Kingdom Calm

by Sonny B. Gould

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released May 4, 2017

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Track Name: Island
Here I am
On Golding’s island again
Floating in a pink lagoon
Hoping you’ll be with me soon

But the Devil
Dragging me down, and down, and down again
Laughs and points his stick at you
Knowing you’ll come join him soon

Oh no, not again
Fallen into secret sin
Could it be? Is it true?
O my babe, turning blue

Shining light
Where are you now that I need you?
Deep in the thick of the vines
O, it’s a beast from the sea and sky

Oh no, not again
Fallen into secret sin
Could it be? Is it true?
O my babe, turning blue
Track Name: Dreamtime
See how the golden rule is broken
Beaten down by others only
Before I met you, I was so lonely
Now I just make such happy, joyful sounds

Dream with me
Dream and drown
Build me up
Tear me down

We’ll be fine, I know it just takes time
Patience goes a long way after all
Even if you catch me, yes, I may fall
Draped in a red robe, how I love you so

Dream with me
Dream and drown
Build me up
Tear me down
Track Name: Modern
On and on we strive
For a peace of mind
Come and be my soothing love
Lay right by my side

Lay me down and forget
Lose yourself in bed
Lay me down and forget
That sad, sad, lonesome song

Carry me on your wounded heart
Let me know your pain
I believe in true love
Let me have you again

Lay me down and forget
Lose yourself in bed
Lay me down and forget
That sad, sad, lonesome song you sing

We’re all tragically modern
Shapeless spheres all alike
We’re all tragically modern
Desperate just to be liked
I just can’t sleep at night
Honey, come and hold me, hold me so tight

We’re so terribly modern
Shameless names on a wall
We’re so terribly modern
Tasteless names one and all
You know our time is coming
Soon or later, darling, we’re going to fall
Track Name: Let Come What May
When the world weighs you down
And the winding streets bewail your smile
When the city’s faces scowl and frown
Cool yourself and just be still a while

Let come what may
The doldrum days will slowly fade
Let come what may
And wave your sorrows away

The blues is a feeling
Between a woman and a man
But when you’ve got those blacks and greens
It’s hard to simply stand

Let come what may
The doldrum days will slowly fade
Let come what may
And wave your sorrows away

Diamonds form in the earth
But only after they’ve been crushed
By centuries of pressure first
Patient coal in a milky, earthen crust

Let come what may
The doldrum days will slowly fade
Let come what may
And wave your sorrows away
Track Name: Anthony
Last night I fell asleep to the sound
Of my lover sleeping
We had been tumbling, O, deep and down
But she fell before me

O, “Follow me,” said she through the trees
“Follow,” but I did not answer
For I’d heard her speak to a man in her sleep
A man that she had called Anthony

Lost in my dreams, I cannot speak a word
To the girl who betrayed me
She chopped up my heart like a spleen, served it clean
O, my butcher baby

O, “Follow me,” said she through the trees
“Follow,” but I did not answer
For I’d heard her speak to a man in her sleep
A man that she had called Anthony
Track Name: Lamb
Effortlessly
She cures me
Of my blue disease
Some things are hard to believe

Cold, warm, soft light
Streamed o’er me
As I duly greaved
For all the loves I must leave

Blood of my blood
Lamb of my own
Sun to sun down
Down the straight and narrow path we go

First, she kissed me
Then came she
All down my gnarled tree
Her honey poured so holy

Dawn, then dusk light
Burned through me
As I left her behind
Borne for a new kind of life

Blood of my blood
Lamb of my own
Sun to sun down
Down the straight and narrow path we go
Track Name: Proof
I saw her standing there by herself
So all alone
She wasn’t clinging to anything
No proof of love

I don’t know
How she could be alone
No, no, no
Not when she’s so full grown

How could I tell her that she was a queen?
Show proof of love
If I could only speak of the things
That swarmed on my mind

I don’t know
How she could be alone
No, no, no
Not when she’s so full grown

Nothing prepared me for she could love
And O, how she loves
Find you a woman can stand on her own
The lonely pain, she knows

I still don’t know
How she could be alone
No, no, no
Not when she’s so full grown
So full grown
Track Name: Laura Moonbeam
Sun, devil, savior
Sweep me rising, perfect in our mourning
Moon river bathing
Catch me on a cloud of nine
Secrets we have left behind

Laura, Laura, I'll see you tomorrow
The moon pales in your wake
You're like a fallen flake, O
Laura, Laura, I'll see you tomorrow
I'd love to carry thee
I'd beg to bury thee
O, Laura

A quiet, supple evening
Drapes across me uneven stars
Purple-plaited prison bars
And a cross-dressing shaman
The sunset weeps in autumn leaves
I duly burn with nothing on my greaves

The sun isn't as perfect
I'd love to catch your eye
Honey, come and lay me down before I
Lay right down and die
Before I die, I'll try to catch your weary eye

Laura, Laura, I'll see you tomorrow
The moon pales in your wake
You're like a fallen flake, O
Laura, Laura, I'll see you tomorrow
I'd love to carry thee
I'd beg to bury thee
O, o, o, Laura
Track Name: Silver & Bronze
Silver and bronze
The chapel's marble godhead yawns
We've got to get away
We've got to find a better way

Creeping through the night
I'll follow you, my dear
Hold me much too tight
I'm falling
Oh no

Marble and stone
A quarter year I'd been alone
I've got to hold your hand
I've got to take your reprimands

Creeping through the night
I'll follow you, my dear
Hold me much too tight
I'm falling
Down, O

Laura, Laura Moonbeam
One day, maybe soon, babe
Laura, Laura Moonbeam
Come and slay me soon

Silver and bronze
The chapel's marble godhead yawns
We've got to fly away
We've to die a different way

Creeping through the night
I'll follow you, my dear
Hold me much too tight
I'm falling
Down, O
Track Name: Shoes Blues
I tied my shoes today
It made me feel okay
Ah, but my blues remains
Someone just lied to me
Ah, but they're make-believe

Run right, sweet baby, into my arms
You know I'll do you no harm
But sometimes my woman, she goes too far
I took a wild swing
Smashed up a wall and everything

Now I just sit and I look and I stare
See all those children hanging there
Mercy is kind, but oh so rare
Sleep's calling out to me
She beckons me with sweetly dreams

I tied my shoes today
It made me feel okay
Track Name: Fly
So you thought that you'd walk out on me
Did you think that you'd stay long?
And when did you come to find
That you'd been alone
Long before you ever knew me?

You say I self-aggrandize
Did you think that I don't know
That pure was your sacrifice
And mine was a lie
And that's how it stays, babe?

Sometimes I spend my own sleepless nights
Death my only companion
And are you plagued with a dream?
Well, sing it with me
And let your emotions fly

So you thought that you'd walk out on me
Did you think that you'd stay long?
And when did you come to find
That you'd been alone
Long before you ever knew me?
Track Name: Baby Don't
My baby
She don't love me no more
So I'm scrambling
Just to get out that door

So unsure
Sure don't know what's in store
So I'm scrambling
Got one foot out that door

My baby, O
She don't love me no more
So I'm scrambling
Just to get out that door
Track Name: Moonday
It's been a long moonday
I've stalked around here long enough
To know which way I should not stray
Drifting along, soon, babe
Will see me tangled, innards out
Upon this black and cold highway

Flee the sun
Dwell in darkness
Fear the rays
Murder reigns, O

With baggage of coal, fool's gold
I've been collecting it at every turn
To cast it burning brave and cold
Sorrow's delight, midnight
She calls the shadows from their homes
In fissures where the dark gives light

Flee the sun
Dwell in darkness
Fear the rays
Murder reigns, O

The leper never kept her
His flesh was melting all the while
So ever to sever
He couldn't see the reasons why