Scythian Empires

Album: Armchair Apocrypha (2007)
  • Andrew Bird Scythian Empires lyrics

    Five day forecast bring black tall rains and hellfire
    While handpicked tenderness kid gloves tear at the inseam
    Their Halliburton Attaché cases are useless
    While Scotch Guard Macintoshes shall be carbonized

    And now they’re offering views of exiting empire
    Such breathtaking views of Scythian empires
    Scythian Empire, horsemen of the Russia steppe
    Scythian Empire, archers of an afterthought

    The routed by some Achaean's and thwarted by the Thracian's
    The Scythian Empire

    Scythian Empire, exiting empire
    Scythian Empire, exiting empire

    Routed by some Achaean's and thwarted by the Thracian's
    A Scythian Empire
    Kings of Macedonia, a Scythian Empire


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