Shah Of Shahs

Album: Sparks of Ancient Light (2008)
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  • After these processions comes the sweeping up
    The rag and bone possessions, an old tin cup
    The army trucks have hauled away the newly slain
    The angry crowd retreats, but they?ll be back again

    And the prisoner in the palace does not understand
    The ingratitude around him after all he?s done and planned
    But if this the way that it must be then he?ll be damned
    If he will let them take away his perfect dream

    Ministers stuff bank notes into leather bags
    Their wives have packed the jewelry and the luggage tanks
    The word is on the street now, growing day by day
    And even the informers know the stay away

    And the prisoner in the palace is appalled by this charade
    Feeling strangely unprotected by his miles of golden braid
    And if this is the way that it must be then I?m afraid
    He will not let them take away his perfect dream

    And these mountains of equipment brought from foreign lands
    Are now stacked up in the desert being buried by the sand
    These rows of helicopters rusting where they stand
    Are butterflies to take away the perfect dream

    He cried inside the limousine and at the airport too
    Where the soldier knelt before him and kissed his shoe
    He flew across the desert and the open sea
    While they tore down all his statues and his legacy

    And the victor greets the newsmen with a strange and stoic style
    They take a hundred thousand pictures and in none of them a smile
    But this is just the way that it must be now for a while
    He?s only come to bring another perfect dream
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  • Libby from Louisville, KySad, but accurate.
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