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The Emperor's New Clothes

Brooker / Reid


Album: The Well's on Fire 2003

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Words by
Keith Reid

The Emperorís New Clothes
Weíve seen it before
The high flying act
Is it manic delusion
Or a statement of fact
That hot fevered brow
Them bright shining eyes
The hand on the heart
Those self serving lies
Itís an ancient tradition
But everyone knows
Them gaudy old rags
Are the emperorís new clothes

Weíve heard it before
Your ego parade
Youíre always so sure
A hollow charade
You promise the moon
Aní squander the earth
The only person you fool
Is yourself
Itís an ancient condition
But everyone knows
Them gaudy old rags
Are the emperorís new clothes

Weíve seen it before
Those crocodile tears
The well shouldía run dry
Itís been so many years
You throw us a bone
Then ask for it back
The only thing you own
You stole from our backs
Itís an ancient religion
But everyone knows
Them gaudy old rags
Are the emperorís new clothes

 

 

 

 


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