Seven Nations The King of Oblivion Lyrics

The Pictou Sessions: An Acoustic Album Track Listing
  • 1 The King of Oblivion
  • 2 Seeds of Life
  • 3 Fiddle Set
  • 4 Scream / The Surprise Ceilidh Band Set
  • 5 God
  • 6 O'er the Moor and Among the Heather
  • 7 All You People
  • 8 Skyezinha / The Egret
  • 9 A Rare Auld Time
  • 10 Pipe Set
  • 11 Trains
  • The King of Oblivion
    (Written by Kirk McLeod, arranged by Seven Nations)

    Between the refuge of the interstate overpass
    And the Sun State building stretching twenty-four stories to the skies
    Car tires and cat's eyes sing a lullaby
    He walks the sidewalk like he's dancing on fire
    He climbs the fire escape like there's no place higher than his room
    He can feel all eyes upon him when he moves
    If you see me I'll be hypnotized
    From the fourteenth row I see rust on his hands
    Outside it's Church Street where all the people sing
    Hail to the King of oblivion

    He's born on Friday but he's Saturday's child
    From his room down the hall I hear his radio dialed to a
    Broadway serenade
    As ashes on beer cans make their promenade

    If you see me I will be mesmerized
    From my empty row I feel moved to my feet
    Outside it's Church Street where all the people sing
    Hail to the King of oblivion

    And he looks around him
    And he finds himself alone
    But rewards of unconsciousness
    Are yet to be had, to be had

    If you see me I'll be hypnotized
    From the fourteenth row I see rust on his hands
    Outside it's Church Street where all the people sing
    Hail to the King of oblivion

    If you see me I'll be mesmerized
    From my empty row I feel moved to my feet
    When his song is complete I hear the people sing
    Hail to the King of oblivion
    Of oblivion

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