The Lions and Tigers and Wolves EP

by Ichabod

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03:17

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released June 28, 2010

All songs written and performed by Kieran Smith

Drums on tracks 1 & 2 - Mark Pereira
Drums on tracks 3 & 4 - Robbie Royston

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Martyn Stonehouse

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Track Name: The Royalist
In the brothels of Marrakech the mannequins dance to sell off the clothes they wear
I'll follow you down to the river, pick up your body and wipe the dew from your hair
So draw me a map from your head to your toes and I'll sail the oceans of your love
I'll bend over backwards and loosen the torniquet if only you'd want me half as much

My crown has turned blue with desire
My soul's on the soles of your shoes
She spits on the hearts of the heartless kissers
I'm so lucky I could only lose

And I know the first time we kissed I should've used tongues
And I know the first time we touched I should've drew blood

But I
My hands are tied
And my backs against the wall

Oh Dirty Diana my Princess of wails I'll be there to take photos of your corpse [car]
I'll cut off my wings and shatter your halo and we can play mortal once more
If her eyes were pistols I wouldn't be here but if they were flowers, I wouldn't care

My love has turned blue with dispair
My soul's on the soles of your shoes
She spits on the hearts of the heartless kissers
I'm so lucky I could only lose

And I know the first time we kissed I should've used tongues
And I know the first time we touched I should've drew blood

But I
My hands are tied
And my backs against the wall

And I know the first time we kissed I should've used tongues
And I know the first time we touched I should've drew blood
And I know the first time we fucked I shouldn't have come
And I know the first time we fucked I shouldn't have come

But I
My hands are tied
And my backs against the wall
Track Name: Wolf Cassanova
It's a bittersweet struggle for your mothers' love
And travelling's hard with shackled feet
In my mouth I got nothing but the taste of blood
I kicked out but you already had me beat

Macbeth loved the land that I loathe my love
I grit my teeth and bite my tongue
And I know I'm coming home but I don't know when
I've ever been so alone

Wolves are picking at the bones of your leopard print
Lions are waiting at your door
All your love is painted on a canvas I could never be
You're much too beautiful for me

Macbeth loved the land that I loathe my love
I grit my teeth and bite my tongue
And I know I'm coming home but I don't know when
I've ever been so alone

Feel the ground
Coming down
On me

I am not Gommorah's son
I am the pimp of Babylon
Go tell the chosen one; take all he has her man has come
And leave your love behind

Macbeth loved the land and I loathe my love
I grit my teeth and bite my tongue
And I know I'm coming home but I don't know when
I've ever been so alone
Track Name: Spooky Kind of Love
We are so weak
I dreamed of tigers and
It takes a spooky kind of love to set them free

Girl you're so pale
You give me chills babe
It takes a spooky kind of love to be with me

I'm a wolf in the woodland girl
Feel me breathe
Watch my love unfurl
We are wolves hear me howl

We're dying flowers
Pale, broken leaves
It took a spooky kind of love to see the light

You are a witch
MY blood might boil
It takes a spooky kind of love to make it right

I'm a wolf in the woodland girl
Feel me breathe
Watch my love unfurl
We are wolves hear me howl

We're natural men, noble savages
We've come so far but at what price?
It takes a spooky kind of love to make me feel alright
Born a ferral child I was raised by a panther
Cut out my eyes I can see for the first time
It took a spooky kind turn the sun to night

I choke on the spit before I speak to you
I'm a wolf
I'M A WOLF
beaten black and blue
It took a spooky kind of love to see me through
Track Name: Vegan Valentine
Killing Kings is cool with me
If they spoke poison in your ear.
Bathe me in shadows and cut my hair
We'll make the sunlight disappear
When you smile or when you kneel
I feel the saints all bow in fear
Force it off your lion heart
It tears my soul to have you near

And watch me fall
Performing stunts you won't believe
See the grace and love
Of trying to live
But not to breathe

You're a killer
She won't lie
Oh be my vegan valentine
Ophelia drown in roses while
She was tangled tight in binds
As I lay dying and we made love
On a crucifix when you were blind
The image of a twisted fox I shot
Ever-playing on my mind

And watch me fall
Performing stunts you won't believe
See the grace and love
Of trying to live
But not to breathe

Broken bones and unhooked telephones
Are just the ashes of this fire
We are a rock
Your knife if blunt
I am not legion
I'm a liar
And when I drown I am the tide
You're pushing out my funeral pyre
I'm standing in the breath of God
Only you can lift me higher

And watch me fall
Performing stunts you won't believe
See the grace and love
Of trying to live
But not to breathe

And watch me fall
Performing stunts you won't believe
See the grace and love
Of trying to live
But not to breathe
Track Name: True Romance
Times weighing heavy on my heart
But I'm so happy that you're mine
And if you'll have me then I'll hold you
Until the end of time

I've seen the brightest stars in your eyes
Tasted nothing sweeter than
When you lay me down
I'm such a fool
And I love you
Cause you're so cool

I know you hurt sometimes
But I will do my best to kiss away the pain
You cut your hair short and I'll hold you close
And shield you from the rain

I've seen the lightest stars in your eyes
I'll slay the dragons in
The stories we'll save for after school
And I love you
Cause you're so cool

Your crescent bow against my back
It's no coincidence my hand fits perfectly in yours
And we could sleep right through the day
Although the sun hasn't shone this bright before