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Age of Kings
All Eternals Deck

Album

All Eternals Deck

Released

2011

Artist

the Mountain Goats

Length

4:13

Previous track

"Estate Sale Sign"

Next track

"The Autopsy Garland"

Track 4 on All Eternals Deck. It also appears as a demo on All Survivors Pack as track 8.

LyricsEdit

Halls of the stone tower in the foothills
Why should we hide from anyone?
Held you in my arms
 for the first time that day
Felt like God's anointed when
 you didn't push me away

Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings
Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings

Lean on the concrete walls in shadow
Why should we wait to throw the switch?
Felt your name burn in
 like a tattoo into my skin
Rain on the clay tiles all night
Your head nestled beneath my chin

Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings
Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings

In the lost age
Where the jewels hide
And sword sticks in the waiting stone
Still warm

Small chambers shrinking til they vanish
Wolves in the hallway gaining ground
Reach down to the moment when
 I should've said something true
Shadows and their sources
 now stealing away with you

Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings
Gold light shining on so many things
In the age of kings

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

  • "Yeah, no, consumption is, it's the, yeah, rich people go recover from it in, in Austria and write interminable novels about it. You can try and finish that novel if you want, if you want to, like, you know, prove you're a bad-ass, but I myself gave up. I had some Continental theory to read. This is a song that took place at a place where we were studying Continental theory." -- 2011-04-11 - Wexner Center - Columbus, OH
  • "...It's a song about memories that are extraordinarily precious..." -- 2011-06-20 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA

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