"The Kingdom" as written by and Jesca Hoop....
Follow the falling
On the ground
All on the ground
I lay down a shrine
And I come with you
To tear it down
Orange and brown
And I lay a swift down for her
Waiting all and
My brethren
Waiting bones
And Crime separate
Your light from the
Lime of the water fight

Under the spare
Follow the November moon
Light on the broom
Frost in my bedroom
In through the window came a ghost I knew
She paid me a visit while I was in my bed
"Sleepy" she said
Sleep as though death
And in the morning when you are cold
My ideas are raging
You must go to the battle field
And follow the crowd and the rampaging
And carve out the ones that aren't here

Down through a cloud of smoke to the promised land
Many are dead
River runs red
For my God, for my king, is what he said
Oh my kingdom
To my knees
My lips to his head
My hand to his chest
His wound depressed
To my God for my king, I will not rest
But in my heart
My ideas
You are dying
For my God and his ghost
And the sun
Hold to the earth to which you are lying
Hold to the kingdom come


Follow the falling
On the ground
All on the ground
I lay down a shrine
And I come with you
To tear it down
Orange and brown
And I lay a swift down for her
Waiting all and
My brethren
Waiting bones
And Crime separate
Your light from the
Lime of the water fight


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    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics, everyone!

    All of the falling on the ground
    Holder in ground, I lay down a shrine
    And I come with the autumn to tear it down
    Orange and brown and I lay a soft

    Down for all the waiting old
    And dying brethren
    Bathing bones and brine separate
    Your light from mine multiply

    Under the spell of full November moon
    Light on the broom, frost in my room
    In through a window came a ghost I knew

    She paid me a visit while I was in my bed
    Sleepy, she said, "Sleep as though dead
    For in the morning you are called"
    Is what she said

    To the high desert, war is raging
    You must go to the battlefield
    And follow the cry of men rampaging
    And gather the ones that won't heal

    Down through a cloud of smoke to the promised land
    Many are dead, river runs red
    For my god and for my king is what he said

    Oh, I came down to my knees
    With my lips to his ear, my hand to his chest
    His wounded breast
    For my god and for my king, I will not rest

    But in the high desert, you are dying
    For your God and his ghost and the son
    Do not hold to the earth on which you are lying
    For the kingdom can never be won

    All of the falling on the ground
    Holder in ground, I lay down a shrine
    And I come with the autumn to tear it down
    Orange and brown and I lay a soft

    Down for all the waiting old and dying brethren
    Bathing bones and brine separate
    Your light from mine
    Let go of the earth

    *I saw a behind the scenes on the music video about what this song means, and she says it's about the battle for the kingdom of earth, between heaven and hell.(or something like that?) The music video is gorgeous, I think. She's such a free bird, and her music is glorious, epic ballad songs. Her voice has a hint of Irish/English to it even though she hails from California. She currently resides in Manchester so perhaps that has some influence. There is not one song of hers that is similiar to the other. Her tastes and her style are eclectic, and she herself says she finds it difficult to stick with one voice as she is constantly free ranging her talents. If left to her own devices, we'd have another Bjork on our hands. One thing is true, there is nothing out there that I have heard like her. I hope she keeps with her true artist creativity for a long time to come.*
    noxiousbohemianon January 19, 2012   Link

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