A Castle for Howie

from by E.A. Parker



A castle is considered it to be the private fortified residence of a lord or noble. This is distinct from a palace, which is not fortified; from a fortress, which was not always a residence for nobility; and from a fortified settlement, which was for public defence.


i am living in a dream
i dont think that its wise to follow me in
so high in these trees
i built a castle for howie
so high in these dreams

you can close your eyes ill clap my hands
for the shiny happy people spinning down again
falling from the sky like glitter eyes
the light will bring them back again

im in trouble again

i am living in the sea
i dont think that its safe to be here with me
so low in the deep
i built a submarine for howie
so low in the deep

you can close your eyes ill clap my hands
for all the shiny happy people falling down again

you can raise your arms i will raise my voice
we can run into a purple setting sun again

i will play guitar beneath the clouds
and watch the birds come back again

we will watch the cars as they leave town
bare-naked as we were found

im in trouble again


from A Castle for Howie, released June 20, 2013



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