Hold the Throne

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You baby, you poor little baby, sad little monster, sick little wretch,
tell me, what have they done now? What have they broken? What have they said?
Well surely your suitors are lined up, all fucked up and fired up to listen to you
and surely, surely they love you, and even if they don't you know someone else do.
Tell me, who is in charge here? I'd like to meet them. I need to know.
Tell me, who says they hold the throne?
I'll hold my own.
Well surely those jackals are lined up, all come for a bite of that secret you keep,
and surely they'd never despise you, so wrap them around you and go back to sleep.


from Sleeping, released September 3, 2013



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9 Swords Providence, Rhode Island

9 Swords has been

Marlon Battad - composition, guitar, piano, percussion, vocals

with (at various times)

North Star - glockenspiel, percussion, vocals
Lex Lambert - upright bass, vocals
Robert Levin - accordion, glockenspiel
Walter Prettyman - violin
Sal Geloso - vocals
Eli - vocals

and honorable mention to
Heather Fisch - clarinet, accordion, ukulele, vocals
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