I Could Have Killed the King

from Circling by Unwoman

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I Could've Killed the King

I awake in strong arms and soft sheets
I lay in bed with the king
I don’t know how I got here
My head on his left shoulder, he’s still asleep

When palace guards enter:
“I’m a lover now, not an assassin,” I say
They laugh, roll their eyes and walk away
As if I were never a threat
As if I couldn’t have done anything
As if I couldn’t have killed the king

I could’ve done something
I could’ve killed the king

My only hope was to seduce
Poison hidden in my tooth, and I immune
And I would play at helpless
And never confess
And I'd be rescued the damsel in distress

But our hope that this kingdom
Could’ve been all of ours seems a delusion
And to be a royal concubine may be my best option
He covers me with kisses, tells me what a lucky girl I am

To use my only power to destroy
Or to be power’s toy

If I stay and pretend to love him
Everything is tinged with disappointment
Whether or not love is ever real
I could’ve done something
I could've killed the king

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from Circling, released July 24, 2014

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Unwoman is a San Francisco-based cellist-singer-songwriter. Layered with skillful cello, rich vocals, and electronically arranged beats, her solo music is a futuristic homage to her classical training. Unwoman has been featured at steampunk, goth, and sci-fi-related events all over North America and has performed with Abney Park, Rasputina, Voltaire, Amanda Palmer, Stripmall Architecture... ... more

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