A reporter in a jail room, whispering her source to a dying bulb
While the prince is in a fable, peaceful in his cradle, convinced of the impossible:
All those wicked words I used to build my wild Western truth!
I was just following the rules. Yeah, I did what I had to do.
So now its later than it needs to be
And in the dulcet tones of dream
The prince atop his chariot,
Heaven bound & glory be.

A mother in a market chases after children that she barely knows
While the father on the barstool, dropped off by his carpool, is playing a familiar role:
I used to be a conquering king. I watched the slow stars shoot & swing.
When I'd wake, the world would sing. Now, I can't hear anything.
So now its later than it needs to be
And while his stranger family sleeps
The king looks for his castle,
Heaven bound & glory be.

There's a myth we must've made
One we're spreading every day
In every dying dream we grieve
The humming hole we fight & feed
It's the loving lives we long for
Heaven bound & glory be

A man in a hotel room, tangled to his teeth by the telephone
He's waiting on a woman, wondering what she's doing,
And pacing so his pulse won't slow.
He drums his legs and pulls his hair; he carves her dimples in the air.
The raging world has spooked him scared, and he don't want her lost out there.
So now it's later than it needs to be
And though his aching eyes want sleep
Against all rationality
Against everything he believes
He prays for her protection,
Heaven bound & glory be.
I pray for your protection,
Heaven bound & glory be.

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"Heaven Bound and Glory Be" as written by Kevin Devine

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    General Commentyou should add the lyrics to like cursing kids, less yesterday and go haunt someone else
    holdxyourbreathon June 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm not positive about this one, but i think it's...
    "so now it's later than it needs to be and in the *dulcet tones* of dream"

    this one, i am sure about...
    "he carves *her dimples* in the air."
    devinelynewon July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKevin Devine expresses his world through song. This song was his closing at a recent concert in Boston at T.T. and the Bear's. After a beautiful concert with the band, he took the acoustic guitar and played this song. His goal to reach this "heaven" was inspring and made me cry. I do believe he will reach this, and I wish him the best of luck in the journey there.
    ignoranceisntblisson July 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan anyone tell me where to find this song?
    roseparade8on September 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's on his new album Put Your Ghost To Rest but unfortunately there was a small initial distribution of said album that it's tough to find anywhere (especially since he took a lot of said distribution with him on his tour). If you want to get it buy it off Amazon.com. You can get it really cheap from some of the "used & new" sellers, under $10.

    You could also download it like I did for the time being but that would be pretty shitty since while he is now on a major label he's not exactly raking in money and he's very talented; he deserves any success he has.
    pretorbenon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI used to be a *conquering* king.
    And though his aching eyes *want sleep. Against all rationality*

    Amazing and honest song.
    rocksolidgurlon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkevin devine's lyrics at first glance tell a straight forward story but most of his songs are too deep for me to sort threw
    music-lover2011on July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti was awestruck when he played this the other night
    groundfloweron April 21, 2008   Link

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