The Orphan King

from by Mark Lenover

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You had a roof over your head
You were clothed, you were fed
Yet seclusion fits you like a glove
You were kept, but never loved, dear
You've asked before, and you will ask again
Where do you come from, where do you begin?

It breaks the heart and it hobbles the brain
the pregnant darkness and its fearful, unknowable history
Each false start leaves a terrible stain
A cursed mark and a crippling, unsolvable mystery
You've asked before and you will ask again
Where do you come from, where do you begin?

You disembark only to crawl back again
You rust, disheartened in blind and immutable silence
Born in the shadow of the Orphan King
That loveless twilight darkens everything

You've asked before and you will ask again
Where do you come from, where do you begin?

You've asked before and you will ask again
Where do you come from, where do you fit in?
Born in the shadow of the Orphan King
That loveless twilight darkens everything

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from Wandering Stars, released April 5, 2016

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Mark Lenover Hamilton, Ontario

Through a distinctive fusion of folk, rock, theatre and electronica, Mark Lenover critically examines pop culture’s ubiquitous influence, its moral philosophy and the potentially devastating effects of drug abuse and mental illness. His recent work frequently challenges an increasingly pervasive culture of celebrity, self-indulgence, distraction and desire.
Mark currently lives in Chatham, ON.
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