Well, there’s a wolf among the sheep
He’s been talking in his sleep
He’s denying every word he’s ever said
The path is short, the bricks are red
Pilgrim bowed and cracked his head
On the cobblestones of conscience where the cowards dare to tread

And if I don’t mean what I say
Don’t take me for a liar
I’m the Pied Piper, the rebel town crier
Follow me down to the sea
And follow where you will
Follow me to madness, or let the water stand still

He’s been taught to turn his cheek
Telling lies since he could speak
He’s been blinded by the light since he could see
Says, "Lord have mercy, glory be!
But tell me what you mean to me
If your most beloved angel won’t be reconciled to thee!"

And if I don’t mean what I say
Don’t take me for a liar
I’m the Pied Piper, the rebel town crier
Follow me down to the sea
And follow where you will
Follow me to madness, or let the water stand still


Now the wolf has had his fill
Left me here atop the hill
With a secret that I’m not prepared to keep
But when I’m gone, my lips are sealed
Take me to an open field?
Won’t you break the earth at sunset?
Won’t you leave me buried deep?

And if I don’t mean what I say
Don’t take me for a liar
I’m the Pied Piper, the rebel town crier
Follow me down to the sea
And follow where you will
Follow me to madness, or let the water stand still


Lyrics submitted by gingerosity

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