The Sultan's Palace

by Icarus

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Under the moon
Of a June gloom winter
I caught a splinter
Off the door
Of my mother's ancient thrift store
And a distant summer's cold war
Was all I carried into town
See, I don't like baggage
It just weighs me down

Under the bridge of a miscalculated urban plan
I settled down
Met a man with an aluminum crown
A better clown than me
He kept his jokes away for free
A broken overpass his scene
A torn headline his bed
We both just sat there laughin'
As the crowd was dead

He didn't have a poker face
His eyes they could not lie
Gamblin' debts stole his sight
Now you can't call his bluff
And he deals the cards good enough
He can't spot your tell
But he can hear the last call
He can't see it comin'
He just feels it all

He don't like mirrors
They just tear him down
And who needs change?
It just hangs around
It jangles on his ball and chain
As he drags 'em down the highway
With the memory of his hometown
Bought a one way ticket
And he can't go back now

New World Order
Keep the agents hungry
I keep my name and my country
To myself
Gettin' dusty on the shelf
Who needs 'em when you're someone else?
Who needs the praise of kings?
In the sultan's palace
There is no such thing


released October 18, 2015
Written, performed, and produced by Andrew Lovely



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Icarus Athens, Greece

Icarus is the musical project of Greco-American songwriter Andrew Lovely.

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