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Troubadours is a Rilo Kiley song first appearing on the 2000 second pressing of their self-titled EP, sung by Jenny Lewis. Along with all other songs on the album, it is credited as written by Blake & Jenny.

The song appears as a hidden track on the second pressing of the CD and the vinyl LP, while it got an official track listing on The Initial Friend EP CD. On the hidden track, it begins after 3:12 of silence. At 6:54, a dinging sound entitled "The Annoying Noise of Death" begins, which continues on for over twelve and a half minutes after the song has ended. The hidden track runs for over twenty-two minutes total, and also includes an answering machine message with Jenny, followed by Blake singing a brief song about "Ginger".

The version on The Initial Friend EP doesn't include any of the other things from the hidden track, and fades out early.


See lyrics



The band played the song live on rare occasions.

Rilo Kiley songs
Rilo Kiley / The Initial Friend EP FrugPapillonAlways85GlendoraTeenage Love SongSwordAssholeGravitySteveKeep It TogetherTroubadoursThe Annoying Noise of Death
Take Offs and Landings Go AheadScience vs. RomanceWires and WavesPictures of SuccessAugustBulletproofPlane Crash in CVariations on a Theme (Science vs. Romance)Small Figures in a Vast ExpanseDon't DeconstructWe'll Never Sleep (God Knows We'll Try)Rest of My LifeVariations on a Theme (Plane Crash in C)Salute MY Shorts!
The Execution of All Things The Good That Won't Come OutPaint's PeelingThe Execution of All ThingsSo LongAnd That's How I Choose to Remember ItCapturing MoodsA Better Son/DaughterHail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds YouMy Slumbering HeartThree Hopeful ThoughtsWith Arms OutstretchedSpectacular Views
More Adventurous It's a HitDoes He LovePortions for FoxesRipchordI NeverThe Absence of GodAccidntel DethMore AdventurousLove and War 11/11/46A Man/Me/Then JimIt Just Is
Under the Blacklight Silver LiningClose CallThe MoneymakerBreakin' UpUnder the BlacklightDreamworldDejalo15Smoke DetectorThe Angels Hung AroundGive a Little Love
Rkives Let Me Back InIt'll Get You ThereRunnin' AroundAll the DrugsBury, Bury, Bury AnotherWell, You LeftDraggin' AroundI Remember YouA Town Called Luckey
Non-album songs EggsCousin to CousinDead Cat13After HoursSomebody Else's ClothesBig BreakQuickmartPull Me in TighterAre You Sad?Commoner