The Horse (and his boi​-​sterous hatred for all forms of earthly authority)

by Out of System Transfer

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As I sat myself down beside the foreign river shore,
Where I was lower-cased all but erased and more,
You thrust the harp in my hands and you asked me would I sing,
I said "I'd love to do you one fit for the king."

You said "Hey, oughtn't you say, 'may he live forever'?"
Well, I never! I was born wild and free beneath open skies.
And if I never pass that way again, well,
still you won't catch me pretendin'
I could care less if your monarch lives or dies.

Well the lyrics catch in my throat, and my voice grows rough and hoarse,
When I think about my home back in the North.
And all I do is sit and wait to hear them church bells ring,
To toll the death of that jackass you call king.

So, no, I will not say "may he live forever," now or ever,
I was born wild and free beneath open skies.
And if I never pass that way again, well,
still you won't catch me pretendin'
I could care less if your monarch lives or dies.

I can't sing my song in this land, and it's not for lack of tryin',
I remember you, I do, no gods or masters but the lion!

You said "hey, oughtn't you say 'may he live forver'?"
Well I never I was born wild and free beneath open skies x5

And if I never pass that way again, well,
still you won't catch me pretendin'
I could care less if your monarch lives or dies.

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released May 16, 2016
Lyrics and music by Jesse Sternberg
Arrangement by Out of System Transfer

Jesse Sternberg - guitar, lead vox
Danielle Kolker - uke, vox
Jon Good - trombone, vox
Jesse Jacobsen - bass

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