The Good Ambition

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This is a story about a man bent on furthering the good ambition.

lyrics

A black and blue flame
Licks the good ambition
Little does he know
That fire engaged potent ammunition
And ever will they glow
The embers deep below

The feeling is almost lost for him
And never will he live again
To let the good man go
Back home to fall asleep and in
The quietness that had no end
A never ending low
To dwell forever, no

Take this key, you will suffer endlessly
To join in the mystery

He goes on and on
With the good ambition
And nameless he will be

An approach to fame
Sent his ego away
To hide with pain below
At this time it came
He forgot his name
His feelings never shown
Or perhaps were never owned

He took out his sword
And made ready to fight
Found purpose in each blow
The fire erupted
Set his soul alight
Consumed and made unknown
He became a mirrored foe

Take this key, you will suffer endlessly
To join in the mystery

He goes on and on
With the good ambition
And nameless he will be
When the night is to come
We will know because he's gone
That we have everything we need

Then he fell and he knew
In his heart what he must do
Is take the good man home
Set fire to his soul and to
With a new flame that wouldn't lose
No longer fight alone
To erase the status quo

Looking to the stars he saw
A miracle among them all
Then sold all he had owned
With his sword he went to war and called
By our hands, the evil fall
And the toxic blood did flow
Through every crack and every hole

Take this key, you will suffer endlessly
To join in the mystery

He goes on and on
With the good ambition
And nameless he will be
When the night is to come
We will know because he's gone
That we have everything we need

Looking close in his eyes
You could tell that he cried
In the center of his soul
Wondering why others died
In the fight against the many lies
Whose wives tried not to moan
For their ghosts that weren't so old

Then he knew it was true
His heart had been moved
Right down to the bone
What a man must choose
Despite what he's been through is
To let every man unowned
Have the good ambition sown
Through every story told
Knowing he himself was sold
Been bought now is owned
As the good ambition's own

credits

from Of Lions and Liberty, released May 1, 2012
Josh Keas - Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Andrew Bennett - Drums

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apollo and Lacuna Nashville, Tennessee

Definitively progressive with use of odd time signatures and key changes, apollo and Lacuna's music takes blues-rock in a whole different direction, taking on the carnal folk style of Iron & Wine, the subtle whispers of Simon & Garfunkel, the beautiful oddities of Sigur Ros, and the blues infused pop of John Mayer. It's clear that apollo and Lacuna reaches for a more evolved musical experience. ... more

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