Ward of the State

from by Kyle Brothers

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This is about a homeless guy who rides the rails from place to place. There are many things that I think about in terms of the meaning behind the song, however I'd like to leave meanings ambiguous so that you, the listener, can interpret the lyrics and feel in your own way.

lyrics

2. W A R D O F T H E S T A T E
Forged in dust on this big stage Came in on the sunset train He thought about his angel It takes two x2 Crooked walking creaking bones An unkind face that nature’d sewn He thought about an angle To make it through Make it through And he said You lean you lie I’ve seen it half a million times In love and in crime And I would like to send it down the line It’s jinxed strychnine And I have seen it half a million times It’s love it’s unkind And I would like to send it down the line And do anything for me And I’m singing so sweetly Yeah I’m a birdy in your tree Counting leaves And there’s anything but sleep In the corner on my heap And now all I do is dream of that scene Pushed from pillar to the post With no one left but him to toast Just drinking with his angel It takes two x2 Sinking down on rocky bed With no one ‘round to mend his head Just pleading with his angel It takes two x2 And he said Maybe it’s time I’ll see it one and half a million times It’s love it’s divine And I would like to lay it on the line Well at least I’m kind ‘N’ I’ve seen it more than half a million times It’s love it’s a crime And I will see you somewhere down the line If left I’d pine So I will leave along with you this time I’m yours by design That’s why I’m drifting through this green stop sign And do anything for me And I’m singing so sweetly Yeah I’m a birdy in your tree Counting leaves And there’s anything but sleep In the corner on my heap And now all I do is dream of that scene I leave no indent in time And no family just a line It was so heavy and so fine Pay no mind A resting place is marked by crows Beside the steely ribbon flows An angel for the lend of It takes two x2

credits

from Brothington, released April 18, 2014
Written and performed by Kyle Brothers
Dion Lobb plays bass and percussion

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Kyle Brothers Bungendore, Australia

I am an musician, artist and a teacher, specialising in teaching children to play guitar. I am based near Canberra, ACT, Australia and this is my debut release. At 17 I learned to play, becoming a songwriter when practice eventually became exploration. My music fits mostly within the Folk genre with many influences. I hope that there will be many more albums to follow as I'm writing all the time. ... more

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