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Hamilton Leithauser – The Old King Lyrics

The Old King By Hamilton Leithauser

“Whatever happens
Know you can love me
Whatever happens next
Know you can trust me

No battle lost”
Growls the old King
“No war un-won”
He spits and he sings

“I wish I’d had the balls
To sell the army off
Pay all my enemies
And just swallow the loss

Whatever happens
Know you can love me”

I listened all night
The drinks were free
But soon his bitter heart
Got wearing on me

“Go all, go one
The night is young
My throat is dry
But I ain’t done
No I ain’t done

The loves of your life:
The glass and the wife
One guts you hollow
One twists the knife”
Morning had come
I left him inside
And I ran away
With the paling sky
Yeah I ran away
With the paling sky

“I wish I’d only had the balls
To bury the hatchet and forgive ’em all!

Cuz now the hours are days
And the days go like months
Whatever happens
You know I love you”