"The Concubine" as written by and Zach Condon....
I've been told
Ties
One child away
For Rome to spare
I can wait child
And write songs
By
Long beheaded
I am grateful
For
Roaming
And so I long for your econ
Either side
Era I
Rest tonight

Oh ho ho

Now
Autumn falls down
And I can hear the sound
Autumn falls down
Autumn goes down
And I till the ground

All I can ?


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"The Concubine" as written by Zach Condon

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    General CommentI hear it as:

    I've been told, tied,
    one child, await for
    Rome to spare.
    I can wait, child
    and write "Its only an Empire
    long beheaded."
    I am grateful, roaming
    and so I long for your beacon
    Either side,
    Ere I rest tonight.

    Round
    Autumn falls down
    And I can hear the sound (?)
    Oh autumn whirls around
    Autumn falls down
    Autumn goes down




    and past that it gets a bit messy...


    Mirbehron August 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMirbehr has it more or less right.

    I love it's insperation. The romance & lament of Haydrion & Antinous, two of history's most famous gay lovers.
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    steventodd7on November 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionAccording to Pandora.com:

    i've been so tired
    one child I wait for room to spare
    i can't wait child and ride
    it's all an empire long beheaded

    i am grateful roaming
    and so I long for your beacon riverside
    where I rest tonight

    down autumn falls down
    autumn falls down
    and I can hear the sound
    all that for miles around it

    autumn falls down
    autumn falls down
    and I just roam around
    oh autumn never lands

    autumn never lands
    autumn falls down
    all i can do to end it
    i can never end it

    autumn falls down
    autumn falls down
    all i can do to end it
    i can never end it
    EtosaCilon June 14, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have listened to many live versions and I have decided that what he sings for the CD and live are separate things.
    He sings a variation of the following lyrics live (The variation being on the mumbled part, sometimes he repeats "Lock them doors" sometimes he says, "I lock the doors" etc.)
    Watch some of the Concubine youtube clips as a confirmation.

    I've been so tired
    One child await for room to spare
    I can't wait child and ride
    It's all an empire long beheaded
    I am grateful
    Roaming, and so I long for your beacon:
    riverside where I ... I rest tonight.

    Whoa-oh, Whoa-oh, Whoa-oh Whoa-Whoa-oh
    Whoa-oh, Whoa-oh, Whoa-oh Whoa-Whoa-oh
    Round up like a blood hound and I could never find her sufferings not around here, so lock them doors
    Round up like a blood hound and I would never find her sufferings not around here, so lock your doors
    Round up (so lock them doors) like a blood hound and I would never find her, sufferings not around here so lock your doors,
    Round up like a blood hound and I would never find her sufferings not around here.

    I know, I know, I know, I know, I know etc.
    AleksCeton June 17, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song and have been waiting for "official" lyrics to be posted and maybe I am the only one... but this is what I hear (at least for the beginning):


    I’ve been so tired
    one child,
    I wait for Rome to spare
    I can wait child
    and write
    it’s only an empire
    long beheaded
    I’m grateful for roaming
    and so I…

    mmmpeacheson April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful! i wish i knew the actual lyrics so i could sing along.. :(
    youareaviruson June 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the lyrics mmmpeaches posted were correct. The next line I believe to be

    ...and so I long for your beaconed rivers...

    vintageperson1234on August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...sides where I rest tonight...

    maybe?
    vintageperson1234on August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdude. i dont even think HE knows what hes saying. all I know is that its an amazing song.
    DonnntBeACoconuton August 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI’ve been told I was
    one child await
    for rome to spare,
    I can wait child and write
    its on an empire long beheaded
    I am great for roaming
    and so I longed for your beacon riverside i,
    ere i , rest tonight

    autumn falls down,
    and i can hear the sounds


    grinch11on August 29, 2010   Link

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