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Would​-​Be King

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A: Probably nearest and dearest for me of this bunch, this was one of the first instrumentals I wrote top to bottom that felt somehow inappropriate for our old band. It was more deliberate and denser, with some interesting harmonic moves - definitely something I wanted to be dynamic. Also my first time writing alone, probably on Garageband, just having fun jamming on some drum loops and really composing for the first time.

D: I wrote this considering the commonality of the depowered demigod/god son trope across world stories: Jesus, Hercules, occasionally Clark Kent etc. It's Thor's Gethsemane, his Redemption Song.


When I confess I need you, will you take me back?
I can't remember color, my sun rise is pitch black
Without you there's no steel in me
No stone
No strength left in my bones
But with you here

I would be king
I would be champion
I'd be the warrior god of the pantheon
With my hands I would tear the stars
From the heavens above me...
If you loved me

I think I hear my hammer callin me
I'm workin just to prove I'm worthy of
The mantle befallen me
I can't speak the lightning now
I'm cut off from the storm
Cast an eye upon your child
And see what I've become


from Model Decoy, released February 17, 2016
Doron Monk Flake - vocals
Ari Sadowitz - guitar, programming
David Marvuglio - bass
Dan Gluszak - drums

Produced by Alex Prieto and Ari Sadowitz
Engineered by Alex Prieto


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