"The Gypsy King" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
Drawing a line
A ship in a harbor
Yes I will go
I'll be going there soon

A blue map of Cornwall
Up on a bedroom wall
Drawing a line
I'll be following soon

But how do I follow?
What road to be choosing?
Do I follow the star
Or the gypsy king?

I recall when I was younger
There was a fire
To travel the world
And shine with a passion
But as ambition shoots blank
Day by Day
On a train from Edinburgh
To the Kings Cross rain

I see a small house
Built on the sea
I could live there alone
With a horse and a ukulele

But how do I get there?
What road to be choosing?
When the seasons so high
For losing

How do I follow
What road to be choosing?
Do I follow the star
Or the Gypsy King?


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"The Gypsy King" as written by Patrick Wolf

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    General Commentla la love patrick wolf damnit!
    slinkstersarson June 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI found out in an interview that this song was written on a train - can really see that in the imagery. And that outro with the microphone being held out the window to record roadworks is brilliant :)
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOh my god. I love this song. I really have no idea why, but it is so incredibly beautiful.
    fedorkmeon March 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe Gypsy King and Demolition are in competition for my favorite Patrick song. such an amazing track.
    Fragmentedsobriqueton June 15, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI can relate to this song so much at the moment... the line "I could live there alone with a horse and a ukulele" gets me every time.

    The only thing to figure out is whether I follow the star or the gypsy king!
    staralfur1on August 18, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionI can relate to this song so much at the moment... the line "I could live there alone with a horse and a ukulele" gets me every time.

    The only thing to figure out is whether I follow the star or the gypsy king!
    staralfur1on August 18, 2012   Link

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