Thursday, December 15, 2011

"The King Will See You Now"

New Christmas album from Bill Mallonee here   (more Mallonee music here)




hristmas...from the eyes of King Herod. The hands of the powerful will usually try and "hush up" truth. "Business as usual," is their mantra. Truth is often "inconvenient." Pilate's famous "What is truth?" maybe the most thoroughly "modern" phrase ever uttered by an ancient.
The Christ Child's salvation is peaceable, merciful and above all, lasting.



lyrics





THE KING WILL SEE YOU NOW words/music: bill mallonee

I heard you all came from pretty far
to grace our little old town
heard you saw some new bright stars
ah, the king will see you now

the king was pacing in his chambers
clearly a worried man
seems like for every neck ya’ gotta wring,
ah, ya’ get to wring two hands

ok, let’s put our cards on the table
let us be of the same mind
if you’d relay my goodwill
ah, if you’d be so kind

I’d welcome him in person if I could
but there’s this shakey lil' government
later on, I’ll bring the love in a motorcade
with all that pomp and circumstance

Chorus:
and the pattern, it repeats itself
when power is asked to bow
whenever truth gets ushered in
ah, the king will see you now

Oh, I’ll offer him my worship
my best wishes and bright hope
never mind the dagger
underneath my cloak

I hear new kings get born every day
So me? I don’t sweat it all that hard
Isn’t life just the funniest thing?
With all this changing of the guard?

Chorus

They say that patriotism is the last refuge
to which a scoundrel clings
I’ve seen that with my own two eyes
then I saw it in a dream

Must be time to guard your turf
must be time to guard your home
whenever the truth shows up drunk with love
and gets too close to the bone

Chorus:
and the pattern, it repeats itself
when power is asked to bow
whenever truth gets ushered in
ah, the king will see you now

there’s always a steel door to be slammed
when she gets a little loud
whenever truth gets outta hand
ah, the kind will see you now



credits





from WONDERLAND, track released 16 December 2011
Bill Mallonee: vocals, guitars, bass, drums


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