The King


Credits:

Composition, vocals and production: Teun van Erp

Drums: Ferd van Stekelenburg

Guitar: Jasper van Eck

Mastering: Jelle Goossens (The Mastering Factory)

Artwork: Teun van Erp

Lyrics:

The king is down in his kingdom

But power nowhere to find

He’s got his soldiers and empire

But no-one’s really around

The wandering boy chased his freedom

Said life has not enough time

He hasn’t found what he went for

And there is no-one around

And he won’t really know where he’s going

He left with nothing but some time to get away from his circle of thoughts

Said: “you can buy expensive watches

And you can buy expensive clocks

But they won’t be ticking slower,

Ticking any slower than ours”

Now finally I’m free from the light

And through the mist

It’s burning my eyes

It hurt me then, but it kills me right now

Oh, what if this just shouldn’t feel right?

Because I don’t know why you’re so afraid of it

No, I don’t know why you’re so afraid of it

But the king spends days

Watching time and faces

that he will once be old and lonely

the king spends days

Watching time and faces

that he will once be old and by himself

The king has nothing to fear now

But he just knows he once will

It’s not the way that it used to be

His thoughts and mind are so still

The boy’s got nothing but worries

And has for thinking no time

Still, it’s all that he does these days

So far away from a crown

And no, we don’t know where we’re going

We don’t know why we say that it should be the way that it’s now

‘Cause you can buy expensive watches

And you can buy expensive clocks

But they won’t be ticking slower,

Ticking any slower than ours

Now finally I’m free from the light

And through the mist

It’s burning my eyes

It hurt me then, but it kills me right now

Oh, what if this just shouldn’t feel right?

Because I don’t know why you’re so afraid of it

No, I don’t know why you’re so upset about it

Oh, what if this just shouldn’t feel right?

But the king spends days

Watching time and faces that he will once be old and lonely

the king spends days

Watching time and faces that he will once be old and by himself

11-11-2017: We're very excited to present you our latest song 'The King'. When I was about 17 years old, I was busy trying to make choices for my future. I realized I wanted to pursue a career in music, but was also quite anxious because of all the comments by people around me about the fact that it's difficult to make money in the music industry. This song is basically a story of finding happiness while realizing that money won't be a key to finding that happiness. The lyric "you can buy expensive watches and you can buy expensive clocks, but they won't be ticking slower, ticking any slower than ours" still sticks with me despite the song being written 5 years before I'm writing this post. Combining these lyrics with the overall melody and beat that both feel quite powerful, we're very glad to release 'The King' as the second Axley song. Teun


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