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Look out for King Heartache

from Tomorrows American Treasures by Michael Holland



Every Morning I go out on the street
Say Hello to the people I see
Flowers blooming its early spring
Bell in the steeple go jing-a-ling

I spy a man who seems down on his luck
His look says that’s the way the thunder shook
Had it all baby but now it’s bust
No where to turn, man, who can you trust?

I pass some friends by the old town well
They sass and wonder how the future gels
They say, tell us the future, man, how will it look?
Is it some forgotten movie or an unwritten book?

The days that wane, how they seem such a bore
Now that every day becomes such chore.
Don’t worry about the end, the end is cake.
Along the way, brother, look out for King Heartache.

Look out for the man / Watch out for King Heartache when he comes
He’ll catch you by surprise/ No stone unturned, no one left alive.
Look out for the man.

I take a walk by the Barrel D Arcade
Though no one knows it that’s where futures are made
Maybe I’ll find some comfort there
Two antique sofas and a rocking chair

I’d tell her the future but it never gets that far
I know my place by what she keeps me apart from
She says, I don’t need love, man, I don’t need a lick
Cover your eyes when King Heartache starts to kick

Look out for the man/ Watch out for King Heart ache when he comes
He’ll find you in your room/ He’ll mediate your hours of gloom
Look out for the man/ Watch out for King Heartache when he comes
He knows where you always hide/ He’ll pounce on you, he’ll scratch out your eyes

Look out for the man, Look out for the…..

All that’s left is we live with what we trade
But who can tell if the choice has been made
I know it’s not what you call living right
What keeps you cool in the day, won’t keep you warm at night.

Don’t take away that we’re left in a trance zone
But tell me what is left to take a chance on
You feel so strange when you let the words slip
Don’t be surprised when King Heartache comes to rip!

Look out for the man/ Watch out for King Heartache when he comes
You’ll find you do what he says, and no money can keep up appearances
Look out for her man/ Watch out for King Heartache when he comes
He’ll keep you in his claws; he’ll drink the tears when they start to fall.


from Tomorrows American Treasures, released January 31, 2005


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