So about six months ago Angie and I started watching the Tudors (tv show about some king or some shit). Somehow the character Harry really spoke to me- something about being able to do what you want all the time and not being able to see when you are being selfish . Harry would seek out philosophers and artisans that would support his egotistic world view; I need to do this.
I had written a bunch of bullshit songs about ruthless kings but they never really panned out- I cannibalized the good parts of a couple of songs and came up with will of the king. I had finished this song and then the same week the Longwalls (Alan Wuorinen’s band) started practicing the song King of Country.