Anthem of the Land

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Anthem of the Land

Said the king to his son,
"All this land is yours today,
protect the people 'til your time is done."
Said the son, "I do not know
how to make the people obey
the law of the land, oh father you cannot go."
Said the king, "Take my hand,
listen to what the people say,
they will sing the anthem of the land"

Going
Prosperity for all
Protected by the royalty
Bow in the noble hall
Demonstrating endless loyalty

So when the old king passed away
The new king took the people's power,
"My new laws now are what you will obey."
In all his luxury he lay
With slaves of people by the hour
As he placed the crown on his head he softly sang

He sang
Prosperity for all
Protected by the royalty
Bow in the noble hall
Demonstrating endless loyalty

In this kingdom which not mend
The Devil's deck, dealt by his hand
He told the people to sing the anthem of the land

But they sang
Suffering for all
Exploited by our royalty
Come to the noble hall
The time has ended for loyalty

Our king your father ruled us well
But you've placed us in a bitter hell
To save these lands from your selfish spell
We've risen to introduce you to this cell

From his cell then he saw
His younger sister crowned the queen
Of the land has he watched in sadness and in awe

And with the rats as he wasted away
He realized what he had been
And he hoped that he could make amends someday

But no matter well he would understand
Or what revelations he had seen
He'd be locked in hiss cell to hear
Forever on to hear
The never ending anthem of the land

Prosperity for all
Protected by the royalty
Bow in the noble hall
Demonstrating endless loyalty

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from Anthem of the Land, released May 5, 2012

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Ivory Drive Boulder

Ivory Drive is an Alternative/Indie band from Boulder, Colorado. With a combination of piano, organ, drums, bass, trumpet, and sax, their unique sound is a savory stew of rock and jazz, flavored with blues, world, folk, and even bits of classical. Click on the Play button on the player below to hear their music, or on the menu at the top to learn more about Ivory Drive. ... more

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