The Axe & The Field

by Tai Tate

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Recorded in the log cabin.


iron filled lung, my eyes, every sense
bludgeoned and stung
the last night i spent here, destroyed all done
and done all destroyed
i will never sleep here again
i will never sleep here again
i will never sleep again
i got no bones to pick, i got no slaves to tempt, to use
i got to leave my kingdom, I will abandon my house
give another man my castle
give another man my crown
i don't speak a word of the gospel
no word of heaven i spoke
to death i take a demon
to home i leave for you
to you i told, and to you i fold my dear
and take a match to my card, burnt and cold
in certain circles i am the prince
at dinner tables i am the quiet king
my friend knows the tale, the myth the fable
i dream of toil, i dream of the axe & the field.


released February 27, 2011



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