when the black rook comes around

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the first hoursong i ever partook in.

a song about that monumental chess match between bobby fischer and donald byrne.

lyrics

the game is set
the pawns lined up in rows
each move is met
and tension squarely grows

take the queen
and to your hope you’ll cling
the unfolding scene:
the dethroning of a king

when the black rook comes around,
no knights to guard the door
your highness losing ground
when the black rook comes around

check and mate
you’ve nowhere else to go
seal your fate
pale king, white as snow

castle walls
built up out of air
the king will fall
you haven’t got a prayer

when the black rook comes around,
no knights to guard the door
your highness losing ground
when the black rook comes around
when the black rook comes around.

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from the hoursongs, track released March 3, 2012

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swarbles Winterport, Maine

The musical endeavors of one Maria Gocze, Maine dwelling friend of winged things, who sang before she spoke. Also one of those Secret Acorns (secretacorns.bandcamp.com)!

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