Puppet King

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A world ruled by a puppet king
With wooden glazed eyes
Only hollow within
One hand raised high to inspirer the masses
The other hand behind his back
Fingers crossed and ready to crack

High above in the shadows
The puppet king strings rise
To the windigos cold grasp
And the truth that’s hidden from there eyes

It laugh’s to its self
As it pulls on the strings
It whispers in the kings ear
‘Soon our strings will grow
And touch everything’

Riches and greed
Is how we’ll deceive
Said the voice from the shadows
Their hearts and their minds
Will soon concede
When we promise them
A life of ease

Sure enough came the people
Frenzied and willing
To do anything for their king
As long as he’s still giving

They stood up in their lines
Waiting to receive
But little did they know
This tempting show
Would bring them to their knees

And it laughs to itself
As it pulls on the strings
Whispers in the kings ear
Now our strings have grown
And touched everything

The people shouted out to there king
As they fell to their knees
Said ‘how could you let this happen’
‘How could you just let this be’
But the words were lost inside
The puppet kings hollow hide
And the fingers still behind his back
Began to split, splinter, snap and crack

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from Beggar Joe, released October 14, 2010
written by Jon Kenzie
produced by Al Stone

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