The King

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How the jesters, they sing and the courtyard knights they fight
Practice for soldiers and parody for slaves
The king has the town at hand
His selfish queen liberates his eyes - his democratic eyes
They might not see his rope
See the farmers, they starve and the hunters pride is steep
Expensive for hunger and energy to breathe
All the men in the kingdom heed their ruler
They see the changes as the turn for better
Any man who defies the king shall beg
Though mercy has no place or name here

When the drawbridge is drawn
Archers will aim from the watchtowers
Who can we trust at the gates?
Taxes taking the town

All the women, they stay at home and their weary hands, they hurt from cooking and cleaning and ravaging their bones
The children, they play in the courtyard, but what is this that they are hearing?
Scatter the men toward the screaming

When the drawbridge is drawn
Archers will aim from the watchtowers
Who can we trust at the gates?
Defiers are ravagers
When the stranger has come
Guards will aim at his heart
When the king has no breath
We’ll track down the crown

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from The City, released September 14, 2010

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