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The King came home today, his ships rolled in the flags were raised
trumpets played from the shore, the fanfare of his wayward war
The rusted line his cavalcade, at the city walls the banners waved
women lined the avenue, throwing ribbons at their boots
One by one soldiers charmed, traded in their coats and arms
the dress is torn the battle lost, kiss the ring with fingers crossed
Alone he reached the castle grounds, at the gate his horse laid down
the garden path now overgrown, his faithless mind was overthrown
By fallen jewels from his crown, his sovereign will that often bowed
to younger hearts on distant shores, the fairer conquests of his sword
Through the halls the echoes led, an empty chamber, empty bed
and when he sat upon his throne, he felt her dagger at his throat


from Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons, released July 7, 2017
Mike Castellana (electric guitar)
Jef Charland (bass)
James Rohr (piano)
Tauras Biskis (drums)
Dietrich Strause (acoustic guitar & vocals)



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