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The Ballad of Siddiqah and Khayyam


1.The Plan -
I had all my money saved
It was going to carry us away
I had all the plans laid out
We were going to be the first to make it out

Then we’d be together you and I
Two made one forever you and I

I had everything thought through
Who would know what we were soon to do
Breaking free from ancient chains
Only love can save us from our silent pain
When once again

We are both together you and I
Two made one forever you and I

2.The Warning -
you should be careful what you think
The ones who know they are watching you
You should be careful what you think
The rules were meant to follow you

You should take a few steps back, children
This is not how we do things here
take a look in the rule book, children
every consequence is made clear
there’s no picking and choosing, children
and there’s never another way
It’s your blood that we own, dear children
We will no let you lead yourself astray

3.The Escape -
We both had such high hopes
We would see the curse we bore be broken
Slipped out while the night was young
Words like diamonds on our tongues
not spoken

Soon we’d stay together you and I
Two made one forever you and I

4.The Wedding

5. The return

6. The Trap -
But what did you think would happen
and what did you think we’d do
And what did you base your plan on
You thought you were the real you

7. The End -
Well I’m sorry
I thought you realized
yea I’m sorry
I thought you were advised
We’re here to save you from


from Siddiqah, track released May 22, 2012
Katy Ambrose - Horn
Elysa DiMauro - Horn
Steven Duffy - Trombone & Tuba
Adam Flicker - Trumpet
Chris Giraldi - Drums
Anida Goga - Violin
Andrew Lipke - Piano, Wurlitzer, Vocals,
Guitars, M3000, & Drums
Ryan Stroud - Trumpet
Krista Umile - Cello
Dana Weiderhold - Violin & Viola

Written, Arranged, Produced, & Recorded by Andrew Lipke at The Record Lounge in Philadelphia, PA

Mastered by Paul Hammond & Paul Sinclair at
Fat City Studios in Blue Bell, PA



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Andrew Lipke likes to make lots of different kinds of music. He also likes to help other folks make records and also likes to play Led Zeppelin songs.

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