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Lyrics - Folk Songs
THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES

Smoke in the dark makes me ask
Why can’t I feel it?
Or even taste it as I draw it down
I cough now and then so perhaps
I should believe it
Only darkness keeps me down with the dust

So I’ll try
And I’ll cry out to all of the others
All of the others who ask in the dust here with me now
To justify a reason
A reason why we just don’t all have faith that we breathe it
Is darkness the only reason?
‘Cos all our coughing should be all we need to believe it
But we don’t and so we lie still

Weak with the strong and strong with the weak
Our egos betray love
We’re like animals starved in our kind
Be strong with the strong look after the weak
Then we can preach love
Only apathy keeps us down with the dust

So I’ll try
And I’ll cry out to all of the others
All of the others who clasp to the dust here with me now
To justify a reason
A reason why we just don’t all have faith and then prove it
Is distraction the only reason?
Because our willing is all that we need to break through it
But we don’t and so we lie still

The poor young boy
Had nothing to lose
Then the others a saw what they knew
And they laughed so hard

So I’ll try
And I’ll cry out to all of the others
All of the others who gasp in the dust here with me now
To justify a reason
A reason why we just don’t all have faith and then brave it
Is fear the only reason?
Because our willing is all that we need to defy it
But we don’t and so we lie still

The emperor's new clothes
Do they blind you?

 
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