Last Lion of Albion

  • Early in the morning where there used to be a stream
    Is a tiny business lake
    Don't let the cattails fool you
    Down in the bottom where nothing is born
    Sleeps a silver dollar with your face thereon

    Wish I could trace the frowning compass of your minds
    Drop the mercury down the Roman drain and summon mines

    Last lion of Albion
    They'll use you for centuries to come
    They'll steal your patents for the sun
    And you'll feel extinction
    When you see your face on their money

    Laid in the heavens that are already bought
    Sleeps a red planet in a galaxy of your lion's thoughts
    On the surface of your tender unintended machine
    Is there a buckle knuckle kneel on a carpet of lion's tongues

    Wish I could stand in the spray of the cliff of your sweet revenge
    Ocean of naked serrated marble crushing in

    Last lion of Albion
    They'll use you for centuries to come
    They'll steal your patents for the sun
    And you'll feel extinction

    Last lion of Albion
    They'll use you for centuries to come
    Your wounds the main road into London
    You'll feel extinction
    When you see your face on their money

    Last lion of Albion
    The last she-wolf to mother Rome
    The last virgin to wash ashore
    You'll feel extinction

    Last lion of Albion
    The last of the Mohicans gone
    The last cedars of Lebanon
    You'll feel extinction

    Last lion of Albion
    Last tiger of Tasmania
    The last she-wolf to suckle Rome
    You'll feel extinction
    When you see your face
    Face on their money Writer/s: Neko Case, Paul Rigby, Jeff Galegher
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Peermusic Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Bass Player Scott Edwards

Bass Player Scott EdwardsSong Writing

Scott was Stevie Wonder's bass player before becoming a top session player. Hits he played on include "I Will Survive," "Being With You" and "Sara Smile."

Trucking Songs That Were #1 Hits

Trucking Songs That Were #1 HitsSong Writing

The stories behind the biggest hit songs about trucking.

Christmas Songs

Christmas SongsFact or Fiction

Rudolf, Bob Dylan and the Singing Dogs all show up in this Fact or Fiction for seasonal favorites.

Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Sam Phillips

Sam PhillipsSongwriter Interviews

Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.

Song Titles That Inspired Movies

Song Titles That Inspired MoviesSong Writing

Famous songs that lent their titles - and in some cases storylines - to movies.