King Paten

by Holly Mae Henry

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Kruchin A haunting voice and melody that my ears and soul crave. Favorite track: Crawl.
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friendoftheparanormal Thoughtful lyrics and enticing music/vocals make this one of the best indie albums to listen to and probably one of the best up-and-coming singers in America! Great work, Holly! Favorite track: In Between.
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Andreas Berger Thats totaly the kind of musik I love.
Keep up that great work Holly Favorite track: White Knuckles.
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pcacala The closing lyrics of ‘King Paten’ now seem prophetic: “Paten, you’ve got the whole world / You might as well be happy.” Holly could hardly have envisioned her international career success when her Joan of Arc alter-ego was a childhood character she played out in the north woods. We can only hope that she continues producing music which takes us through therapeutic “time warp portals” to the safe havens of our past. Favorite track: King Paten.
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Nam Pensive, melancholy, blissful. I love it! Favorite track: Powder Blue Earth.
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released July 1, 2016

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Track Name: Powder Blue Earth
Powder Blue Earth

Some nights I just don’t sleep
And lose my mind gradually
Over a decade or so
Losing minutes of I don’t know

My friends keep me awake
I hear them laugh but they’re all just shapes
Dancing in a cold dark blue dawn
Until they finally let me go home

I live in this powder blue earth x5

My life under the sun
Could never feel as real as this one
But when my friends keep me awake
By slamming doors it’s no longer fun

My mind gone so wrong turned into a dust blue dawn

I live in this powder blue earth x3

My mind gone so wrong turned into a dust blue dawn
Track Name: Citrus
Citrus

Love you found me in the trees
Citrus on my lips
Lemon tea on my fingertips
Are you fascinated? x2

Love you were up in the sky
Only boy who wasn’t mean
Baggy full of green
Do I love you?
Wow I think I do

One day we’ll live in a house
Citrus on my hands
And you won’t fly away again
Will you always like me?
Do you think you’ll always like me?

Love you found me in the trees
Citrus on my lips
Lemon tea on my fingertips
Are you fascinated? x2

One day we’ll live in a house
Citrus on my hands
And you won’t fly away again
Track Name: Crawl
Crawl

I left it burning on the shelf
Lose enough sleep you’ll forget yourself
I know that lately it’s been hard
To know just who the hell we are

This conversation is sporadic
Learning lessons from an addict

1234

I heard you talking on the phone
You think I want to be alone
You think you’re not supposed to be
The kind of boy in love with me

You say your mind is damaged goods
You might be damaged but you’re so good x2

Come rest your tired thoughts here
You won’t make sense of us at all
Sometimes love lifts you higher
But sometimes love it makes you crawl

Doctors say it makes you depressed
To spend the whole day in your bed
That diagnosis may be right
But they never had you spend the night

They say your mind is damaged goods
You might be damaged but you’re so goodx2

Come rest your tired thoughts here
You won’t make sense of us at all
Sometimes love lifts you higher
But sometimes love it makes you crawlx2

1234
Track Name: In Between
In Between

In my old dark house alone
Listening to the jet planes go
Most think about sex but some think about saving the world
We’ve got people in the sky all wondering why it twirls

In my old dark house sleeping
Listening to the sirens beeping
I don’t think I know how to not think about all that happens
One day you’re in love the next day you are in an ambulance

But the traffic’s never gone from the street
And I’m dreaming about the passenger seat
No one’s really up for believing
In a life that’s really worth living
In between

Gonna walk all night in the forest
When you don’t bring a gun bird sing chorus
I’ll get lost in the trees it’s safer than the streets these days
When you get stalked like prey you’ll forever walk away from violence

But the traffic’s never gone from the street
And I’m dreaming about the passenger seat
No one’s really up for believing
In a life that’s really worth living x2
Track Name: White Knuckles
White Knuckles

I crown me king of the sweet cold north
With my carpet of needles and my crown of snow
I will shatter all guns and I will break all swords
Melt the hate in the bonfire watch the golden glow

And when it burns too bad gotta dig your nails into your palm
White knuckles x2

I dub me lord of the kind warm pine woods
With my blue lipped frost bitten flightless fae
I crown me protector of the good
Creatures hiding abiding by the hunter’s ways

And when its hurts too bad gotta dig your nails into your palm
White knuckles x2

Why does man find beauty in submission?
Rather nail her coat his wall than her eyes be bright
He thinks something strong needs to be controlled
In my kingdom the streets are always safe at night

And when you’re scared so bad gotta dig your nails into your palm
White knuckles

You gotta hit so hard so they know that this was never their world
Red knuckles x2
Track Name: Warrior
Warrior

The lake is almost frozen
The clouds begin to close in
But I’m not scared of the cold
Put out the fire at first light
We’ll walk the woods till midnights
Cause I’m not scared of the dark

Can't you see the freedom in the trees?
You can see your own breath it’s not death It’s release.

The ground is almost frozen
Their warriors been chosen
And I’m not scared of the cold
My army is the silence
The refusal of violence
And I’m not scared of the dark

Cant you see the freedom in the trees?
You can see your own breath it’s not death It’s release x2

You can see your own breath it’s not death It’s release
Track Name: Coriander/Chamomile
Coriander/Chamomile

Ripe like coriander grown in his back yard I grew like your hatred grew for me
Smooth like alabaster stone you drew me to you and then you pushed me away
Caged with feathers clipped I loved to sing to you until i knew I’d never be set free

He felt so warm
When you had been so cold
He felt so warm
When you had been so cold

Dyed by box color, my hue muddied by him painting me a shade I didn’t know
Kleptomaniac he took me from my world to see if he could take me at all
Young like tulip bulbs you left me in the cold and told me I should grow on my own

He felt so warm
When you had been so cold
He felt so warm
When you had been so cold

Warm like sun kissed skin fresh like peppermint kissed by cold I can’t remember spring
Soft like chamomile but you taught me how to feel dependent on nobody but myself
Track Name: Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc

I call upon Joan of Arc
Her torch above lighting the dark
I call upon Saint Michael
I call upon the archangel

Will I have my place on the wall of saints?
Cause I’ve seen her face Virgin Mary’s grace has led me home

I call upon the chariot
I call upon the past unbury it
In confessional
I say father I’m just trying to save the world

Will I have my place on the wall of saints?
Cause I’ve seen her face Virgin Mary’s grace has led me home
Will I be carved in stone? Sit on the twelve thrones ?
Will they save my bones? Have tapestries sewn?

May the ones who carried world
illuminate the path worth walking through
We the ones who buried the world
Will rejuvenate, and all will be new x3

Will I have my place on the wall of saints
Cause I’ve seen her face Virgin Mary’s grace has led me home
Will I be carved in stone? Sit on the twelve thrones
Will they save my bones? Have tapestries sewn
Track Name: Roswell
Roswell

I was kinda scared of going mad
I wasn’t prepared for the brain i had
They say normal is a made up word
To make daydream kids feel absurd

I thought a lot, wrote a lot cried a lot
Fell in love, fell asleep and forgot

If ufos aren’t over Roswell
If spheric shuttles aren’t in the deserts
You best believe it doesn’t mean they are not somewhere
If aliens with time warp portals
Don’t want to spend their time with boring mortals
You best believe it doesn’t mean they are not somewhere

Can you remember school?
I can’t recall
Anything but rules
The same white walls

They always made us watch
Some movie
And still ask us why we’re always glued
To our phone screens

The textbooks lacked everything but our brand
No ancient earth just 200-year old land

If ghosts don’t dwell in graveyards
Or spirits speak through Ouija
You best believe it doesn’t mean they are not somewhere
If aliens with time warp portals
Don’t want to spend their time with boring mortals
You best believe it doesn’t mean they are not somewhere
Track Name: King Paten
King Paten

I know I built it
That world of my own inside a forest existing only when I wanted to play
They said “love, you’ll forget us”
Abandon the crusade just pretend you didn’t make her up inside of your brain

I think the reason I was strong
Was I thought I was someone else entirely until I forgot who I was underneath
They whisper “it’s been too long”
Come back to forest this little earth ends whenever you tell it to leave

Paten, you’ve got the whole world.
You might as well be happy