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Shepherd's Lie

This song was created for Game of Bands round 123 : "Modernized Fairy Tales"

Lyrics:

Oh what a dolt I would have to be
If the common pursuits fixated me
As they do all the other sheep among this town
I was told I'd aspire to greatness
But I'm really starting to hate this life
Leading poor deluded fools along the path I walked before

From out of the blue, I'm struck
Even though it might push my luck
They can't forget me when I call, they'll fall in line

And when the sky comes tumbling down
Not a familiar face to be found
Were those words that bore repeating worth a damn
Lately I find myself alone
Fooling around chewed me to the bone
Paranoid and frantic I
Lost my head and wouldn't let the truth lie

Turning acorns into anvils
Begging everyone to believe
Some would say that I deserved it
Though I barely meant to deceive

Thought I could be a movie star
But this face of mine didn't get real far
So I learned to wield a fiction like a crook
I would spin little words of danger
Raking in the kindly cash of strangers
With every passing day the proof of poison in my words

The further I lead, they go
'Cause the teeth in my mouth don't show
But soon enough I'll lead my way into the maw

And when the sky comes tumbling down
Not a familiar face to be found
Were those words that bore repeating worth a damn
Lately I find myself alone
Fooling around chewed me to the bone
Paranoid and frantic I
Lost my head and wouldn't let the truth lie

Laughing every time they gather
Giving aid to a snake in the grass
Can I abscond before they eat me alive
Do I care if this world will last
I was born with an empty pocket
And it fell right into my lap
Who am I to turn their fears away
When this whole big world's a trap

I'm no sap

So when the sky comes tumbling down
Not a familiar face to be found
Were those words that bore repeating worth a damn
Lately I find myself alone
Fooling around chewed me to the bone
Paranoid and frantic I
Lost my head and wouldn't let the truth lie
[Exit]

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