Hadestown - Epic 1 Lyrics

2016 stage musical adaptation of a folk opera by Anaïs Mitchell
HADESTOWN the Musical - Epic (Part I) Lyrics

King of diamonds, king of spades
Hades was king of the kingdom of dirt
Miners of mines, diggers of graves
They bowed down to Hades who gave them work
And they bowed down to Hades who made them sweat
Who paid them their wages and set them about
Digging and dredging and dragging the depths
Of the earth to turn its insides out, singing
La la la la la la la…

King of mortar, king of bricks
The River Styx was a river of stones
And Hades laid them high and thick
With a million hands that were not his own
And a million feet that fell in line
And stepped in time with Hades’ step
And a million minds that were just one mind
Like stones in a row
Stone by stone
Row by row
The river rose up, singing
La la la la la la la…

[Thanks to Gavin for lyrics]

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HADESTOWN the Musical Lyrics

Any Way the Wind Blows
Road to Hell
Come Home With Me
Wedding Song
Epic 1
Living It Up On Top
All I've Ever Known
Way Down Hadestown
Epct 2
Epic (Part II) / Chant
Hey Little Songbird
When the Chips are Down
Gone, I'm Gone
Wait For Me
Why We Build the Wall
Our Lady of the Underground
Way Down Hadestown II
Come Home With Me II
Nothing Changes
If It's True
How Long
Chant II
Epic (Part III)
Word to the Wise
His Kiss, The Riot
Wait For Me II
Doubt Comes In
Road to Hell II
I Raise My Cup