La Dispute accomplishes so much with their music. Each song is pure emotion and energy, like those of The Chariot; full of complexity in both lyrical and musical content, like the ever-influential Circle Takes the Square. "Said the King to the River" is no exception. Their storytelling capacity is heightened by interludes and pauses at just the right times, drawing each song out into an animated landscape.
Said The King To The River :
\"Up, M'Lady--Pack your things, this place is not your home.
Nor was it ever, sever every tie, tonight we ride. Tonight we ride.\"