Jake King

Jake King

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Amen

Written By: Jake King

all you faithful women
all you faithful men
all your faithful children
close your eyes again
all those spirits, all those ghosts
all of them that you love most
all the dead you still hold close
oh, heavenly host

is there a rhythm that you follow like a pulse?
i only wanted you to love me, but it's false
there is no comfort in that vast expanse of sky
the lost aren't waiting patient in your paradise

amen, amen
are we mice, or are we men?
amen, amen
are we nothing in the end?
amen, amen

all you fearful folk
all you cattle in the yoke
all your brains that got broke
hung up to choke
all you pray for, all you curse
all the best, and all the worst
the last not so unlike the first
oh, heavenly verse

is there a rhythm that you follow like a pulse?
i only wanted you to love me, but it's false
there is no comfort in that vast expanse of sky
the lost aren't waiting patient in your paradise

amen, amen
are we mice, or are we men?
amen, amen
are we nothing in the end?
amen, amen

i don't need another body in my bed
i don't need another voice in my head
telling me our love is dead
i don't need another line in my life
i don't need that look in your eyes
telling me our love has died

Your Best Smiles

Written By: Jake King

i don't wanna love you like you love me
cause it cuts you
oh, it carves its way across your best smiles

there you sit, your legs lift
like a child on a cliff
or an innocent man held on trial

sing it with conviction
pain is your religion

glory hallelujah
glory hallelujah
glory gained and glory lost
glory hallelujah
all the praise be to ya
eventually we all get crossed

i wish that you'd leave me
i can't believe you need me
half as bad as i've grown to need you

in the dim light you're him
he is you, i have sinned
but i can't figure out against whom

men without a mission
pain is our religion

glory hallelujah
glory hallelujah
glory gained and glory lost
glory hallelujah
all the praise be to ya
eventually we all get crossed

here you come a floating
beauty in a form i despise
still i can't help but fall for
what you've done with the light in your eyes

Army of Lovers

Written By: Jake King

i've got an army of lovers behind me
all my lovers carry guns
they're gonna march in formation for safety
straight to the heart of the sun

if they can't bring back warmth for the planet
they're gonna self-destruct
i've got an army of lovers around me
and a lifetime of bad luck

all of the prophets
speak of the coming
but nothing's gonna come
between us again
we've got a rocket
its engines are running
don't keep us waiting
we're not patient men

i've got an army of lovers behind me
i can't remember everyone
strangers' names in a vast cemetery
surely the countdown has begun

if i can't bring back strength to my people
will my people disappear?
i've got an army of lovers around me
all my lovers block their ears

all of the prophets
speak of the coming
but nothing's gonna come
between us again
we've got a rocket
its engine are running
don't keep us waiting
we're not patient men

the higher up
the closer it gets
the wax is melting
your feathers are wet
you gasp thin air
a quiet birth
those angels are laughing
as you fall back to earth