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lyrics

A subtle fear, a year it’s in arrears,
a stolen time; a differential year.
Prepare for flight, a story set alight,
Provokes the end for this.

A golden hue, a trickery ensues.
A time that my eyes walked aside with you.
A babied squall, a sorrow to recall,
A sorrow above all.

These short questions are driving me insane,
Will you ask them in another way?
These long answers are awash inside my brain.
Will you ask them in another way?

And in the end the past will show its face,
Upon the scene, a spiteful form of grace.
I took a seat, reflecting by the stair.
I breathed in lilac air.

These short questions are driving me insane,
Will you ask them in another way?
These long answers are awash inside my brain,
Will you ask them in another way?
These directions will lead us to our graves,
all the swollen scenes of black and grey.
Sliced in sections a stinging source of pain,
But I won’t end in another way.

I’ve been forecasting storm clouds,
I’ve been forecasting stealth.
You’ve been writing a blank cheque,
I’ve been checking my health.
You’ve been walking on minefields
Staring into the sea.
Swift incisions and smoke-shields
You’ve been trampling on me.

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from The Cost of Living, track released March 24, 2014

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Former Monarchs Cork, Ireland

Former Monarchs are an alternative rock group from Cork Ireland. Labelled "Ones to watch" by the BBC, their debut album "The Cost of Living" will be released on Mountains of Records on March 24th, 2014.

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