Mary Gauthier – The Orphan King Lyrics

My mama held me one time then kissed me goodbye
But I still believe in love
She never came back and I don’t know why
But I still believe in love
She passed me her crown on her way out of town
But I still believe in love
She left me this kingdom to wear it around
But I still believe in love

Hail the Orphan King
With the crooked smile and a Cracker Jack ring
An alley cat court and a song to sing
I still believe in love

You don’t know alone until you sit on a throne
But I still believe in love
And a castle ain’t a home, it’s just hunger and stone
But I believe in love
The only love I had I borrowed and stole
But I still believe in love
Now the kindness of strangers is my ace in the hole
I still believe in love

Hail the Orphan King
With the crooked smile and a Cracker Jack ring
An alley cat court and a song to sing
I still believe in love

I sleep in parked cars, I drink in graveyards
Woke up in the schoolyard face down by a squad car
I am the King

Hail the Orphan King
With a crooked smile and a Cracker Jack ring
It ain’t easy being King
But I still believe

Hail the Orphan King
Superhero of suffering
Like Moses and Batman and James Dean
I still believe in love