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All the King's Horses

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This is a song for my dad. It made me very sad to sing it for a while. It’s about seeing someone so strong become so weak and how that makes you question which way is up. It’s about roles shifting. It’s about people sticking together. It’s about family. And most of all, it’s about love. Just love.

“Teach your children how to love.”

lyrics

Send all the king’s horses and all the king’s men
For our hero has fallen off the crooked fence
He always picks himself up; always recompensed
So now we all just stand around talking to our friends (Oh)

Send all the king’s horses, his men and women too
I’ve never seen our hero unable to move
He always picks himself up; always follows through
So now we all just stand around not knowing what to do (Oh)

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…

Send all the kings horses, his cows and sheep abound
I cannot get our hero up from off the ground
He used to laugh and smile a lot but now won’t make a sound
How do you fix the one who fixes you - I don’t know how

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…

Oooooo…
Oooooo…
Hold everything that you love in your hands, in your hands
Everything that you love gently in, in your hands
Hold everything that you love in your hands, in your hands
Everything that you love gently in, in your hands

Chorus
Teach your children how to love
Teach your children how to love
One another, brother, father, mother…
You gotta pick yourself up so we can put you back to…
You gotta pick yourself up so we can put you back together
Mother, father

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from Red, released July 22, 2013

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Emma Dean Brisbane, Australia

Emma Dean is an imperfect, romantic and passionate human-being who loves to write theatrical pop songs about love and the human spirit. When not on stage,
she is a passionate advocate of the magical healing qualities of group singing, and proudly leads a colourful community choir called Cheep Trill who she considers to be her extended family.
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