all
This I swear to all, this I swear to all

Buried wreath of trillium and ivy
Laid upon the body of a boy
Lazy will the loam come from its hiding
Return his quiet certitude to the soil

So raise a glass to turnings of the season
And watch it as it arcs towards the sun
And you must bear your neighbor's burden within reason
And your labors will be borne when all is done

Nobody, nobody knows
Let the yoke fall from our shoulders
Don't carry it all don't carry it all
We are all our hands in holders
Beneath this bold and brilliant sun

And this I swear to all
This I swear to all, this I swear to all
This I swear to all, this I swear to all

Music video

The official YouTube video was released on June 2, 2011.

Music video Information
Don't Carry it All--The Decemberists by Lindsey Stirling and Shaun Canon

Don't Carry it All--The Decemberists by Lindsey Stirling and Shaun Canon

Released June 2, 2011
Length 4:25
Director Unknown
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YouTube views 1+ Million views