The Magician's Birthday

Album: The Magician's Birthday (1972)
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  • In the magic garden
    Some were singing
    Some were dancing
    While the midnight moon
    Shone brightly overhead

    The stars so gaily glistened
    And the sphinx in silence listened to
    The magician tell of
    Lives that he had led

    Let the bells of freedom ring
    Songs of love to Friday's king

    Let's all go to
    The magician's birthday
    It's in a forest
    But not so far away
    Much to do
    And so much to say
    While we listened to
    The orchid orchestra play

    Happy Birthay to you
    Happy Birthday to magician
    Happy Birthday to you

    Then at the dead of midnight
    As we watched the dancing firelight
    The air grew cold
    And seemed to dull the flame
    The fire died
    The music faded
    Filled with fear of death we waited
    For now we knew
    Some evil was to blame

    I challenge you
    I challenge you all
    For all you own
    And all you know
    And by all the powers of darkness
    I will steal what is mine

    Surrender now or face my spite
    I grant you it may be Friday night
    But did you know this day
    Also numbers thirteen

    First I'll give you fire
    I turn your fire into a sleepy stream
    Yes, now I give you nightmares
    From your horror I'll create a dream

    You cannot fight me
    For I have the sword of hate
    But one thing you can't see
    My answer is simply
    An impenetrable fortress
    Of love, love, love

    The fear went as quickly as it came
    The air was clear
    The fire burned again
    The flames leapt
    The organ played
    The swans sang
    To greet the day
    And then we knew that
    Love will find love will find love Writer/s: KEN HENSLEY, LEE KERSLAKE, MICK BOX
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

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