Track of the Week: This Is Why We Fight by The Decemberists

This week’s track is This Is Why We Fight by The Decemberists off of The King Is Dead. I first heard this song on Live 105 which surprised me given their typically repetitive playlist. The song is really quite unlike any of the other songs on The King is Dead. The albums has most of a country/folk sound to it and isn’t really that poppy. The album is good and it’s without a doubt worth a listen, but This Is Why We Fight is probably the most accessible song off of the album.

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  1. Thanks for your recommendation, “This Is Why We Fight” is an excellent track. The instrumentals are the perfect foundation for the lyrics, the combination sends chills up my spine and inspires me to forge ahead!