"To Kingdom Come" as written by and Michael Angelakos....
That's a frosty way to speak,
To tell me how to live next to your potpourri
All this talking pulls my teeth.
I believed in you, so you believed in

Me, I cried out God
You dared me in the dark
I felt a hush fall quietly from my spark
so now I hide in piles of princely orange peels
It feels the way you told me how it'd always feel

Once I had an name to call you.
It scraped along the walls like an orthodox saint.
I wish for the same old things that turn me inside out.
Hearing is a strain, it's a game!
Me, I cried out "God"
You dared me in the dark
I felt a hush fall quietly from my spark
so now I hide in piles of princely orange peels
It feels the way you told me how it'd always feel
Never have I ever been
Clutching at your hair to cure you of some sin,
But that's the kind of state I'm in:
Swimming in a pool of godly medicine.

Come, come, I hear it calling me, yelling,
Like if ever there was someone who could make things heavy again.
Feel alive!


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"To Kingdom Come" as written by Michael Angelakos

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    General CommentThis is what I hear during the second verse...

    Once I had an name to claim,
    It scraped along the walls like an orthodox saint.
    I wish for the same old things
    That turn me inside out,
    Keeling in such pain...
    it's a game!
    gingerale10on April 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought this song is about the longing for someone who is unobtainable. It seems like he wants to be with her and she can't commit or keeps changing her mind and he keeps getting hurt and going back.
    "That's a frosty way to speak, To tell me how to live next to your potpourri" -maybe she's suggesting that they should remain friends and he doesn't think it's possible to be near her with his strong feelings. I think he wants her even though he knows he shouldn't. He's crying to God to get his sanity back..
    He's being played.

    I could be completely wrong.
    LovelyLCon January 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThat's a frosty way to speak,
    To tell me how to live next to your potpourri
    [religion often tells us how to "live" and how we are sinners and god is perfect. potpourri symbolizes perfectness. coz it smells really good. so yes, its quite frosty to demand us to live perfectly when humans are flawed.]
    All this talking pulls my teeth.
    I believed in you, so you believed in

    [Chorus]
    Me, I cried out "God"
    You dared me in the dark
    [you can tell from first verse that there is a "doubt". dared me in the dark.]
    I felt a hush fall quietly from my spark
    [spark often symbolizes god's love or power. a hush fell quietly. continues the doubting theme.]
    so now I hide in piles of princely orange peels
    [princely - jesus being the son of god. orange peels - referring to the perfectness of potpouri]
    [so i hide in piles of it. because i am ashamed to admit that i am human and flawed.]
    It feels the way you told me how it'd always feel..
    [possible sarcasm.]

    Once I had a name to claim.
    It scraped along the walls like an orthodox saint.
    [a saint who would hold on to his beliefs - to the "name to claim" until death. so his own "name to claim" is now being scraped along the walls. its dieing.]
    I wish for the same old things that turn me inside out.
    Keeling in such pain, it's a game!
    [possibly the way we are addicted to things that cause us pain. its an explanation for why he hangs on to religion but acknowledges that its bad for him. like drugs. we know its bad but its hard to stop.

    [Chorus]

    Never have I ever been
    Clutching at your hair to cure ME? of some sin,
    But that's the kind of state I'm in:
    Swimming in a pool of godly medicine.
    [somehow he admits that he needs religion due to his current state. ironic huh.]

    Come, come," I hear it calling me, yelling,
    Like if ever there was someone who could make things heaven again.
    Feel alive!
    [could be sarcastic. there is a struggle between him and religion?]
    emdseyon October 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment(check out the samples on amazon.com, other sites...) Also, thanks for helping me finish my lyrics for this track.
    HopeSoForYouon May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis one is definitely not to kingdom come. they put the whole album up on myspace.
    jkamaleion May 15, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for the update!
    HopeSoForYouon May 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "to live next to your potpourri"
    Bayerrcon May 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe chorus is:

    Me, I cried out "God"
    You dared me in the dark
    I felt a hush fall quietly from my spark
    so now I hide in piles of princely orange peels
    It feels the way you told me how it'd always feel.



    that's what the booklet says.
    jeburkeon May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCorrect Lyrics:

    My world is stirring sickly
    Spits out our voices singing,
    "Sha la la, oh, no no,"
    To kingdom come so slightly.
    Here in the void in your place,
    I twitch and tweak illusions
    To sit and stare so blankly
    Into our

    Why do I always need to need you when you're fleeing?
    Where do you go when I'm around?
    What have I done, what have I lost that's so defeating?
    And have the nerve to wear the crown.

    Oh
    Na na na na na na, hey hey (x4)

    Suddenly across the room,
    A smoky figure fills me full,
    Makes my head swell and move.
    My family kneels at the pew;
    They do not really believe in what you're doing.
    I feel you rise above me,
    The western landscape's towering
    And from my shell of a body

    Why do I always need to need you when you're fleeing?
    Where do you go when I'm around?
    What have I done, what have I got that's so defeating?
    And have the nerve to wear the crown.

    Oh
    Na na na na na na, hey hey (x4)

    I've waited and waited for someone to take it.
    Don't fight it, don't bother, an inch for another
    Don't listen, don't hear them, they're in this together.
    I won't run, now hear me, there's much to be fearing.
    I'm used to your absence, your faceless distraction.
    Gwalynon May 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoops ^^ disregard my reply to gwalyn. meant to say the lyrics posted are correct.
    MENUHINon June 02, 2009   Link

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