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The actual Lilac Line is a bus route in Nottingham, UK, which we use when we’re on tour with our Nottingham-based bandmates Helen & Mark Luker. In the song, it is emblematic of clinging to hope and optimism despite uncertainty and anxiety (a theme of the album overall).

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I woke up to a space in the ceiling in the shape of a circle that lets the sunlight in
I spoke up to let you know how I was feeling, I wouldn't let you go to work ill or let the gunfight win
You said I know that we'll be fine riding the Lilac Line
I know that there's still good deep in the Dersingham wood
Little Apple, I could live forever in you

I woke up to the scent of eucalyptus or the sound of ukuleles, lost in the Dreamtime again
And someday I'll say exactly what I'm thinking, make you spit out the tea you're drinking, and then it's tea time again
I said I know that we'll be fine riding the Lilac Line
I know that there's still good deep in the Dersingham wood
Lolly Leopard, I could live forever with you

Snowdrop, bluebell
Grow up, do well
If I could freeze this moment like an insect in the amber
fossilize the way your eyes light up, your voice's timbre

Well...

Little Apple, I could live forever in you
Lolly Leopard, I could live forever with you

credits

from King's Daughters Home For Incurables, released October 6, 2017
Karla Kane: vocals, ukulele
Khoi Huynh: acoustic guitar, keyboards
Helen Luker: backing vocals
Mark Luker: bass

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Clever wordplay, magical melodies and heartbreaking harmonies.

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