The Decemberists Vs. Stephen Colbert Rock & Awe: Countdown To Guitarmageddon

Stereogum | December 21, 2006 - 9:04 am

Last night’s Colbert Report dedicated the ENTIRE show to settling the much-blogged feud between Stephen and hyperliterate prog rockers The Decemberists. That made for a lot of cameos. Everyone from Eliot Spitzer to Robert Schneider, who performed an opening tune about how handsome and truthy Stephen is. (Lyrics, anyone?). The show was surprisingly eh — but you have to watch it. The whole thing’s at comedycentral.com/motherload. We finally learn whether Decemberist Chris Funk or All-Yearist Stephen Colbert is the better green screen axeman.

We demand a recount. But we’ll take more of these:

UPDATE: Apples In Stereo’s “Stephen Stephen” lyrics after the jump.

“STEPHEN, STEPHEN” LYRICS
(c) 2007 Robert Schneider

Who’s the television host
Understands what matters most?
Stephen, Stephen
He’s a handsome man his name is Stephen– Woh oh Number one TV show.
Stephen, Stephen
He’s a dashing man his name is Stephen– Woh oh He’s taking on the status quo.
Don’t stop believin’ Stephen, Stephen.
Don’t stop transceivin’ Stephen, Stephen.
He’s calling out the bears in their evil lairs.
He’s calling out the press in their fancy dress.
Don’t stop believin’ Stephen, Stephen.
Don’t stop transceivin’ Stephen, Stephen.
He’s calling out the bears in their evil lairs.
He’s calling out the press in their fancy dress.
He’s calling out the Decemberists and their green screen contests.
Who’s the television host
Understands what matters most?
Stephen, Stephen.

We’re told this song is a free download at the Zune marketplace. Good luck with that.