Storm the Palace

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Ring out the bells
For the ones who got away
Ring out and tell
We’re here to make you pay
Bring out your knives
We’ll carve ourselves a creed
These are our words
And this will be the world that we’ll believe

We stormed the palace, trashed the rooms
Destroyed the chandeliers
Stood waiting by the balustrade
For a new life to appear
It wasn’t very kind of us
It was not smart or glorious
Just fuelled by self-entitlement
To all the riches we could spend
All the sex and all the sugar
We could fit inside our heads

In the smouldering ruins
We built ourselves a home
Low-slung and white
A prayer made from stone
And the helibores grow
Through the cold, ungiving ground
A fragile kind of hope
We could come and turn the year around

We stormed the palace, trashed the rooms
Destroyed the chandeliers
Stood waiting by the balustrade
For a new life to appear
It wasn’t very kind of us
It was not smart or glorious
Just fuelled by self-entitlement
To all the riches we could spend
All the sex and all the sugar
We could fit inside our heads

No room for growth
For roses or for weeds
In your inorganic heart
No space to sow a seed
Still I lay on the bench
And spread my tendrils out
My frost-bitten friends
Seeking frost to bite them once again

Oh darling sister lost at sea
I understand the plight you’re in
But don’t you know these rocks you hold
are slowly turning you to stone so
Storm the palace, trash the rooms
Destroy the chandeliers
Stand waiting by the balustrade
For a new life to appear
I’ll meet you by the balustrade next year

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from In Ruins, track released September 1, 2015

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Storm the Palace Edinburgh, UK

Radge folk pop from Edinburgh


"Taking their cues from modern classical, left field folk, and stubborn indie songcraft, Storm The Palace vault over genre barriers without looking back."
Clash Music

We also have a bloody excellent remix album: acrerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/snow-stars-and-public-transport-the-remixes

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