I've been working on this one for a few years. Chunks of it were written during various 50/90s. I put it all together this spring, but just did some more editing. It's still not FINISHED finished, but it's pretty close and I'm proud of it, and I know that it's cheating a little, but I don't care. I want people to hear it. Also, hopefully this will be the last year that this song is relevant in the way that I felt it was relevant when I first started writing it.
Kings and madmen holding court. They break eggs in their pillow forte
While bastards, schemers, sycophants rum the world in arrogance
And soon the blind man he will see the fool dispensing prophecy
Of cruel deceitful progeny. It's Shakespearean tragedy
He's king of the world. He really has it made
Resting on his laurels and accolades
Engaging in occasional escapades through town
Rolling with his homies and apparatchiks
He don't know he's playing with matches
They smile and sharpen their hatchets down... gonna take his crown
Friends and allies try to advise him.
The yes men really despise him
He won't hear or recognize his plight
They take his throne and dignity
His crown, his home and dignity
Cast him out with vanity and spite
I'm a fool of low repute
But I'm witty and I'm honest and I'm very astute
The picture's clear. You can't refute... Nero's lost his way
The fiddler's playing. The gun is smoking
It's gone to hell and I'm heartbroken
I tried to warn you but you thought I was joking. Heroes rue the day
He's babbling mad in the eye of the storm
An impotent, indigent dinosaur
There's a meteor knocking on his front door and a tarpit for his bed
All the king's horses and all his men
Couldn't put the country back together again
You can wave goodbye to this comedian. Mark it. Remember what I said.
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