* From "Foregone," a track on the new EP "And we had agreed on Henry/ Long before a flutter felt," about the birth of Meloy's son, just gives you a warm feeling
* "The Bandit Queen" from the ''Picaresqueties'' EP.
* Essentially any song Meloy writes about his family qualifies. "Rise To Me," from ''The King Is Dead,'' in addition to the aforementioned "Foregone."
** Though technically not a Decemberists song, Colin Meloy's "Wonder" is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDMXxLkCw7M guaranteed to make you weepy in the best sort of way.]]