Colin Meloy


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in Helena, Montana, The United States
October 05, 1974

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Colin Patrick Henry Meloy (born October 5, 1974) is the lead singer and songwriter for the Portland, Oregon folk-rock band The Decemberists. In addition to his vocal duties, he plays acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bouzouki, and percussion. As of 2005, Meloy has written a 100-page book on The Replacements' fourth album, Let It Be, released as part of the 33 series.

Meloy was born in Helena, Montana. His sister is Maile Meloy, an author often published in The New Yorker. He first attended the University of Oregon before going to the University of Montana, where he majored in creative writing. He then moved to Portland, where he met future bandmates Jenny Conlee and Nate Query. Prior to being in The Decemberists, M
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A post shared by Colin Meloy (@dullandwitlessboy) on Dec 15, 2017 at 11:13am PST




Here it is, in all its vulgar glory: Ben Franklin’s Song by @thedecemberists. Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, music by me. Listen in full via link-in-bio. This was a super fun protect — hope you like it. It’s part of a monthly series of new #hamilton-related songs by various artists called #hamildrops. Dig in!

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“We are the inheritors of a wonderful world, a beautiful world, full of life and mystery, goodness and pain. But likewise are we the children of an indifferent universe. We break our own hearts imposing our moral order on what is, by nature, a wide web of chaos.”
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“As she walked, she breathed a quick benediction to the patron saint of sleuthing. "Nancy Drew," she whispered, "be with me now.”
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“And I am a writer, writer of fictions
I am the heart that you call home
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