Josh Ritter - Leaves and Kings Lyrics

Writer(s) : RITTER, JOSH /
Artist: Josh Ritter Lyrics
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I met you at a party or on a crowded street

A silent singularity when glances chanced to meet

You looked into my glasses, said you'd seen a ghost

I tried my best to make you smile as we calypsoed close

I have been to Cleveland and you have been to jail

You seem to be recovering but I felt a little pale

Our house it was on seventeenth above a hardware store

And there we lived with seven cats all named for seven dwarves


But like leaves and kings, all things must fall

No diamond ring's gonna cut through it all


You were working as a graverobber, you could do your job at night

I was living hand to mouth just looking for a fight

The reason why we parted it ain't that hard to find

I was always busy, and you never had the time

well the reason why we parted it ain't that hard to see

But I was never sure if I left you or you left me


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And when it was all over I lost myself in work

You got married to a lawyer painting murals in New York

(You got married to a dentist building bridges in New York)

And though it seems a million miles ago since I saw the light

The hours flowed by nervously like warships in the night

Many times I've been corrupted but I've never been in love

I began to realise that that's just where I was

So I packed up my possessions and caught an east-bound train

met you in Ohio sleeping in the rain


(chorus)


So now we're going back again to start where we began

With rules and regulations but no real kind of plan

I've learned my lesson well with no mistakes at all

Once you find yourself true love you just keep holding on


Like leaves and kings, all things must fall

No diamond ring's gonna cut through it all


But now out of the dark, out of the blue,

like leaves and kings I've fallen in love with you




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