They Killed my Crippled Prince with the Sea Glass Eyes

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Written for when one of my favorite songwriters gave up his dark craft

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They killed my crippled prince with the sea glass eyes
he won't sing his sad songs any more
he says his songs are far too sad
but his songs could open up the truest heart
the truest heart is filled with blood & roses

They killed my crippled prince with the sea glass eyes
said his story was all wrong
they were silent when they should've laughed
& they laughed when they should've been in mourning

They killed my crippled prince with the sea glass eyes
he won't let his fingers play
up & down the neck of his guitar
like a Spanish courtesan
wearing crimson robes
lips stained with wine

They killed my crippled prince with the sea glass eyes
he won't sing his sad songs any more
he says theres only so many sad songs a man can sing
before life takes another path & he is gone

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from Prince's Pine, released August 8, 2017

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Allysen Callery Rhode Island

" Her lilting voice and heartfelt lyrics are eerily close to the work of the late British songstress Sandy Denny, the highest compliment I could hand down to this brilliant artist."- Paste Magazine

Allysen Callery is a self-taught folk artist from Bristol, Rhode Island. Growing up she was heavily influenced by her parent's British Isles Folk Revival records of the late 60′s early 70′s .
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