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Once upon a time in the land of Sinaplenty
There lived a king that didn't deserve 2 be
He knew not where he came from, nor where he was going
He never once said thank U, never please

Now this king, he had a subject named Electra
Who loved him with a passion not contested
4 him each day she had a smile, but it didn't matter
The king was lookin' 4 the ladder

Everybody's lookin' 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road
But the reward is great 4 those who wanna go
(The reward is great 4 those who want 2 go)

A feeling of self-worth will caress U
(Everybody's lookin' 4 the answers)
The size of the whole wide world will decrease
(How the story started and how it will end)
The love of God's creation will undress U
And time spent alone, my friend, will cease

Everybody's lookin' 4 the answers
Of how the story started and how it will end
What's the use in half a story, half a dream?
(What's the use in half a story, half of a dream?)
U have 2 climb all the steps in between
(U have 2 climb all of the steps in between)

Yeah, well alright, I said everybody
Everybody's lookin' 4 the ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul
The steps U take are no easy road (It's not that easy)
The reward is great 4 those who want 2 go
I do!

Oh everybody, yeah!
Everybody's lookin' 4 the answers
Everybody wanna know how the story started and how it will end
(How the story started and how it will end)
What's the use in half a story, half a dream?
(What's the use in half a story, half of a dream?)
U, U - U gotta climb, U gotta climb all the steps in between
(U have 2 climb all of the steps in between)

Everybody (Everybody's looking 4 the ladder)
Everybody's lookin' 4 that ladder
Everybody wants salvation of the soul (Oh, salvation)
The steps U take are no easy road but?(That's 4 sure)
The reward is great?
It's great 4 those who wanna go, those who wanna go!
(The reward is great 4 those who want 2 go)
And I do!

Everybody (Everybody's looking 4 the answers)
Everybody wants some asnwers!
They wanna know how the story started
(How the story started and how it will end)
How it will end? Will it be like it was before?
(What's the use in half a story, half of a dream?)
What's the use?
(U have 2 climb all of the steps in between)



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