Bend the Knee

Post lyrics to your song fight entries. If you have lyrics in search of music, post those here in the Lyric Marte thread.
Post Reply
owl
Tamarin
Posts: 298
Joined: Mon May 15, 2017 1:29 pm
Instruments: vox keys uke guitar
Recording Method: REAPER
Submitting as: Vowl Sounds, miscellaneous owl
Pronouns: she/her
Location: Madison, WI
Contact:

Bend the Knee

Post by owl » Tue May 07, 2019 11:50 pm

Bend the Knee
by miscellaneous owl

Dropping my knee too low, I reached too high, pushed off the wrong leg
And I felt my kneecap go, the way you know, without having to see it
When something's gone wrong inside
I can feel it
Can you feel it?

Reach a little farther towards heaven with your knee bent and your best intentions
You're not the one I thought would be my true love, but you'll do, love
But wait and see
I'm not the one for you
You're not the one for me

And it feels a little sad, my love
Because I think we really tried
I wore your ring like a bandage
A blindfold for my starry eyes
I thought we'd make it through this all

Up on the overpass, we wave at cars and the people inside wave back
It's just like a movie scene--smile and wave until the freeze and fade to black
But happy endings
Don't exist
You taught me this

And it feels a little sad, my love
Because I think we really tried
I wore your ring like a bandage
A blindfold for my starry eyes
I thought we'd make it through this all
I thought we'd make it through this all
User avatar
thelowestbitter
A New Player
Posts: 17
Joined: Sat May 04, 2019 11:05 am
Instruments: Synths, Guitar, Garageband on my phone
Submitting as: The Lowest Bitter
Pronouns: he/him
Location: Glasgow, Scotland

Re: Bend the Knee

Post by thelowestbitter » Wed May 08, 2019 1:38 am

Context: A few weeks back in the pub an unknown friend of a friend, on finding out I was gay, smirkingly asked the old “are you the man or the wife?” question. Aside from displaying an alarming lack of understanding of homosexuality, there’s a lot of judgement behind this question, that you are somehow lesser if you take and enjoy the submissive role in sex or a relationship. It’s not just straight people who do this, “bottom shaming” is a problem in the gay community too. Anyway, because I was drunk and annoyed I decided the best response to this guy was to go into detail about exactly the sort of stuff I enjoy in my role as the “wife”, to his immense discomfort. So this song is about all of that.

Lyrics:

There is a power in surrender
Give me a man who takes the lead
Give me commands, give me direction
And I will bend the knee
There is a power in submission
Give me a man who can manhandle me
We’ll set our boundaries, set a safe word
And I will bend the knee

Sometimes it feels like I’ll spend my entire life
Being asked “who’s the man and who’s the wife?”
For every hetero obsessed with what the sex is like
Well I take it like a man
Yeah I take it like a man, alright?

Trying to unlearn the shame they taught (F*ck me)
I’m a man and a man shouldn’t want what I want (F*ck me)
And I want a man to hold me, to love me, to f*ck me (F*ck me)
And I will bend the knee (F*ck me)

There is a power in surrender
And I will bend the knee
Give me a man who takes the lead
And I will bend the knee
There is a power in submission
And I will bend the knee
Give me a man who can manhandle me
And I will bend the knee
[I take it like a man, take it like a man, man, I take it like a man, man, I take it like a man, take it like a man, man, man, I take it like a man, I take it like a man, take it like a man, man, I take it like a man, man, I take it like a man, take it like a man, man, man, I take it like a man]

I will bend the knee
User avatar
ujnhunter
Loris
Posts: 1407
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:09 pm
Instruments: Bass, Keyboards, Crummy Guitar & Animal Noises (especially Donkeys)
Recording Method: Reaper 5.9x, Tascam FireOne/Behringer UMC202HD/Avid Eleven Rack/Line 6 UX2, Win 7 PC / Win 10 Laptop
Submitting as: Cock, Chth*.*, D.A.H. (Der Alter Hahn)
Pronouns: His Infernal Majesty
Location: CT, USA
Contact:

Re: Bend the Knee

Post by ujnhunter » Wed May 08, 2019 6:03 am

Bend the Knee
Chthonic Doom

Bend the knee
I'll incinerate my enemies
For shock value
I'll obliterate your wolf pack too
Bend the knee
I'll eviscerate your family
For shock value
And then I will destroy you

Now my wrath is upon you
I'll rain fire from the sky
There is nothing you can do
All the world shall be mine
-Ujn Hunter
Photovoltaik - Free 6 Track EP - Song Fight! Liner Notes
Billy's Little Trip wrote:I must have this....in my mouth.....now.
User avatar
thirdcatmusic
Tarsier
Posts: 73
Joined: Sun May 06, 2018 8:52 am
Submitting as: Third Cat
Location: US

Re: Bend the Knee

Post by thirdcatmusic » Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 am

"Bend The Knee" - THIRD CAT

bend the knee for me
let me be your king
yes, give me everything

they don't understand our love
there can never be enough (be enough)

bend the knee for you
you will be my queen
yes, we'll love 'till we're clean
User avatar
vowlvom
Capuchin
Posts: 518
Joined: Wed May 17, 2017 3:29 am
Instruments: guitar, keys, "other"
Recording Method: PC, reaper, ableton
Submitting as: Vowl Sounds, Vom Vorton
Pronouns: he/him
Contact:

Re: Bend the Knee

Post by vowlvom » Thu May 09, 2019 12:44 am

Budget Bears

a legend in his own lifetime
immortal, undefeated
immune to pain, his heavy reign
will never be repeated
but once the seed of reckless greed
was planted in his brain, his lust
for victory would never be
quite the same again

they have received the fee
the champ will bend the knee
halfway through round three

respected in her office
for courage and veracity
she saw a hint of something
weird in the betting activity
mild speculation
leads to thorough investigation
a pulitzer prize
and a standing ovation

they have received the fee
the champ will bend the knee
halfway through round three
the cover has been blown
and shown the game is thrown
a stain on a legend's legacy
User avatar
DuToVa
Tarsier
Posts: 36
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:25 pm
Submitting as: DuToVa
Location: Madison, AL
Contact:

Re: Bend the Knee

Post by DuToVa » Thu May 09, 2019 9:54 am

Why won’t you talk to me
And let me know what you need
Here for you all the time
Call my number if you please

What is wrong with benefits
That’s all we need to have some fun
Need a chance to understand
Why’d you have to go and run?

The price paid, for selfish ways
I gave it all away
Commitment, I’m sorry
I can’t bend the knee

I have lost all my chances
That I now can see
A little bit late to make it right
The end of us, the end me

The price paid, for selfish ways
I gave it all away
Commitment, not sorry
I just can’t bend the knee
User avatar
MicahSommer
Tamarin
Posts: 273
Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:09 pm
Instruments: Voice, accordion, keyboards, guitar, euphonium
Recording Method: StudioOne Artist / AudioBox USB
Submitting as: Micah Sommersmith
Pronouns: they/them or he/him
Location: Wisconsin, USA
Contact:

Re: Bend the Knee

Post by MicahSommer » Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 pm

Bend The Knee
Micah Sommersmith

You’ve been waiting since 2017
To see all your old friends back on the screen
Tyrion, Tormund, that chick from Meereen
And of course, your fireproof dragon girl queen
And I sit right here on the couch beside you unseen

You’ve got theories for how it all will end
Who lives and who dies, and who makes amends
And you scroll through fan forums playing pretend
And I scroll through Instagram pics of my friends
All with glittering diamonds upon their left hands

Because their boyfriends saw them as royalty
Worthy of pledging their loyalty
Not fantasy starlets on premium cable
But flesh-and-blood princesses sharing their table
Now they’re trying on dresses and asking for RSVPs
Because all of their boyfriends went and bent the knee

You’d let Cercei abuse you, and maybe
The Red Witch could give birth to your shadow baby
That smart-alec wildling could sleep in a cave with you
But of all the fantasy girls this show gave to you
None can compare to the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains

You wish that you had been born a Targaryen
Or at least Duolingo would teach High Valyrian
Then what a suitable subject you’d be for her
And if she ordered that you bend the knee for her
Down to the floor you’d fall faster than Castamere’s rains

But Westeros is a long ways away
And here I sit pining my days away
Just a regular girl with some regular hair,
No dragons to make my opponents beware
But if you need someone to swear fealty to, you have me
And I’m right here waiting for you to bend the knee

I’m no Khaleesi, but then after all
You’re no Lord Commander of the Watchers on the Wall
With raven-black tresses that spill o’er your shoulder
And a gruff Northern accent that makes my heart smolder
And the chance to fulfil some old Messianic prophecy

So, you’re no Jon Snow, and I’m no Daenerys,
But then again, it’s just not fair to compare us
To fairy-tale heroes we see on TV
I’ve just got you, and you’ve just got me
But in our little fief, what a fine pair of nobles we’d be
I’ll be your lady, my lord, if you just bend the knee.
"you did a skillful job pulling off the sexy" - RangerDenni
Post Reply