SONG LYRICS FOR: "CITY OF THE KING"
ALBUM: "EAGLE BLEEDS"
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Lead Vocal: Vas Myers
Lyrics and Music: John Phoenix
Electric Guitars: Vas Myers
Backup Vocals: Farrell Johnson, Haven L. Suttin
Drums: Mike Edwards
Bass/Organ and additional Drumming: Farrell Johnson

"CITY OF THE KING"

Verse 1
I'm just a poor boy with an ol' beat-up guitar.
Money in my pocket wouldn't take me very far.
Here you are with rags of riches,
Pockets full of broken wishes.
How can I but try to put some Heaven in your heart.

Verse 2
I came from nowhere but I'm on my way somewhere.
It's a place you couldn't climb to with a ladder or a stair.
The only thing to span the distance,
Waits for you to cease resistance.
The passage opens at the whisper of a prayer.

Chorus
I wanna' take you where the sun is shinin'.
I wanna' take you where the angels sing.
I wanna' show you there's a silver linin'
From this lonely corner to the City of the King.

Verse 3
You search among these broken streets and stony ground,
To try to find some light in this ol' dark and lonely town.
That can truly tell which voice to follow
Wish you knew which line to swallow.
How can you continue on this road you're walkin' down?

Verse 4
I've traveled far and wide and I've seen the hearts of men.
Searchin' for compassion and someone to understand.
But we are here to make the difference,
The Love of God our frame of reference.
Now it's here within your grasp. Please take it while you can.

Repeat Chorus

 

"CITY OF THE KING" (With Chords)

Intro: (G)-(C) Repeat 4 times

Verse 1
(G)I'm just a poor boy with an (C)ol' beat-up guitar.
(G)Money in my pocket wouldn't(C) take me very far.
(G)Here you are with rags of riches,
(C)Pockets full of(Cm) broken wishes.
(G)How can I but(Em) try to put some(Am) Heaven in your(D) heart.

(G)-(C) Repeat 2 times

Verse 2
(G)I came from nowhere but I'm (C)on my way somewhere.
(G)It's a place you couldn't climb to with a (C)ladder or a stair.
The(G) only thing to span the distance,
(C)Waits for you to(Cm) cease resistance.
(G)The passage (Em) opens at the (Am)whisper of a (D)prayer.

Chorus
(G)I wanna' (Em)take you where the (Am)sun is(D) shinin'.
(G)I wanna' (Em)take you where the (Am)angels(D) sing.
(G)I wanna' (Em)show you there's a (Am)silver (D)linin'
From (C)this lonely corner(D) to the City of the (G)King.

(G)-(C) Repeat 2 times

Verse 3
(G)You search among these broken(C) streets and stony ground,
(G)To try to find some light in this ol' (C)dark and lonely town.
That can(G) truly tell which voice to follow
(C)Wish you knew which (Cm) line to swallow.
(G)How can you (Em) continue on this (Am)road you're walkin' (D)down?

Verse 4
(G)I've traveled far and wide and I've (C)seen the hearts of men.
(G)Searchin' for compassion and some(C)one to understand.
(G)But we are here to make the difference,
The (C)Love of God our (Cm) frame of reference.
(G)Now it's here within your grasp. Please (Am)take it while you (D)can.

Repeat Chorus

Lead Break: (G)-(C) Repeat 4 times

Repeat Chorus

(G)-(C) Repeat 4 times

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