Corbad and his Band of Merry Men

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This album has been more or less in the works since 2010 and is inspired mostly by the BBC's Robin Hood television programme that ran from 2006 to 2009.

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released April 18, 2013

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Corbad British Columbia

We will sit on the edge of ruin and talk.

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Track Name: Robin Hood
I earnestly wish I were Robin Hood
Not likely for the bows and derring-do
would I become that hero, strong and good
But Marian, oh Marian, for you

I earnestly wish I could shoot a bow
To be a hero and impress the weak
Is not why I would practice shooting so
It's Marian, oh Marian, I seek

But when I wear green tights it's judged so cruel
As to make an outlaw out of me
The hat, the feather, do show me a fool
Does nobody, alas, do you e'er see?

I do it all for my Marian's heart
Perhaps I should have stuck to words, or art
Track Name: King Richard Won't Be Coming Home
There's nothing like running through the woods
With you by my side I could run all night
I could jump the gap, I could scale the heights
Oh there's nothing like running through the woods

I'd give up my arrows to be with you
With your hand in mine I could face the fight
I could hit the target, I could bring the light
Oh I'd give up my arrows to be with you

King Richard won't be coming home for so many years
But now I'll be coming home to you

I have never seen a prettier face
You're the brightest flower in Sherwood Forest
You're my gang's strongest one, you are also the smartest
Oh I've never seen a prettier face

Oh I've been locked in prisons a number of times
It's nothing like being locked onto you

Oh Marian, oh Marian, do tell me
Do you feel the same?
Track Name: Gisborne
The forest prays with birdsong rise
The evergreens hold the skies
The man can't pray, but he holds his head up high
And he doesn't understand the reason why

The shadow underneath the leaf
He's calling for you there

The river runs its way to sea
He tries to find the man to be
Becomes a rock, you seek the trees
Digs up the gold, you float off with the breeze

The river runs its way to sea
He cannot find the man to be
Becomes a rock, you seek the trees
Digs up the gold, you run off with the breeze

He doesn't understand the reason why

He's sorry
But he doesn't understand the reason why
Track Name: All I Am
Marian, the castle is home
I know it's cold, but my arms are warm
And I'm waiting here for you

I can't offer you a hero
I can't give you all I am

Marian, you love him
Leaving me a broken man

I can't offer you a hero
I can't give you all I am

I thought you could be the one,
the one, the one, the one
I thought you could be the one,
the one, the one, the one
I thought wrong

I can't offer you a hero
I can't give you all I am
Track Name: Sherwood
This is where I'll commit all my rebellious acts
And the townsfolk will know
A full purse on the doorstep will ward off
The hunger and taxes from the lord
Oh, from the lord

And I will run through the forest wearing green
I will run through the forest and won't be seen
But the townsfolk will know
But the townsfolk will know
That it was me that saved them from the hunger
It was that saved them from the taxes
From the lord

And I will know it was them that saved me from me
Track Name: We Are the Merry Men
What are we now? / Man or beast, king or crown?
Where are we now? / In the song or in the ground?

We are the Merry Men, and this is our sad lament

The king has gone / as we have left our families
Our names are dead / Our friends are the trees

We are the Merry Men, and this is our sad lament

Where do we turn? / Who prays for us?
Track Name: The Holy Land
You and I found Hell in the Holy Land
You and I aren't so different after all

But why, why, why won't you let me die?

Take these hands, so stained with the blood from my heart
And take these eyes, so blind with what they have seen

And why, why, why did I let her die?
Track Name: Where it Lies
Shoot this arrow as far as you can
Point it towards the forest and pull it back

And bury me where it lies