"The Jester" as written by and Deryck Jason Whibley....
A jester of sorts you stand holding your courts
Over minions of Capitol Hill
In a bath full of blood, I'm alone standing still
Under God you can fire at will

When the devil's angels come
To take your life and lead you
To the flames beneath
Your headstone reads now
Here lies the dead who was
Hung by his head beneath us
They're laying in their graves
Damnation free for all

La,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,
La,la, la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la
A prodigal son can't undo what he's done
A figurehead of capital crime
With a light shining down
As you fall to your knees
To repent would be nothing but lies

When the devil's angels come
To take your life and lead you
To the flames beneath
Your headstone reads now
Here lies the dead who was
Hung by his head beneath us
They're laying in their graves
Damnation free for all

Deadbeat, six feet, dead underground
An eye for an eye only leaves us all blind going once, twice, there goes your life

When the devil's angels come
To take your life and lead you
To the flames beneath
Your headstone reads now
Here lies the dead who was
Hung by his head beneath us
They're laying in their graves
Damnation free for all


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"The Jester" as written by Deryck Jason Whibley Deryck Whibley

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  • +1
    General CommentI heard that one of their songs off "Underclass Hero" was banned from the radio 'cos it made fun of Bush too much. Is it this one? Sounds like it could be.
    colleenxon August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan't believe no one has commented on this song yet.

    Absolute ripper of a track... best on the album I reckon..

    I think this song is about exactly what the title says.... Idiots.

    Possibly a political twist to it.
    mitch01on July 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was my favourite and the chorus is amazing and so explosive but the first verse ruins it for me now. I hear the first line and go to the next track.

    I think this songs about war and the people who are serving the US in Iraq right now.
    __182__on July 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song from the new album. The lyrics are a little off tho...

    The Chorus should be this:
    When the devil's angels come
    to take your life and lead you
    to the flames beneath
    your headstone reads now
    here lies the dead who was
    hung by his head beneath us
    they're laying in their graves
    damnation free for all


    and the part after "Deadbeat six feet dead underground" should go like this:

    An eye for an eye only leaves us all blind
    Going once twice there goes your life

    other than that its pretty much all right, and I'd have to agree that its about the government and what idiots they are and the mistakes theyre making that they can't undo
    bri-guyon August 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChorus goes like this:

    And when the devil's angles come
    Take your life and lead you
    To the flames beneth
    Your headstone reads here
    Lies the dead who was
    Hung by his head beneth us
    Laying in their graves
    Damnation free-for-all

    And bridge goes like:

    Deadbeat, six feet dead underground
    An eye for an eye only leaves us all blind
    Going once, twice, there goes your life
    brandonplaysguitaron November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song. Possibly my favorite from the new CD
    lutheriuson November 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it just me or does the chorus of this song sound similar to the chorus of My Chemical Romance's "House of Wolves"??
    dannysmymanon September 03, 2008   Link

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