Coming Home

Lyrics by Karen Aldain, Music by Nym
(Music written by, played and sung by Jamie Wakefield)
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The Lions were blocked from Holy Isle by wraith-filled mists. The Lions marched to Holy Isle to dismiss the wraiths, but they found in their absence a new queen had set herself up in Tope’s place, who had become a ruthless dictator in her efforts to protect the people.

She told me that we were forgotten
She told me that we were alone
She said we should stand to protect our own land.
The Lions would never come home.
We were alone.
And so we all gathered around her,
The Lions forgotten and gone.
A new people formed ‘gainst the wraiths and the storms
Our loyalty lost and undone.

Coming home, coming home
Will the Lions ever come home?
Coming home, coming home
The Lions will never come home.

Great Camelot’s throne she did claim,
A tyrant sat masked by a queen.
Her laws were enforced without doubt or remorse
And our liberty lost with our dreams.
Still we are alone
How cheaply we sold her our freedom:
We had not the strength left to fight,
And we all closed our ears to the scream and the tears
And the sound of the knives in the night.

Coming home, coming home
Will the Lions ever come home?
Coming home, coming home
The Lions will never come home.

In the wake of the land’s shifts and changes
The Lions returned to the Isle.
The wraiths were dismissed as they marched from the mists
And once more the Lion did fly.
No Lion alone.
I can only imagine the sorrow
To face your own people in war,
To fight for a home which you knew as your own
And a people that need you once more.

Coming home, coming home
Will the Lions ever come home?
Coming home, coming home
The Lions will never come home.

The queen’s forces formed up against them,
Each side defending their home.
It’s so hard not to kill when your enemy will
To fight without killing your own.
Will we be alone?
They saved all they could in the battle,
No blood that was shed was in vain.
For freedom they fought ‘til the false queen was caught
And Camelot claimed once again.

Coming home, coming home
Will the Lions ever come home?
Coming home, coming home
The Lions will never come home.

We stood on that field as one people
And the false queen was brought to her knees.
By the weight of our reason, condemned for her treason
She died at the hands of her Queen.
She was alone
I think that she thought that she loved us,
To her death she still felt betrayed.
But our freedom was lost, safety came at a cost
It was not worth the price that we paid.

Coming home, coming home
Will the Lions ever come home?
Coming home, coming home
The Lions have truly come home.

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