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Regina Spektor - "All The Rowboats" [Official Music Video]

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Published on Mar 28, 2012

© 2012 WMG Directed by Adria Petty & Peter Sluszka

Regina Spektor’s new album Remember Us To Life is out now!

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"All the Rowboats" Lyrics:


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 touch a sculpture
Marble, cold 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
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 to 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 stay 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
Master pieces serving maximum sentences
It's their own fault
For being timeless
There's a price to 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...

Comments • 2,453

modarXmodar
This song somehow reminds me of Tori Amos! I love Regina's music <3
Robyn Hunt
Regi looks particularly beautiful in this video
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Nathaniel Wiley
This sounds a lot to me like what I would imagine as a female system of a down, and I LIKE IT!
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Rae B
Regina is a musical genius
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Anthony Feudale
I love this song but the music video just doesn't do justice to the story the lyrics tell. This should have been shot in a museum with the pieces coming to life and trying to escape but being trapped in some way. It could have been very cinematic. Instead it's just an After Effects light show with Regina as a centerpiece. In a word lame. I really hope that the video was shot this way because of the logistical difficulties of shooting a music video in a museum not out of creative laziness.
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lux
Free the art.
Sophia E Koskinen
Her music is so visual and descriptive it's amazing
Actually Tiny And Very Afraid
aaa this is so imaginative and the song's just so beautiful!!
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yerawizard
I feel like this song could be describing Hogwarts
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Rosi Moone
For some reason this song reminds me of Amy Pond, particularly the episode with the cracks in her bedroom wall. I don't even know why.
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