Quick Brown Foxes

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Childhood dreams are fantastical and passionate. Quick Brown Foxes eulogises King's backyard fun as a kid before The Man crushed his dreams and made his girlfriends learn to type.

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A train set and a cowboy suit
Excalibur and magic flute
Adventures on a viking boat
Secret agent's old trench coat

The unicorns and centaurs
Were led down the hollow corridors
And put to work the crusted fields
And grazed down by a dusty shore

In uniform he would proudly stand
Once leader of the marching band
Now media creator
Of sounds for elevators

Curiosity, pure desire
Rain down upon the forest fire
And they couldn't take the chances
Or entertain romances
So you put them into boxes
With the quick brown foxes

From blocks of wood and tin and stones
The challenge of the knucklebones
Hi ho, hi ho it's off to work we go
No time to dwell on great unknowns

And dreamers and weavers and fire eaters
Are huxters and hawkers and midnight walkers
Trawling and scraping the residue
Of a lonely, distant, abandoned haiku.

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from Medication, released October 20, 2012

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Lily & King Melbourne, Australia

An acoustic junkyard - blissful, beautiful, dirty and wicked.

They play hot Dixieland punk dotted with haunting seaside lullabies and street corner stomp. Their set sits somewhere between a captivating 40's nightclub routine and the raw, reckless spirit of New Orleans street buskers. ... more

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