Once We Were Kings Of The World

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lyrics

once we were kings of the world

a car hit a tree, was all the paper said
gave a name and precious little more
a number in a box, at the foot of the page
like they were giving a football score

been a while since we’d last spoken
always something seemed to get in the way
we used to think we’d live forever
even forever ends some day

we used to play on the cliffs by the water
looked up through the clouds to mystical lands
we sailed our dreams to the end of the rainbow
together - we held the gold in our hands
together, once we were kings of the world

took a walk around our old neighbourhood
there’s nothing much left to see
a new housing estate filled with luxury cars
on the site of the old factory

all that we knew is long gone now
things change and i don’t mind
it just seems strange things that once meant so much
can disappear and leave not a trace behind

we used to play on the cliffs by the water
looked up through the clouds to mystical lands
we sailed our dreams to the end of the rainbow
together - we held the gold in our hands

we stood with the gods and looked out from their mountain
together we pulled the sword from the stone
we ran with the devil and we soared with the angels
together, we’d never have done it alone
together, once we were kings of the world

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from Angel In Reverse, released September 7, 2012

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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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