Into the Light

by Lion O. King

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Hellraiser 03:20
Frank J. Miles no one knows who you are tell me how deep is the scar are you ahead in the game? are you a proper man? no one stays in the fight till we know what is right are you lost in the dark are you a fish or shark? they never, never told you what to do never, never, made it through to you never, never made you feel good neither were you understood they never showed you how to build a tribe never showed you how to pick a fight never showed you how to see the light how to keep fighting for what’s right Frank J. Miles you can hear people scream against the stream for the team let’s find out who we are are we proper men? be a burning laser carry on, hellraiser winners got to be stark can’t get lost in the dark they never, never told you what to do never, never, made it through to you never, never made you feel good neither were you understood they never showed you how to build a tribe never showed you how to pick a fight never showed you how to see the light how to keep fighting for what’s right
2.
usually i ride alongside my coyote washed my body in a pond last night usually i live without a care burn the devil with a single stare usually i shit where i want flowers bloomin’ in manure in Vermont usually flying free like a bird now i’m living with the urban herd i want i want i want to to shine shine shine i want, i want, want i’m gonna go to New York City tonight drown the moon with the neon lights sipping whiskey beside all of the sights i’m gonna find a way, finally i’m gonna go to New York City tonight gonna find my love tonight i’m gonna go to New York City tonight i‘ll be your city street cowboy rest my feet on your porch and indulge in joy c’mon girl, light my cigarette let‘s raise a toast to the suffragettes i want i want i want to to shine shine shine i want, i want, want i’m gonna to New York City tonight keeping calm but always ready to fight do my dance smokin’ marlboro lights i’m gonna find a way, finally i’m gonna go to New York City tonight gonna find my love tonight i’m gonna go to New York City tonight ain’t gonna walk away, i ain’t gonna walk away this time...
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is there a treasure out in the sea? - no one knows is Trump the only one who can't see? - no one knows when are the last bees gonna die? - no one knows when is Africa gonna rise above the shores of the promised land? i gotta move like a black dancin' Jesus at the age of forty-five holdin' hands with the devil who's the one who’ll free us? when will the shackled finally be free? - no one knows when are we gonna burn the last tree? - no one knows when are the last birds gonna fly? - no one knows when is Africa gonna rise above the shores of the promised land? i gotta move… don’t talk about love if you cannot invest who is our savior and who is the pest? stop buying the crap that was crafted for fools who entitle their masters by being their tools imprisoned by visions ashamed to allow slitting the throat of our sacred cow afraid to acknowledge that we‘ve got to vow salvation has always been knowing the Now. i gotta move...
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A Decent Way 03:17
is she gonna take me to the highest court and claim that she was treated like a common whore must i suffer more than a rejection for a sign of affection? is he gonna beckon me into his car is he gonna touch me where it’s going too far no one's gonna mess with my perfection for just another erection i want to find a way to hold her in a decent way i want to find a way to be held in a decent way hold me in a decent way would you please tell me a better sport than flirting with a girl on the center court now and then my body needs affection without too much reflection his privileges have endured for centuries now he’s filling up the penitentiaries abusers and accusers seek protection we need another correction i want to find a way...
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Fire 03:02
you have lit a fire in me, a fire in me i thought had gone for good now I‘m in love, yes, I‘m in love again you have lit a fire in me, a fire in me you make me feel so good and i‘m in love, yeah, i‘m in love again i‘m in fucking love again you see where no one sees you hear what no one hears you know when no one knows you silence all my fears everyone I’ve loved has changed or moved away now you are in my heart forever meant to stay you have lit a fire in me... you think what no one thinks you say what no one says there‘s a fire in me, a fire in me now you taste how no one tastes you show me how to sway and i won’t bow to anyone but you you have lit a fire in me...
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were you made by a god or not? a fallen angel, smoking pot are you a bearer of bad news a psychic eating up my blues? i don’t care who is to blame i just want to know your name let’s dance, dance let us enjoy this life women and men and what’s in between all alike let’s dance, dance let’s hold each other tight feeling our heart beat dancing into the light were you born of rock’n’roll? a flickering shadow upon my soul are you a demon or a saint? show me who you are, not who you ain’t there’s one thing i know for sure you’re the disease and you’re the cure let’s dance, dance let us enjoy this life women and men and what’s in between all alike let’s dance, dance let’s hold each other tight feeling our heartbeat dancing into the light
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seven minutes to fix a bow tie seven minutes to catch a black eye seven minutes to make a man come seven minutes seven minutes to hold you tight seven minutes to make it right seven minutes to pave the way seven minutes to make you want to stay seven minutes x7 i never thought i would seven minutes x7 to say goodbye for good seven minutes to make a boy cry seven minutes to roll your eyes and sigh seven minutes to live before we die seven minutes seven minutes to spend on our own seven minutes before we’re all alone seven minutes to lose our way seven minutes i won’t make you stay seven minutes x7 i never thought i would seven minutes x7 to say goodbye for good
8.
The Lure 03:37
my girl’s so cool cause she don‘t give a fuck about devotion suckin' magic potions bedroom eyes, she don’t scandalize she realized that she’s free... with me makin’ love can be an easy game no remorse, no regret, no shame ‘cause i love her, yeah, she’s my lover and we can do it all grab the whip baby, grab the chains i’ll bring the pleasure and I’ll bring the pain you’re my lover and i love ya so we can do it all sometimes you know, sometimes you don‘t know sometimes, yeah, sometimes, sometimes you don‘t know what if it‘s true, what if it ain’t true and i won’t and she won’t and we won’t be no more? my girl’s so cool cause she don‘t criticize she’s got an ocean flowing between her thighs i’ll ride those waves, wild love cannot be tamed i hear her shouting my name… she came tell my girl when you feel her i will always care for her cause i love her, yes, i love her and she can have it all tell my girl when you pull her hair that I am not afraid to share cause i love her, yes, i love her - and we can do it all sometimes you know... you can be sure, you can feel secure you can, yes, you can succumb to the lure cause when i say - that i mean to stay that is - yeah that is - what i meant to say
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ooo, i want to sing as loud as i can what will future bring? let‘s beat the odds and find out, my friend i‘m so proud of my life i‘m bursting with joy man, give me a high five show the world why you were born a boy together, however, my brother, we gotta take cover whenever a brother needs another brother to make him get it right: never, never, never, no, no, never, never, never, no, no never give up reaching for the light let’s celebrate this life let’s levitate high fly high in the sky my friend, let’s worship and greet this life why would i regret what i can‘t affect? brother, let’s masc up and liberate dude, don’t let that thing that very pretty sexy special thing become another thing to bring down your inner king she ain’t gonna drag you down if you stand firm and keep your faith, my friend if she don‘t like her wedding gown be washed away those letters in the sand together, however, my brother from another mother, we’ll help each other when it’s time to put an end to this fight never, never, never, no, no, never, never, never, no, no never give up reaching for the light let’s celebrate this life let’s levitate high fly high in the sky my friend, let’s fearlessly greet this life why would i regret what i must accept? brother, let’s masc up and liberate let’s celebrate this life let’s levitate high fly high in the sky my friend let’s worship and greet this life why would i regret what i can’t affect? brother, let’s masc up and liberate
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Love 02:35
i know that i‘d be alone without you cause there‘s no one who does it like you do the trailer we bought from the sailor brand new twenty years ago now it’s a rusty old fart but i won’t let it fucking fall apart cause i love like my mom loved me at the age of three love like a sailor in the wind loves the sun warming up his skin dead sure that i would be lost without you cause there‘s no one who knows me like you do the fire that comes with desire a burning pyre lit twenty years ago now the flames are hotter ‘cuz the end is nigh i might die in your arms and you in mine i love like my mom loved me at the age of three love like a loyal dog loves you after a walk cause i love like my mom loved me at the age of three love like a sailor in the wind loves the sun warming up his skin
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Slow Down 03:36
love will always grow a little bit stronger than hatred, my dear love will always last a little bit longer than your primal fears those shackles on your feet, those shackles that emburden the lives of your sons everybody knows that love is the power to open them at once slow down, slow down slow down, win the upperhand slow down, slow down, slow down, it‘s enough, my friend love will always ring a little bit louder than sadness, my dear love will always weigh a little bit lighter than your heaviest tears everybody knows that love is so much wiser than the words of all men crush those shackles on your legs, you once beat the Kaiser, now beat him again slow down...
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we want to be free, be free, to be who we want to be, to be

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released December 31, 2020

Music & Words: Lion O. King.

Produced by Mike Rubin, Matthias Wagemann, Matthieu Brismontier & Sebastian Dierksen.

Lyrics edited by Jason Bitters.

Guitar: Richard Zurke.

Cover Art: J.P. Applewine.

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Lion O. King Berlin, Germany

Born in Ethiopia, raised in New York, Naples and Addis Ababa, and cutting his teeth at festivals such as SXSW, Hurricane and Rock am Ring, Lion O. King is an oddball citizen of the World with a sound as scruffy and sleek as his big-city cowboy mustache. ... more

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