Queen for Me EP

by Frances Luke Accord

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1.
I laid the cards for you It’s just a game you’ll lose You pick the one that suits And I’ll be soon to pull love up from under you That part of love I knew You lift me up in faith And I handed down this grace Whose hand will fold who knows? A fool will find a way To overlook mistakes and never follow through If I ever felt this sake I’d make your birthday cake I’d have a reason to That part of love I knew Inside your house that day Over your roof I flew And on your couch that night It only stayed that way My, my impatience has a way of looking blue I could not love you true And that’s how love remains Don’t think I betrayed you I laid the cards for you It’s just a game you’ll lose You pick the one that suits And I’ll be soon to pull love up from under you That part of love I knew
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04:25
Before me, I mean right in front of me ruby bounty On the vine, on the vine The one and the only growing cherry Child of mine, of mine Friction is my only addiction and my rehabilitation won’t put me right, so I take flight To urban woman, fame and money Queen on high, on high Tremble, my double in the window dancing on the table I was in a trance, in a trance Falling in love with the ring around your future; the whisper at your shoulder Bloom Fate’s got a hold of you. Street light Substance Valence Patience and insight Tongue-tied Broken Bone-dry Sunken down in your cave of wonders like a buried treasure Queen in vain, queen in vain Urban woman, what I wanna know here is: can you dance? Freedom, hammer falling from rolling thunder I can’t hide, can’t hide And singing like soldiers to the beat of the bedlam I’m alive And in bloom Fate’s got a hold of you. Strife A life for a life Before me, I mean right in front of me the crowning hour Queen in time, queen in time The one and the only future hanging Child of mine
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02:18
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04:19
America Sell yourself to me Dress up like a queen On time, be mine Be the queen for me Paint yourself a new Teach me how to use my soul, my soul In the face of this Dandelion Diamond in the rough Smiling on the bluffs Your luck in hand But oh my weatherman, Can you call it all? The diamond’s gonna fall I say don’t stay in the fog of love Sun rising Moon shining An only child Queen without a name Dreamer of the state, your fate, your place But my life remains in shadows Now I’m on the lonely road I’m on the way to the blind parade I’m taken by a beautiful mind I mean, I’ve come to say I’m a child today Sun if I may Find my place Cast away A bird unto the breeze The things I want to see from there Be fair to the ones above watching over you Gambling since the womb I know I threw, But I lost it all for you Heaven, I wish you weren’t so far But, hell, we’re not so dark I mean, I’m free But I’m a man alone Reaching for the road Learning with the load I’ve grown I’m only what I’ve come to know
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I’m an apple that won't fall, Not for gravity Not for law For a woman only Gray like fog for the lonely, A dog that calls A black sheep solely Sent, withdrawn Black and holy and god-foregone Save me your laughter and your religion My three shadows betray me They’re all but gone, Now back to haunt me Who’s that siren above me? The moon at dawn, Or the earth beneath me? No, orbit on And don’t you write me, Not one siren song But save me your laughter and your religion

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Recorded and produced in our home in Chicago during the brutal winter of 2014, Queen for Me is a meditation on the very present, yet intangible forces that escape us, control us, demand of us, and lift us up.

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released April 2, 2014

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Frances Luke Accord Chicago, Illinois

"{Frances Luke Accord} are the definition of lean-in music.” - NPR's Mountain Stage

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