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"Kingdom" was re-recorded for Epicloud in 2012

"Kingdom" is the fourth song from the Devin Townsend album Physicist, released in 2000, and the seventh song from the Devin Townsend Project album Epicloud, released on September 21, 2012.

Song Credits[]

  • Words and music: Devin Townsend

Appearances[]

  • Physicist (original studio recording)
  • Epicloud (studio re-recording)
  • Contain Us (live recording)
  • By a Thread (live recording)
  • Ziltoid Live at Royal Albert Hall (live recording)

Versions[]

Kingdom[]

The original album version. The vocals are screamed, and it has a lengthy ambient coda. It proceeds directly into "Death."

Kingdom (Epicloud)[]

Studio re-recorded version. Beginning after a harmonized vocal buildup at the end of "Save Our Now," the arrangement closely follows the original, but it lacks the ambient coda. Harmony vocals are provided by Anneke van Giersbergen.

Kingdom (Live, Contain Us)[]

Available on the Contain Us data DVD of bonus materials as part of the Live in the USA 2010 set.

Kingdom (Live, By a Thread)[]

Available on the By a Thread DVD/CD box set as part of the encore of the Addicted night.

Kingdom (Live, Ziltoid Live at Royal Albert Hall)[]

Available on the Ziltoid Live at Royal Albert Hall blu-ray/CD in the 'by request' set.

Lyrics[]

    I
    I wonder, why I wonder,
    Why I've come undone
    I've come undone
    
    Stay with me lord
    Play with me
    
    OK, I know, I missed it
    The point I mean, I missed it good
    And if I could
    Good God I would
    
    Stay with me lord
    Play with me
    
    Now I've seen the way it's headed
    Down and down, the truth descended
    Have it here and without worry
    Baby please, there is no hurry
    I'm fine
    
    Stay with me lord
    Play with me
    Stay with me lord
    Play with me
    
    Ego, it's only a soul (for now)
    
    Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah
    Ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah
    We are the word
    We are the hope
    We are so happy to sing along
    
    (…now, now, now)
    Now I see the way I'm headed
    Down and down, the youth descended
    Hell is here, but it hath no fury
    Like this woman still, there is no worry
    I'm fine
    
    Stay with me lord
    Play with me
    Stay with me lord
    Play with me

The Epicloud version changes the fifth line of the final verse to:

    Baby please, there is no worry
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