"The King Must Die" as written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin....
No man's a jester playing Shakespeare
Round your throne room floor
While the juggler's act is danced upon
The crown that you once wore

And sooner or later
Everybody's kingdom must end
And I'm so afraid your courtiers
Cannot be called best friends

Caesar's had your troubles
Widows had to cry
While mercenaries in cloisters sing
And the King must die

Some men are better staying sailors
Take my word and go
But tell the ostler that his name was
The very first they chose

And if my hands are stained forever
And the altar should refuse me
Would you let me in, would you let me in, would you let me in
Should I cry sanctuary?

Caesar's had your troubles
Widows had to cry
While mercenaries in cloisters sing
And the King must die

Yeah, the King must die
The King must die, oh, yeah

No man's a jester playing Shakespeare
Round your throne room floor
While the juggler's act is danced upon
The crown that you once wore

The King is dead, the King is dead
The King is dead, the King is dead
Long live the King


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"The King Must Die" as written by Elton John Bernie Taupin

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    General CommentOne of the most outstanding songs i have ever heard live. I think it is quite obvious the song is about a successful conspiracy to kill the King. Its very nice how the 'murderer' is crying for entrance into heaven and almost knows he is going to be rejected. The jesters playing Shakespeare has a connection to Macbeth where the assasination of King Duncan was also successful and the use of mercanaries in this text shows how the murderers mean buisness. One of EJ's best live, as i say watch:
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    Arialon November 15, 2007   Link

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