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You got that silver spoon yes I've seen it dangling from your mouth
When you give some sorry excuse for the mess that you've made of your
Mama's house
Built up and born into waste it's no surprise when your eyes confess
Cause we all get used to the taste of sugar coated words and the sweet
Smell of success

You traded your soul for a smile and a wink
Oh yeah, easy as sin, well
It is what it is but it ain't what you think
No, no, the clever don't always win
So cling to your crown if you will but you can't turn paper to gold
Anymore than a lie can deceive once the truth has been told

The twist and turn of a word can polish it up til it shines like new
And we bop our heads to the beat but more often than not it's the same old
Tune
Well god helps those who help themselves so grab another piece of the pie
And don't you mind if there's some who never got none- they must have been
Unwilling to try

You traded your soul for a smile and a wink
Oh yeah, easy as sin, well
It is what it is but it ain't what you think
No, no, the clever don't always win
So cling to your crown if you will but you can't turn paper to gold
Anymore than a lie can deceive once the truth has been told

Tell yourself the stars aligned and dropped you down to the earth
A celestial prophecy, how blessed are we by your noble birth
But we are just flesh and blood and sometimes love and hate
And it don't matter what you say

You traded your soul for a smile and a wink
Oh yeah, easy as sin, well
It is what it is but it ain't what you think
No, no, the clever don't always win
So cling to your crown if you will but you can't turn paper to gold
Anymore than a lie can deceive once the truth has been told



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