Sweet Things and a Storm

by My Kingdom For a Horse

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released November 4, 2013

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My Kingdom for a Horse is Tycho Tax and Pietro Marchesi. We play songs together.

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Track Name: Sweetheart
I saw a picture of us
from a few years back
it's me and you
and we were holding hands

and the smile that you wore
footprints in the snow
and the trees throwing shadows
below

in the thin winter light
all the seas and the coastlines
glimmered behind
stormy clouds in your eyes

and you were pale as a ghost
but you still looked so pretty
with the world spinning in your
bloodstream

but it is long lost now
sweetheart it is long lost
now
it's just long lost now
sweetheart it is long lost now
it's just long lost now

year after year after year
summers betrayed us
year after year after year
the fall came to heal us
year after year after year
winters never changed us
year after year after year
they made your smile flicker
and hand in hand
we shivered

but it is long lost now
sweetheart it is long lost
now
it's just long lost now
sweetheart it is long lost now
it's just long lost now

you say
you never meant for it
to turn out this way
thanks a lot
that's so sweet of you
to say
and you tried
I'm sure you did
I'm sure you tried

you did I'm sure

but it is long lost now
Sweetheart
it is long lost
now
Track Name: Clearly
I love
the way you think
cause clearly
your brain
has no part in it

I love
the way you smile
cause clearly
your mouth has no
no role in it

I love it all and I love it so

I love
the way you talk
cause clearly
your words
have nothing to do with it

I love
the way you see
cause clearly
your eyes have no
no role in it

I love it all and I love it so

but clearly now
clearly now

I have no part in it
Track Name: Golden Age
we lie down
our hearts full of liquor and clouds
and I’ll try to find
some comfort in your sleepy eyes

my nightmares are knocking on the door
but we won’t let them in.
we'll wait for our ghosts
to sing us to sleep

we will sink
in the silence of the afternoon
as you try
to sync your breath to mine

those summer rains
they got stuck inside our lungs
and my heart
keeps beating out of time

we are
the Golden Age
we are

did I ever mention
that it was nice to meet you
and awake to the sight
of sunlight
pouring through you

that timid smile
is carved
in the back of my eyes
as I drown in these
European skies

we are
the Golden Age
we are
Track Name: The Fire
I know that it was you
who started the fire
I saw you with my own eyes
you had matches and torches

and there was nothing I could do
I just stood there in silence
watching our house burn
and the flames
oh the flames
they get higher

and as strange as it may seem
I never wanted it to stop
and as much
as much as it hurt
I swear it looked beautiful

so I sat and watched it burn
the most glorious show
knowing that you would be gone
long before
long before
long before it ended

and the fire still

and the fire still burns

and I know
it was you
who started the fire
and I saw you
with my own eyes
and there was nothing
I could do
I just stood there in silence
watching
my heart
burn and the flames get higher
Track Name: To Whom It May Concern
I don’t know who she is
or where she has been
but I know that the shapes of our hearts
coincide perfectly
needless to say
she’s always been on my mind
so I wrote her a letter
but it’s only two lines

to whom it may concern
I love you

I don’t know where she is
or where she will go
but she walks alone
on the eyelids of the world
needless to say
she would notice for sure
if even a single star
burned out and disappeared from the sky

to whom it may concern
I love you
Track Name: The King
a horse
a horse
my kingdom for a horse
cause I need to be where she is
and I have fought so many wars
and my veins have spilled their blood
just to be where I am

but only now I realize
that the splendor of my realm
it doesn’t mean much to me
I’m the king
yes the king
the king of everything you see
but what is a king
without his queen

a horse
a horse
my kingdom for a horse

I’m the king
yes the king
the king of everything you see
but what is a king without his queen
what is a king
without his
queen
Track Name: That's Why
you can’t keep a promise
but you never lie
you take what you want
and you keep what you find

you ask for advice
but god you never listen
you talk way too much
or you don’t say a word

cause you carry that chaos
inside of your heart
that’s why you shine like the bluest
of stars

you’re sweeter than honey
and colder than ice
always so proud and yet
awkwardly shy

you’re simpler than water
and more tangled than a clew
old like a mountain
and younger than dew

cause you carry that chaos
inside of your heart
that’s why you shine like the bluest
of stars

you walk like a woman,
and sleep like a girl
untrue like a summer
more honest than wood.

your ways are simple
and lighter than feathers
but your spine is bent
under the weight that you bear

cause you carry that chaos
inside of your heart
that’s why you shine like the bluest
of stars

you carry that chaos inside of your heart
that's why you shine like the brightest
you shine like the brightest
of stars
Track Name: Kites
let’s
hold on and
hold out and
hold hands
let’s fight over nothing
and scream at each other
let’s be stubborn
and not talk for days

let’s
come clean and
come around and
come apart
come hell or high water
let's fly our kites through every
stormy sky
you and I

let's break down
and break through
and break free

let's be broke
and own nothing
but have everything

let's be happy
whatever that means

let’s
make up and
make love and
make noise
let’s laugh for no reason
and never say sorry or please
let’s lie and be mean

let’s
fly too close to the sun
let’s watch our wings as they burn
and smile as we fall
so hard

let's break down
and break through
and break free

let's be broke
and own nothing
but have everything

let's be happy
whatever that means