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The dance of the puppets
The rusted chains of prison moons
Are shattered by the sun.
I walk a road, horizons change
The tournament's begun.
The purple piper plays his tune,
The choir softly sing;
Three lullabies in an ancient tongue,
For the court of the crimson king.

The keeper of the city keys
Put shutters on the dreams.
I wait outside the pilgrim's door
With insufficient schemes.
The black queen chants
The funeral march,
The cracked brass bells will ring;
To summon back the fire witch
To the court of the crimson king.

The gardener plants an evergreen
Whilst trampling on a flower.
I chase the wind of a prism ship
To taste the sweet and sour.
The pattern juggler lifts his hand;
The orchestra begin.
As slowly turns the grinding wheel
In the court of the crimson king.

On soft gray mornings widows cry
The wise men share a joke;
I run to grasp divining signs
To satisfy the hoax.
The yellow jester does not play
But gentle pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance
In the court of the crimson king.



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    UnregisteredAug 21, 2012 at 4:08 am
    This song (in my opinion) is symbolic of the puppet show of society. It represents the collective conspiracy of oppression by several so called "leaders" of our world. The yellow jester represents the cowardly playing with human lives, treating them as "puppets" to turn one against another.
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    UnregisteredJul 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    The "court" represents the important poeople in your life. "crison", the coulor red, can be interpreted in many ways, depending on whether you're stoned, dreaming, or just awake...

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