Oh, this kingdom is not for the dwellers,

There's no vacancy for the other side of me,

And I know not how to remain frozen here,

Oh, I hunger for more than he's chosen, I fear,

Come, my child, my remedies will ease you,

Near the top of my tree, love, come find rest within me,

I bear fruit not of seeds that your father has sown,

Be gratified like the rest of us, you'll never feel alone,

Serpents, they soothe in hiding,

No thoughts, no path, no fighting,

Peacefully preying on poor and prudent minds,

Born from the bones of my lover, yet I'm bound to another,

Heeding toward evil's eye,

I'm changing this garden for my brothers as I follow my hunger,

Gaining nothing but how to survive,

I'll never find home again,

I am one with the beasts now and we are begging for the sea,

Run, run, run for the darkness, for the light's turned on me,

Lift your eyes from your flowers now, there's nothing left to see,

Oh, my husband, almighty king, have you forsaken me?

Tumbling Down

Been a while now, we're still in our house,

Filling the void and hoping that our fates align,

Shall I go back to where you found me?

Meek as a new seed, but I was yours to sow,

We were young then, our fire came and went,

Burned our hearts right out of our tangled bodies,

Built our castle atop the ashes, made it worthy of our plans,

And it all came tumbling down,

Every part of me knows only your name,

Oh, I will keep taking my time changing your mind

While you knock the winds right out of me,

But oh the water's rising again,

Why do I keep taking my time changing your mind,

You always knock the winds right out of me,

And it all came tumbling down.

Carter Hall

We got married on a Saturday in June,

Stole out before my father protested, too young, too soon,

A suitcase filled, left by the door and a prayer to run astray,

Our love is more than I'd hoped for, in you, I'll hide away,

With the apples strewn about our feet, carried out our plan to roam,

That's when we conquered Carter Hall, claimed her fortress for our own,

A year has gone since our wedding song was played by your mother's bow,

New life grows within my body, the seed planted, we'll sow,

A baby girl with her mother's curls, a mind brighter than the stars,

A beauty born in Carter Hall, the fruit of youthful hearts,

With the Shenandoah around our toes, we shall never go astray,

And we'll be governing over Carter Hall, 'til our baby flies away,

If I could make a map, all roads would lead to you,

This is our little life, our little life,

And if we could go back, I would never change a thing,

For alone, I am the winter, and you are the spring,

With our wrinkled hands, we reach for the others just like younger days,

Reminiscence built within the walls we'd never dare erase,

Our castle still stands mighty just as it's always been,

Our love was found in Carter Hall, you the king, and I, your queen,

With the mountains climbing higher still and the moon to light our way,

We'll be governing over Carter Hall, though our souls be old and gray,

We'll be governing over Carter Hall until our dying day 

Stay The Sun

You only visit me when night falls, by the banks of where we've grown,

And I know you'll leave me in the morning, but I can't go on,

We held each other by the waters, and prayed our pities stay the sun,

Holding onto relics of the land that we laid upon,

Now the tide's rolling in, will you take me out again?

Without the warmth of your hold, I don't want to hold it in,

I don't want to hold it in no more,

When we will come undone, 

All the birds will hold their tongues,

And I'll be your only one,

Holding down the setting sun.