David played his chord to me before he died from poisong,
He sold the rights and told the Lord that it was just a minor chord.

So they rolled the carpet out for me and I walked alone 'til I met the king,
He asked me to be joining him to play the chord that David did.


Some people they play with their heads,
Some people play with their hearts,
Others, they learn how to steel,
But David was born with the feel.


So I told the king I'd wear his tights and play the chord that David might,
But it did not mean that I'd get it right, Cause David played his chord so tight.

And the women flocked instinctively, to feed me grapes and service me,
I became celebrity, used David's chord so carelessly.


Some people play with their heads,
Some people play with their hearts,
Me, I just learn how to steal,
But David was born with the feel.


So I took the cheques for years to come and went and bought myself a gun,
I put it to the mirror hung I hate the man that I'd become.

But the one true thing that saved my life,
Was the hand of my true love my wife,
She stood by me and made me see,
That I was so caught up in me.


Well love will take you by the hand,
Love will tell you where to stand,
You can't take the life from a lovers smile,
Love is so true she don't lie.


So me, I gave back what I stole,
I gave back the silver and the gold,
I never felt quite right playing that role,
And the good lord gave me back my soul.




Lyrics submitted by sheep.hugger

The Secret Chord (David) song meanings
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