King of Something

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King of Something

[Verse 1]
Oh Mr. Lear, Why do you fear?
You’ve nothing to divide
Nobody wants your Babel rock
Or anything you hold inside
The lady of the water on her island far away
Her sirens and her polka dots hold you under their sway

[Chorus]
Like an ancient lord of Avalon
In a castle in the sky
On your ziggurat of moss and rock
In a lake of tears and wine
When you get home, you’ll lay in bed
And feel like almost nothing
But at least you’re king of something

[Verse 2]
Holy man Rex, I’m so perplexed
Your folly has made Lear so vexed
Your broken tower of steel and stone
Is somehow taller than his own
But like arrows made of cardboard, you will never pierce the clouds
And in the end it turns to dust, so why are you so proud?

[Chorus]
Like an ancient lord of Avalon
In a castle in the sky
On your ziggurat of moss and rock
In a lake of tears and wine
When you get home, you’ll lay in bed
And feel like almost nothing
But at least you’re king of something

[Bridge]
Four kings sit ‘round a table with their fingers in the air
They count off all their trespasses but no one present cares
The poison in their cups awaits a chance to drown the guilt
And when Lear’s chance is finally come, he’s sure no drop is spilt

It takes him away, like a sweet memory
Of green time long ago before his hope’s defeat

[Verse 3]
So in the end, my dearest friend
I think it’s useless to pretend
It seems we all must give a part
To a suicidal King of Hearts

[Chorus]
Like an ancient lord of Avalon
In a castle in the sky
On your ziggurat of moss and rock
In a lake of tears and wine
When you get home, you’ll lay in bed
And feel like almost nothing
But at least you’re king of something

At least you’re king of something

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from Official Seals, released September 28, 2012

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