Warrior Queens

by The Liz O Show

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Last night the horses came, the horses came into town
They were riding through the dawn
I heard the cavalry, the cavalry sounding out the horn

I'm just a broken child, a broken child, an orphan girl
And so I did not heed the call
I'm not a soldier boy, a soldier boy, a strong lad at all

But soon when the sun came to rise
I saw curves on their bodies and fire in their eyes
Hair long and loose, skirts blew in the breeze

These were not the king's soldiers,
They were Warrior Queens

And so I grabbed my coat and ran downstairs and out the door
And I went charging for the fore
A crone with kind eyes spied me and swept me on her horse

Over bridges, into towns, across the fields we came
Like a locomotive spouting off steam
As we gathered the sisters who'd been waiting long for this day

Some men cheered to see us up high with the reigns
But others feared the sight and they launched the grenades
Of words of hate and blame
Fired shots and shame in our way

We said, "This is not a battle nor a call to war,
It's your one fair warning of what's in store
Should you not take time out now
And think about what needs to change"

"Something is rising that you can't control
She's gonna breathe fire right into your soul
She'll tear down anything that's not true
It's happened before and it's long past due"

See, weak men fear what they don't understand
And so they rape our bodies like they rape the land
And they tear the rainforest down by the mile
'Cause she's dark and fierce and tangled and wild

But works against nature were destined to fail
Nature was here first and nature will prevail
You can pile every rock you want atop a volcano but
Sooner or later, it will blow.

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released July 7, 2016

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The Liz O Show San Francisco, California

Fiesty, fiery, sassy, sweet, with the guitar riffs of an old soul bluesman and the confidence of a pop star, with lyrics as full of stories as Joni Mitchell's, and flamboyance to rival Janis Joplin's, and a world that is a colorful, surreal children's playroom come to life, Liz O is a rising force in San Francisco.

It's a party that doesn't stop, and the whole world is invited to the show!
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