To Kill a King

by Hungry Lucy

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Russell Whyman
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Russell Whyman Hungry Lucy's third album is described, as are the others, as 'Dark Wave'. It's a term I hadn't previously come across.

It's hard coming up with new things to say about albums by the same artist and Hungry Lucy is no exception.

They produce excellent and well crafted songs which are a little different, performed with feeling and feature an exceptional female vocalist. Ethereal in places and poppy in others it is never less than engaging.
AfroSlice
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AfroSlice Love the guitar and vocals. Favorite track: Rainfall.
Rachel Rose Mitchell
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Rachel Rose Mitchell Sad about these guys splitting up! TKaK is a unique album with some really interesting tracks. High Price Of Mistakes is a close second favourite for me. Favorite track: To Kill a King.
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1.
On the edge, I wait Hands held tightly…together Waiting for the name I wallow in my shame I played a dangerous game Hold it all inside, they said Don’t you speak of this disgrace (till you’re six feet underground) People whisper silently I can’t even show my face (can you turn your life around) Don’t think positive I’ll only crush myself We just have to learn In our mistakes we cause concern But in the end it’s only me who’ll burn What will you do, they scream at me Turning nights to endless days (is there shelter from your fear) My decisions have no weight I can only run away (it’s your voice you have to hear) Hold it all inside, they said Don’t you speak of this disgrace (till you’re six feet underground) Whispers turn so deafening I can’t live with my own face (can you turn your life around) What will you do they scream at me Leaving my wound so exposed (is there shelter from your fear) Twisted words and loving arms No one else will ever know (it’s your voice you have to hear)
2.
03:53
Behind a wall There is a boy I've tried to reach For many years Each time it rains I see his face I offer shelter He walks away May you have brighter tomorrows The past you had was shrouded in deceit May you be eternally beautiful The way you are The way you are To me I had the chance To feel his pain I didn’t look Deep inside My desperate hope Won’t bring him back It only kills The love I have I walked away From the waters edge Feeling numb From the cold Now when it rains I can’t see his face I am weak And I have failed
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03:58
I’m not your good girl I’m not anyone Life has grown so difficult Just trying not to fall Sometimes I see you Peek through your dark disguise Though I am broken down by your words I can’t look away from your eyes You want too much of me And you give me nothing but lies When you’re here I can’t feel Who I really am When you’re gone I want to run Far away Push and pull my heartstrings Each tug takes liberty You fight to get what suits you Make the world what you want it to be Time to step out of your shadow Let the sun shine down on me I’m not your good girl I’m not your anything I’ve become so cynical Smaller steps won’t stop my fall
4.
04:13
You are So deep inside of me You are Slashing my dignity You are What no one else can see So far You’ve made a fool of me Revolting is how you make me feel Disturbing how your love isn’t real Typical is what this seems to be For you Deception comes So easily Injected with the poison of you Weakened by not knowing the truth Break the spell and give me back to the world Take back the troubles of a broken girl
5.
03:28
I don't need you to say Pain is coming close I know all too well By the force of your hand I am so afraid You have crushed my will As my tears run softly down I ask you to stop You continue anyway Is this what you call love As I shut my eyes I could have been free Without your chains But my tears still run softly down Will I ever know A life away from you As my tears still run softly down
6.
04:34
I can’t find her Just shadows on the wall A net full of holes Can’t prove anything at all Memory is beautiful Her flesh is not in front of me I want to comfort The girl I never see Where has she gone She’s out there all alone Hidden faces turn Begin the memory burn When will she find me Thin and withered Red dress turned to pink Thought I heard her laughing In books of blue black ink I don’t think she’s in there Just an unresponsive smile No, I can’t see her dancing I’ve been looking all the while
7.
Driving through this chaos Seeing many flaws I leap to aide in correction And disappear Lovely sparks are flying Motionless I observe Waiting for the ending To arrive The fire warming up tonight Can you hear me? Too far gone to touch Can you hear me? It will always be Someone else’s fantasy Like fingernails that won’t grow I am full of dead hope Won’t anybody listen to me? Ignition fails to greet me Cold by the side of the road Turn over, turn over, turn And look into my eyes It’s never going to pay To lead my life this way Appreciation gone Needing for anyone To listen to me No more fuel Fire’s gone Starkness No one
8.
03:16
In this bloody pool I see such a fool in me Now my blood is gone How could I let myself believe In you Now I’m cryin’ Cause I’m tryin’ Too hard Mirror’s fadin’ Complicatin’ My heart Can I kill the past With one look At this fool Thought I read the signs Leading to divine embrace I misread the words Took a giant leap of faith For you My disaster Made you master Of me No hereafter No more chapters Between Will you let me go Or hold on To this fool
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04:32
When the little ones go Out on their own A flag of caution to the wind Do not heed this warning lightly For you may find Terror in the end Tread carefully Over these three Smile gleefully Circle ‘round to me When they grow a bit more They will learn What they want to be Through confusion and tears They’ll become strong And fly so free Who knew you plant stars in the ground Who knew you’d find so many all around Did they live their lives with good intent Or will they sing forever their lament Now they shine so bright up in the sky I miss them all I make a wish Hold my breath And wait for their call
11.
04:34
You’ve got to fight for it After all it’s yours Don’t let the world Push you down Into its’ core Please don’t cry What’s done is done You can only fix yourself You can never change The other ones Shine this light down on me forever My open eyes are so alive Break through these walls that leave me useless All of my fears have gone away The pain is over now And the wounds are healed They clipped your wings But now you see What’s been revealed Look to the sky Draw down the moon Fill your life with silver dreams Spin a secret spell You’ll find it soon
12.
On the other side Of these castle walls Lies a world I’m not a part of Forbidden to even think for myself Dared to step outside the line For fear of torture I always wanted to know How to kill a king Use his madness against him Forsake everything Though his grip is so tight And it’s choking me I will find a way out Of this loyalty Just when I thought I was Running out of time The King stood trembling at my bedside He said “if you leave me now, My suicide will follow” And I said “what are you waiting for?” Now I know How to kill a king Now he suffers in silence With a poisonous sting He could not steal my might And it seems to be I have found a way out Of his loyalty I know that I can survive Outside this cage Maybe now I can fight through All this rage I’m so glad I knew How to kill the King I tore down the boundaries And took off the ring To reap what you sow Is how it should be There’s no one left on the throne Of this royalty
13.
04:31
I know you can’t say What is wrong why you’re feelin’ this way Just remember when you’re feelin’ so down You can always put on your crown My beloved Is that a tear in your eye My beloved What is making you cry My beloved Will you walk with me To the place Where we can be free Darling it’s getting so late We should go home don’t tempt fate Find it in yourself to love me again Don’t be afraid we will win You didn’t do the things that you thought It isn’t true the lies can’t be bought I understand you’re feeling so cold Stay with me as we grow old
14.
I can’t find her Just shadows on the wall A net full of holes Can’t prove anything at all Memory is beautiful Her flesh is not in front of me I want to comfort The girl I never see Where has she gone She’s out there all alone Hidden faces turn Begin the memory burn When will she find me Thin and withered Red dress turned to pink Thought I heard her laughing In books of blue black ink I don’t think she’s in there Just an unresponsive smile No, I can’t see her dancing I’ve been looking all the while
15.
You’ve got to fight for it After all it’s yours Don’t let the world Push you down Into its’ core Please don’t cry What’s done is done You can only fix yourself You can never change The other ones Shine this light down on me forever My open eyes are so alive Break through these walls that leave me useless All of my fears have gone away The pain is over now And the wounds are healed They clipped your wings But now you see What’s been revealed Look to the sky Draw down the moon Fill your life with silver dreams Spin a secret spell You’ll find it soon
16.
You are So deep inside of me You are Slashing my dignity You are What no one else can see So far You’ve made a fool of me Revolting is how you make me feel Disturbing how your love isn’t real Typical is what this seems to be For you Deception comes So easily Injected with the poison of you Weakened by not knowing the truth Break the spell and give me back to the world Take back the troubles of a broken girl
17.
On the other side Of these castle walls Lies a world I’m not a part of Forbidden to even think for myself Dared to step outside the line For fear of torture I always wanted to know How to kill a king Use his madness against him Forsake everything Though his grip is so tight And it’s choking me I will find a way out Of this loyalty Just when I thought I was Running out of time The King stood trembling at my bedside He said “if you leave me now, My suicide will follow” And I said “what are you waiting for?” Now I know How to kill a king Now he suffers in silence With a poisonous sting He could not steal my might And it seems to be I have found a way out Of his loyalty I know that I can survive Outside this cage Maybe now I can fight through All this rage I’m so glad I knew How to kill the King I tore down the boundaries And took off the ring To reap what you sow Is how it should be There’s no one left on the throne Of this royalty

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On their third full-length album, genre bending duo Hungry Lucy prove to us, yet again, that the confines of one musical style just won't contain them. "To Kill a King" seamlessly traverses the musical spectrum from somber darkwave to catchy pop without missing a beat.

Fans of Hungry Lucy's first two releases, "Apparitions" and "Glō", will not be disappointed with this fresh batch of inspired electro-organic productions crowned with Christa Belle's haunting voice.
While not purely a concept album, a common story runs throughout “To Kill a King” as Christa Belle's deeply personal lyrics lead you through a tale of oppression, grief and ultimate triumph.

The title track, "To Kill a King" couples a driving Depeche Mode styled production with emotional female vocals. While "Rainfall" evokes the electrified songwriter feel of Dido or even Madonna in her more contemplative moments. The uplifting vibe of "Shine" pulls together elements from around the globe with a soaring vocal melody. The melancholy "Good Girl" is a stripped down piano & vocal wonder that tugs hard at your emotions, while the pure synthetic "High Price of Mistakes" manages to sound icy cold, yet emit a warm glow all at once.

It's this type of beautiful contrast that Hungry Lucy are passionate about, and fully demonstrate on “To Kill a King”. Their talent for blending the familiar with the exotic captures you at first listen and leaves you wanting more.

In total, "To Kill a King" brings you 13 new songs featuring additional vocals from Kristy Venrick of The Azoic and Alexx Reed of ThouShaltNot. The US release also features 4 bonus remixes from Null Device, Trigger10D and, War-N's alter-ego, F9 for a total of 17 fab tracks! Oooh ... I'm getting flustered just thinking about it!

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released November 2, 2004

All songs written and produced by Warren Harrison and Christa Belle

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Hungry Lucy have been making "gypsy electronica" since Nov, 1998. Their unique blend of haunting female vocals, rich electronic instrumentation and groovy beats is ever evolving with each new release. Since 1998, Hungry Lucy has released many albums, made countless compilation appearances and toured the U.S. several times.

"Intoxicating gypsy electronica with enchanting female vocals"
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