When I Was the King

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lyrics

held out as long as i could for you
longer than anybody should for any other man
burning my hand
burning my hand with the coal
when i shoulda let it roll
i should have let it stand
and you said
you bet
cause you thought i’d forget
when you knew it wasn’t true
but i was stronger than you
it would’ve been much better had i left before the mess
when our heads did hit the same
it was a game
just a game
where you are a line and you draw me to shore
warm as a drink
honey poured out on the floor
and i shoulda left you before i let you pour the poison
when i was the king
but no one ever met me who said they could forget me
honey i shoulda let you know
but you said
you bet
cause you thought i’d forget
when you knew it wasn’t true
but i was stronger than you
it woulda been much better had i left before the mess
i never received your simple words
and i never believed the ones i heard
said i wanna be free to try
but i sink like a stone
and i cry
but i shoulda left you long before i met you
i shoulda seen and known
i shoulda known by the way you acted when you said
wanna come home?
i shoulda left you long before i met you
i shoulda known myself
but you sing to me from a movie screen
those eyes
and you said
you bet
cause you thought i’d forget
when you knew it wasn’t true
but i was stronger than you
it woulda been much better had i left before the mess

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from QUIET THE STATION, released April 21, 2017

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Stewart Legere Halifax, Nova Scotia

From Halifax, Canada. Legere's folk/pop songs are lovingly composed with vivid storytelling and luscious harmonies, darkened with such sincere delivery and frank lyrics you'll long to sing along and make it alright. Honest, charming and open-hearted, Legere is also a member of orchestral pop outfit The Heavy Blinkers and an award theatre artist (The Accidental Mechanics Group + Zuppa Theatre Co.) ... more

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