Kevin Savino​-​Riker - The Tin Knight

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This one was a rough recording; the whole song was written and recorded in a span of about 18 hours through the middle of the night before it was due. My apologies for its roughness.

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The one the townsfolk called "The Tin Knight"
Was a withering warrior who wore old armor
Who captured a child's imagination
And challenged killers and terrors

A terrible creature threatened the kingdom
The king called out to all to conquer the treachery waiting outside
The old tin knight was the only one to answer the call and arise

A child called out to the wall as the knight walked through
"I'm a tin knight too"

"I'll conquer the thunder, the terrors and wonders
I'll tear them asunder
Wild and courageous, I'll win the crusade against
The things I'm afraid of when
When I'm asleep"

The knight went outside the castle walls
In an instant the creature attacked
Chainmaille clinked as it weakened its chinks
Though terribly wounded, the knight was able
To kill it in its tracks

The king then commended the knight's courageous acts
The tin knight wavered on aching knees, cried out, "I won...",
and collapsed

All the townspeople circled around and timidly asked aloud,
"Who will keep the kingdom, who can act as our custodian?"
One of them already knew -
The child cried out to them all, "I'm a tin knight too"

"I'll conquer the thunder, the terrors and wonders
I'll tear them asunder
Wild and courageous, I'll win the crusade against
The things I'm afraid of when
When I'm asleep"

"I'll be a tin knight too"

credits

from SpinTunes #4: Round 3, released February 2, 2012
Kevin Savino-Riker: guitar & vocals

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