Le Monde Tourne Toujours

by The Duke of Norfolk

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released January 29, 2013

All songs written by Adam Howard. Backing vocals preformed by Lindsay Humphrey. All other instruments and vocals preformed by Adam Howard.


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The Duke of Norfolk is a peripatetic singer/songwriter from Oklahoma.

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Track Name: In the Morning When I Wake Up
In the morning when I wake up,
I feel the sun will rise.
It will rise, it will rise, it will rise.

Before the road gets longer,
we will eat before we die.
We will dine, we will dine, we will dine.

But don't hold too close.
Take in every moment,
take in every hand you hold.

In Spring the air gets warmer,
in Spring the flowers bloom.
There is life, there is life, there is life.

The time when we quit breathing,
the time our pulses stop.
We will die, we will die, we will die.

So, don't hold too close,
but take in every moment,
take in every hand you hold.
Track Name: Hawaii 2012
almost half of this half your life
Do you think that you're doing this right?
And do you find it unfair that you can't be prepared,
or are chances the life of the fight?

It is sweet when that's what you decide.
And it's time for deciding alright.
You'll set foot on the plane, that is heralding change
And begin with the rest of your life.

But don't stop short of living out your dreams

This is half of this half your life
Well I pray you keep living it right.
When the answers you seek are allusive as she
Be aware that you're asking them right.

But don't stop short of living out your dreams
And I'm aware things are rarely how they seem

Well happy birthday,
happy living.
I'll see you one day,
when the world stops spinning.

But don't stop short of living out your dreams
And I'm aware things are rarely how they seem

Well happy birthday,
happy living
I'll see you one day
when the world stops.

and Merry Christmas.
If I am missing
keep me with you
in the tune you sing.
Track Name: Thanatophobia
A selfish act calls for selfless treason
an act of God on behalf of man
and I have read of a broken beacon
claiming life and claiming lives

now the sons of the righteous nation
have fallen prey to the gods of man
so they call for negotiations
while they kill in the name of love

let us take that we are mistaken
though we fear to doubt
come on now let our minds awaken
we must rise if we're going to live

I have never feared death, but I'm always afraid
I would say that I care, but I'm never the same
I'm waiting, I'm waiting for my life to begin
I'm afraid, I'm afraid that I'll wait 'til the end

A selfish act calls for selfless treason
so let us rise and defeat our pride
we're in need of some motivation
we're in need of each of us
Track Name: An Evening Waltz
We were arguing semantics when your brother ran in frantic. He slammed the door and nearly roared, complaining at our antics

...complaining at our antics

I was more in love that night then I was when you took flight. And I ran away to the north, but of course it never did prove me right.

...it never did prove me right.

I don't think I was right.

So ring my sister on the phone, for the silence is her own. And I lay awake at night and I fight, I fight with me alone.

I fight with me alone.
Track Name: To the Greater Audience of Robert Herrick
We worry about life as it slips through the cracks,
out of the window, and into the grass.

Now we sit wondering; where has it gone?
Well what have you done with it?
and why have you been so withdrawn?

(oh I've been so withdrawn)

You're distracted by watching as it passes by.
Don't ever stop wondering or asking why.
These broken old buggers don't care to inspire,
if death is the best thing, then why should we wait to expire?

Well forget about that water under the bridge
we've been under and over, now we're falling in.
So let's call out together, though our breath is spread thin,
break open a bottle and hail! Let our new life begin,

So spring from your cage or you'll break at the seams,
'cause we've all been wondering where you have been
and what you have done with this boy who was once seventeen.