Epitaph

Album: In the Court of The Crimson King (1969)
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  • The wall on which the prophets wrote
    Is cracking at the seams
    Upon the instruments of death
    The sunlight brightly gleams
    When every man is torn apart
    With nightmares and with dreams
    Will no one lay the laurel wreath
    When silence drowns the screams

    Confusion will be my epitaph
    As I crawl a cracked and broken path
    If we make it, we can all sit back and laugh
    But I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying

    Between the iron gates of fate
    The seeds of time were sown
    And watered by the deeds of those
    Who know and who are known
    Knowledge is a deadly friend
    If no one sets the rules
    The fate of all mankind, I see
    Is in the hands of fools

    The wall on which the prophets wrote
    Is cracking at the seams
    Upon the instruments of death
    The sunlight brightly gleams
    When every man is torn apart
    With nightmares and with dreams
    Will no one lay the laurel wreath
    When silence drowns the screams

    Confusion will be my epitaph
    As I crawl, a cracked and broken path
    If we make it, we can all sit back and laugh
    But I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Crying, crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Yes, I fear, tomorrow, I'll be crying
    Crying Writer/s: Greg Lake, Ian Mcdonald, Michael Rex Giles, Peter John Sinfield, Robert Fripp
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • AnonymousThe fate of all mankind is in the hands of fools as true today as it was then ... maybe more
  • Dina from Egypt"Confusion will be my epitaph" 47 years and still an epic musically and lyrically.
  • Javier from Hunterdon, NjThis shouldn't be relegated to LSD induced 60's trivia. It's a great and timeless composition and performance.
  • Elie from London, -they should do one on starless from red
  • Lester from New York City, NyGreat song. Lost interest in King Crimson when Greg Lake departed.
  • Reg from Kemptville, On, -Great song. Great album.
  • Allison from A Little Ol' Town In, MiONE OF THE GREATEST KING CRIMSON SONGS EVER!
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